Masterpiece
*****
Excellent
**** 1/2
Very good
****
Good
**** 1/2
Just okay
***
Not for me
**
Definitely not for me
*

New York Times Most Notable Fiction Challenge

You may read more about this challenge here.

I am totally nuts–insane, bonkers, crazy, etc. Why am I doing another challenge? Because I’m really enjoying the literary blogosphere. Because I’m “meeting” fellow bookaholics. Because I love to read. (And because a lot of the books were on my list, anyway!)

I am only reading 10. That’s wimpy compared to others, but that’s all I can do!!

Finished titles:
*The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
*The Road by Cormac McCarthy (to be reviewed after I re-read print version)
*Everyman by Philip Roth
*The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
*The Translator by Leila Aboulela
*Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
*Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
*Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky

Edit: I am adding some more possibilities. The ones with the asterix above are definites. I can still commit to only 10, but after doing some more research, the following titles are interesting as well:

Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Intuition by Allegra Goodman
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin
The Inhabited World by David Long