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Sunday, January 3, 2010

451 Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Elizabeth who created the 451 Challenge blog. Again, do to my extreme laziness I copied and pasted all important information.



Here is how it will work: between January 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010, participants are challenged to read books on the 451 master list. There will be several levels of participation:


Spark - read 1-2 books from the master list
Ember - read 3-4 books from the master list
Flame - read 5-6 books from the master list
Blaze - read 7 or more books from the master list



I will attempt the BLAZE level - let's hope I don't get burned ;)



451 MASTER LIST

  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • A Bend in the River - V.S. Naipaul
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • A Confederacy of Dunces - John O'Toole
  • A Solitary Blue - Cynthia Voigt
  • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  • Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
  • Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  • Ashes in the Wind - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  • Blake's Poetry & Designs - William Blake
  • Blindness - Jose Saramago
  • Call It Sleep - Henry Roth
  • Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  • Centennial - James Michener
  • Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
  • Collected Poems - Robert Frost
  • Collected Poems - William Butler Yeats
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Cry, The Beloved Country - Alan Paton
  • Demonology - Rick Moody
  • Devil in the White City - Erik Larsen
  • Diaries of Anais Nin - Anais Nin
  • Different Seasons - Stephen King
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC - Dr. Seuss
  • Dr. Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise - Ruth Reichel
  • Geek Love - Katherine Dunne
  • Going After Cacciato - Tim O'Brien
  • Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Greengage Summer - Rumer Godden
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  • I Am America and So Can You! - Stephen Colbert
  • I Am David - Ann Holm
  • In This House of Brede - Rumer Godden
  • Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
  • Islandia - Austin Tappan Wright
  • Izzy Willy Nilly - Cynthia Voigt
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
  • Julius Ceasar - William Shakespeare
  • Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
  • Legends of Pensam - Mamang Dai
  • Les Miserable - Victor Hugo
  • Little Boy Lost - Marghanita Laski
  • Little Women - Louise May Alcott
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night - Eugene O'Neill
  • Love You Forever - Robert Munsch
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers
  • Maus - Art Spiegelman
  • Maus II - Art Spiegelman
  • Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot
  • My Invented Country - Isabel Allende
  • Night - Elie Wiesel
  • Night at the Circus - Angela Carter
  • Nursery Rhymes - Mother Goose
  • Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis
  • Paco's Story - Larry Heinemann
  • Paradise Lost - John Milton
  • Parthian Stations - John Ash
  • Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
  • Perfume - Patrick Suskind
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • Piercing the Darkness - Frank Peretti
  • Pitch Dark - Renata Adler
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Quarantine - Jim Crace
  • Rabbit is Rich - John Updike
  • Rasero - Francisco Rebolledo
  • River's End - Nora Roberts
  • Roots - Alex Haley
  • Sam Bangs and Moonshine - Evaline Ness
  • Sea Glass - Anita Shreve
  • Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 - Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
  • Silence - Shusaku Endo
  • Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
  • South Riding - Winifred Holtby
  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Karen Russell
  • Summer of my German Soldier - Bette Green
  • Ten Tales Tall and True - Alasdair Gray
  • Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights
  • The Autograph Man - Zadie Smith
  • The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  • The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Beginning and the End - Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson
  • The Blindfold - Siri Hustvedt
  • The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • The Butcher Boy - Patrick McCabe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare - William Shakespeare
  • The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas
  • The Courage of Their Convictions: Sixteen Americans Who Fought Their Way to the Supreme Court - Peter Irons
  • The Double Helix - James D. Watson
  • The Dragonridgers of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  • The Family from One End Street - Eve Garnett
  • The Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye
  • The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
  • The Golems of Gotham - Thane Rosenbaum
  • The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
  • The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
  • The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom
  • The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein
  • The Hours - Michael Cunningham
  • The Iliad - Homer
  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  • The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
  • The Joy of Cooking - Rombauer, Becker, and Becker
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein
  • The Love of a Good Woman - Alice Munro
  • The Magic of Ordinary Days - Ann Howard Creel
  • The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
  • The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
  • The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene
  • The Ring and the Book - Robert Browning
  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 - Sue Townsend
  • The Shadow of the WInd - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx
  • The Sleep Book - Dr. Seuss
  • The Stand - Stephen King
  • The Story Girl - L.M. Montgomery
  • The Story of a Mariage - Andrew Sean Greer
  • The Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu
  • The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffinegger
  • The Way of Herbs - Michael Tierra
  • The Worst Hard Time - Timothy Egan
  • The Yiddish Policeman's Union - Michael Chabon
  • This Present Darkness - Frank Peretti
  • Time and Again - Jack Finney
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
  • Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  • We the Living - Ayn Rand
  • We Were the Mulvaneys - Joyce Carol Oates
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
  • Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson
  • Women in the Wall - Julia O'Faolian
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad to have you join us! I think it will be a fun year - can't wait to see which books you choose. =)

margaret said...

Thanks Elizabeth :) It looks like a really good challenge! I can't wait to see which books I choose either! :P

Brook Stableford said...

This is truly inspiring. Barbara Kingsolver will be presenting writers' workshops at the San Miguel Writers Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico February 19-23 2010. I just signed up. It looks like a rare opportunity to meet her. Are you going?

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Phantom of the Opera,i have bought tickets from http://ticketfront.com/event/Phantom_of_the_Opera-tickets looking forward to it.