Random Reading Challenge: Progress


August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010

Read details of challenge and sign up here.

Link to reviews of challenge participants here.

I am hosting this challenge and will track my progress on this post, as well as giving you updates on how I chose each book.

I have chosen Level III – read 12 books.


Book 1:

My first random read was selected from a stack of 16 books which I just plucked from my shelves at random (not looking at titles, just grabbing books).

Random.org picked: #14

LOVE MEDICINE by Louise Erdrich – COMPLETED October 23, 2009; rated ; read my review.

Book 2:

My second random read was selected from a stack of 50 books which sit next to my bedside table gathering dust.

Random.org picked: #33

JOE JONES by Anne Lamott

Book 3:

My third random read was selected from the same stack of books as in Book #2.

Random.org picked: #40

THE SPECTATOR BIRD by Wallace Stegner

Book 4:

My fourth random read was selected from a stack of 18 recently purchased books.

Random .org picked #4

by Joyce Carol Oates

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  1. I forgot I was suppose to list the books and then Random pick the order…. I will have to get to that! What fun!

    • LN on August 4, 2009 at 03:30

    I don’t think I know any of the books you have chosen. I’m looking forward to discover them through your reviews 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to get started on this. I just need to read two of my library books first!

    • Wendy on August 5, 2009 at 15:44

    Sheila: It is really fun to pick your books these way, I am finding! I think the next one I pick I am just going to select one of my towering stacks, number them from bottom to top and then random pick a number…

    LN: I have so many books in there, some of these I had forgotten about! I am planning to pick different stacks for each random number pick…

    Vivienne: Good luck!

    • Susan on August 7, 2009 at 16:17

    I’ve started on my first one! I’m going with Level III too. Great challenge!


    • Wendy on August 10, 2009 at 07:03

    Glad you’re joining, Susan!!!

  3. I never read this one … interested to see what you think. And I’ve been having fun thinking of different ways I’m going to compile my lists for this challenge!

    • Wendy on August 15, 2009 at 13:30

    Jenners: I think half the fun of this challenge is the way we pick the books *laughs*

    • Nicola on August 6, 2010 at 04:49

    Now that this challenge is over. Is there a new one starting this month? It was so fun that if there isn’t one to sign up for, I’m just going to unofficially have a random book read each month myself! But another challenge would be nice 🙂

    • Wendy on August 15, 2010 at 09:01

    Nicola: Sorry to be responding so late to your comment. I haven’t decided whether or not to host this again – if I do, it will most likely not start until next year. Glad you liked it so well!!

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