The Guardian 1000 Novel Challenge

Yay!! My very first reading challenge. From what I've seen by scouring others blogs, reading challenges are the best way to read those books you've wanted to read for so long, but haven't really gotten down to. And they are fun. The first challenge I signed up for turned out to be the first hosted by Jennie. She says:

"Well, here I am, hosting my very first challenge!

The British paper, The Guardian, has come up with a list of 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read Before They Die. (In case they take that link down, I've also posted the list here.)

So, the challenge is to read 10 and review 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.

Feel free to complain about certain books being included or not included.

Also, they have broken the list into smaller sections, with annotations, so you can see what a book is about before you check it out.

I'll have a post every month rounding up your reviews and it'll be lots of fun, so sign up below!

UPDATE There will be prizes! I'm not sure what yet, but at the end, there will be a prize drawing for everyone who finishes, and probably a drawing or two along the way..."

My Reading List:
1.The curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime-Mark Haddon
2. Three Men in a Boat-Jerome K. Jerome
3. The Godfather-Mario Puzo
Family and Self:
4.The God of Small Things-Arundhati Roy
5. Catcher in the Rye-J. D. Salinger
6.Atonement-Ian McEwan
Science Fiction and Fantasy:
7. Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradbury
8.Foucault's Pendulum-Umberto Eco
State of the Nation:
9.Midnight's Children-Salman Rushdie
War and Travel:
10.Slaughterhouse Five-Kurt Vonnegut

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