Sunday, January 3, 2010

Busy Bookworm Challenge 2010!

So, I've decided to participate in The Busy Bookworm Challenge. What you do is pick 12-24 books that you can't fathom passing up and reading them throughout the year. 1-2 books a month. Since I love reading, and read at least 2 books a month anyway I thought it would be fun to participate and see how far I got. My own personal goal would be to surpass the twenty four books and read even more. Also, I get a cute little button to put up on my blog. Please direct your eyes to the left and you shall see it in all of it's gloriousness! So, without further ado; my list!

1. The Stand by Stephen King

2. Angels and Demons By Dan Brown

3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

4. Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens

5. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Alan(LOVE this author, if you haven't read Garden Spells you must. Now.)

6. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Alan

7. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

8. The Odyssey by Homer

9. Under The Dome by Stephen King

10. A Simple Path by Mother Theresa(although, I'm not sure this counts because I started it at the end of December. Oh well. I'm a cheater. Meh)

11. Love Letters of Great Men

12 Peter Duck by Arthur Ransom

13. Neverwhere by Neil Gaimon

14. Coraline by Neil Gaimon

15. Blue Like Jazz-Don Miller

16. The Help- Kathryn Stockett

17. Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris

Uh, so yeah. Turns out picking twenty four MUST read books is harder than it seems. I'll get through these and then I'll pick another twelve.

Consider partaking in the challenge yourself because let's face it, reading is so much cooler than TV! I don't know how obvious this is but I've been going back and adding books. Some I've found on my own, and a couple were recommended to me(thanks, Jessie!) So. I'll probably slowly add them and that is why the end of this post doesn't make any sense. Alrighty, then . Carry on.


Jessie said...

May I recommend a few? Though, I don't know if you've already read them:

- The Alchemist by Paulo Choelo
- Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
- any book written by Don Miller
- any book by JD Salinger
- any book by David Sedaris

:) Good luck!!!!!

I have opted to challenge myself this year, too. (A post forthcoming on the 14th).

Holly said...

Thanks Jessie! I've read the Alchemist and The Catcher in The Rye is one of my all time favorite books, I will definitely look into the others.

Kathryn said...

have you read The Gurnsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society? truly magical

also, Sarah's Key, Gilead, Home, The Cello Suites

Moby Dick? Really? I was forced to spend an entire year at University reading that tome and cannot stand to even think about it ... fills me with dread

that said, Ahab's Wife is one of my all time favourite books