Monday, January 12, 2009

More reading

OK, so I have changed my mind (again) and I'm going to do the Reading dangerously challenge (My Year of Reading Dangerously) properly. Here are the 6 other books I'm adding to my list:

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger: thanks for the suggestion, Cheryl. I read this book years ago in Spanish and I've been meaning to read it in English for a while now, so this is the perfect opportunity.

Forgotten Voices, by Max Author: I wouldn't normally read a book about war, so that's the challenge. Also, I do want to learn more about WWI as I feel there is not enough information out there about it (certainly not as much as about WWII)

Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden: I got this book as a present many years ago, and I want to read it, and then watch the film to compare them.

The Secret Story, by Donna Tartt: I have never read anything by Donna Tart, so it's a new author to try!

Also, two books that have been on my shelves for a really long time: Prozac Nation, by Elizabeth Wurtzel, and White Teeth, by Zadie Smith.

Phew, I better start on one of this soon. Not today, though. This is my first week back at work after more than a year and I'm EXHAUSTED in the evenings, so I'm reading something light and funny: Remember me? by Sophie Kinsella (of Shopaholic fame!)


  1. Oh, how could I forget to mention Catcher in the Rye - and I think you will enjoy Donna Tartt.
    I am so in awe that you are going to be reading all of these, especially as English is not your first language!
    ( I think ? please correct me if I'm wrong :)

  2. No, you're right, Spanish is my first language! But I like reading books in their original language when I can. Anyway, we'll see if I manage to read all of these in 2009, I'm very excited about the challenge side of it, and I'd have to blog about the books when I'd read them so that'd help keeping motivated... hopefully!

  3. Great additions, especially my very favorite Catcher in the Rye.

    You asked about how I was doing - I've gotten a couple reads down so far in my Children's Favourites to include THE BFG by Roald Dahl ;) and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. I'm keeping a list of books I am reading on the sidebar.

  4. hi B, thanks for stopping by my blog. i'm glad you did because i discovered that you too are doing the year of reading dangerously. i've not yet read a single book this year that i deem dangerous and i've been feeling a bit guilty...i think i'll also find something on WWII because it's not something i've ever read much about. so thanks for the inspiration!



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