Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Reading Dangerously

I'm joining a reading challenge, My Year of Reading Dangerously. I have to read 12 books I consider "dangerous" during 2009. These can be banned or challenged books, new genres, authors I'm afraid of or (my favourite) books that seem to have a permanent space on my shelves. I have 6 books in my list so far (any more suggestions?):

Rayuela (Hopscotch) by Julio Cortázar: Very scary, what I don´t get it?

100 años de soledad (100 years of solitude), by Gabriel García Márquez: Ive loved other García Márquez's books, but, for some reason, have always resisted reading this one.

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova: As much as I loved Buffy on TV, vampire books are not my thing, but this one has been recommended by my sister so...

The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie: I WILL finish one of his books.

My New York Diary, Julie Doucet: I have never read a graphic novel and this one (recommended on the Dangerously challenge blog) looks great.

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote: I like "fun, light Truman", but I have always been TERRIFIED of reading this one. Thanks, Jan, for the recommendation!

Come and join us
. Otherwise, you can join one of these reading challenges: Art History Reading, A to Z challenge, Childhood favourites.

Update: I'm thinking I'm going to leave my list as it is, with only 6 books. Even though the challenge says 12 (and I definitely going to read more than that number of books this year), I want to have time for other non-dangerous books.


  1. Hey B
    cheers for the comment.
    From the recommended list - I would definitely recommend (in no particular order)
    Oh Pioneers ! Willa Cather
    The Handmaids Tale Margaret Atwood
    Years since I read them but both memorable.
    also not on the list In Cold Blood Truman Capote
    Good luck with your challenge !

  2. In Cold Blood, of course! Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Thanks for following my blog :) Maybe you saw these reading challenges on mine as I am doing each of these :) I'm excited. I just love to read and I enjoyed the NY Times post you posted about. I remember when I would walk around the house with my face in a book.

    Suggestion: The Catcher in the Rye (and not too long), The Stranger by Camus (also short quick read).


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