Monday, March 2, 2009

1% Well-Read Challenge

I enjoyed this one last year and reading from the 1001 list is a project of mine anyway, so here I am for another year.

There are several options this year - I chose to read 13 books from the combined list. The challenge last from 1 March 2009 to 1 March 2010 - all info is here.

This year, I'm not making definitive lists, but long lists of possibilities, like the one below.

Completed: 8/13 as of 5 January 2010

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Unless by Carol Shields
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
I'm not Scared by Nicolo Ammaniti
Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
The Hours – Michael Cunningham
Silk – Alessandro Baricco
Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
Wild Swans – Jung Chang
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf


Kailana said...

Good luck on completing the challenge!

joanna said...

Thanks Kailana!

Iliana said...

Making lists is so fun but sticking with the choices is kinda hard for me. I'm a very "moody" reader :)

Hope you have fun with the challenge!