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December: A month in books

I didn’t get as much reading done in December as I would’ve liked, but it was a great month regardless.

  1. Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
  2. A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
  3. The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
  4. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
  7. The Boat by Nam Le
  8. Malinche by Laura Esquivel

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 Lays by Joan Didion — November ’08
  8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain — November ’08
  9. The Music of Chance by Paul Auster — December ’08
  10. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho — December ’08
  11. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle — December ’08

REMAINING: COMPLETED!  –into bonus round: +1 book

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 Shore by Haruki Murakami — October ’08 — WON: World Fantasy Award 2006
  5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz — November ’08 WON: Pulitzer Prize 2008

REMAINING: 5 more books to read in 6 months

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Comments on: "December: A month in books" (2)

  1. I love your goal to read these books – what a great idea! I am sure you are going to complete the rest of your challenge. Can’t wait to hear what books you read next!

  2. Congrats on finishing 1%!!!

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