Sunday, December 20, 2009

The 2010 Bibliophilic Books Challenge

**Challenge completed. See my wrap-up post here.**

1 January to 31 December 2010
Hosted by: Lesley of A Life in Books

  • Read a set number of books that focus on books or reading.
  • Books can be fiction or nonfiction.
  • Only books read during the challenge will count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  • No need to make a list of books to read.
  • You can change your mind on any particular book selection throughout the challenge.
Levels of Participation:
  • Bookworm: Read three books
  • Litlover: Read six books
  • Bibliomaniac: Read twelve books
See my original post about the challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the challenge announcement page here.
See the list of reviews here.

I'm signing up at the Bookworm level (three books), but hope to do better than that.

  1. The Anthologist. Nicholson Baker [See Review]
  2. People of the Book. Geraldine Brooks [Review to come]
  3. The Forgotten Garden. Kate Morton [See Review]
  4. The Egypt Game. Zilpha Keatley Snyder [See Review]
  5. The Inheritance. Simon Tolkien [See Review]

  • Fiction:
    The Book of Air and Shadows. Michael Gruber
    The Book of Lost Things. John Connolly
    The Bookwoman's Last Fling. John Dunning
    The Dante Club. Matthew Pearl
    Ex-Libris. Ross King
    The Geographer's Library. Jon Fasman
    Inkheart. Cornelia Funke
    The Last Dickens. Matthew Pearl
    The Secret of Lost Things. Sheridan Hay
    Sign of the Book. John Dunning

  • Nonfiction:
    A Gentle Madness. Nicholas A. Basbanes
    A Passion for Books. Harold Rabinowitz
    Book Row. Marvin Mondlin
    Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. Anne Fadiman
    Library: An Unquiet History. Matthew Battles
    The Library at Night. Alberto Manguel
    Old and Rare: Thirty Years in the Book Business. Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine B. Stern
    Old Books, Rare Friends. Madeleine B. Stern and Leona Rostenberg
    Sisters of the Sinai. Janet Martin Soskice
    Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore. Lawrence Goldstone
    The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. Lewis Buzbee

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