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Notable Books Challenge Selections

Wendy is hosting the Notable Books Challenge with very flexible rules. Read as many books from any of the 2007 "Notable" lists between January 1-December 31, 2008. I am very glad to participate in this challenge because there are some great books listed.

After perusing the lists, here are my selections for this challenge:

1) The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta (NYT Most Notable)  Completed January 12, 2008 (review)
2) Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo (NYT Most Notable) - also reading for Themed Reading Challenge Completed February 23, 2008 (review)
3) Exit Ghost by Philip Roth (NYT Most Notable) Completed August 29, 2008 (review)
4) Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (PW Best Book) completed October 2, 2008 (review)
5) The Gathering by Anne Enright (NYT Most Notable) - also reading for Man Booker Challenge completed July 6, 2008 (review)
6) Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe (PW Best Book) completed May 2, 2008 (review)
7) The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (NYT Most Notable and PW Best Book) - also reading for Man Booker Challenge completed January 13, 2008 (review)
8) Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (NYT Most Notable) - also reading for Themed Reading Challenge completed April 8, 2008 (review)

I am not designating any alternates at this time, but if I read more than these eight selections, I will add it to the challenge. There is always something reviewed by a challenge participant that sounds so intriguing : I will have to add it!


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Dec. 16th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
I have been drooling over the NYT booklist several times this month but I haven't allowed myself to buy anything from it yet. I wish more of them were out in paperback! I'm starting a book club with some girlfriends and I think our first selection will be from the NY Times list, so I'm really looking forward to treating myself.
Dec. 16th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
I was able to treat myself today with a $25 Borders gift card that I received from my employer and bought "Atonement" by Ian McEwan and "The Gathering" by Anne Endwright (both paperbacks, thank goodness). I hope you get to treat yourself soon!
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