Dates: 1 February 2009 - 1 February 2010
Hosted by: Jennie of Biblio File
- The British paper, The Guardian, has come up with a list of 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read Before They Die. The books on the list are divided into seven categories:
(3) Family and Self;
(5) Science Fiction and Fantasy;
(6) State of the Nation;
(7) War and Travel.
The challenge is to read and review 10 books off the list (that's 1%) between February 1st of 2009 and February 1st of 2010.
- Of these 10, you must read 1 from each category and, if possible, 1 should be a book you have never heard of until you saw it on this list.
Unfortunately, this is another challenge that got away from me. I completely forgot that it was ending in February of 2010 - thought I had a few more months to finish it. But even so, I managed to read six books, from five different categories which makes me feel pretty satisfied.
- Cover Her Face, by P.D. James (Category: Crime) [see review]
- The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (Category: Love) [see review]
- Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem (Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy) [see review]
- The Uncommon Reader. Alan Bennett (Category: Comedy) [review to come]
- The Lover. Marguerite Duras Category: Love) [review to come]
- The Island of Dr. Moreau. H.G. Wells (Category: War/Travel) [see review]