I didn't QUITE complete the challenge, but I came close, completing 6 books and starting the final two.
Here are the books I chose, along with links to the reviews that inspired me to read them AND links to my reviews.
- King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard ... because of the review from Books 'N Border Collie - here's the link to my review
- Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams ... because of the review by Things Mean A Lot - here's the link to my review
- Bram Stoker's Dracula ... of course I've heard of it, but I've never wanted to read it until I saw this by The Sleepy Reader - here's the link to my review
- Stone Creek, by Victoria Lustbader ... not sure why bookclubgirl's blurb appealed to me, but it is something I would NEVER have picked up on my own - here's the link to my review
- In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan ... I've never wanted to read a "food book" but this one seems very "user friendly" according to The Inside Cover's review - here's the
link to my review
- Pyongyang, by Guy Delisle ... I've never read a graphic novel but I came across this review at Naked without Books and had to add this one to my list -here the link to my review
- Life is So Good, by George Dawson ... never heard of it but the review on In Their Shoes was excellent - I would have finished this one in plenty of time to count it for this challenge but my Gram borrowed it (read that cool story here) and I don't want to rush her reading - UPDATE: Gram finished the book!!! She gave it back to me last night and said she absolutely loved it - yeah! Here's my review.
- Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie ... I've got several of his books on my TBR list since I figure I SHOULD read something by him, but this review on Musings really caught my attention - I started this one after reading this book and the writing is just so different that I'm having a hard time getting into it - I think I'll really enjoy it though - UPDATE: Yeah, not so much. I'm REALLY struggling to get through this one. I finally finished it though ... here's my review.
Thank you to MizB at Should Be Reading for awarding me the Brillante Award! I'm honored - thank you. I won't be passing this one along because I've done it before but I'm still glad to get it.