Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What I'm Going to Read

This was a hard list for me to create. First, there are just so many possibilities to choose from, and second, because the challenge lasts a whole year, I'm tempted to bite off more than I can chew but I'm forcing myself to be somewhat reasonable (one book a month, for a total of 12). Here's my list:

  • Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace (Giller Prize 1996)
  • Jung Chang - Wild Swans (British Book Award 1994)
  • Beverly Cleary - Dear Mr. Henshaw (Newbery 1984)
  • Karen Cushman - The Midwife's Apprentice (Newbery 1996)
  • John Grogan - Marley & Me (Quill Award in Biography/Memoir 2006)
  • E. L. Konigsburg - The View from Saturday (Newbery 1997)
  • Yann Martel - Life of Pi (Man Booker Prize 2002)
  • Susan Patron - The Higher Power of Lucky (Newbery 2007)
  • Louis Sachar - Holes (Newbery 1999)
  • Wallace Stegner - Angle of Repose (Pulitzer Prize in Fiction 1972)
  • Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots & Leaves (British Book Award 2004)
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (Pulitzer Prize in History 1991)


  1. We picked 4 books in common for this challenge so it will be interesting to see what we both think.

  2. We have 3 books in common (all Newbery) and I love Alias Grace and that midwifery book looks so good!

    Thanks for promoting the carnival! :)

  3. I spent so much time trying to pick out books for this challenge! I think we have a few in common. (Of course, I'm in the Newberry Challenge too. I think I'm reading all the ones you have listed!)

  4. I think I better join this so that I can make myself read (and relax/enjoy life) more. Glad I saw it while visiting you.

  5. I find your list very interesting. Look forward to your reviews. Happy Reading!

    My Own Little Reading Room

  6. I really hope you'll like Wild Swans. I loved it!