Monday, March 17, 2008

Very belatedly, my list for 2008

So crazy has my life been over the last few months that I am only now getting back to challenges I set myself at the end of 2007. It was only last night (in mid-March!!!) that I began setting my mind to the task of picking notable books from last year to make up my challenge for 2008.

I enjoyed the New York Times list last year, so this year my goal will be to read (or more accurately, to have read, since some of these books I read in their actual year of publication) 12 books from the 2007 list. Here they are:

  1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  2. Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
  3. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan [READ]
  4. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  5. Remainder by Tom McCarthy
  6. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  7. The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
  8. What is the What by Dave Eggers
  9. Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
  10. Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling [READ, click for my review]
  12. The Gathering by Anne Enright
Hurrah! I am really looking forward to diving into these, after what has been a long hiatus from pleasure reading.

[Cross-posted at Sycorax Pine.]

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Welcome back, Ariel!!! Your list looks great :)