Saturday, September 15, 2007

Challenges

I've been neglectful of my blog---again. I've joined two new challenges and have had to co-ordinate my lists. It's been a chore and involved spreadsheets. Along with my book clubs and reading all the Pulitzer winners, I also have to get in books out of the Book of Great Books. So for the Index Librorum Liberorum I've chosen 8.
1.) Candide by Voltaire
2.) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3.) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
4.) The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
5.) The Prince by Niccolὸ Machaivelli
6.) The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
7.) Justine by Marquis de Sade
8.) Paradise Lost by Milton

And along with that, I had to rethink my Unread Authors Challenge. By the time the challenge started I had already read 3 of the books. But that's no sweat. I have oodles of authors I haven't read yet. So here's the final choices.
1.) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
2.) The Locket by Richard Paul Evans
3.) Rose's Garden by Carrie Brown
4.) Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
5.) The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
6.) O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Looking forward to reading these.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey Kimmie! Looks like we have a lot of the same ones for the Index Librorum liberorum challenge! Les Mis is one of my top 5 favorite books of all time!! I'm hoping the Hunchback will be 1/2 as good!

Petunia said...

Of both of your lists I've only read Madame Bovary, which wasn't really a favorite, and half of Justine, which I couldn't even finish. Horrendous! Truly!

Kimmie said...

Stephanie I read Les Mes in high school and about the only thing I remember is I liked it.
Petunia I may wind up ditching Justine. There was a quota on countries not books so it may have to go.

Kristy said...

Tough list. Good luck!