Wednesday, May 21, 2008

1% Challenge - My choices

Here are the books that I will pick from when I do the 1% challenge....

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Saturday – Ian McEwan
3. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
4. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
5. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
6. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
7. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
8. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
9. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
10. Underworld – Don DeLillo
11. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
12. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
13. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
14. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
15. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
16. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
17. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
18. Beloved – Toni Morrison
19. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
20. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
21. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
22. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
23. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein


the teach said...

ratmammy, great list! I teach a literature course at a community college and we've done "Never Let Me Go," "Saturday," "Cider House Rules," and a couple of otehrs. They were great books!

ratmammy said...

Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading them!

Sabine said...

I've read about 1/3 of your picks, and just wanted to say you've got some great reading ahead of you. Specifically: Never Let Me Go, Middlesex, The Reader, Stone Diaries, Home at the End of the World and Cider House Rules are all high on my list of books to re-read.

ratmammy said...

Thanks for posting Sabine! I haven't had a chance to even start the first book, but hopefully soon. Now, i have to decide which book to start with!

laurie said...

Marie I love the idea of this challenge.I'm going to read some of the same books on your list so we can compare notes.Cider House Rules is a great book.A Prayer for Owen Meany also by Irving is one of my all time favorite books!