It's time for the Spring Reading Challenge! If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this.
The fun begins today, 3/21/09 and ends on 6/20/09. And actually, I started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (highly recommend) yesterday, so if there's something you're reading now, feel free to put it on your list.
Here is my final book list:
1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2) Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black
3) Once Were Cops: A Novel by Ken Bruen
4) The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel by Margaret George
5) The Shrine at Altamira by John L'Heureux
6) Life of Pi by Yann Martell
7) Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
8) My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir by Carl Reiner
9) The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
10) A Dreadful Man – The Story of Hollywood's Most Original Cad, George Sanders by Brian Aherne
So far, we've got three official participants:
Mick, Michelle, and Julie have also indicated that they'd like to participate, so we have a good group here. If you'd like to participate, post a comment here, post on your blog and send the link to me, or post it as a note on Facebook. I'm really interested in seeing everyone's choices.
Frankly, I'll eat my hat (why do I love that phrase so much?) if I actually finish all of these books but I'm really going to try.
4 Replies to “Let the Reading Begin!”
Looks like a good list, Holly — lots of interesting books. I have Life of Pi on my iPod and just started listening to it (it’s my reward for when I’m cleaning the house or folding laundry!). Hope your reading is going well. Thanks for being part of Spring Reading Thing ’09!
Okay, Holly – my list is up right here:
Ooh! I just found you via the Spring Reading Thing, and I am *so* glad I did because I had no idea there’s a new Cara Black book out! I love the whole Aimee Leduc series – have you read the others?
And, I’m in the middle of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo right now – great minds think alike 🙂
I’ll be posting my list on my blog later today, then I’ll come back and share.
Holly, I’m sorry I didn’t get my recommendations to you in time. I’ll save them for the SUMMER reading list. I chose 14 books since I usually read 1 every week or two, and 14 will be a challenge. I also gave myself the additional challenge (for me) of not buying anything to do this. I love buying books! So I am choosing all the books I’ve bought or been given and not read, and books I can get for free at the library. Here’s my list in no particular order:
1.) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
2.) Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
3.) The Kite Runner by HKhaled Hosseini (I will get through this book – I’ve started it 3 times over the years and always put it down!)
4.) Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (I’m starting with this one)
5.) Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
6.) Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
7.) Alice waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee
8.) Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
9.) An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof
10.) Whatever It Takes by Paul Tough
11.) Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs
12.)A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
13.) The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
14.) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
I know the books should be underlined, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Looking at this list, I can see it is full of death and food – should be interesting.