Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Books for the Dewey Reading Challenge

I spent a lot of time yesterday browsing Dewey's archives. What a lot of good books and good thoughts to be found there. Just another reminder of how much Dewey will be missed. She really managed to write a lot of great posts not to mention reading a lot of books. For the challenge in her honor (read more about it here) I have decided to go with option # 1, which is about finding a book Dewey mentioned or reviewed since she began her blog, meaning that I have picked a book from the years 2003-2008.
2003: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
2005: Property by Valerie Martin
2006: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
2007: Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn (actually, this will be two books, as Secret of the Unicorn is part one of two. The second one is called Red Rackham's Treasure)
2008: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I can't wait to get started. What about you? Have you decided which books to read yet?

10 comments:

Jaxon said...

I need to check out this challenge. I love the Outlander series and I'm jealous that you get to experience it for the first time. It's such a great story.

Beth F said...

I'm with Jaxon -- I love the Outlander series too. I'm waiting for the next book to come out (fall 2009).

Bogsider said...

Thanks for the comments both of you. I have heard so much about this series, but never got around to actually read any of them. So I figured now would be a good time to start, plus I can put that book on my Xmas-wishlist ;-)

Nymeth said...

The Color Purple is a wonderful choice. Not only because it's a great book, but because Dewey often mentioned how much it meant to her.

I still need to read the Outlander series myself.

Bogsider said...

Thanks Nymeth. That is wonderful to know. Really. Thanks for sharing that. I don't know why I never read it. I haven't seen the movie either. I did pick it up from the library (the book) a few years ago but never got around to actually read it. But now I will.

bkclubcare said...

I want to do this challenge but I think I'll select my choices after Christmas.

Krissi said...

I read, "The Other Boleyn Girl," it was very well written. It was my first trip into Historical Fiction and I enjoyed it. A little (okay a lot) of it is about sex. I learned all kinds of new words while reading it. :)

Bogsider said...

Thanks Krissi - I am looking forward to learn some new words as well ;-)

Bellezza said...

I'm doing this challenge, too. I really enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog...and The Other Bolyen Girl; I hopr you do as well. It's been nice to meet you through the Advent tour, and thanks for continuing to visit me.

Bogsider said...

You're welcome Bellezza. I enjoy visiting your blog and I look forward to this challenge and it seems like I have picked some good books :-)