Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Challenge Wrap Ups

Two challenges that I've been participating in, recently concluded with the end of the year. Here's how I did:

The TBR Challenge: my first challenge, the one that brought me to this world of blogging about books and where I learned that many many other book challenges exist!

For this challenge, I choose 12 books that had been sitting on my shelf forever (the rule is at least 6 months, many of mine had been years!) and read them throughout the year. I did REALLY well with this until it fell apart just this last month when I couldn't find my last book and couldn't get interested in any of my alternate books, so... I fell short ONE BOOK! Oh, well. Here's what I did finish:

  • Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
  • Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Giliad by Marilynn Robinson
  • The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  • Sea Glass by Anita Shreeve
  • The Netherworld by George Gissing
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  • Zorro by Isabel Allende
And book I couldn't find: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket!

The Something About Me Challenge: this one was where we all suggested 5 books that we thought said something about us... then we choose, from all that HUGE list, some that we'd like to read. Of course, back in the summer, I was very optomistic, and made my list too long. I did read a bunch before the challenge officially started, so if you include that, I did okay!

From the official list I read:
  • Evening Class by Maeve Binchy (Raidergirl)
  • Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party by Ginnie Siena Bivona (Lynne)
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Maryanne)
  • The Stand by Stephen King (A Book in the Life)
  • Sea Glass by Anita Shreeve (Beachreader and Library Lady)
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Diane)
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishigiro (Lucca)

Ones I read before the official start of the challenge:

  • Papa Married a Mormon by John D. Fitzgerald
  • The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (Stephanie)
  • So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson (BookInLife)
  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins (Nattie)
  • I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak (Jill)

Ones I didn't get to that I'll still be working on:
  • Tracon by Paul McElroy (Lisa)
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (3M)
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard (Megan)
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (Stephanie)
  • The March by E.L. Doctorow (Jill)
  • The Petit Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery (Soleil)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Juli)

1 comment:

  1. You will have to let me know how you like the writing life. I've been interested in reading that one.



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