Friday, January 16, 2009

The Martel-Harper Challenge

January 1, 2009 and March 31, 2009.

Details from Rebecca at Rebecca Reads.

Read and review two books from the Martel-Harper challenge list.

The list of books sent by author Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, to Prime Minister Harper.

Those read are highlighted.

44: The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
43: The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett
42: Gilgamesh, in an English version by Derrek Hines
41: Gilgamesh, in an English version by Stephen Mitchell
40: A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
39: Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones
38: Anthem, by Ayn Rand
37: A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift
36: Everything That Rises Must Converge, by Flannery O’Connor
35: Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas
34: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
33: Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
32: The Rez Sisters, by Tomson Highway
31: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
30: The Kreutzer Sonata, by Leo Tolstoy
29: Drown, by Junot Díaz
28: Read All About It!, by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush
27: To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
26: Birthday Letters, by Ted Hughes
25: The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi, by Larry Tremblay
24: Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett
23: Artists and Models, by Anaïs Nin
22: Meditations, by Marcus Aurellius
21: The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway
20: The Educated Imagination, by Northrop Frye
19: The Brothers Lionheart, by Astrid Lindgren; Imagine A Day, by Sarah L. Thomson and Rob Gonsalves; and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg
18: Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
17: The Island Means Minago, by Milton Acorn
16: Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
15: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson
14: Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
13: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
12: Maus, by Art Spiegelman
11: The Watsons, by Jane Austen
10: Miss Julia, by August Strindberg
9: Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel García Márquez
8: Short and Sweet: 101 very short poems, edited by Simon Armitage, published by Faber and Faber
7: Candide, by Voltaire
6: Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan
5: The Bhagavad Gita
4: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, by Elizabeth Smart
3: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie
2: Animal Farm, by George Orwell
1: The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy

Tbr...any two:
The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway
To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Completed books are highlighted.

5 comments:

  1. When you write about the Agatha Christie, you could contribute oyur posting to the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival
    http://acrccarnival.blogspot.com/

    If you already have postings about Agatha Christie books, feel free to contribute them any time

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  2. This is a pretty impressive list. I've only read a couple. To Kill a Mockingbird is wonderful. I look forward to your review after you've read it. I'm impressed by the challenges you've entered. Almost makes me regret not joining any new challenges this year . . . but not quite.

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  3. Nice posting. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?

    http://www.YogaVidya.com/gita.html

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  4. I loved Uncommon Reader. I also read Animal Farm a few weeks ago, for the first time, and thought it was wonderful.

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  5. I absolutely love To Kill a Mockingbird. My favorite novel ever.

    Thanks for joining the challenge for this quarter!

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