Saturday, October 25, 2008 By: Suzanne

The Whitcoulls Challenge

Whitcoulls List

Ok, I've decided to become a part of the book challenge world. From what I can tell these are addictive. Everyone I've been reading has 10 or more challenges they're working through! I can't think of a better addiction. Here's the rules:

Read Your Way Through The Whitcoulls Top 100 List.

* From November 15th, 2008 to November 15th, 2009.

The Rules:
* Pick one of the 4 "Top 100" lists linked below and decide how many books (at least 4) you want to read from that list.
* The initial 4 have to be 'new' reads (new to you, that is).
* Books beyond the initial 4 may be rereads.
* All books may be cross-overs for other challenges.
* Audio-books are A-OK :)
* You may change your list at any time.
* If you read enough books to actually complete one of the "Top 100" lists, I'll make a post in your honour!

I was looking through the 2008 list and realized I've read at least half the books on that list. So, I'm going to start with that list and see if I can make it a full 100! I decided to pick books that I've wanted to read for awhile but have yet to get around to. Here are my first four:

1. The Power of One - Bruce Courtenay
2. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
3. Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
4. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller (I know, I know, but I'm finally gonna read it!)

As I finish these and blog about them, I'll add more to the list until time is up.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm . . . this challenge may need further investigation - it sounds fun! Just a warning: you won't be able to stop at just reading the Twilight book. I'm. not. kidding. I am on my third time through the series. Maybe I shouldn't admit that, but no matter - I don't care if I'm pathetic. *wink*

I am reading David Copperfield (while I'm still reading Twilight hehehe)and having a difficult time getting into it. It seems with most of the classics I've read - it is always a slow build up. After I finish Copperfield, I've got Gulliver's Travels waiting.

I also saw She's Come Undone on your list. I purchased it back in April of this year, but my sister-in-law told me that it was depressing. What are your thoughts?

tonyablum said...

I read "She's Come Undone" right after I read "I know this much is true" because I loved that book so much that I wanted something else by that author. His topics are very depressing but they are stories about real people with real, messy lives and things don't always have a happy endings. The main character goes through some serious hard times and she's not all that likable the first half of the book but I was sucked in immediately and just plain loved the book.