October 8, 2009

Books to Read Before I Die Challenge 2010

Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea is hosting this challenge.
Here are the guidelines - copy/pasted from Diane's blog.
  1. Between now and December 31, 2009, make a list of between 10 and 20 Books to Read Before You Die. (depending on interest, this may be an annual event challenge).
  2. The books on your list can come from your stacks or the library, and be in print or audio format.
  3. Once you've created your post with tentative titles, THEN sign up using Mr. Linky, by pasting the link to your post, along with your name/blog name. This is how you will be registered. Finalize your list by 12/31/09 (no changes to the list after 12/31/09).
  4. NOTE: If you don't have a blog, you can still sign up and join in the fun.
  5. All bloggers who complete the challenge will be entered in giveaway to win an Amazon Gift Card.
  6. Questions/comments, please feel free to comment or email me.
For my list, I went through my To Read/own list on GoodReads. I sorted it oldest to newest (as far as the date that I added them to my account) and picked the first 10 that jumped out at me.

  1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  2. Bag of Bones by Stephen King
  3. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
  6. Marked by PC Cast and Kristen Cast -- read March 2010
  7. Terminator Salvation by Timothy Zahn -- read February 2010
  8. 50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber
  9. 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber
  10. 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber
Finalized: December 30, 2009


  1. Kylee...thanks so much for joining the challenge. I've read 7/20 from your list and enjoyed them. I also selected books I own, to help me get my stacks down. ENJOY the challenge and thanks again.

  2. I have read five of the works you list-I have a copy of Hand Maiden's Tale and hope to read that soon-I will look forward to reading your posts

  3. I like the way you picked your books. I should do that...I'm still trying to decide which to add.


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