Pool of Books for Dewey’s Books Challenge

Pool of books, choose five or six,

East of Eden by John Steinbeck (November 20, 2008)
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (November 10, 2008)
Nation by Terry Pratchett (November 4, 2008)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (October 15, 2008)
Maus and Maus II by Art Spiegelman (October 1, 2008)
Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers (Sept. 30, 2008)
Monster by Walter Dean Myers (Sept 23, 2008)
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (September 19, 2008)
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (September 15, 2008)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Round Things by Carolyn Macker (September 5, 2008)
Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell (August 25, 2008)
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (July 22, 2008)
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (July 9, 2008)
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke (July 2, 2008)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (June 26, 2008)
What I Was by Meg Rosoff (May 15, 2008)
Surrender by Sonya Hartnet (May 16, 2008)
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (May 13, 2008)
1984 by George Orwell (April 23, 2008)
The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery (April 22, 2008)
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright (April 19, 2008)
Freak Show by James St. James (April 3, 2008)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (March 22, 2008)
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (March 20, 2008)
Plain Janes by C. Castellucci and J. Rugg (March 17, 2008)
Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (March 10, 2008)
HOw I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (February 27, 2008)
I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier (February 6, 2008)
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland (Jan 25, 2008)
Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon (December 18, 2007)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (November 19, 2007)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (November 3, 2007)
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (October 30, 2007)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (October 8, 2007)
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (April 8, 2005)
Holesj by Louis Sachar (August 8, 2007)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon (Jan 25, 2004)
The Misfits by James Howe (April 2, 2006)
March by Geraldine Brooks (May 28, 2006)

Herding Cat selections from Dewey which I’m assuming will count:

So here are my 10 recommendations. I tried to pick books from a variety of genres.

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
2. American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
3. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie
4. The Gate to Women’s Country by Sherri S. Tepper
5. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
6. What I Was by Meg Rosoff
7. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
8. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
9. The World According to Garp by John Irving
10. March by Geraldine Brooks

Chunkster Challenge


Chunkster Challenge
Dana
Now – November 15, 2009
Your Choice: Morbookly Obese

I’m committing to the Mor-book-ly Obese option. (A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) The challenge is between now and November 15, 2009.

Books I am strongly considering:

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
Cecilia by Fanny Burney
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

Books I’m timidly but stubbornly considering:

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

I may add different books–I’ll have to check the page count on other classics I’m reading this year.

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For this level of challenge you must commit to 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. You know you want to…..go on and give in to your cravings.

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

Buy & Read It Challenge

The *wonderful* blogger, Amy, is hosting the Buy One Book and Read It Challenge. There are two levels. The first level is just to read one book in 2009 and read it. The second level–option two is to commit to buying TWELVE books in 2009 and reading them. There is a small loophole. You can use three books you bought prior to 2009 for your twelve–books already on your TBR pile. But most of your books should be bought in 2009. Reviews can be shared via Mr. Linky here on her blog.

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© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

Celebrate the Author 2009

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Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Royal Reviews is hosting the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2009.
3 Books. Historical Fiction.
January 1, 2009 – March 31, 2009

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I’m thinking I’ll read three Sunfire Romance books.

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

A to Z Challenge 2009

Challenge Website (for posting links to reviews and signing up)

Option C: Read both authors A to Z and titles A to Z (52 books; this is the challenge Joy created)

Hosted by Becky, Sally, and Patti

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© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

First in a Series 2009 Challenge


I’m joining this one. The goal is to read twelve books that are first in a series.

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© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews