2013 Challenges

Being part of several online book clubs, I challenged myself a couple of times already… Here’s the 2013 Challenges that I will have to complete (such a crazy idea I’m telling you) :

1st Challenge :   

Lord Of the Flies by W. Golding

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Love of the Last Tycoon by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

11/22/63 by Stephen King

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtenay

Jazz by Toni Morrison

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The World According to Garp by John Irving.

2nd Challenge : Classic authors only (meaning publish before 2003) 

A The Crucible by Arthur Miller
B

C In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
D Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
E American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

F All The Sad Young Men by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

G

H The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hamingway
I The World According to Garp by John Irving
J A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
K The Trial by Franz Kafka

L Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay

M Oswald’s Tale : An American Mystery by Norman Mailer
N

O Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
P The Murders Of the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe

Q

R

S The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

T The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
U

V

W The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
X

Y

Z La Fortune des Rougon by Emile Zola

3rd Challenge : 80 books read in 2013 

So far… 38/80

1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

2. A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

3. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

5. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

6. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

7. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally

8. Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

9. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

10. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

11. The Known World by Edward P. Jones

12. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

13. Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Zamonia, #2) by Walter Moers

14. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

15. Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery by Norman Mailer

16. The World According to Garp by John Irving

17. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

18. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

19. The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

20. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

21. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

22. Live by Night, Dennis Lehane

23. The Crucible, Arthur Miller

24. All The Sad Young Men, Francis Scott Fitzgerald

25. Claude Gueux, Victor Hugo

26. Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné, Victor Hugo

27. Frenchman’s Creek, Daphné Du Maurier

28. Le Procès, Franz Kafka

29. The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest Hemingway

30. The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

31. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

32. The Poe Shadow, Matthew Pearl

33. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

34. The Moon Is Down, John Steinbeck

35. The Murders of the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe

36. Joyland, Stephen King

37. Clock Without Hands, Carson McCullers

38. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen

… yes, I know…

I’ll keep you posted !

…. In the end, the 31st of December 2013 I finished my 97th book of the year… yeah me !

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