Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 Reading Challenge

Join me, Steena Holmes at Chocolate Reality, and other bloggers as we attempt to read 100 or more books in the year 2010. Sign up for the challenge at this great book blog:


I welcome your suggestions on what I should read next. The list below is a work in progress. It shows my completed books as of January 1st 2010:

  1. Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (loved it, and I consider his writing modern classic lit.)
  2. Hotel of the Saints by Ursula Heig (interesting short stories)
  3. The Poe/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 -edited by Laura Furman (best stories of 2009)
  4. A Reliable Wife- Robert Goolrick (raunchy commercial literature)
  5. My Father, Maker of Trees: How I Survived the Rowandan Genocide - Eric Irivuzumugabe (a gripping faith story)


Steena Holmes said...

I really recommend The Angels' Gate (just finished it). Its a long read, but twisted and oh so good. It's about a writer ...

Steena Holmes said...

oh ... and I'm glad you're joinging me ;)

rhymeswithplague said...

What?! Two books a week?! Are you daft, Missy??? :D

Loren Christie said...

lol Mr. Brague. Um, yes.
Thanks Steena, I'll look for that one.

Anonymous said...

I have finished two books in January (both started in December, does that count?):

Death Troopers (don't know author off the top of my head) - Zombies come to a galaxy far, far away. Not good zombie fiction. Not good Star Wars Expanded Universe fiction. Basically a good idea that was poorly executed. Would not recommend...

Day By Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne - As the reader, you are reading a journal of a Naval pilot as he fights for survival amidst a zombie uprising. Very compelling, if that is your cup of tea. He really captures what Romero set out to accomplish in the movie Night of the Living Dead and his works that followed - namely focus on the human reaction to the presence of the walking dead. This book is a good psychological insight into surviving under the worst of circumstances. Recommended read...


Loren Christie said...

It's not supposed to count if you started in December GT, but I'll let it slide here on Dude. So, these books you've listed are totally characteristic of GT taste. I like zombies.

rhymeswithplague said...

I just finished the book of Numbers (fourth book of the Old Testament)...does that count?

Along with Leviticus, two of the most boring books I have ever read.
And I say that as a believer. All those names! All those places! All those laws! All those numbers! Not much in the way of plot, though.

Loren Christie said...

Mr. Brague, Over at i-kaye-book-blog the rule is that books of the Bible and short stories don't count, but books of the Bible should count because it's quality reading time. Aside from it being a sacred book, The Bible contains every genre and is an amazing work of literature. I agree with you, reading Leviticus is a good natural remedy for insomnia.

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

I think I am under so much pressure all around that I shouldn't put pressure on myself to achieve something like this! I think I would like to continue reading good, quality books at a leisurely pace.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge of 2010. I’m so excited about this reading challenge. If you are like me, there are so many books on your shelf waiting to be read. Have fun!

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