In For a Penny, In For a Pound…

I’m still working on my Book Awards Reading Challenge, which runs from July 2007 through the end of June, 2008, and requires participants to read 12 award winning books in 12 months. In addition, I just joined the Graphic Novels Challenge, and the TBR Challenge. I’m hoping to join a Non Fiction Reading Challenge as well, though that hasn’t been announced yet. So, what the heck, I’ll join one more, the Man Booker Challenge. The rules of this challenge are to read 6 winners of the Man Booker Prize, or books that were short or long listed for the prize, in 2008. OK, I’m in, though for this challenge, I’m cheating a little, and including two books that are already on my Book Awards Reading Challenge. Here, then, are my 6 choices for the Man Booker Challenge, hosted by Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf:

Possession, by A.S. Byatt

The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai. I’m also reading this for the Book Awards Reading Challenge.

Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read her newer book, Half of a Yellow Sun, and I LOVED it, so I’m looking forward to this one.

Atonement, by Ian McEwan. This one is also for the Book Awards Reading Challenge. I’ve been avoiding seeing the movie until I read this, but it’s been hard, because I’ve heard such wonderful things about the film.

The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman. This is the third installment in the His Dark Materials trilogy. I’ve read The Golden Compass already, so now I’ll have to read The Subtle Knife, and then I can get to this one. So maybe the fact that I have to read two books for one challenge makes up for Atonement and Inheritance of Loss? No?

The Gathering, by Anne Enright

I know you must be horribly bored by all of these posts having to do with what I’m planning on reading this year. I’ll write something else soon, I promise.

5 thoughts on “In For a Penny, In For a Pound…

  1. You’ve got a LOT of reading ahead of you! Enjoy your challenges and your books! Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m having a hard time getting into “Inheritance of Loss.” I’ve put it down for now and plan to pick it back up soon. In the mean time I’m reading, “Interpreter of Maladies,” by, Jumpha Lahiri. Have you read it? It’s a collection of short stories. You know, maybe I should do this book challenge, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Beenzzz, me too on Inheritance of Loss! And I’ve heard such good things about it, that I’m feeling guilty. I’m going to try to trudge through it this weekend, and see if it turns around for me. I’m on page 200, so over 1/2 way through…you?

    I have read Interpreter of Maladies, which I liked, though some stories more than others. It was awhile ago, though…

    ML, thanks! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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