Saturday, December 11, 2010

2011 Challenge: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge

January 1 2011 – Decemeber 31 2011
Here is another fun challenge to expand my reading horizons a little bit.  I found it over at A Novel Challenge Blog.  Here is more information:
Caitie is hosting her very first challenge, the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge.  She writes:
I got this book for Christmas a couple years ago and am slowly making my way through the list. I have discovered some amazing books and writers. I don’t expect to ever read all of the books – but I do want to make a dent in the list and want to open it up for other to join me! The list is so great because it has a huge variety! There are classics that you may have read in school, but there are also some great books we have all missed and some fantastic world literature.

The challenge is simple – read some books from the list! If you don’t own the actual book, you can find a simple list online. For the most basic, check out the Listology list. There are spreadsheets outs there that you can look at too that are more complex.

Levels:
High School Diploma: 5 books from the list
Bachelor’s Degree: 6-10 books from the list
Master’s Degree: 11-15 books from the list:
PHd: 16+

Rules:

You don’t have to make a list beforehand.
You can use any version of the list, not just the current, since they update it every couple years

To join, go to 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge

I think I will shoot for the High School Diploma level with 5 books from the list.

Here are some I am considering (I've already checked the library and they have these):

  1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  3. The Double by Jose Saramago
  4. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  5. Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
I'll update on this post as I finish books and review them.  I look forward to expanding my horizons with these books.

1 comments:

LiLi said...

Oh, I think I might join too. Thanks for posting the list!

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