Sunday, June 3, 2007


I've found a book challenge that fits me to a T. I visited Stephanie while playing The Blogroll Game and there it was. Meets so many of my needs, you'd be amazed.

1. I found a site that offers to-do lists for you to complete. The Pulitzer and National Book awards are two of the lists I've chosen. And this challenge will take 5 off of the Pulitzer list.

I've set the goal to read all 100 of the books listed in "The Book of Great Books" and "The Good Earth" and "The Grapes of Wrath" will come off that list.

3. I've needed an excuse to reread a couple of my favorite books. These are "The Executioners Song," Lonesome Dove" and "Flowers for Algernon."

4. I'm in a book club and I've decided to read everything they read before I joined. This includes "Gone With the Wind."

5. And finally, I've decided to read two of my favorites from childhood. "From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" and "Up a Road Slowly" are two that I remember enjoying. They very likely started me down the path that led to my love of books. Who knows?

So, all-in-all, this is the challenge for me. So far between this challenge and recommendations I've picked up from the Blogroll Game I've got 17 more books to buy. I seriously need another book shelf.


Camille said...

Thanks for the List of Bests link. I LOVE to-do lists. I'll have to check it out. Also, reading all the previous books your book club has read before you joined is SO something I would do, too. When I was thinking of joining the Slaves of Golconda discussions, I was going to do that very thing. And lastly, I remember loving "From the Mixed-Up Files..." too.

Stephanie said...

Kimmie! I LOVE the to-do list site! How fun! I'm glad you are joining in!

Dewey said...

That list site is a wonderful tool. Thanks so much for posting the link.

John Mutford said...

For every book I read, another 5 get added to my TBR list. Now I've added "The Book of Great Books". If everyone else on the planet were to suddenly die and you were to live forever, how long do you think it would take to read every book on Earth (the English ones anyway, assuming you're unilingual).