Saturday, February 24, 2007

COMPLETED ON: 11-08-07

Yep...I have decided to join in on this one, as well. All you have to do is choose books from the New York Times Notable Books 2006 list, then you are in, too! If you'd like to engage in some booktalk with others reading from the same list, click here.

1. Half of a Yellow Sun (Adichie)

One Good Turn (Atkinson)
Finished on 5-26-07

Eat, Pray, Love (Gilbert)
Finished on 1-15-07

The Inhabited World (Long)
Finished on 3-25-07

*5. The Road (McCarthy)

Finished on 4-3-07
Finished on 10-16-07

7. Suite Francaise (Nemirovsky)

Beasts of No Nation (Iweala)
Finished on 3-29-07

9. The Echo Maker (Powers)
Did Not Finish

Reading Like a Writer (Prose)
Finished on 11-5-06

*11. Everyman (Roth)
Finished on 5-22-07

Digging to America (Tyler)
Finished on 9-7-06

Finished on 8-6-07

Arthur and George (Barnes)
Did Not Finish

Skinner's Drift (Fugard)
Finished on 11-08-07

The Places In Between (Stewart)
Finished on 10-31-07

*Clicking on a title will link you to "Thoughts of Joy..."


  1. Joy, I hope you'll also post your reviews at the group blog! It is easy to be listed as a contributor to the blog...just let Ariel know by sending her your email address and she'll send you an invitation to join. Thanks for joining us! Should be fun!

  2. OH, I forgot to mention...if you join the group blog, THIS blog (your home site) will be linked so that readers can come on over. What I'm doing is posting my reviews there with an additional link to the "original" on my own blog.

  3. Are these the ones you plan on reading, Joy? I can hardly wait for you to participate in the lively discussion we are having about 'Suite Francaise' over there. The more the merrier.

  4. This is a great list, Joy! (If you would like to cross-post it to the other blog, we can try to form some sort of delightful collection of all of our to-do lists. But there is certainly no obligation to cross-post :) .)

    There is a lot of overlap between our lists - I am really looking forward to exchanging notes with you on these books, and hearing what you think about the ones that didn't make it onto my list (yet). And I second kookiejar's sentiment about hearing what you think of "Suite Francaise." I am really enjoying our conversation about it on the group blog.

  5. Wendy ~ I'm all signed and linked up! :) Thanks for thinking of it.

    Kookie ~ Yes, this is my list. I only wanted to read 12 (in general, one a month) and I already read three, so I incorporated them into my full list.

    As for SUITE FRANCAISE, I haven't read that yet, and I probably won't get to it for awhile. I'll have to go back and read what you guys had to say about it.

    Pour of Tor ~ I'll look into the cross-posting on another day (probably tomorrow - Sunday). I'm fading fast here and I want to read a little tonight, too. :) I would be finishing many more books if I weren't on the computer all the time! I'm sure you know what I mean. :) Thanks for all the work you have done regarding this challenge. It already has been fun.

  6. Welcome to the challenge Joy! Should be fun to read and compare notes on these books :0) Happy reading!

  7. A few of these are waiting for me in the pile near my bed!! Sigh...I can't possibly join another challenge when I'm failing with my existing challenges! hehe Have fun!!

  8. Kim ~ Thank you. :) I like the format of using a blog. It's fun!

    Heather ~ BUT...if you're going to read them anyway... :)


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