NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2009 New Author Challenge

I'm in. The New Author Challenge asks you to choose a number of new-to-you authors to read in 2009. The recommended amount is 25 or 50, but you can name your own goal. I'm going for 50. Why not? The Challenge runs from Jan. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009. Lots of time!! :-) I thinking this will go well with the Support Your Local Library Challenge, not to mention the 100+ Reading Challenge.

If I read more than one book by one of my "new to me" authors, the link will be to the first one I read.

If you would like to check out the rules and maybe join in, click here.

Completed: 50/50 as of Sept. 26, 2009

1. Lloyd Jones (Mister Pip)
2. Iain Pears (The Raphael Affair)
3. Dave Eggers (What Is The What)
4. Mortimer J. Adler (How To Think About The Great Ideas)
5. Philip Roth (Indignation)
6. Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian)
7. Richard Wright (Native Son)
8. Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
9. Ernest J. Gaines (A Lesson Before Dying)
10. Daniel Defoe (Moll Flanders)
11. Kobo Abe (The Woman In The Dunes)
12. Wilkie Collins (The Woman In White)
13. Chris Bohjalian (Skeletons At The Feast)
14. Simon Winchester (The Meaning of Everything)
15. William Styron (The Confessions of Nat Turner)
16. Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
17. Susan Vreeland (Luncheon of the Boating Party)
18. Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible)
19. Primo Levi (Survival In Auschwitz)
20. Tracy Chevalier (Girl With A Pearl Earring)
21. Michael Gruber (The Forgery of Venus)
22. William Zinsser (Writing To Learn)
23. Edward Hirsch (How To Read A Poem And Fall In Love With Poetry)
24. J.M. Coetzee (Waiting for the Barbarians)
25. Pierre Boulle (The Bridge Over the River Kwai)
26. Cynthia Ozick (The Shawl)
27. Julie Otsuka (When The Emperor Was Divine)
28. Edmund Spencer (The Faerie Queene)
29. Alessandro Baricco (An Iliad)
30. Gustave Flaubert (Madame Bovary)
31. James Joyce (Ulysses)
32. Gore Vidal (Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace)
33. Greg Hollingshead (Bedlam)
34. Richard Wolffe (Renegade)
35. Andre Aciman (Call Me By Your Name)
36. Christopher Hibbert (The Borgias and Their Enemies)
37. Lawrence Goldstone (The Anatomy of Deception)
38. Dara Horn (All Other Nights)
39. Barbara Ehrenreich (This Land is Their Land)
40. Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11)
41. Charles P. Pierce (Idiot America)
42. Nick Hornby (The Polysyllabic Spree)
43. Louise Murphy (The True Story of Hansel and Gretel)
44. Elizabeth Gaskell (Cranford)
45. Jon Clinch (Finn)
46. Nick Reding (Methland)
47. Anne Fadiman (Ex Libris)
48. Viktor Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning)
49. Michael Cunningham (The Hours)
50. Paul Shirley (Can I Keep My Jersey?)


Anonymous said...

You're going to be doing a lot of reading! Good luck!

Lezlie said...

Bermudaonion ~ I hope so, or these Challenge lists are going to be very empty! :-) Thanks!


Darlene said...

You are my hero with all these challenges. I just keep shaking my head with each new one you enter into. lol. Good luck!

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ Many of them will cross over into each other, so it's not as bad as it looks. :-) Audiobooks will also be a key to actually finishing a lot of them!


Jo-Jo said...

I can see how several of these challenges can cross over...Good luck to you and thank you for visiting my blog! I will look forward to watching your progress in your challenges...

Lezlie said...

Jo-Jo ~ I plan on visiting more to see how you're doing. :-) The hardest part of crossing over with a bunch of challenges is remembering to link your review to all of them!


Beth F said...

Lezlie, I agree that audiobooks are often key. They allow me to read when I take my walk and work in the kitchen. Lots of lost reading time recovered!

Lezlie said...

Beth ~ Audiobooks are great! They save me from road rage twice a day! :-)