Sunday, May 4, 2008

Two new challenges...

I recently finished the Expanding Horizons 08 challenge and so have replaced it with two new challenges!

Challenge #1: Southern Reading Challenge

Being someone with roots in the South (family all from Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina) and someone who has always loved all the time spent down there, I was super excited for this challenge. The rules are simple. Between May 15 and August 15, read 3 books by a Southern author set somewhere in the South.

My three books will be:

1. Standing in the Rainbow - Fannie Flagg
2. Quite a Year for Plums - Bailey White
3. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - Susan Gregg Gilmore

Challenge #2: 1% Challenge

This challenge is based of the list 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. The rules are to choose ten books off the list to read in ten months, May 1 - February 28. These ten represent roughly 1% (hence the challenge title). I have already read some books off the list, and had planned to someday read all of them, so this is a good start!

And the ten books will be:

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Saturday - Ian McEwan
Blonde - Joyce Carol Oates
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffery Eugenides
Emma – Jane Austen
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
Casino Royale – Ian Flemming
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

I think there's a good mix. Some classics, some more recent. Fun fun.


Maggie said...

Yea! Thanks for joining and I hope you have fun and win pecans! :)

Lezlie said...

I *love* the 1001 Books list! I joined, too!

Have a good day!

3M said...

Glad to have you on the 1% challenge!


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Katherine said...

You have some good choices here for the 1% Challenge! Wuthering Heights is excellent, as is Blonde (its a thick book, but I finished it in the course of a weekend). I also liked the Poisonwood Bible, and the Woman in White is one of my all-time favorites.