Okay, so… I’m really amped on this! J Kaye’s Book Blog is holding a 2010 100+ reading challenge. I’ve never really tracked how many books I read in a year, but it’ll be fun to see how this pans out…
1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.
2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.
Here I will post books I’ve read, along with a link to its review (if I write/wrote one)…
1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
2. Everything I Know About Writing, by John Marsden.
3. Six Walks in the Fictional Woods, by Umberto Eco.
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (A Graphic Novel), by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
5. Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
6. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris
7. Smoke and Mirrors, by Kel Robertson
8. Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
9. The Odyssey, by Homer
10. Oedipus the King, by Sophocles
11. Pygmy, by Chuck Palahniuk
12. King Lear, by Shakespeare
13. The Piper’s Son, by Melina Marchetta
14. Notes From Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. The Lake Shore Limited, by Sue Miller
16. The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
17. The Ask, by Sam Lipsyte
18. Beautiful Malice, by Rebecca James
19. What’s Next? Your Career Change Companion, by Kaye Fallick
20. How A Moth Becomes A Boat, by Josephine Rowe
21. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
22. Neon Pilgrim, by Lisa Dempster
23. What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty
24. Shadow Bound, by Deborah Kalin
25. Things We Didn’t See Coming, by Steven Amsterdam
26. Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi
27. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
28. The Wasteland, by T.S. Eliot (the validity of this has been cleared up. I’m including it.)
29. Mama Mia, by Mia Freedman
30. Breath, by Tim Winton
31. The Tempest, by Shakespeare
32. The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
33. Kill Your Darlings – Issue 2, July 2010
34. Diary of a Bad Year, by J.M Coetzee
35. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
36. Night Letters, by Robert Dessaix
37. Six Impossible Things, by Fiona Wood
38. Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
39. Girl Saves Boy, by Steph Bowe
40. The Outsider, by Albert Camus
41. The Boat, by Nam Le
42. Darkly Dreaming Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay
43. The Outsider, by Albert Camus (re-read for an essay)
44. How We Are Hungry, by Dave Eggers
45. The Flying Troutmans, by Miriam Toews
46. The Wild Things, by Dave Eggers
47. Dearly Devoted Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay
48. Living Dead In Dallas, by Charlaine Harris
49. Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris
50. Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen
51. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks
52. The Family Law, by Benjamin Law
53. Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell