Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge
I got this book last year, and I like it. For one thing, I like lists. For another, I like that someone else took the time to tell me what books are important - otherwise I might never have known. I realize that it's sort of subjective, and it's impossible to narrow down the actual list of the most important books in the world. Also, it's impossible for me to read everything in this book. But that won't stop me from trying!

This challenge is hosted by Caitie at Pub Writes. The title link above takes you to her original post with all the rules and whatnot, but the general idea is this: Choose the level you want and read at least that many books from the List at some point throughout the year.

I choose to read at the "Made the Olympic Team" level, which means I have to read 6-10 books from this list. This seems like a lot, but I am confident that I'll be able to use books from this challenge for other challenges too - like the Back to the Classics Challenge and the Banned Books Challenge.

I will keep my list updated here, and I will link to each post I read for my books. Wish me luck!

1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera


  1. if you're up for the 1001 books challenge, you might also be interested in the spreadsheet or iPhone app which help you track your progress with the list

    Head on over to my book blog for more.

  2. I'm working on the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read list. Much more do-able for me.

    Did you join in for the Readathon? If not, it is not too late!

    my post for the Readathon.
    I love to have you stop by and say hello!