2014 “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge

How the challenge works:

~ Decide how many of the titles you would like to read.

~ During each month, read the designated title.

~ Publish a review on or before the last day of the month.

~ Come back here on the review date and add your review link to the Mr. Linky on my review post. Or, if you don’t have a blog, please leave your thoughts in the comments section of my review.

~ Visit other people’s reviews and keep the discussion going in the comments section!

And, now, without further ado, I give you the winning book titles and the schedule:

~ JanuaryThe Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
~ FebruaryThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
~ MarchState of Wonder by Ann Patchett
~ AprilThe Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
~ MayThe Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
~ JuneA Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
~ JulyAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
~ AugustThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
~ SeptemberWatership Down by Richard Adams
~ OctoberFrankenstein by Mary Shelley
~ NovemberA Passage to India by E.M. Forster
~ DecemberCatcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Please leave a comment and let me know if you plan to read-along! If you’re not sure of which titles you’ll be able to manage, just leave your best guess – this is for fun, and I promise I won’t nag any of you. 🙂

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15 Responses to 2014 “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge

  1. Anna says:

    I’ll try to participate with as many books as possible. I’ve already read “The Catcher…” and not planning to re-read it, but maybe when December comes.:) Love all the choices! I’m happy that my picks are among them. Have a great reading year and Happy New Year!:)

  2. Evy says:

    I want to try this. I will post the list on my blog!

  3. Tobi says:

    I’m going to play along in June, July, and August and again in December. I love Catcher in the Rye, but the last time I read it was in high school. Time for a reread.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Tobe – can you believe I’ve never read Catcher? I’m glad you’re joining me during the summer. 🙂

  4. Kailana says:

    I have been looking forward to this list being announced! I bought the Flannery and will just have to take it from there. The Haddon would be a reread. Not sure if I want to reread it. Have been meaning to read Ann Patchett for a while. Have a love/hate relationship with Atwood. The Moonstone would be a reread but it was awesome so I might read it again. A Prayer for Owen Meany is a book I have always wanted to read. Same with American Gods and The Poisonwood Bible. Actually, all the books at the end of the year except for A Catcher in the Rye I wouldn’t mind reading. A Catcher in the Rye would depend on if I want to reread it.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kelly – I’m glad you’ll be joining me on some of them! And I am SO excited to start the O’Connor stories tomorrow.

  5. It’s Flannery in Janu’ry for me!

  6. I wasn’t successful this year in reading along with any of the choices, but hopefully I will do better this next year. The books I would really like to read for the challenge include
    March – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
    April – The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
    May – The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
    October – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    and maybe

    June – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

    So, it looks like you’ll be seeing me a lot this coming spring. 🙂

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Wendy – I’m so glad you’re going to be joining me for some of them. 🙂

  7. irene says:

    I won’t be joining you till June, but what a great list. I’ll be doing June, July and September, and possibly November, I loved Passage to India, maybe a re-read is in order. I’ve done Catcher several times, and I’m not sure I can do Poisonwood Bible, I know I have it but… it’s so sad. Good luck Carrie.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Irene – Poisonwood Bible will be a challenge for me, too, as I tried it once and gave up. But everyone says it’s so wonderful; I figured I’d give it another chance.

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