Saturday, March 10, 2007

NYT 2006 Most Notable Books Challenge

Finishing "Half of a Yellow Sun" marks the end of my Chunkster Challenge books. I wasn't very ambitious there because this is my first year doing challenges and I didn't want to overwhelm myself. Anyway, I think I'm ready for a new challenge (along with the still-going TBR challenge). So I'm joining the NYT 2006 Most Notable Books challenge. Looking at the list, I see that I've already read three of the books on the list (links are my reviews):

Black Swan Green

Half of a Yellow Sun
The Inheritance of Loss

I'm adding the following books, all of which are already on my reading list. In other words, I'm joining a challenge that just gets me in gear reading books I already want to read anyway!! Here's what I'll read from this list in the remaining months of this year:

Beasts of No Nation
The Echo Maker
Forgetfulness
The Road
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Suite Francaise

There's a blog dedicated to this challenge - you can find it here. As soon as I'm a contributor there, I'll cross post this list to the other participants!

7 comments:

Wendy said...

Woo hoo! Glad you are going to join us!!! It is a fun group over there and lots of enthusiasm and sharing going on. Looking forward to talking books with you :)

Joy said...

Hooray...another member! I have chosen 5 of the same books as you, but you have already read 2 of them. There's just not enough time in the day to read everything I want...when I want. :) (And now we just lost an hour!) Happy Reading!

jay are said...

suite francaise is the only one of those on my list right now. I don't read nearly as much as I used to but I like to look at people's lists.

nessie said...

hehehe good job and good choice. i am on my 2 of 3 chunkster challenges. its also my first year.

but i kinda started a challenge myself too. pretty crazy but am sooo looking forward. come check it out so you can laugh and my pain and perhaps join along.

nessie said...

think about it this way -

if you loose your helping a great 'cause' ( a place that provides book s for 50 cents and less to students) and if you win well then heavens! you get to brag about this for a long long time!

Lisa said...

I checked it out, Nessie. I'm pretty much thinking "no way!". The Bronte one is the only one I think I could even approach. I'm thinking, I'm thinking....

I really just want to do it for the button.....

MyUtopia said...

I am planning on reading: SUITE FRANÇAISE, when it comes out in paperback this April.