Number 22 on my 101 Things in 1001 Days List is: Completion Of At Least Two Yearly Reading Challenges.

I figured this goal would be easy for a crazed reading machine such as myself,

until I spent days upon weeks choosing just the right set of books.

And now feel more than one should be listed beneath the “a book that intimidates you” category.

At any rate – here’s the challenge for 2016, along with my picks.

Wish me luck, and let me know what’s on your reading challenge this year.

(Update: Check out how I did, (no  – no hints), and find out about the Challenge for 2017!)






a book published this year.  The Past: A Novel by Tessa Hadley

a book you can finish in a day. Howl – Allen Ginsberg

a book you’ve been meaning to read. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Cavino

a book you should have already read.  Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

a book chosen for you by someone. The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson. (Christmas present from J.)

a book published before you were born.  The Bible! This, most helpfully, goes right along with #94 on my 101 List.

a book published 100 years before you were born. The Idiot – Dostovevsky

a book which was banned at some point.  Stranger In A Strange Land – Robert Heinlein

a book you previously abandoned.  War & Peace – Tolstoy

a book you own but have never read.  The Willows In Winter by William Horwood. This read to our finding and reading the others in the series: The Willows At Christmas, Toad Triumphant, & The Willows and Beyond, aloud with Rory.

a book that intimidates you. Hmmm.. Well to be honest Moby Dick rather intimidates me – but really I think because I’ll find it dry and want to stop reading.

(My twenty-two year old son plowed his way through it – and has vowed never again!)

a book you’ve already read at least once.  The Dark Is Rising  – the entire series actually, by Susan Cooper, aloud with Rory


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