Another Challenge! 1% Well-Read Challenge

Okay, okay, okay, it has happened again. I came across another challenge and fell for it, how does this always happen? I guess I’m becoming one of those people addicted to challenges. Anyway, the new challenge is the 1% Well-Read Challenge, the title was enough to convince me I needed to join this one. To keep this a short post here’s the scoop.

All you have to do is read ten books in ten months…that’s one book a month. The books are from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. If you do the math that comes out to about 1% of the books on the list. The challenges began on May 1, 2008 and goes through February 28, 2009.

I’ve been keeping track of the books I’ve read on this list for some time now, and I’ve already read 5.99%, so I’m excited to add another percentage point to that. I’ve gone through the list and selected the ten books I plan to read for this challenge. And here’s the list:

  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  2. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  3. Operation Shylock by Philip Roth
  4. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
  5. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  6. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
  7. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  8. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (yes, I haven’t read this yet)
  10. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
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7 thoughts on “Another Challenge! 1% Well-Read Challenge

  1. Welcome to the challenges club! They’re all so addicting, aren’t they? ;P

    You’ve a great list there! I’m still debating whether or not should I join this challenge since I’ve a few on hand… I’ve to think about it. 😉

    I’m looking forward to reading your reviews!

  2. Melody: They are addicting. I’m really looking forward to reading many of those books. You should join it doesn’t look like a lot of joined and the more the merrier. The reviews will come…I hope one a month.

  3. I’ve checked out a few of the lists for this challenge, and so far there is not one single overlap with mine. A lot of room to play in 1001 books.

  4. 3m: Thanks, I’m looking forward to reading these books too. Some of them have been on my TBR for quite a while now. It’ll feel great to bring that mountain down to a mound!

    Lezlie: Really! I was beginning to think that I was only hard core book blogger out there that hasn’t read the book. I’ll look forward to your review when you get to it.

    Judg: Yeah there is a lot of play. And so many great books to choose from too. I just happen to have all ten of mine on my shelves. I’m looking forward to reading them.

    Ex Libris: Welcome to the club!! That makes three of us, we should maybe try to hook up with Lezlie and all read the book at the sametime. And have a bit of a discussion going when we’re finished.

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