Challenges

This page is a record of my 2011 challenges; I will update if I choose to tackle more challenges (beyond the challenge of reading and updating this blog while also juggling work, kids, etc).

One of the benefits of book-blogging is the ability to participate in reading challenges! As soon as I began this blog, I jumped right in and joined a challenge. Then I noticed that some of my first choices overlapped with other challenges, so I joined another, and another….you know how it goes.

Here are the challenges I’m participating in for 2011, followed by the lists of books I’ve chosen to complete that challenge. I plan to cross the titles off one by one as I complete them, and completed titles will link to my review of the book as well. If the title is not crossed off, you will find a link to where you can purchase the book, linked through my Amazon affiliates account, so I may earn a small percentage if you purchase the book through this link. I will also be doing the Take a Chance challenge, but will be adding posts here as I complete the different mini-challenges, rather than making a list ahead of time.

Books I Should Have Read in High School:

Frankenstein
War and Peace
Song of Solomon
Things Fall Apart
Julius Caesar
Vanity Fair

GLBT Reading Challenge:

Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence
Giovanni’s Room
Boy Meets Boy
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
The Price of Salt
Tales of the City: A Novel

Gothic Reading Challenge:

Frankenstein
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
As I Lay Dying
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

Southern Literature Challenge:

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
The Moviegoer
The Prince of Tides

Take a Chance Challenge

Poetry Month Challenge, of my own creation

The Wind Blows Through the Doors of My Heart: Poems, Deborah Digges
Selected Poems, Wallace Stevens
The Wellspring: Poems, Sharon Olds
Special Orders: Poems, Edward Hirsch

So far, I’ve got a list of twenty-four books spread across five challenges. Wish me luck!

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