To Be Read Challenge at Stray Talk
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To Be Read Challenge

To Be Read Challenge The To Be Read Challenge is hosted by MizB at Solely Books.

Pick 12 books – one for each month of 2008 – that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.

OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)

Then, starting January 1, 2008, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31, 2008. :o)

(for more information, please read the challenge FAQs)

My list:

  1. Annika Larsdotter: barnamörderska; Inger Lövkrona — finished on 9th June, 2008
  2. Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill; Jessica Stern
  3. Djur som brottsoffer; Helena Striwing
  4. Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind; Charles Nicholl
  5. Den hemlösa sexualitetet: en antologi — finished on 23rd February, 2008
  6. On the Road; Jack Kerouac
  7. Anansi Boys; Neil Gaiman
  8. Darkly Dreaming Dexter; Jeff Lindsay
  9. Sandman: The Kindly Ones; Neil Gaiman et al. — finished 29th June, 2008
  10. Clownen Jac; Hjalmar Bergman
  11. Hey Nostradamus!; Douglas Coupland — finished on 15th March, 2008
  12. Cold Comfort Farm; Stella Gibbons — finished 18th June, 2008

Twelve alternates:

  1. Madame Bovary; Gustave Flaubert
  2. The Last of the Mohicans; James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Dracula; Bram Stoker
  4. Soul Mates: Bound by Blood; Jourdan Lane
  5. Power Play; JM Snyder
  6. America (the book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction; John Stewart
  7. Don’t Panic; Neil Gaiman
  8. The Gun Seller; Hugh Laurie
  9. Wintersmith; Terry Pratchett
  10. Greenwitch; Susan Cooper
  11. The God Delusion; Richard Dawkins
  12. Grapes of Wrath; John Steinbeck