10/10/10 Challenge Update

[Originally posted in September 2010.]

I am doing a lot better on my 10/10/10 challenge than I thought I was; however, because of my extreme dilly-dallying in the first two-thirds of the year—wherein I created an entire “miscellaneous” category to make some of my outside reading count toward the challenge—I have to be a lot more focused in these last few months. No more extras, for the most part, so if it doesn’t fit into the challenge, it has to wait. Here’s what I’ve got:


Recommended

Finished:
Abarat–Clive Barker (Joseph)
The Alchemyst–Michael Scott (Nathalie)
Running with the Demon–Terry Brooks (Mike)
Storm Front–Jim Butcher (Mike)
Wicked–Gregory Maguire (Talia) 
Same Kind of Different as Me–Ron Hall and Denver Moore (Lori) 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake–Aimee Bender (Lori) 
Inferior–Piadar O Guilin (Joseph)

Coming Up:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close–Jonathan Safran Foer (Megan)
A Thousand Splendid Suns–Khaled Hosseini (Meredith)
10/10


Adult Fiction

Finished:
The Gathering Storm–Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
The Lacuna–Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer–Barbara Kingsolver
Empire–Orson Scott Card
Bridget Jones’s Diary–Helen Fielding
Shanghai Girls–Lisa See 
The Alchemist–Paolo Coehlo
Towers of Midnight–Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson

Coming Up:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog–Muriel Barbery
9/10

Nonfiction

Finished:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle–Barbara Kingsolver
Going Rogue–Sarah Palin
NurtureShock–Po Bronson and Ashely Merryman
Dreams from My Father–Barack Obama
100 People Who Are Screwing Up America–Bernard Goldberg
Fast Food Nation–Eric Schlosser
Female Chauvinist Pigs–Ariel Levy
The Omnivore’s Dilemma–Michael Pollan 
Lies My Teacher Told Me–James W. Loewen
9/10


Authors I’ve Never Read

Finished:
The Road–Cormac McCarthy
Mrs. Dalloway–Virginia Woolf
The Handmaid’s Tale–Margaret Atwood
The Catcher in the Rye–J.D. Salinger 
On the Road–Jack Kerouac
After Dark–Haruki Murakami
6/10

International Authors

Finished:
Say You’re One of Them–Uwem Akpan
Pandora in the Congo–Albert Sanchez Pinol 
The Alchemist–Paolo Coehlo (3/10)

Coming Up:
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman–Haruki Murakami
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
5/10

Award-Winners

Finished:
March–Geraldine Brooks
The Good Earth–Pearl S. Buck
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie–Alan Bradley
The Bridge of San Luis Rey–Thornton Wilder 
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things–Carolyn Mackler
Interpreter of Maladies–Jhumpa Lahiri  
Confederacy of Dunces–John Kennedy Toole
7/10

Underway:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay–Michael Chabon
8/10

MML (Megan, Lindsey and me)

Finished:
The Enchantress of Florence–Salman Rushdie
The Book Borrower–Alice Mattison
The Perks of Being a Wallflower–Stephen Chbosky
3/10

Books I Own But Haven’t Read

Finished:
1984–George Orwell 
Slaughterhouse-Five–Kurt Vonnegut 
Agnes Grey–Anne Bronte
3/10

Underway:
Jane Eyre–Emily Bronte
4/10

Books Adapted to Movies

Finished:
Cyrano de Bergerac–Edmond Rostand 
Twelve Angry Men–Reginald Rose 
Fight Club–Chuck Palahniuk 
Memoirs of a Geisha–Arthur Golden 
The Handmaid’s Tale–Margaret Atwood 
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason–Helen Fielding 
Slaughterhouse-Five–Kurt Vonnegut (7/10)

Underway:
Jane Eyre–Emily Bronte
8/10

Miscellaneous

Finished:
I Capture the Castle–Dodie Smith
Mockingjay–Suzanne Collins
Inferior–Peandar O Guilin 
ttyl–Lauren Myracle 
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner–Stephenie Meyer 
America: the Book (the Audiobook)–Jon Stewart
The Bluest Eye–Toni Morrison
East–Edith Pattou
The Boyfriend List–E. Lockhart
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination–Helen Fielding
10/10

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