Friday, July 23, 2010

1% Well-Read Challenge

Here we go again. I didn't manage to finish last year's challenge and on top of that I'm signing up in July when the challenge started in April. Hopefully my time management will improve! :-)

Michelle is hosting the 1% Well-Read Challenge, which is to:

Read 13 titles from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die combined list (of 1294 titles) from April 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.

Here are my possibles.

Completed: 3/13 as of 4 October 2010

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
I'm not Scared by Nicolo Ammaniti
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Fall on your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Dracula by Bram Stoker


anothercookiecrumbles said...

I've read six of your thirteen, and they were all fantastic, specially Plot Against America and Middlesex.

Didn't realise The White Tiger was on the list - has it been updated?

joanna said...

anothercookie - Yes, if you go to the link in my post, you'll be able to get the updated version. It just keeps expanding!! :-)