The Something about Me Reading Challenge is a reading challenged from Lisa (BreakingtheFourthWall.) This challenge is such a good one. Participants choose up to five books that represent them and tell why. The others look at the different lists and choose the books they want to read. I love reading everyone’s reasons for choosing the books that they think represent them. I was also on Wendy’s blog, Caribousmom, and I’m also going to copy her a little. So below are the books that I plan on reading for the challenge with the possible alternates and the ones I’m going to read after.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (I picked this one off of Dewy’s list and it’s also a book I’ve been wanting to read for such a long time.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (A book in the life…)
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (Athena)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I ended up reading this early, so now I have to pick another book. Got it off of Stephanie’s list.)
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo (It’s also on my list for the Newberry Challenge. Booklogged’s list.)
Leave me alone I’m reading by Maureen Corrigan (Booklogged)
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (Chasida’s and Margo’s lists. Read it before and I absolutely love it! Harris’s descriptions of the food and bakery is still stuck in my mind after all these years.)
My alternates: I’m such a moody reader. I have to have alternates.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Maryanne)
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (Jill. I love, as you already know, The Book Thief. Since this is on my TBR list, might as well read it now.)
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Girl from the Sea by Anne Marrow Lindbergh
Why I wore lipstick to my mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas
Okay that’s it. I’m going to join one more (okay maybe two more,) book challenges but that’s it. The newest one that I’m joining is SomethingAboutMe reading challenge. You nominate the five books that represent you outside the blogging world. Each person in the challenge then pick as many books as they want to read off the list. The reading isn’t done collectively and everyone makes their own list. I love this idea. I know I’m about to find so many good books that I haven’t heard of or read yet.
My five books are:
Blindness by Jose Saramago. This is one of my favorite books in the world.
What’s eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges. I only read it when I’m depressed
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott A honest and open spiritual memoir.
Living Judaism by Rabbi Wayne Dosick.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Such a light, funny book. You cannot read it and be depress.