When these two challenges were announced I was so happy that something would help me get through that 1001 list with some kind of structure. I now finished both and enjoyed all my choices immensely - for once my original lists didn't really change, so you can see what I read in my original post.
The 10 out of 100 out of 1001 challenge was hosted by Books of Mee and finishes on 31 October. It required me to read one book for every 10 in the first 100 - what I think is a fantastic way of getting through the list. We were allowed to skip a couple of books as well, which helped! I really, really hope that this one will be organised again!
The 1% Well-Read challenge is hosted by Michelle of 1morechapter - it requires 10 books in 10 months and finished on 28 February 2009. Wow, I'm finished really early with this one. But only because the challenges overlapped... I hope this one continues too!
Of the books I read for these two challenges, my favorites were The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. My least favorite was Amsterdam by Ian McEwan.
Thanks to Books of Mee and to Michelle for hosting these - I had a great time!