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Reading The Nobels Challenge

A Challenge With No Time Limit

Aloi Reads is sponsoring a challenge to read the Nobel Laureates. She’s started a Group Blog for participants to post reviews and talk about the Laureates. I’ve always wanted to read these award winning authors, so I’ve decided to join up. There is no time limit – so this might take me my whole life!Here is the list of those authors I’ve read and links to my reviews of their books:

2010: Mario Vargas Llosa

Conversation in the Cathedral -Read March 20, 2011; DNF; read my thoughts here.

2009: Herta Muller

The Passport – Read November 24, 2009; rated 5/5; read my review here.

2003: J.M. Coetzee

Slow Man – Read June 5, 2007; rated 4/5; read my review here.
Disgrace – Read December 14, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.
Life and Times of Michael K – Read February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review here.

2001: V. S. Naipaul

A Bend in the River – Read October 3, 2009; rated 1/5; read my review here.

1993: Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon – Read February 25, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.
Home – Read September 2, 2012; rated 4/5; read my review here.

1991: Nadine Gordimer

A Beneficiary (short story) – Read November 22, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.

1983: William Golding

Lord of the Flies – Read February 6, 2012; rated 5/5; read my review here.

1962: John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath – Read January 19, 2007; rated 55; read my review here.
Travels With Charley In Search of America – Read March 29, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
Of Mice and Men – Read July 13, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
East of Eden - Read October 12, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
The Pearl – Read November 30, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
Tortilla Flat – Read August 23, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

1958: Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago – Read November 24, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

1955: Halldor Laxness

Independent People – Read May 5, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

1954: Ernest Hemingway

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Read April 7, 2007; rated 2/5; read my review here.

1938: Pearl Buck

The Good Earth – Read November 28, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

1928: Sigrid Undset

Kristin Lavransdatter – Read December 20, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review of The Wreath, The Wife, and The Cross