Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Big Read - part 2

The last time I posted about a reading challenge, I was corrected on the existence of the "real" one called "The Big Read" by a blog commenter. The list I posted was a mish-mash of two challenges. Whatever.

ANYWAY... You can read about the real "Big Read" HERE! Whoopin' Divinity School is a participant and all of us Whoopers are encouraged to squeeze in a non-Divinity book... I am going to try and read a few of them that I either hated the first time, or would like to try as a new one this time... Besides, I have a week coming up at the beach and I need something to read!

Here's the list...
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Shawl by Cynthina Ozick
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Yours for better beach reading...

...who is already at the beach in her mind...

1 comment:

mompriest said...

ok...I read SOME of those books in High School or early years of college....but for my Stay-cation I'm looking for light-weight stuff...mindless light weight...but I hope you enjoy your vacation and beach side reading...(I am in the opposite kind of terrain, the desert)(but, I do have a pool, which is condusive to reading)...enjoy!