Notable Books Challenge (2008)

The tedious fullness of my schedule this year has prevented me from participating as I should in the Notable Books Blog, Wendy's successor to the 2007 New York Times Notable Books Challenge (drawn from the 2006 New York Times Notable Books list). Now, at long last, I am ready to leap back into the breach with a list for my own 2008 challenge. I enjoyed the New York Times list last year, so this year my goal will be to read (or more accurately, to have read, since some of these books I read in their actual year of publication) 12 books from the 2007 list. Here they are:

  1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  2. Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
  3. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan [READ]
  4. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  5. Remainder by Tom McCarthy
  6. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  7. The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
  8. What is the What by Dave Eggers
  9. Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
  10. Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling [READ, click for my review]
  12. The Gathering by Anne Enright
To visit the blog, see the very supportive rules for participating in it, or to join, go to the Notable Books Blog.

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