1% Well-Read Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to read 10 books in 10 months from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. For you non-math people, 10 out of 1001 is approximately 1%, hence the title. The challenge will run from May 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009.

You may change your list at any time and cross-posting to other challenges is permitted. The only requirement is that your ten book choices must be on the ‘1001 List‘. Another helpful tool is an Excel spreadsheet by Arukiyomi that is found here.

1% Well-Read Challenge

Top Ten
Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
How the Dead Live – Will Self
Silk – Alessandro Baricco
Perfume – Patrick Süskind
The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz

Backups
The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
Atonement – Ian McEwan
A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
Surfacing – Margaret Atwood

One thought on “1% Well-Read Challenge

  1. Interesting list. I’m planning to tackle Ishiguro’s titles on the list very soon. And possibly Margaret Atwood. Fun challenge, isn’t it?

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