Monday, December 15, 2008

Celebrate the Author Challenge

Becky is hosting the Celebrate the Author Challenge, in which she asks us to read 12 books - 1 per month by an author whose birthday falls in that month. The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2009. For the details, visit the challenge blog.

Completed: 11/12 as of 30 November 2009

Here are my possibilities:

January: E.M. Forster (01/01), J.R.R. Tolkien (03/01), Philippa Gregory (09/01), Edgar Allan Poe (19/01), Virginia Woolf (25/01), Shannon Hale (26/01), Lewis Carroll (27/01)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
February: James Michener (03/02), Paul Auster (03/02), Laura Ingalls Wilder (07/02), Kate Chopin (08/02), Susan Beth Pfeffer (17/02), John Steinbeck (27/02)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
March: John Irving (02/03), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (06/03), Kenneth Grahame (08/03), Jeffrey Eugenides (08/03), Keri Hulme (09/03), Pearl Buck (17/03), Penelope Lively (17/03), Philip Roth (19/03), Lois Lowry (20/03), Tenessee Williams (26/09), Jennifer Weiner (28/03), John Fowles (31/03)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

April: Maya Angelou (04/04), Barbara Kingsolver (08/04), Beverly Cleary (12/04), Henry James (15/04), Charlotte Bronte (21/04), Sue Grafton (24/04)
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

May: Peter carey (07/05), Daphne du Mauruer (13/05), Jodi Picoult (19/05), Susan Cooper (23/05)
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

June: Harriet Beecher Stowe (14/06), Amy Bloom (18/06), Salman Rushdie (19/06), George Orwell (26/06), Pearl S. Buck (26/06), Antoine de Saint-Exupery (29/06)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

July: Robert A. Heinlein (07/07), Dean Koontz (09/07), Alice Munro (10/07), Cormac McCarthy (20/07), Beatrix Potter (28/07), Emily Bronte (30/07)
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

August: MaryJanice Davidson, Isabel Allende (02/08), Mary Shelley (24/08), E. Annie Proulx (22/08)
Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson

September: Roald Dahl (13/09), James Fennimore Cooper (15/09), Agatha Christie (15/09), H.G. Wells (21/09), Laura Esquivel (30/09)
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

October: Anne Rice (04/10), Oscar Wilde (16/10), Ursula Le Guin (21/10), NOra Roberts (30)
Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts

November: Bram Stoker (08/11), Margaret Atwood (18/11), Frances H. Burnett (24/11), Louisa May Alcott (29/11), L.M. Montgomery (30/11)
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

December: Elizabeth Berg (02/12), Joseph Conrad (02/12), Shirley Jackson (14/12), Jane Austen (16/12), Douglas Coupland (30/12)


raidergirl3 said...

I'm doing this one too next year. Great list, I'll have to come by and see who you are reading for each month.
I'm pretty sure I'll start with Shannon Hale, and knock off a YA book at the same time.

joanna said...

Yeah, the only way to do it is to double up. I like the author birthday idea - I don't pay enough attention to the authors of the books I'm reading.