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For this challenge, I read 10 titles from the new "1001" list (with links to reviews):
  1. The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro (review)
  2. Schindler's Ark, by Thomas Kenneally (review)
  3. The Siege of Krishnapur, by J.G. Farrell (review)
  4. The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton (review)
  5. Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons (review)
  6. Vernon God Little, by D.B.C. Pierre (review)
  7. The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler (review)
  8. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee (review)
  9. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf (review)
  10. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka (review)
Favorite Book of the Challenge: The Remains of the Day. This 5-star read will make my 2009 Top 5.

Least Favorite Book: The Long Goodbye. I couldn't get into the characters or the plot.

What I Learned: I was able to learn more about Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf. The "1001 list" continued to be a good source of reading ideas, even after its revision in 2008. I'll be reading more of these titles in 2010.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting this challenge!


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Nov. 24th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
I finished this challenge earlier on, and was amazed at home many incredible books I ended up reading as part of the challenge. From your list, I've read a couple (Schindler's Ark and Disgrace), and both are all-time favourites.

Congratulations on finishing.
Nov. 24th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Sorry - should've commented as myself!
Just so used to being signed in......
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