Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What do I still need to read this year?

Given the fact that I have read almost 90 books this year, I still have some specific reading to do to finish my challenges.

First, to finish the "What's in a Name" Challenge, I need to read one book with "lost," "found" or something related in the title. I need to read one 18th or pre-18th century classic and one classic adventure for the "Back to the Classics" challenge. I still need to read two pre-1960 mysteries and six works of historical fiction.

The two challenges that I need to really get to work on are my TBR pile challenge and the "Help from My Friends" challenge. Since these require specific books, they are proving to be more, well, challenging. For the TBR challenge, these remain:  


-The President and the Assassin:Terror and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century by Scott Miller
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
-In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Decision Points by George W. Bush
- Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Redwall by Brain Jacques

Alternates:
1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
2. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
3. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

For the "Friends" challenge:

4. Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
5. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
8. Middlemarch by George Eliot

Alternates:
--Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
--The Passing of the Armies by Joshua Chamberlain
--The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
--Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
--Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome


Guess I need to get busy.


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