12 May 2008

1% sounds so simple

The goal of this challenge is to read 10 books in 10 months from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. For you non-math people, 10 out of 1001 is approximately 1%, hence the title. The challenge will run from May 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009.

Here are the ten books I am selecting now - that may change!

1. Vanishing Point - David Markson

2. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

3. The Emigrants - W.G. Sebald

4. Wild Swans - Jung Chang

5. The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

6. Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson

7. The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie

8. Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell

9. Amelia - Henry Fielding

10. The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
Think about joining us - if I finish these ten I will be up to a whopping 7.59% of the 1001 Books You Should Read Before you Die. According to the chart, I need to read 35 of these books each year to get them done before I die - or have an exceptionally longer than average life!

1 comment:

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Hi Librarycat, I just saw your comment on my blog so I thought I'd stop by yours. Let me know how The Satanic Verses is, I was going to put that on my list also. Who knows I may bump another off to add that back! ha