I just officially joined my first online book challenge, and I'm so excited!
I've joined the 451 Challenge.
This challenge, in the spirit of the "book people" from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, presents a list of books which, from what I can tell, provide essential ideas which should be passed down from generation to generation.
From the looks of it, this will be a fairly easy challenge, as the levels are pretty attainable:
Spark - read 1-2 books from the master list
Ember - read 3-4 books from the master list
Flame - read 5-6 books from the master list
Blaze - read 7 or more books from the master list
You're allowed to re-read books and to cross over with other challenges. Judging by this list, I've got a lot of them either on my already read and favorited list on Goodreads, or they're on my to-read shelf and sitting on my shelves here at home.
I can't wait until Jan. 1!
Here's the list of books I either own or have here at the library that I plan on reading (some of them, that is!):
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kahled Housseini
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
- Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
- Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
- The Iliad by Homer
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Stand by Stephen King
- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen