Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Year of Reading Dangerously

Another day, another challenge to join - yep, I'm a glutton. I've actually been eyeing this one for a while - it's a great idea, and Andi rocks. Besides, it has such a cool button! =) So here are the rules:

Your job: Read 12 books you deem "dangerous." between January 1st and December 31st 2009. They may be banned or challenged books, new-to-you genres, books that seem to inhabit a permanent space on your stacks, or authors you're afraid of. The possibilities are endless! If it's dangerous to you, it's challenge-worthy to us!

Instead of breaking the year down into monthly Mr. Linky's, we'll be hosting one ongoing Linky this year. We'll post updates and notices to participants in sticky posts at the top of the blog, but your reading will be the centerpiece of this site. Whenever you finish a dangerous book, come leave the link to your review so other participants can ogle your accomplishments.

I have started a list - these are all books that have been banned or challenged, and several are on my lists for other challenges, so that is a nice bonus! Here's my starting point:

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - banned book (finished 2/27/09, rated 8/10)
Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Beloved by Toni Morrison
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Incantation by Alice Hoffman - magical realism (finished 4/20/09, rated 8/10)
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - graphic novel (finished 9/7/09, rated 8/10)
Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed by Marc Blatte - noir (finished 9/19/09, rated 7/10)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac - beat, spontaneous prose (finished 10/09, rated 5/10)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have started a challenge of reading the Modern Library's 100 best books in 100 weeks. I really like your site!