Monday, June 11, 2007

Something about me Reading Challenge

The Something about Me Reading Challenge is a reading challenged from Lisa (BreakingtheFourthWall.) This challenge is such a good one. Participants choose up to five books that represent them and tell why. The others look at the different lists and choose the books they want to read. I love reading everyone's reasons for choosing the books that they think represent them. I was also on Wendy's blog, Caribousmom, and I'm also going to copy her a little. So below are the books that I plan on reading for the challenge with the possible alternates and the ones I'm going to read after.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (I picked this one off of Dewy's list and it's also a book I've been wanting to read for such a long time.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (A book in the life...)
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (Athena)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I ended up reading this early, so now I have to pick another book. Got it off of Stephanie's list.)
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo (It's also on my list for the Newberry Challenge. Booklogged's list.)
Leave me alone I'm reading by Maureen Corrigan (Booklogged)
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (Chasida's and Margo's lists. Read it before and I absolutely love it! Harris's descriptions of the food and bakery is still stuck in my mind after all these years.)

My alternates: I'm such a moody reader. I have to have alternates.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Maryanne)
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (Jill. I love, as you already know, The Book Thief. Since this is on my TBR list, might as well read it now.)
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Girl from the Sea by Anne Marrow Lindbergh
Why I wore lipstick to my mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas


Jill said...

V - I might read "Chocolat" too for this challenge. I'm waiting to see what other books get posted, but I keep leaning towards it. You won't be disappointed with "I am the Messenger" if you decide to go with it. It's almost as good as The Book Thief. =) Jill

N.Vasillis said...

I cannot wait to read it! I just ordered it from my local library.

MyUtopia said...

Cool list. I have had to restrain myself from reading things on my list.

Anonymous said...

$88*ARThanks very much for listing So Many Books, So Little Time! I raced through that book - almost to the exclusion of real life - and thorough enjoyed it. It's clear to see why you listed it, and I must say that it would now be on a list of books about me.
I'm glad I found the Something about Me challenge: it introduced me to so many new books and to your interesting blog.

N.Vasillis said...

I'm glad that you like my blog and the book. The Something About Me challenge is such a good challenge. I think the challenge should go on every year.