Friday, April 15, 2011

My reading List

I had lots of plans to join all these reading groups and take all these reading challenges. I still want to try that, but I think I am going to work it around my own list. There will be novels and short stories.
How will I pick my list? For my graduation, I got a Nook Color with this cover. It has replicas of famous author’s signatures. Not all of them are easy to make out. I also don’t know works by all of them so if you can make out the autograph or can suggest a work please do so!

Here are the easy ones:

Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote)
Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
William Shakespeare-?
John Grisham
Edgar Allan Poe
John Milton
Joseph Conrad
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables)
Lord Byron
Patricia Cornwell
Mary Higgins Clark
Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility)
Henry James (The Bostonians)
Sue Grafton ('A' is for Alibi)
Emile Zola (Germinal)
Walter Mosley
George Sand
Alexandre Dumas (The Corsican Brothers)
Emily E. Dickinson (I just did a class on her so more than likely I will read a bio about her or something like that)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Classic Challenge

I just signed up to do a reading reading challenge. You can find it at Sarah Reads Too Much. It runs from January till June. I'm not going to start till after graduation, but after that I should be able to rock and read.
You have to read one from each category.  If you have any suggestions let me know!!!

  1. A Banned Book
  2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war) (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)
  3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up (Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides)
  4. A Children's/Young Adult Classic (The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  5. 19th Century Classic  (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)
  6. 20th Century Classic (Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton)
  7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
  8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes (Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck)

You can sign up at her blog or just do it on your own.

(Update: I've picked out my books. Red is to-be read and Purple is finished. The challenge got extended to December. I'm going to try to not duplicate with my book cover challenge.)