Sunday, January 10, 2010

Challenge Completed: 2nds Challenge 2009

This is another challenge I completed in 2009, but have yet to write a wrap-up for. Another challenge hosted by J. Kaye (of J. Kaye's Book Blog), the 2nds Challenge ran throughout 2009, and ended on December 31. The idea was to read at least twelve books by authors you'd only read once before.

This one was a lot of fun since it encouraged me to revisit authors I had enjoyed in the past, and allowed me to dive into some of those books that had been on my TBR list for many years.

Here's my list of books read (with links to reviews where reviews exist):
  1. A.S. Byatt: Angels & Insects
  2. Dan Brown: Angels & Demons
  3. Eudora Welty: The Optimist's Daughter
  4. Douglas Preston: Brimstone (with Lincoln Child) [review to come]
  5. Penelope Lively: Moon Tiger [review to come]
  6. Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Angel's Game [review to come]
  7. John Updike: Rabbit Is Rich
  8. Ellen Gilchrist: Victory Over Japan
  9. Lincoln Child: Dance of Death (with Douglas Preston) [review to come]
  10. Susan Hill: The Woman in Black
  11. Bram Stoker: The Lair of the White Worm
  12. E.L. Doctorow: Homer & Langley [review to come]
It would be really hard to choose a favorite from this bunch, but if forced I'd probably have to settle on Updike's Rabbit Is Rich. It's really a beautifully written book.

I want to thank J. Kaye for hosting the challenge, and all the other participants for so many great reviews. My TBR list has been dangerously expanded once again!


  1. I noticed I have a Eudora Welty book on Mt TBR the other day, and I read she's left handed, as am I. It seems I keep circling her, so maybe I'll land on one of her books soon :-)

  2. Congratulations on a job well done!

  3. Congratulations on a job well done. There will be a giveaway for the participants of this reading challenge at the end of the month. Come by and enter if you'd like.


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