Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm not going to join any more challenges

but if I was going to, I think that this one, the 1% read challenge, would be really interesting.

And even though I'm not going to join, if I were, my choices would be...

Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
Wild Swans – Jung Chang
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy
The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
Bleak House – Charles Dickens

(Optional)
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

(I did a quick tally of the books from the list and it looks like I've read exactly 5%. And if I I tally up the books I've started and won't finish, it's almost 2%.)

3 comments:

Andi said...

What a great list of books. I can't join anymore challenges either, but this one does look like so much fun.

Danielle said...

I loved the Awakening! You have a great list, but you should definitely try and fit in The Woman in White!

hayden said...

Andi, thanks! I was really tempted to try and fit this one in, but I'm already falling behind on the other challenges, so it's a no-go for me.

Danielle, I remember that from your site. And I chose "The Woman in White" because I remember how much you'd liked it. I hope to read all of the books on my list eventually.