Wednesday, December 01, 2010

2010 Bibliophilic Books Challenge - Completed

The 2010 Bibliophilic Books Challenge was one of my favorite challenges of this or any year – I just can't get enough of books about books. The challenge was hosted (and is still being hosted, until the end of the month) by Lesley of A Life in Books. I signed up at the "Bookworm" level (three books), and almost made it to "Litlover" (six books). I even managed to review most of the books I read, although I haven't been very good about remembering to post my reviews to the challenge review site (my brain is old and slow – just like my body).

Here's my list of books read, with links to my reviews:
  1. The Anthologist. Nicholson Baker
  2. The Forgotten Garden. Kate Morton
  3. The Egypt Game. Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  4. The Inheritance. Simon Tolkien
  5. People of the Book. Geraldine Brooks (Review to come)
I thoroughly enjoyed them all, even though I wasn't quite as wowed by People of the Book as I had expected to be (explanation to come in my review).

I had hoped to get in a nonfiction work or two, but it just didn't happen. Maybe next time around (if there is one). My thanks to Lesley for hosting and to all the other participants for helping me add many, many new titles to my already overwhelming TBR list!


  1. Well done! It's always great to outdo what you expected to do in a challenge :)

  2. Nice job!! I'm interested to read your review of People of the Book -- I actually really enjoyed it, but I really like books that delve into history with multiple characters, going from one time period to another,e tc., etc...!

  3. Great job! :)I've enjoyed reading your reviews along the way!

  4. Awesome job! People of the Book was lukewarm for me, too. Oh well, can't wow um all!


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