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I actually read more books than this in February but life caught up with me and I haven’t yet had the chance to write up the reviews, so for my blog’s purposes they will get tracked as March books. 🙂

  1. The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd
  2. Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood by A. J. Albany
  3. The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
  4. Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg
  5. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  6. Drop City by T.C. Boyle

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
  12. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter — January ’09
  13. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton — January ’09
  14. The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd — February ’09
  15. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James — February ’09
  16. Drop City by T.C. Boyle

REMAINING: COMPLETED!  –into bonus round: +6 books

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
  6. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter — January ’09 — WON: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction

REMAINING: 4 more books to read in 4 months

Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge

GOAL: read at least 3 books about food/cooking/travel/culture

DEADLINE: March 2009
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes and other Kitchen Stories by Bonny Wolf — January ’09
  2. The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber

REMAINING: 1 more books to read in 1 month

LOST Books Challenge

GOAL: read 5 books mentioned or alluded to on the show LOST

DEADLINE: 2010 (series finale)
COMPLETED SO FAR:

  1. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James — February ’09

REMAINING: 4 more books to read in 1 year +

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