2012 Challenges & Events

SCHEDULE:
JANUARY:                JUVENILE FICTION
APRIL:                       ADULT FICTION
MAY:                          MEMOIRS
JUNE:                         JUST CHICK LIT
JULY:                         JUST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST BOOKS
AUGUST:                   AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
SEPTEMBER:            SOUTHERN FICTION
OCTOBER:                  OWN CHOICE
NOVEMBER:              NOTHING BUT INSPIRATIONAL
DECEMBER:               DEBUT AUTHORS

Off the Shelf Challenge – Hosted by Bookish Ardour (These are listed in no particular order. My goal is read at least half of the titles below.)

  • Lust for Life (Irving Stone)
  • Paris My Sweet (Amy Thomas)
  • Suite Française (Irene Nemirovsky)
  • In Pursuit of Silence (George Prochnik)
  • Swamplandia! (Karen Russell)
  • The Girl Who Fell From the School (Heidi Durrow)
  • When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (Gail Collins)
  • Fly By Night (Frances Hardinge)
  • Riverbig (Aris Janigian)
  • The Hakawati (Rabih Alameddine)
  • Reading Like A Writer (Francine Prose)
  • Thomas Jefferson Travels: Selected Writings, 1784-1789 (Anthony Brandt)
  • Cathedral (Raymond Carver)
  • The House of Sand and Fog (Andre Dubus III)
  • Wickett’s Remedy (Myla Goldberg)
  • Ahab’s Wife or The Star Gazer (Sena Jeter Naslund)
  • Everything is Illuminated (Jonathon Safran Foer)
  • The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
  • Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
  • The Green Hills of Africa (Ernest Hemingway)
  • House of Leaves (Mark Danielewski)
  • Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  • The Book of Emmanuel (Anthony Martinez)
  • Howard’s End (EM Forster)
  • The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
  • 100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez (John Steinbeck)
  • The Winter of our Discontent (John Steinbeck)
  • The Agony & the Ecstasy (Irving Stone)
  • Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathon Swift)
  • The Dante Club (Matthew Pearl)
  • The Alienist (Caleb Carr)
  • The Sound & The Fury (William Faulkner)
  • The Spy (James Fennimore Cooper)
  • Childhood’s End (Arthur C Clarke)
  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Douglas Adams)
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Tom Standage)
  • Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Dave Eggers)
  • Bel Canto (Ann Pratchett)
  • The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  • Persuasion (Jane Austen)
  • Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
  • A Feast for Crows (George R. R. Martin)
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Tom Wolfe)
  • Their Eyes Where Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • Lipstick Jihad (Azadeh Moaveni)
  • Love In the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  • Forgotten Fire (Adam Bagdasarian)
  • Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery)
  • Anne of Avonlea (LM Montgomery)
  • Anne of the Island (LM Montgomery)
  • Anne’s House of Dreams (LM Montgomery)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars (LM Montgomery)
  • Anne of Ingleside (LM Montgomery)
  • Rainbow Valley (LM Montgomery)
  • Rilla of Ingleside (LM Montgomery)
  • The Sweet Life in Paris (David Lebovitz)
  • A Man in Uniform (Kate Taylor)
  • Tender is the Night (F Scott Fitzgerald)
  • Becoming Americans in Paris (Brooke Blower)

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