Wednesday, August 13, 2008

1% Well-Read Challenge

The second challenge I chose is called the 1% Well Read Challenge. Also hosted by 3M at
Here are the rules:
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.

Nice and simple... Good thing is a lot of these books are also on the Decades '08 challenge. So hopefully I'll get in more reading for the rest of the year.

Here is my list so far...

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Middlemarch – George Elliot
Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelo
1984 – George Orwell
Their Eyes Were Watching – Zora Neale Hurston

1 comment:

  1. If you're interested, there's a new version of Arukiyomi's 1001 books spreadsheet. Along with some cool new features, there are lists of both the revised 1001 books and those that were removed from the new 2008 list. That's right, the list has changed!

    If you want a free copy of the spreadsheet, head over to Arukiyomi's blog.

    Happy reading!