Sunday, December 13, 2009

Challenges, Challenges...

Here are the challenges I'm planning to start in January:

TBR Challenge 2010

1. Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks, 757 pages
2. History by Elsa Morante, 734 pages
3. The Human Stain by Philip Roth, 361 pages
4. The Boat of Longing by O.E. Rolvaag 304 pages
5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, 507 pages
6. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, 247 pages
7. Too Far Afield by Gunter Grass, 558 pages
8. Recapitulation by Wallace Stegner, 278 pages
9. Pincher Martin by William Golding, 208 pages
10. The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright, 352 pages
11. The Van by Roddy Doyle, 312 pages
12. Double Fault by Lionel Shriver, 317 pages

The Stone Raft - Saramago
The Last Ship - Brinkley

100+ Reading Challenge

451 challenge Jan-Dec 2010; 7 books

Tale of Two Cities
t Expectations
Jane Eyre
Out of a Silent Planet

Tender is the Night
The Stand

Jan.-Dec. 2010; 6 books

book challenge
Jan-Dec. 2010; 3 books

42 Challenge Jan.-Dec. 2010
42 SciFi books,
movies, shows, etc.

Feb.2010 - Jan. 2011; 6 books over 450 pages

20/10 Challenge
Jan.-Dec. 2010; 20 books, 10 categories
1.Young Adult
2. T.B.R.
3. Shiny & New
4. Bad Blogger’s
5. Charity
6. New in 2010
7. Older Than You
8. Win! Win! (from another challenge)
9. Who Are You Again? (authors you have never heard of before)
10. Up to You!
9. Who Are You Again? (authors you have never heard of before)
10. Up to You!
(books assigned to me by Just Me)

What's in a Name
Jan.-Dec. 2010; 6 books 6 categories

Food - Seabiscuit
Body of Water - And the Sea Will Tell or Custom of the Sea
Title - Aunt Hagar's Children or Son of a Witch
Plant - Gunter Grass (author's name) or Ya Yas in Bloom
Place - English Creek
Music Term - Accordion Crimes

52 books in 52 weeks

Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge 2010 (read 3, 6, 12, 24 books)

Ongoing challenges:

Critical Monkey, 7 books you wouldn't normally read, July 2, 2009 - July 2, 2010
(Don't Be A-Hatin' Amendment)

Random Reading Challenge
- 12 random books Aug. 1, 2009- July 31,2010


Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you'll be joining us for the 451 challenge! Looks like you and I have signed up for quite a few of the same challenges - I'll look forward to reading your thoughts on the books you read. =)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge. I am so glad you have decided to join us in the fun. 2010 is going to be a great year in reading. I can just feel it!

raidergirl3 said...

Great, ambitious lists! Good luck.
I've signed up for a number of these as well.
I'll be interested in what you think of Cloud Atlas and The Human Stain.

You haven't read The Stand? One of my favorite books of all time. Enjoy.

Lori L said...

Thanks for the welcome, Elizabeth and J.Kaye!
I have read The Stand Raidergirl, several times. For the 451 challenge I need to read books from the master list of preselected titles so I'm rereading it.... again, LOL!

Beth F said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you decided to add What's in a Name to your list. Can't wait to see what you pick for the categories. Have fun.

Lori L said...

Thanks, Beth F! I am working on a list of books from my TBR stack.

Aarti said...

Great challenges! Thanks for participating in Flashback. I think I will be doing 451, too, though I don't think I officially signed up. We'll see how it goes- I tend to get confused with so many!