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November: A Month in Books

In the super busy & hectic month of November, I finished the following books.

  1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waoby Junot Diaz
  2. Don’t Get Too Comfortableby David Rakoff
  3. A Carnivore’s Inquiry by Sabina Murray
  4. Play It as It Laysby Joan Didion
  5. Meeting Evil by Thomas Berger
  6. Waiter Rant  by Steve Dublanica
  7. La Cucina by Lily Prior
  8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

 Reading Challenge Progress:

1% Well-Read Challenge
GOAL: read 10 books in 10 months from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list
DEADLINE: February 28, 2009
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. Junky by William S. Burroughs — September ’08
  2.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — September ’08
  3. The Accidental by Ali Smith — October ’08
  4. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons — October ’08
  5. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami — October ’08
  6. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka — October ’08
  7. Play It as It Laysby Joan Didion — November ’08
  8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain — November ’08

REMAINING: 2 more books to read in 3 months

Book Awards II Challenge
GOAL: read 10 award winning books in 10 months
DEADLINE: June 2009
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman– September ’08 —WON: Hugo Award, Nebula Award and Bram Stoker Award
  2. The Accidental by Ali Smith — October ’08 — WON: Whitbread Prize for Best Novel
  3. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons — October ’08 — WON: Hugo Award for Other Form
  4. Kafka on the Shoreby Haruki Murakami — October ’08 — WON: World Fantasy Award 2006
  5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waoby Junot Diaz — November ’08 WON: Pulitzer Prize 2008

REMAINING: 5 more books to read in 7 months

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