The new challenge details were posted recently. This time the challenge will go from April '10 to April '11 ... which means that the seven books I've read/listened to between December and now don't count. AAAAHHHH!!!! Not that I mind that I read all these books, but THEY DON'T COUNT for my stats. Ugh.
Just so I can feel better about myself, here's a recap of what I read for this challenge that now doesn't count for this challenge:
- Out of Africa, by Isak Dineson - I loved the book, but more so because I'd learned about the author in another book.
- The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway - This is a gorgeous little story.
- The Golden Ass, by Apulieus - I gave up on this due to a bad translation but I'd like to try another version sometime.
- The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood - I'm glad I finally listened to it, but it isn't a favorite.
- Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood - Her writing is beautiful and the story is thought-provoking.
- On The Road, by Jack Kerouac - This is definitely not my kind of book.
- Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson - Enjoyed this childhood favorite, but not as much as when I was a kid
- Catch 22 - also for the LOST Books Challenge
- Candide - I'm listening to this one now
- Dangerous Liaisons
- Half of a Yellow Sun
- Kim (Rudyard Kipling)
- The Charterhouse of Parma
- The Color Purple – I’m hosting a summer read-a-long
- The Last of the Mohicans - I started this last year but put it aside
- The Lion of Flanders - I couldn't find this one last year but really want to read it
- To Kill A Mockingbird – for a read-a-long in June
- Wide Sargasso Sea
- The Picture of Dorian Gray – maybe for Dueling Monsters in October?
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – maybe for Dueling Monsters in October?
- The Things They Carried - also for the War Through The Generations Challenge
So tell me, have you ever jumped the gun on a challenge and ended up having to read more than you expected?