1% Well-Read Challenge

Because I am a big, old nerd, I have been inspired to starting blogging by the 1% Well-Read Challenge. Basically the challenge is to read 10 books off of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list in the next 10 months.

I spent a very enjoyable afternoon reviewing the list and came up with the following list of books to read in the next 10 months:

1.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
2.  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
3.  The Hours by Michael Cunningham
4.  Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
5.  The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
6.  Something by Jane Austen – The options on the list are:
     –Northhanger Abbey
     -Persuasion
     -Emma
     -Mansfield Park
     -Pride and Prejudice
     -Sense and Sensibility
7.  Something by James Joyce
     -Finnegans Wake
     –Ulysses
     -Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
8.  Something by Doris Lessing
     -The Diary of Jane Somers
     -Shikasta
     -The Golden Notebook
     -The Grass is Singing
9.  Something by Flannery O’Connor
     -Everything that Rises Must Converge
     -The Violent Bear It Away
     -Wise Blood
10. Something by Salman Rushdie
      -Fury
      -The Ground Beneath Her Feet
      -The Moor’s Last Sigh
      -The Satanic Verses
      -Shame
      -Midnight’s Children
      -Grimus

I know we have copies of The Corrections, The Hours, and The Sound and the Fury in the house, so that’s easy. And I settled on Northhanger Abbey and  Ulysses as my Austen and Joyce picks because both of those books are available on DailyLit.

 We’ll see how it goes. Should be fun.

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1% Well-Read Challenge

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