Saturday 1 January 2011

2011 Book Challenge

I am likely to add other challenges for myself to this list but here are my choices so far:

1. Read the Canada Reads 2011 book selections which are:
  • The Best Laid Plans
  • The Birth House
  • The Bone Cage
  • Essex County
  • Unless
2. Read the following Jane Austen Books:
  • Emma
  • Mansfield Park
  • Northhanger Abby
  • Persuasion
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility
3. Read the Marketplace Series by Laura Antoniou:
  • The Marketplace
  • The Slave
  • The Trainer
  • The Academy
  • The Reunion
4. Read the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice:
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
  • Beauty's Punishment
  • Beauty's Release
5. Read at least 12 classics (Not counting the Jane Austen choices):
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Read before, revisiting it).
  • Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Read before, revisiting it)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov
  • A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (Read before, revisiting it)
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  • Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Suggestions welcome...
6. Read at least 200 books throughout the year.
7. Take part in Harper Collins Canada's 50 Book Pledge:
  • Will be completed as part of the challenge above.

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