Saturday, October 03, 2009

Dewey's Books Challenge

For a while I have been thinking, that it would have been great IF Dewey's lovely blog would have NOT gone down. I would have loved to go there and edit my list of books or just hangout on her blog...
Most of you know, that I had a old blog that got deleted, as I was going through the old posts on that blog, I found this post in which I have listed some books for Dewey's challenge. I thought if all of us who have made lists like that, can come and put them all together... we might have a huge list of books that Dewey read!! I don't know, if anyone has done this, but if it has been done, I would love to contribute ~~

I have gone through her archives till Aug, 2006 - and here is my list so far~~

  1. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
  2. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  3. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  5. Property by Valerie Martin
  6. Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  7. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  8. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  9. The World According to Garp BY John Irving
  10. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  11. Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
  12. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  13. The Little Women by Katharine Weber
  14. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  15. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  16. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  17. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  18. Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

The above list of books are my fav recommendations from Dewey, and so they will remain for me to choose my next books!
But I have decided on the 5 books I am going to read!

  1. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen [ review ]
  3. Atonement by Ian Ewan
  4. Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
  5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini [review]
If you had created a list, you can leave the info here...
Let's see, if I can do this :)
Challenge Blog is here!
Have a good day! I am done with 2 of 5 :)


Veens said...

1. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
2. Monster - Walter Dean Myers
3. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
4. Coraline - Neil Gaimen
5. The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullmen

This lis I saw at Just Books []

Veens said...

Broken For You
The Echo Maker
We need to Talk About Kevin.

This list I got from Iliana's blog[]

Suko said...

Your to-read list is great!
I am not much of a list maker--except for shopping lists (and occasional "to do" lists). : )

Nina said...

Great list of books. Enjoy reading them :)

Stephanie said...

This looks like a terrific list. I love The Curious Incident, Year of Wonders, and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Meryl said...

Here are the books that I read for the challenge. I'm including links too, because (at least before Dewey's blog went down) I was quoting what she thought of the books too, so that might be interesting for some people.

1. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

2. Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos

3. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

4. March by Geraldine Brooks

5. Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford

6. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Beth F said...

I didn't sign up for the challenge, so I don't have books to contribute to your list.

S. Krishna said...

What a sweet idea, Veens!

1. Gifted - Nikita Lalwani
2. The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett
3. The Complete Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
4. The Post-Birthday World – Lionel Shriver
5. Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Adichie

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

What a great idea to keep a list of Deweys books!

I read the following for the challenge:

Invention Of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
Before I Die - Jenny Downham
Tale Of One Bad Rat - Bryan Talbot
American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott

And I think I may have jotted down a couple of other titles from Deweys blog. I'll take a look for them and add them if I find the notepaper.

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