I am currently reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery. I only just started it last night and my book club is meeting at my house this Wednesday to discuss the book, so fingers crossed I will finish it in time!
This week I also read You Better not Cry, by Augusten Burroughs, and The Purloined Boy, by Mortimus Clay.
Books I read and reviewes in November are:
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
Unfinished Desires, Gail Godwin
Peony in Love, Lisa See
Hate List, Jennifer Brown
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
The Jade Cat, Suzanne Brogger
Sylvia’s Lovers, Elizabeth Gaskell
I also read My Darling, My Hamburger, by Paul Zindel and A Separate Country, by Robert Hicks, both of which will be reviewed soon!
November saw the end of one challenge–the Clear Off Your Shelves challenge hosted by S Krishna’s Books.
In November I read 10 books, 2 of which came from my shelves. So I just barely completed the challenge in November.
I also joined another challenge this month. Probably against my better judgment!
The Complete Booker Challenge
The information for this challenge can be found here. The challenge runs from January 1, 2010-December 31, 2010.
- There are several levels of participation:
Contender: read at least 6 shortlisted nominees
Longshot: read at least 6 longlisted nominees
Booker Devotee: choose a year, and read all 6 shortlisted works from that year
Booker Fanatic: choose a year, and read all 13 long- and shortlisted works from that year
- Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
- Book selections don’t have to be posted right away, and lists may be changed at any time.
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I am signing up for The Winners Circle. I am going to read the following four books for sure. I haven’t decided on the final two yet.
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
The Gathering, Anne Enright
The Sea, John Banville
So how is everyone else spending their Sundays?