Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Into Reading Challenge

Katrina from Callapidder Days is sponsoring the Fall into Reading Challenge that runs from September 23, 2011 through December 21, 2011 for all of us to list the books we still are planning to read through the fall1

Out of the 9 challenges I signed up for, I have completed 4. (now to write the reviews!)Which means I have a few books to go on 5 different challenges! In no particular order, here's what's coming up for me:

The Century Challenge
I have completed books published in 1970-1975 and am currently reading Roots, which was published in 1976. Coming up are:
1977: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
1978: The World According to Garp by John Irving
1979: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams

Wordsworth Classics Challenge
I have completed 5 of the 8 that I committed to. Coming up for this challenge are:
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Celebrate the Author Challenge
For this challenge, you read a book(s) by an author born in the particular month. coming up:
October: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
November: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
December: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Memorable Memoirs Challenge
I committed to reading 10. I have three more to go after Roots:
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Twain biography

A-Z challenge
I'm down to the most difficult letters. But here's what I'm looking at:
Q: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
X: Xisle by Steve Augarde
Y: You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
Z: Zorba the Greek by Niko Kazantzakis

I am also planning to read Dracula for the A Literary Odyssey's October Read-A-long.

There are a few others I would like to read if I can get to:
Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
Tess of the D'Urbanvilles by Thomas Hardy
Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand
Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

1 comment:

  1. What a great list! You have some wonderful variety. I really need to revisit Hitchhiker's Guide... I read it ages and ages ago. And The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    Looks like you'll have a fun fall of reading, Cindy. Thanks for being part of FIR '11!