Thursday, April 5, 2007

Challenges update

I was starting to lose track of all the challenges I am participatin in, so I thought it would be time to do an update.

TBR Challenge:
1. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe (finished 1/07)
2. A Short History of Progress - Ronald Wright
3. Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
4. Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
5. I, Rigoberta Menchu (finished 4/07)
6. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
7. Under The Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer (finished 1/07)
8. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand (DNF 02/07)
9. Survival in Auschwitz - Primo Levi
10. Orlando - Virginia Woolf
11. Bee Season - Myla Goldberg (finished 03/07)
12. Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald

Lies My Teacher Told Me - James Loewen
Castro's Final Hour - Andres Oppenheimer
Untangling My Chopsticks - Victoria Riccardi
Hilda and Pearl - Alice Mattison

Chunkster Challenge:
1. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami (finished 1/07)
2. Red Earth and Pouring Rain - Vikram Chandra
3. Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
4. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand (DNF 1/07)
5. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (finished 03/07)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Don Quixote - Cervantes (HA! I don't think this is going to get read by summer!)
East of Eden - John Steinbeck

Reading Across Borders Challenge:
1. Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquival
2. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
3. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
4. Independent People - Haldor Laxness
5. Kaddish for a Child Not Born - Imre Kertesz (put on hold-I decided now is not the time for me to read a book about why a person does not want to have a child)
6. Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka (finished 1/07)
7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
8. The Cairo Trilogy - Naguib Mahfouz
9. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (finished 02/07)
10. The Bone People - Keri Hulme

NYT Notables:
I did not set up a specific number of books for this challenge, so I will just list the 2006 NYT Notables I have finished.
1. Half of A Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (finished 02/07)
2. Digging to America - Anne Tyler (finished 04/07 - review to come soon)
3. The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai (finished 03/07)

Spring Reading Thing:
1. Digging to America by Anne Tyler (finished 04/07)
2. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Red Earth and Pouring Rain - Vikram Chandra
4. I, Rigoberta Menchu (finished 04/07)
5. The Bone People - Keri Hulme

Non-Fiction 5:Thankfully, this challenge hasn't started yet.
1. Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
2. Survival in Auschwitz - Primo Levi
3. Jihad vs McWorld by Benjamin Barber
4. The Great Influenza by John Barry
5. Human Cargo by Caroline Moorehead


Bookfool said...

Wow, you're doing great on all those challenges!

iliana said...

Oh my that's a lot of challenges! :) I am only doing two at the moment but there are a couple of others that are so tempting. Good luck with your challenges.

Lotus Reads said...

Wow, that's a lot of challenges you have going! I hate to admit this but I have failed miserably at most of the challenges I signed up for...the only one I have completed successfully is the "CLassics Challenge". The next one for me is the Non-Fiction one...I love that genre so hopefully I will find it an exciting challenge. Good luck!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog! I have The Handmaiden's Tale slated to be read sometime in July ... and hopefully I'll be on track for that! So if you want to do a buddy read then, that would be great!!!