Friday, 9 April 2010

Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge

To celebrate the launch of her revised and new journals, Rachelle is hosting a year long reading challenge.  Using the lists in the journal (adult or teen version) read as many new books in the upcoming year and the person who reads the most books wins.  There are a few other rules, so I will copy in the details from Rachelle's site:


April 1st, 2010 to April 1st, 2011
Check out all the amazing books (thousands!) mentioned in Read, Remember, Recommend and plan your attack. Books do not need to be decided upon in advance. All books must be mentioned in the journal lists.
Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to the Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge post. Please feel free to use the Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge button in your post. If you do not have a blog, introduce yourself in a comment below.

Add your name and the direct link to the sign-up post in the Mister Linky list below.

Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to your book review to the list in a comment at this post. If you do not have a blog, leave your review as a comment.

Read as many books from the Read, Remember, Recommend reading journal as you can in one year. Books read before April 1st, 2010 do not count. Overlaps with other challenges (including the Read, Remember, Recommend Teen Reading Challenge) are acceptable – and encouraged!

Rereading doesn’t count – have fun exploring new authors, awards and books!
Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable.
Post your review or link to your review in a comment below.

You can change your commitment level at anytime.


» Notable Newbie – 5 books

» Armchair Librarian – 10 book

» The Library of Congress Calls Me Daddy – 20 books

» A Book Intervention is Needed – 30 books

Visit Rachelle's site for a list of prizes and to access Mr. Linky to add your name. Thats me, the second reader who signed up.

I have started walking around my house collecting books that I already own but haven't yet read.  When I write my review I'll give you the details of each book and what award or list the book is featured on in the journal.  Following is that list (in no particular order).

The Known World by  Edward P. Jones (borrowed from library)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (borrowed from my sister)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Resurrectionists by Michael Collins
Fmaily Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Slaugtherhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
Green Grass Running Water by Thomas King
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
Street of Riches by Gabrielle Roy
Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Confessions of an ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje

I suspect that there are a few more around the house that will be on one of the lists, but this is a great selection to start with.

Let me know if you are joining in the fun.  Would love to link reviews with you/your blog.

1 comment:

Bibliobabe said...

Your list looks awesome! I can't believe you had all these in your house already!

Also, can I be invited to your house for dinner? :)