Call Me Challenge Crazy!

That’s right – it’s that time of the year again! With the Top Ten of 2009 list well underway, I couldn’t help but let myself get distracted by all the amazing new challenges that are popping up all over the blogosphere! This is my official sign-up post, and thus will be a little vague, but please check out the challenge pages for more details!

* Marc Chagall, Painter of Dreams by Natalie S. Bober
* The Matisse Stories by A.S. Byatt
* The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

* The Hours by Michael Cunningham
* Sin City by Frank Miller
* Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
* Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
* Atonement by Ian McEwan

See ‘Challenge’ page for a full list of my attempt at 100 books!

* Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
* A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books by Nicholas A. Basbanes
* A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World by Nicholas A. Basbanes
* On Literature by Umberto Eco
* At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries by Christopher Simon Sykes
* A Passion for Books: A Book Lover’s Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Love, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books by Harold Rabinowitz
* Cassanova was a Book Lover: And Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities about the Writing, Selling, and Reading of Books by John Maxwell Hamilton
* 84, Charing Cross Road by James Roose-Evans
* The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
* Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
* Reading like a Writer: A Guide for People who Love Books and for Those Who want to Write Them by Francine Prose
* People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

* Half of a Yellow Sun by  Chimamanda Adichie
* No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe
* Grain of Wheat by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
* The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti
* The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
* A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
* Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Conde
* The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson

From childhood:
* The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
* The Little Women saga by Louisa May Alcott (Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys) **Yes, I know that technically this is four books, but come on! You can’t start a story without finishing it, and I’ve come to love all of these characters so much -from the tomboy Jo to the sensitive and lovely Nat – that stopping after Little Women would be like stopping after the salad course with steak still on the way!**
From high school:
* Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
* Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
From adulthood:
* The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
* Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Sorry about the weird formatting! WordPress and I just aren’t seeing eye to eye right now, and unfortunately the interwebs is winning, yet again!

Happy reading!



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. BrownGirl
    Dec 31, 2009 @ 03:21:39

    Glad you’re joining my challenge. I’m looking forward to your reviews. You made some great choices.


  2. Aarti
    Jan 02, 2010 @ 16:31:35

    Thanks for joining Flashback! I will also be re-reading The Phantom Tollbooth and am SO excited!


  3. Lesley
    Jan 09, 2010 @ 03:31:49

    Thanks for joining my challenge! You’ve got a couple of my favorites on your list and the Casanova book sounds intriguing; I’ll have to give that one a looksee. 🙂


  4. Rose City Reader
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 20:00:03

    I joined the Bibliophilic Books challenge too. I am excited about it. Here is my sign up post and list of book.

    Three of our books overlap. I look forward to reading your reviews. Happy reading!


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