2010 Challenges

Here’s how I’m faring with the challenges I’ve signed up for this year 🙂

Japanese Literature Challenge 4June 1st, 2010 – January 31st, 2011
– Read at least one Japanese book!
1) Sanshiro by Natsume Soseki
2) Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
3) South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
4) Quicksand by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
5) Botchan by Natsume Soseki
6) The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories by Various Writers
7) The Key by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
8) Diary of a Mad Old Man by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
9) Kusamakura by Natsume Soseki
10) Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World by Haruki Murakami
11) The Silent Cry by Kenzaburo Oe
12) Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

Aussie Author ChallengeJanuary 1st, 2010 – December 31st, 2010
– Eight books by at least five different Australian authors.
1) The True Story of Butterfish by Nick Earls
2) His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
3) Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas
4) Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas
5) The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
6) Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
7) The People’s Train by Tom Keneally
8) The Jesus Man by Christos Tsiolkas
9) Café Scheherazade by Arnold Zable

Chunkster ChallengeJanuary 1st, 2010 – December 31st, 2010
– Read six books of 450 pages or more.
1) The Makioka Sisters by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki (530)
2) Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (499)
3) A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul (564)
4) Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (557)
5) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (529)
6) The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope (663)
7) The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (496)
8) The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope (712)
9) Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey (528)
10) The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (469)
11) A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (614)
12) Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (694)
13) An Equal Music by Vikram Seth (484)
14) American Gods by Neil Gaiman (635)
15) He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope (823)
16) Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (759)

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