First, thanks to Random.org we have a winner for Joshua Henkin’s signed copy of Matrimony. Congratulations to Michelle! Thanks again to Josh for the copy and for everyone who participated in the drawing.
Moving on to reading challenges once again. I am throwing in the towel on the Short Story reading challenge. Thank you to Kate for hosting. I was so close as I just needed one more short story collection and four short stories but what I did read I enjoyed a lot. Life Studies, Farewell Navigator and The Best Place to Be were all quite different and very enjoyable. I also got to read a couple of short stories by Alice Munro, finally. So I would definitely call this a success despite not finishing it.
Now, it was hard to pass up on challenges like My Year of Reading Dangerously, The World Citizen Challenge, the Manga challenge, and War Through the Generations challenge but I need some control over here. Still, I am squeezing in one more reading challenge and then just saving some room for shorter challenges, like the R.I.P. and Once Upon a Time challenges.
The challenge runs through the year and there are several options. I’m going to go with option two, which requires reading five books from Dewey’s reviews. Here are my choices:
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
- The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
- We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
- Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos
Now I just have one more challenge to wrap up, so I better go and finish that book. Hope everyone has a great weekend!