Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Whitcoulls List Challenge

Whitcoulls Challenge - Take 2
November 15, 2008 to November 15, 2009

Maria at Reading My Way Through Life is hosting the Whitcoulls Reading Challenge. This looks like a fun challenge and Maria provides links to several Whitcoulls Lists, so there are lots of great books to choose from.

Here are Maria's rules:

*Pick one of the 4 "Top 100" lists and decide how many books (at least 4) you want to read from that list.
* The initial 4 have to be 'new' reads (new to you, that is).
* Books beyond the initial 4 may be rereads.
* All books may be cross-overs for other challenges.
* Audio-books are A-OK :)
* You may change your list at any time.

I've only just discovered this challenge but I've found I can do it solely with books from my TBR piles so it works great for me. I've selected six books so I have a couple of alternates. My picks are:

1. The Time Traveler's Wife - which I wanted to read any way before the movie comes out.
2. Life of Pi - I borrowed it and really need to get it back.
3. The Book Thief
4. The Red Tent
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns
6. The Memory Keeper's Daughter


  1. Lisa... I can't believe you haven't read these books!

    On my top 5 list:
    The Time Traveler's Wife and The Red Tent...

    We read The Book Theif for bookclub last year and the Memory Keeper's Daughter.

    I can't wait to read your posts for these books - You might be surprised to know TTT wife is on my list.... LOVED IT.

  2. Sounds like fun! The Red Tent in particular is a really great book, I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

  3. I've read all of your list but #6, and they are all on my 'best books ever' list. I hope you enjoy them! What a great challenge.

  4. Sounds like a fun challenge. Good luck!!

  5. You've got some great reads on that list. I've read 2, 3, 5, and 6 and enjoyed them immensely.