Thursday, July 5, 2007

Saturday Review of Books Challenge

Well. I just said, not even a week ago, that I wasn't going to join any other challenges until I finished one. I clearly remember myself saying that. But what's a goal for if not to be broken?

Semicolon is hosting a challenge for her Saturday Review of Books blog. The goal is to read 6 books that have been reviewed for the Saturday Review by the end of 2007. As you review each book you should go back and link it at the Review. Sounds easy enough? I went and reviewed the list to choose from, and wouldn't you know it, there are tons of books on there that are already on my TBR list! In fact, enough of them are on my other challenge lists that I'm really not adding many books at all to my challenges. How can I not sign up?

Here's my six:

  1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Also on my Dystopian list)
  2. Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro (ditto)
  3. Wicked by Maguire (Also on my TBR Challenge list)
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle (on my Newbery list)
  5. Sense and Sensibility by Austen (not on any list, but coming to my Inbox daily courtesy of
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseni (also not on any list, but a recent gift)


  1. Ella Minnow Pea by Dunn (TBR challenge alternative)
  2. Lean Mean Thirteen by Evanovich (I already have this one, I can't imagine I won't get it read before the end of the year. It's the one series I'm actually current on.)
  3. Shakespeare's Landlord by Harris (in the TBR)
  4. My Sister's Keeper by Picoult (Not on any list, but my best friend Gina recently sent it to me with glowing reviews)
  5. The Road by McCarthy (on my Book Awards Challenge list)
  6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by See (in the TBR)

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