Can't resist a good challenge.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The New York Challenge

Dates: 1 February through 15 May, 2010
Hosted by: Jill of Fizzy Thoughts

Guidelines:
  • Read one book (or more) set in New York City, and post your review.
  • All genres are OK - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, graphic novels, audio-books, or even guidebooks. It just has to have New York City as its primary setting.
  • No re-reads.
  • There will be monthly mini-challenges, and a separate link for posting reviews.

See my original post about the challenge here.
See the challenge announcement/sign-up page here.
See the review page here.

MY READING LIST (books read):
  1. The Hypnotist. M.J. Rose [See Review]

LIST OF POSSIBILITIES:
  • Fiction
    The Book of Daniel. E.L. Doctorow
    The Company She Keeps.
    Mary McCarthy
    The Doorbell Rang.
    Rex Stout
    The Family Man.
    Elinor Lipman
    Heroic Measures
    . Jill Ciment
    The House of Mirth. Edith Wharton
    In the Night Cafe. Joyce Johnson
    Laura. Vera Caspary
    Lethal Legacy. Linda Fairstein
    Manhattan Monologues: Stories. Louis Auchincloss
    Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer. Steven Millhauser
    Minor Characters. Joyce Johnson
    The New York Trilogy. Paul Auster
    Old New York. Edith Wharton
    Relic. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
    Tales of Manhattan. Louis Auchincloss
    The Thin Man. Dashiell Hammett
    This Dame for Hire. Sandra Scoppettone
    Time and Again. Jack Finney
    The Unpossessed: A Novel of the Thirties. Tess Slesinger
    World's Fair. E.L. Doctorow

  • Nonfiction
    Apple of My Eye. Helene Hanff
    Book Row: An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade.
    Marvin Mondlin
    Here At The New Yorker.
    Brendan Gill
    Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938.
    Mary McCarthy
    Kafka Was All the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir.
    Anatole Broyard
    Manhattan '45
    . Jan Morris
    Manhattan, When I Was Young. Mary Cantwell
    New York Days. Willie Morris
    Prodigal Sons: The New York Intellectuals and Their World. Alexander Bloom
    The Story of the Armory Show. Milton W. Brown
    The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion
    The Years with Ross. James Thurber

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