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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Saturday Review Challenge

Well. I just said, not even a week ago, that I wasn't going to join any other challenges until I finished one. I clearly remember myself saying that. But what's a goal for if not to be broken?

Semicolon is hosting a challenge for her Saturday Review of Books blog. The goal is to read 6 books that have been reviewed for the Saturday Review by the end of 2007. As you review each book you should go back and link it at the Review. Sounds easy enough? I went and reviewed the list to choose from, and wouldn't you know it, there are tons of books on there that are already on my TBR list! In fact, enough of them are on my other challenge lists that I'm really not adding many books at all to my challenges. How can I not sign up?

Here's my six:

  1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Also on my Dystopian list)
  2. Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro (ditto)
  3. Wicked by Maguire (Also on my TBR Challenge list)
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle (on my Newbery list)
  5. Sense and Sensibility by Austen (not on any list, but coming to my Inbox daily courtesy of
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseni (also not on any list, but a recent gift)


  1. Ella Minnow Pea by Dunn (TBR challenge alternative)
  2. Lean Mean Thirteen by Evanovich (I already have this one, I can't imagine I won't get it read before the end of the year. It's the one series I'm actually current on.)
  3. Shakespeare's Landlord by Harris (in the TBR)
  4. My Sister's Keeper by Picoult (Not on any list, but my best friend Gina recently sent it to me with glowing reviews)
  5. The Road by McCarthy (on my Book Awards Challenge list)
  6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by See (in the TBR)


  1. It's hard to resist when the books are already on your TBR. This looks like a good one.

  2. Hi! Got there from J's Thoughts & Musings and I'll have to add you to my ever expanding Google Blog Reader...I too write about books (and lots of etc.) Hope to see you visit sometime!

  3. So glad to see you are joining the challenge! I am really having fun on the Dystopian Challenge, by the way.

  4. I'm a bit nervous, I get so excited about joining but never actually read the books. I'm determined to get a challenge FINISHED soon though!

    Di, nice to see ya. I *know* I've read J's Thoughts and Musings, but can't seem to find my bookmark. I hate that!

    Becky, glad you're enjoying the challenge! It's one of those I need to get moving on and it's MY challenge!

  5. I think it's perfectly reasonable for you to join this new challenge since so many of the books fit into your other challenges too. It's not as if you're adding *that* many new books. That would be my rationalization, anyway. :)

  6. Dangit~~ I saw this on the novel challenge book group and like some of the others I have trying trying to avoid, but I'm not sure if I am strong enough...can't resist... :)

    Looks like you have a great list of books. I loved the handmaid's tale and would love to re-read it.


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