For those of you who follow my blog you know that I like reading challenges. Some of the reading challenge lists are quite large, and others are much smaller.
A smaller challenge was to read all the Sherlock Holmes adventures.
A related challenge was the The Professor Challenger Challenge.
I have also read almost every Newbery award winner. There are a few very old runners-up that I have not been able to easily get my hands on. This is of course a challenge that has to be updated each year.
I have also read all the Pulitzer winners for Fiction, and this is also a challenge that has to be updated each year. I usually try and predict and read the winner before it is announced.
My biggest reading challenge to be completed is Mr. Hill’s Novel List. It was a list of novels given to us by our high school English teacher. We could read any of the books on the list and take a test for extra credit.
I am also working on the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list and the Gilmore Girls Book List.
Which brings me to the inspiration for my post tonight.
I picked up 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich and brought it home. A quick scan through the list of books showed that I have only read about 300 on the list. This list is much different than the 1001 Books list as it is split about 50/50 with Fiction and Non-Fiction. It also includes books for younger readers.
I will probably make a spreadsheet of the books and start keeping track of which ones I have completed. I can always use another challenge.
Of course, this post is only a sample of my challenges, but I guess that I should mention one more since I have almost completed it.
Do you have any book challenges you are completing?