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Monday, July 28, 2008

Completed - 1% Well-Read Challenge

I finally finished the 1% Well-Read Challenge.

The challenge was to read 10 books on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list in 10 months. I completed the challenge in just a little over two months. Yay!

You can check out my list of the books I chose to read below and they are linked to my reviews of the books.


Amanda's 1% Well-Read List

1. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood (Finished May 20, 2008)

2. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (Finished May 22, 2008)

3. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (Finished May 30, 2008)

4. The Light of Day - Graham Swift (Finished June 01, 2008)

5. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (Finished June 10, 2008)

6. The Colour - Rose Tremain (Finished June 20, 2008)

7. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks (Finished July 09, 2008)

8. Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson (Finished July 12, 2008)

9. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston (Finished July 15, 2008)

10. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (Finished July 24, 2008)

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11. Summer - Edith Wharton (Finished July 31, 2008)

12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon (Finished August 5, 2008)

13. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje (Finished August 21, 2008)

14. Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel (Finished September 14, 2008)

15. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (Finished September 19, 2008)

16. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James (Finished October 06, 2008)

17. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Finished October 21, 2008)

18. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (Finished February 06, 2009)

19. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote (Finished March 04, 2009)

20. Rabbit, Run - John Updike (Finished March 12, 2009)

21. If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino (Finished March 25, 2009)

22. 1984 - George Orwell (Finished April 15, 2009)

23. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Finished June 07, 2009)

24. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Finished October 11, 2009)

25. The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens (Finished October 20, 2009)

26. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys (Finished October 23, 2009)

27. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway (Finished October 30, 2009)

28. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (Finished December 4, 2009)

29. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (Finished December 10, 2009)

30. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll (Finished December 22, 2009)

31. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Path (Finished December 23, 2009)

32. Persuasion - Jane Austen (Finished December 28, 2009)

33. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac (Finished December 31, 2009)

34. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (Finished February 08, 2010)

35. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (re-read) (Finshed February 17, 2010)

6 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Great reading, Amanda!!!

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  2. Oh, I totally hate you! (I mean that in the nicest possible way of course. :) )

    I've had to put this challenge on hold b/c I got myself into too many other ones - ugh. I AM working on one of the books right now, but it's my back-up-read, so I only pick it up from time to time. I can see that I'll be cramming for this one come January ...

    Congratulations though - even though I don't like you right now ... LOL

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  3. Congratulations! Technically, I've finished as well, but I've decided to continue reading, especially since there are so many books on the list that look good.

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  4. Wow! Congrats on finishing. This one is kind of perpetual for me since I hope to always be reading books from this very long list, but in terms of the challenge I'm a little behind...

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  5. I'm happy to see two Margaret Atwood books on there. She's one of my favorite authors.

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  6. That was fast! Congratulations!

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