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Reading with Sea


Goal: To read 100 books in one year.
Timeline:  This challenge will be running from March 2010 through February 2011
Guidelines:
-Participants will read 100 novels during the challenge timeframe.
-Overlaps with other challenges are allowed as long as books are read during the period of the challenge.
-Post as you go or make a list of all the books you intend to read for this challenge.

Sign up: If you wish to “sign up” and participate in this challenge, you must email me the books you read and I will update your list on this page for you.  Each participant will get their own list published on this challenge page, but due to the restrictions of the WordPress structure, I, as the moderator, must do the posting for you.  Unless you have your own blog or website and wish to post your list of books on your own site yourself.  In that case, sign below.  Any questions, email me.  Seabenjamin@gmail.com

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Goal: To read classic and timeless novels.
Timeline:  This challenge will be running for as long as it takes to make it through the list.
Guidelines:
-Participants will read the listed novels.
-Overlaps with other challenges are allowed.
-Post the books as you go and make your way down the list.
-Participants can read the novels listed below in any order they wish.

Books to be read:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Victory by Joseph Conrad
The Hills Beyond by Thomas Wolfe
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Lord of the Rings (The full Series) by Tolkien
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Native Son by Richard Wright
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Sign up: If you wish to “sign up” and participate in this challenge, you must email me the books you read and I will update your list on this page for you.  Each participant will get their own list published on this challenge page, but due to the restrictions of the WordPress structure, I, as the moderator, must do the posting for you.  Unless you have your own blog or website and wish to post your list of books on your own site yourself.  In that case, sign below.  Any questions, email me.  Seabenjamin@gmail.com

Sign up here if you already have a blog:

Goal: To read 12 long novels of 500+ during the challenge period
Timeline:  This challenge will be running from March 2010 through February 2011
Guidelines:
-Participants will read as many books containing a minimum of 500 pages as they can during the given timeframe.
-Overlaps with other challenges are allowed as long as books are read during the period of the challenge.
-Post as you go or make a list of all the books you intend to read for this challenge.

Sign up: If you wish to “sign up” and participate in this challenge, you must email me the books you read and I will update your list on this page for you.  Each participant will get their own list published on this challenge page, but due to the restrictions of the WordPress structure, I, as the moderator, must do the posting for you.  Unless you have your own blog or website and wish to post your list of books on your own site yourself.  In that case, sign below.  Any questions, email me.  Seabenjamin@gmail.com

Sign up here for fellow bloggers:



Goal: To keep a journal that lists your monthly book purchases and reads.
Timeline: This challenge will be running from March 2010 through February 2011
Guidelines: Participants will keep a journal, which is to include the minimum  information:
Books bought and books read in each month.  For an example below:

Or see this post for an idea:
https://readingwithsea.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/moleskines-notebooks-rickshaw-bags/

Sign up (for non-fellow bloggers): you must email me your monthly list and I will update your list on this page for you.  Each participant will get their own list published on this challenge page, but due to the restrictions of the WordPress structure, I, as the moderator, must do the posting for you.  Unless you have your own blog or website and wish to post your list of books on your own site yourself.  In that case, sign below.  Any questions, email me.  Seabenjamin@gmail.com

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Goal: To read 50 books within the challenge timeline. This challenge is for those of us who cannot quite conquer 100 books in one year, but who still want to be motivated to continue reading and to read more.
Timeline: This challenge will be running from March 2010 through February 2011
Guidelines: Participants will read 50 books of their choosing, fiction or non-fiction, within the challenge timeframe.
Books can overlap with other challenges.  Participants may also sign up for both the 50 and 100 book challenge at the same time.  The first 50 books read will count towards completing both challenges.

Sign up: If you wish to “sign up” and participate in this challenge, you must email me the books you read and I will update your list on this page for you.  Each participant will get their own list published on this challenge page, but due to the restrictions of the WordPress structure, I, as the moderator, must do the posting for you.  Unless you have your own blog or website and wish to post your list of books on your own site yourself.  In that case, sign below.  Any questions, email me.  Seabenjamin@gmail.com

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Reading with Sea

1. Nicole B. (joined 2.14.2010)
Currently participating in: The Reading Journal challenge, 50 Book challenge, Heavy Reading challenge

Books counted for The Reading Journal challenge:
February 2010
Books bought:
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

Books read:
American Psycho
The Savage Detectives
Lunar Park

Books counted for the 50 Books challenge:
1. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
2. The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
3. Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
4. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
5. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
6. Shampoo Planet by Douglas Copeland
7. Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Copeland
8. Microserfs by Douglas Copeland
9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
10. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
11. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
12. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
13 Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
14. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
15. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
16. Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis

Books counted for the Heavy Reading challenge:
Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
The Savage Detectives by  Roberto Bolaño

2. Robin Lai (joined 2.16.2010)
Currently participating in: 100 Books challenge

Books counted for the 100 Books challenge:
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Here in Harlem – Walter Dean Myers
Blue Eyed Devil – Robert B Parker

3. Paula Rairdan (joined 2.21.2010)
Currently participating in: 100 Books challenge, Goodies, but Oldies: Classics challenge, Reading Journal Challenge

4. Brett Cyprain (joined 2.19.2010)
Currently participating in: Reading Journal Challenge

5. Rachel Sumner (joined 2.25.2010)
Currently participating in: 100 Books Challenge

Books counted for the 100 Books challenge:
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
All The Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen
Song For Night by Chris Abani
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
The Purity Myth: How Americas Obsession With Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti
Diary Of An Unlikely Call Girl by Belle De Jour
Born Standing Up: A Comics Life by Steve Martin
Female Chauvinists Pigs: Women and The Rise Of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus
Kric? Krac! by Edwidge Danticat
Up Against The Wall Motherfucker: A Memoir of the Sixties With Notes For Time by Osha Nuemann
The Lolita Effect by Glgi Durham
Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio

6. Jacky Dougherty (joined 3.4.2010)
Currently participating in: 100 Books Challenge, Goodies, but Oldies: Classic Challenge, Reading Journal Challenge

Books counted for 100 book challenge:
My Sister’ Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Dead Watch by John Sanford
Summer of the Red Wolf by Morris West
Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson
Do The Right Thing by Mike Huckabee
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin
Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements... by Juan WIlliams
The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Books counted for Goodies, but Oldies:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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