Yet another reading challenge I am setting myself… at least I’ve not signed up to this one anywhere that I could find.
I’m trying to be a little more… challenged rather than focused, with my reading for next year. I suspect what it actually comes down to is an excuse to read more, and that I am rather partial to goals and striving to achieve them. Which is just fine by me.
So, in addtion to the couple of other reading challenges I have decided to take part in (GLBT 2011, TBR 40) there is this one. To read 15 (more) books (since I have already read 29) from the updated 2010 list from ‘1001 books to read before you die’ except that it is now up to 1294… mmm more choice.
Tentative list of reads…
- Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde– Robert Louis Stevenson(9/3/11)
The Time Machine – H.G. Wells Ethan Frome– Edith Wharton(6/3/11)
- The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
- I, Robot– Isaac Asimov
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
- If on a winter’s night a traveller – Italo Calvino
- The Cider House Rules – John Irving
Annie John – Jamaica Kincaid(9/3/11)
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck(7/3/11) The Yellow wallpaper – Charlotte Gilman Perkins(7/3/11)
Also, a couple of these cross over with other challenges… which is nice.