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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!


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)


  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 4, 2007    

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

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 4, 2007    

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

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 4, 2007    

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

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 6, 2007    

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

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 6, 2007    

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

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 7, 2007    

    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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