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Something About Me Challenge

Read more about this challenge here.

August 1 through December 31, 2007

My choices for the books “about me” are in this post.

I will probably only read 5-6 books for this challenge. Titles in red are the leading candidates at the moment. The others are alternates. Nominated books that I am thinking about reading, subject to change are:

Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler FINISHED
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli FINISHED
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd FINISHED
The Little Prince by Exupery FINISHED
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo FINISHED
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson
PostSecret by Frank Warren
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Nothing But the Truth by Avi
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Eligible books I’ve already read:

Beowulf trans. by Seamus Heaney
The Thirteenth Tale
Nicholas & Alexandra
Evening Class
Pride & Prejudice
Jane Eyre
East of Eden
The Screwtape Letters
Persuasion
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Awakening
Wuthering Heights
Twelfth Night
Little Women
To Kill a Mockingbird (Review)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Review)
Where the Red Fern Grows
Booked to Die
The Eyre Affair (Review)
Grapes of Wrath
Shadow of the Wind
Charlotte’s Web
The Echo Maker (Review)
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Review)
March (Review)
Mere Christianity
My Sister’s Keeper (Review)
Fahrenheit 451 (Review)
Anna Karenina
The Time Traveler’s Wife (Review)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Giver (Review)
Number the Stars (Review)
Island of the Blue Dolphin
A Wrinkle in Time (Review)
Flowers in the Attic

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