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Celebrate The Author Challenge

DECEMBER 18, 2008: CHALLENGE COMPLETED!!!

This was a really fun challenge – thank you to Becky who hosted it! I read a lot of wonderful books by some very talented authors for this challenge – I cannot even choose a favorite. Every single book I read, I can recommend.

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Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews is sponsoring a Celebrate The Author Challenge beginning

January 1, 2008 and running through December 31, 2008


Designed to celebrate author birthdays, the challenge requires that participants choose one author a month to read. When I took a look at Becky’s links to author birthdays, I realized this challenge would be an easy one for me to accomplish. Plus, Becky is allowing participants to choose as they go and to change lists at will – I love flexibility like that!!

So here are some of my ideas for each month (subject to change):

January

David Mitchell (b. Jan 1969) – Ghostwritten (completed January 30, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

February

J.M. Coetzee (b. Feb 9, 1940) – Life and Times of Michael K (completed February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)

March:

Dr. Seuss (b. March 2, 1904) – One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish AND McElligot’s Pool (completed March 27, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

April:

Halldor Laxness (b. April 23, 1902) – Nobel Laureate – Independent People (completed May 5, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)

May:

Jodi Picoult (b. May 19, 1966) – Nineteen Minutes (completed May 21, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)

June:

Ian McEwan (b. June 21, 1948) – Atonement (completed June 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)

July:

Anita Brookner (b. July 16, 1928) – Hotel Du Lac (completed July 22, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)

August:

Rose Tremain (b. August 2, 1943 – The Colour (completed August 25, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

September:

Vendela Vida (b. September 6, 1971 – Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name (completed September 30, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)

October:

Kate Grenville (b. October 14, 1950 – The Secret River (completed October 13, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

November:

Margaret Atwood (b. November 18, 1939) – The Robber Bride (completed November 23, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

December:

Jan Brett (b. December 01, 1949) – The Night Before Christmas (completed December 15, 2008; rated 5/5; read my Christmas post)

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 14, 2007    

    So glad you’re joining in on this one. I think it will be a lot of fun 🙂

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 14, 2007    

    I think so too, Becky! Thanks for hosting this one 🙂

  3. December 18, 2008    

    congrats on completing the challenge:) your list looks very interesting..:)

  4. December 18, 2008    

    Congratulations on finishing the challenge Wendy!

  5. December 20, 2008    

    Howdy! You have a Christmas Spirit Award waiting for you at my blog…

  6. December 21, 2008    

    Ramya and Teddy: Thank you!

    Kailana: THANK YOU! What a nice thing to do 🙂

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