Winter Reading Challenge 2008


December 1, 2007 – February 29, 2008

February 29, 2008 – CHALLENGE COMPLETED!I stayed up late on the last day of this challenge to complete my final book – Cat’s Eye, by Margaret Atwood. The books I read for this challenge were all great, except for Wilder’s Pulitzer winner which I found rather dull. My favorite read of the challenge was A Thousand Splendid Suns. I thoroughly enjoyed participating. Thank you to Kathleen who hosted!

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I loved this button so much I just had to join (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!). Kathleen at Rock Creek Rumblings is hosting the Winter Reading Challenge. It’s simple – pick as many books as you want and read them from December 1st through the end of February.


Here’s my list:
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini (Completed December 8, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review)
2. The Emperor’s Children, by Claire Messud (Completed December 13, 2007; rated 4/5; read my review)
3. Candide, by Voltaire (Completed December 30, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
4. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee (Completed December 14, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
5. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thorton Wilder (Completed December 23, 2007; rated 3/5; read my review)
6. Cat’s Eye, by Margaret Atwood (Completed February 29, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)

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    • Anonymous on December 4, 2007 at 14:51

    Thanks for joining! I like your list. I’ll be posting mine today, and also linking to your post. 🙂

    • Anonymous on December 4, 2007 at 17:13

    So glad to have a new challenge member! I’ve never read any of those and look forward to your comments about them.
    Deb

    • Anonymous on December 4, 2007 at 20:53

    I’m excited about this challenge!!! Thanks for hosting, Kathleen – and thanks for the warm welcome, Deb 🙂

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2007 at 04:07

    I read A Thousand Splendid Suns a few weeks ago and it is definitely one of my favorite reads for this year!

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2007 at 10:08

    Myrthe, I’m in the middle of it right now and HOOKED. Wow. Great book.

    • Anonymous on December 7, 2007 at 11:46

    I didn’t post “A Thousand Splendid Suns” on my list, but this and “The Kite Runner” both look interesting to me!
    Great list!
    Chris in NM

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