2010 Challenges

RIP V <–challenge site for reviews,  My post here <–
1.  Neverwhere / Neil Gaiman √
2.  The Maltese Falcon and Woman in the Dark / Dashiell Hammett √√
3. The Likeness / Tana French √
4.  Frankenstein √
5. Woman in White /Wilkie Collins √

Women Unbound – Suffragette 8 books, 3 NF  – my post another post of mine, thru Nov 2010
1.   Herland / C P Gilman √
2.  Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf √
3.  The Whale Rider / Witi Imihera √
4. Typhoid Mary / Anthony Bourdain √
5. Woman / Natalie Angier √
6. Sister Outsider / Audre Lorde √
7. An Education / Lynn Barber √
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns  √

What’s In a Name 3 – BethFishReads – 6 books – my post, year long 2010
1. FOOD:  Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie / Alan Bradley √
2. Body of WATER:  The Sea / John Banville – finished first book in 2011 √
3. Royal TITLE:  The Princess Bride / Wm Goldman (in house!) √
4. PLANT:  Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls (in house!) √
5. PLACE:  North Dallas Forty / Peter Gent (in house!) DNF so substituting The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama √
6. MUSIC Term:  The Bell Jar / Sylvia Plath √

A Wrinkle in TimeKailana‘s Time Quartet Read-Along JANUARY √

LOTR Read-along:   The Hobbit ♥  JANUARY √

Aarti‘s Flashback Challenge – Scholar Level   my post – thru 2010
1. Mrs. Dalloway
2. Jane Eyre
3. The Hobbit
4. Wind Sand and Stars
5. Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret
6.  The Book Thief / Mark Zusak √

Read the Book, See the Movie Challenge
1.  Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont √√
2. A Single Man √
3.  To the Lighthouse √√
4. Mrs. Dalloway √√
5.  Up in the Air
6. An Education √ √
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Bart’s Bookshelf’s Twenty in Ten
1. YA – Paper Towns / John Green √                               2.YA- Will Grayson, will grayson / JG&DL √
3. TBR – Love Begins in Winter / SimonVanBooy   √              4. TBR – Oryx & Crake /Atwood √
5.NEW – Fear & Loathing Campaign’72 6.NEW – The Girl Who Stopped Swimming √
7. BLAME – Jill for Waiting for Columbus √             8. BLAME – Nancy for Making Rounds w/Oscar √
9. LibSale Among Schoolchildren /T.Kidder   10.  LibSale – They’re Not Dumb 
11.Pub2010 – A Secret Gift / T.Gup   12.Pub2010 –Finny / J.Kramon 
13.45+yo – Ethan Frome/Wharton √                            14.45+yo – Night/Elie Wiesel √
15.Open –   ebooks Room / E.Donoghue   16.Open – A Woman in White / Collins 
17.New2MeAuthor – Without a Trace/Colleen Coble √           18.New2MeAuthor –Good Dog. Stay./Anna Quindlen √
19.GN – Blankets √ 20.  GN – Dykes to Watch out for – Alison Bechdel √

Dorte’s Global Challenge 6 books
1. Africa – Nigeria Little Bee / Chris Cleave √
2. Asia – Japan The Samurai’s Garden / Gail Tsukiyama √
3. Australasia –
4. Europe – Mrs. Dalloway – London England UK √
5. North &/or Central America – Hawaii -Honolulu √
6. South America = Herland by CP Gilman √

GLBT – Lambda Level 4 books   Thru 2010
1.  Orlando – Virginia Woolf
2. A Single Man – Christopher Asherwood √
3. Will Grayson will grayson / JGreen&DLevithan √
4. Sister Outsider / Audre Lorde √

5.  Dykes to Watch Out For / Alison Bechdel √

my very own John Cusack Reading Challenge
1.  Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72 – Hunter S Thompson √
2.  Bob Dylan’s Chronicles : Vol One
3.  The Great Thoughts / compiled by Geo Seldes
4. The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein
5. Franny & Zooey – JD Salinger √
6.  Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
7. Rites of Spring by Modris Eksteins

ReadAlongs and Cekebrations:   American Gods / Neil Gaiman (Maree, August), First Week of August DWJ Celebration (JennysBooks) : ____

READ MORE DELIBERATELY:   Tracy Kidder √, TRY MORE:  Neil Gaiman√√ , FIND:  Watership Down √

The Bookies (my IRL book club)
1 – Jan 28 Thurs – Same Kind of Different As Me / RHall & DMoore √
2 – Feb – Benny & Shrimp / Katarina Mazetti √
3 – Mar – The Girl Who Stopped Swimming / Joshilyn Jackson √
4 – Apr – A Single Man / Christopher Isherwood √
5 – May – Little Bee / Chris Cleave √
6 – Jun – The Book Thief /Mark Zusak √
7 – Jul -X
8 – Aug – Zeitoun / Dave Eggers
9 – Sep – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
10 – Oct – Room / Emma Donoghue
11 – Nov – Honolulu / Alan Brennart
12 – Dec – The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down / Anne Fadiman √

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