Hey, I succeeded on this one! I knew I’d read at least twelve books from my to-read pile, but I’m happy to have specifically read twelve books from this list. I love making lists of books, but I often have trouble following those lists, as I tend to add books I feel I’ve been ignoring, which may or may not be the books I feel like picking up when I’m browsing the shelf. The list also must consist of books you’ve had on the shelf for at least a year, which makes you dig around the shelves a bit more.
I completed 12 out of the 14 books:
- A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemingway
- The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- The Captain and the Enemy by Graham Greene
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
- Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry
- The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
- A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
- French Lessons by Peter Mayle
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
I unfortunately didn’t get to Hemingway. I had good intentions, but every time I picked it up I just was not excited. Someday it’s going to happen. Unfortunately, this is the the last year Roof Beam Reader is hosting the challenge, so maybe I’ll find a similar challenge and add it to that list.