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100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

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New Yorker: 0/36
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 2008 Readathon Goals

Being a planner type, I've made my list of possible books for this Saturday's Readathon. (Don't know about Readathon? Check it out here.) I've decided on the following:

A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle -- just for fun and because it's been sitting on my shelf forever

Forever England: North and South by Beryl Bainbridge

The Lambs of London by Peter Ackyroyd -- not on my list for the 10 Out of 100 Challenge, but is on the 1001 Books list

Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener -- will count for Book Awards II Challenge and the Pulitzer Project

Time's Arrow by Martin Amis -- will count for Booker Challenge; also on the 1001 Books list

When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age by Justin Kaplan -- another just because book

Youth by J.M. Coetzee -- will count for 10 Out of 100 Challenge

Each book is relatively short; Tales of the South Pacific is the longest at 384 pages, so I don't expect to finish it in 1 day, but maybe I can get a start. I would like to at least finish Youth and Time's Arrow, since they're both on my challenge lists. Last Readathon I read 3 books. I'm making that my goal this time, too.

3 comments:

Veens said...

Awesome pile :)
I was here to remind you about the read-a-thon :) But I m glad, that you already remember and are excited about it as much as I am :)

Have fun participating!!
On Oct 18th!

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Dewey said...

How you have a great time!

John said...

You might be interested in heading over to Arukiyomi's blog and picking up a copy of the new version of Arukiyomi's 1001 books spreadsheet .

Along with calculating how many books you need to read a year before you die, there's all the 2008 edition books, all those removed from the 2006 edition, links to wikipedia , amazon.com and .co.uk and Google books.

Happy reading!


PS - bit sobering to be posting after the late great Dewey :-(