The basic idea is:
- to post a picture, or tell how and when these books got into your to-be-read pile, or give a mini-review of the books in progress.
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Now for my photo, and a little bit about the books, in case, you the print is too small for you to read:
From top to bottom (not necessarily how I’ll choose them):
- A Fable by William Faulkner for Book Awards II Reading Challenge and The Pulitzer Project
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky for 1% Well-Read Challenge and Classics Challenge 2008
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman for Book Awards II
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for 1% Well-Read and Classics challenges
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe for Orbis Terrarum Challenge
- A Death in the Family by James Agee for The Pulitzer Project and Book Awards II
- Middlemarch by George Eliot for 1% Well-Read and Classics challenges
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver for Herding Cats Challenge
- The Wisdom Teachings of the Dalai Lama by the Dalai Lama with Matthew Bunson for Orbis Terrarum
- Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust for Orbis Terrarum Challenge
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston for 1% Well-Read and Southern Reading challenges
- The Known World by Edward P. Jones for The Pulitzer Project and Book Awards II
- The Prophet by Khalil Gibran for Orbis Terrarum
- The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster for the 1% Well-Read
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for Orbis Terrarum Challenge
- The Giver by Lois Lowry for Book Awards II Challenge
- A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar for Book Awards II Challenge
All will count toward the 100+ Book Challenge, which may or may not happen at this point.
One of the first books that I will tackle, as soon as I finish Andrea Camilleri’s The Snack Thief (not pictured), will be the Zora Neale Hurston book, with the Southern Reading Challenge ending next Friday, Aug. 15. I originally had dropped this because of a couple of being influenced by a few negative reviews. However, I’ve been swayed by one of my favorite bloggers, Heather at Age 30: A Year of Books, and am still going to give it a shot.
Will I get to all 17? With tomes like Dostoevsky and Middlemarch amongst the group, I don’t think so. At this point, all I know for sure is the Hurston and Camilleri books. Beyond that, it’s all up in the air, although I’m leaning toward Kingsolver and Gaiman as good bets of books I will get to read here in the next month.