A Reading Challenge Recap

Here's where I stand with the challenges I've joined.

TBR Challenge

The Lady of the Sea Rosalind Miles
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
Mill on the Floss George Eliot
Tess of d'Uberville Thomas Hardy
The House of the Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne
Adam Bede George Eliot
Shopaholic Ties the Knot Sophie Kinsella
Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley
O Pioneers Willa Cather
Howards End E.M. Forster
Seven Daughters of Eve Bryan Sykes

The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
Mansfield Park Jane Austen
In the Name of the Rose Umberto Echo
A Passage to India E.M. Forster
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

Spring Reading Thing Challenge

Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)- Classic Book Club Selection
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
Unless (Carol Shields)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)

Dystopian Challenge

Oryx and Crake
Brave New World

The Something About Me Challenge starts in August. I have read many of the choices already. Those I'll list here:

  • East of Eden (Vasilly)
  • Pride & Prejudice (Bookworm, Pattie)
  • Gone With the Wind (Bookworm)
  • The Poisonwood Bible (Bookworm)
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (Dewey)
  • Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons (Tiny Librarian)
  • Anne of Green Gables (Tiny Librarian)
  • Bridget Jones' Diary (Tiny Librarian)
  • The Historian (A Book in the Life, Maryanne, Heidijane)
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (A Book in the Life)
  • Anna Karenina (Athena)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Stephanie)
  • Wuthering Heights (Suey)
  • The Amateur Marriage (Nattie)
  • Lolita (Heather)
  • The Awakening (Pattie)
  • Charlotte's Web (3M)- I sort of remember reading it.
  • Evening Class (raidergirl)
  • The Eyre Affair (Heidijane)
  • Heidi (Heidijane)

I'm still deciding on my list for this challenge. I have some definite yeses but a lot of maybes. Check back for that.


  1. What is the TBR challenge? I see it everywhere but I haven't been able to find out what that one is all about. The only one I am participating in at the moment is By the Decade.


    At any rate, your TBR list is great. I have read (and loved) many of them. Once you have read Howard's End, see the film. Both are wonderful.

  2. Love Forster. Hope you get to read Howards End and A Passage to India soon and would like your thoughts. I just joined another challenge myself, and must post that list as well. Have a good week.

  3. How'd you like Oryx and Crake? I found it so different from Atwood's other work, but I really enjoyed it. I see we're both doing the Something About Me challenge. I haven't even found the time to read through everyone's lists, and already there's so much I want to read!

    Thanks for being the first participant in my blogroll game!

  4. Thomas- Members for the 2007 TBR Challenge closed quite a while ago but in November sign up for 2008 will begin. You can find out more here:

    I haven't read Forster so I'm looking forward to it.

  5. Looks like you are doing really well with your challenges. They aren't for me, but virtual high five;-)

  6. Great books. So many books on your lists I have read or still want to read. Thinking I just need to make a copy of your lists because, you know, I haven't a thing to read!! ROFL. I need to put down my distracted reading and finish my SRT books!

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  8. Dewey- I did like Oryx & Crake, not as much as I liked A Handmaid's Tale though. I reviewed them here on the blog. I just sat down and went through the About Me list today really. I figure I should start with what I've already read and work from there.

    Thanks all!

  9. You are making good progress, Chris! Way to go! I'm falling behind, but I'm trying to keep my head above water. Now that my TV shows have come to a close for a few months, I can really focus on reading. :-)

    (Sorry about that Chris. It's Monday, that's my only excuse. :-()


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