Ban on Spending Book Challenge

I’m joining J. Kaye’s Ban on Spending Book Challenge, which explained simply is no spending until these books are finished. I decided to kill a few birds with this one by using other challenges. So with that in mind, here are my books:

I % Well-Read Challenge

  1. Metamorphoses by Ovid
  2. The Thousand And One Nights
  3. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
  4. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe
  5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  6. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  8. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  9. The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
  10. The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

Classics Challenge 2008

  1. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  2. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  3. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  4. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Orbis Terrarum Challenge

  1. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg, representing Denmark
  2. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, representing France
  3. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, representing Nigeria
  4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, representing Brazil
  5. The Wisdom Teachings of the Dalai Lama by the Dalai Lama with Matthew Bunson, representing Tibet
  6. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, representing Lebanon

Herding Cats Challenge

  1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Awards II Challenge

  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  2. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
  3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  4. Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
  5. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  6. A Death in the Family by James Agee
  7. A Fable by William Faulkner
  8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  9. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson

For a total of 31 books. In other words, I won’t be buying any books until next year, at least.

One response to “Ban on Spending Book Challenge

  1. No books until all of these are finished?! Oh my, you are brave 🙂
    Have fun and hope you can make it!