Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge

From the blog:

There are two ways to join this challenge:

1. Pick one book from each of the 6 years that Dewey has archives of. You can access her archives by clicking on the archive link in the sidebar of her website. It’s a dropdown menu. For instance, you would read one book that she reviewed in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 for a total of six books.

2. The other option is to read 5 books that Dewey reviewed. These can be from any year and I’m guessing that each of us has at least 5 books on our TBR list because of Dewey!

And the rules:

1. Choose either option 1 or 2 from above.

2. Commit to read your books (either 5 or 6 depending on which option you choose) throughout 2009. The challenge will end on December 31, 2009 but we’ll go ahead and unofficially start it right away! We’ll officially start it on January 1st, 2009.

3. Check back to this page often as I’ll put up Mr. Linky’s for reviews and I’ll mention prize giveaways!

I think I’m going to do option 2, and read 5 books that Dewey reviewed.

1. The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
2. Maus and Maus II, Art Spiegelman (also for the Jewish Lit Challenge)
3. Story of a Girl, Sara Zarr
4. So Many Books, So Little Time, Sarah Nelson
5. Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, Courtney E. Martin

5 thoughts on “Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge

  1. Melissa, I’m glad you’re joining us for this challenge! I’ll be interested in what you think of Maus I and II. I thought they were very powerful. And I must read The Graveyard Book!


  2. I really liked The Graveyard Book! I am not a huge Gaiman fan, so it is always a big compliment when I say I like one of his books (ha). I plan to read Maus I and II myself. It is on my list to buy after Christmas. 🙂


  3. I am also participating in the challenge and can’t wait to get started. I didn’t put Maus on my list, but I have written it on my Christmas wishlist, perhaps I will be so lucky and actually receive it. Have heard much about it.


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