Friday, February 27, 2009

1% Well Read Challenge

So, um, yeah. I didn't finish this challenge, like, at all the first time!! So I'm going to keep almost my exact same list, since I actually did buy most of the books. The one I will change is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (I tried ordering it and it never came) for Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. I am going to work off the combined lists this time, to read a total of thirten titles, but I'll decide those other three at a later date.

Here's my list as of now:
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
England Made Me by Graham Greene.
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Amy

9 comments:

Julie P. said...

You have some good ones on there, but you have to read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD!

ladystorm said...

I tried to read House on Seven Gables once, I just couldn't get into it..but I love classics for the most part.

Janet said...

The Life of Pi is a good read, although I question his theology. ;o) The Poisonwood Bible made me want to know more about the Congo. Good writing, but has a bitter edge to it. And To Kill a Mockingbird is just brilliant. She only had one book in her, but what a book.

Sierra Donovan said...

Hi Amy,

Do you know where I could go to find an un-zipped, un-Microsoft Excel version of the current list? Trying to load it is giving my computer fits.

I did find an informal version of the list from 2006 on listology.com, but I'd like to be current!

Thanks,

Sierra

3M said...

Welcome to the challenge!

To Kill a Mockingbird is a MUST READ!!

I'm going to try and get to The Poisonwood Bible as well.

Sierra Donovan said...

Never mind -- got it. Thanks!!

Michelle said...

Ooh, great list. I really enjoyed Life of Pi, Fingersmith, To Kill a Mockingbird (I'm actually surprised you've not read this!), and The Poisonwood Bible! Don't give up on North and South either, it's wonderful..

Heather J. said...

Poisonwood is my absolute favorite "modern" book - I can't wait to see what you think of it. :)

Lauren said...

To Kill a Mockingbird was my favorite book in high school! I loved it - AND it was assigned reading. Shocking.

I finished Life of Pi recently and really enjoyed it. At first I was skeptical and throughout the beginning I was bored at times, but it really is an interesting book. I liked the overall message, beyond the theology and the survival.

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