If any of you follow Pajiba as I do, you will have been reading about this for months. I just never really got the bug to do it myself. And then when AlabamaPink passed away, it felt a bit callous to pick up the challenge. But time has moved forward, and I have decided this would be a fun challenge to set for myself (and possibly Grags) for this year.
Prisco set forth the race to read 100 books. They must all be be over 200 pages; no graphic novels; and short story collections must contain at least six stories.
The fun, and more time-consuming part I imagine, is that they wrote a short review of each book. I have read a few new books this year, so I may cheat and go back to review those as my first five or so. Who knows. In the event that I'm alone in this race, the rules are bendable.
I would love to hear (legitimate) recommendations, but I make no promise to embark on them. After reading the HP series, plus all of my Neil Gaiman and Chuck Palahniuk books over and OVER again, I feel like my brain could use a new read. But speaking of that, next Tuesday (May 5th) Chuck's newest book comes out, Pygmy. I never read Snuff, though it doesn't sound like I missed much. I didn't ever get around to Rant either, which seems like a grave mistake by most Palahniukians. So those two are at the top of my list. Though not back to back; too much Chuck P can make your bile attack your brain.
While on the topic, let me recommend some of my favorite reads to you:
*Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk
*Survivor, by Chuck P
*Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
*Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
*The Giver, by Lois Lowry. I know the reading level is set young, but the concept and view of humanity is beautiful and should be oft revisited.
*Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by JK Rowling. Obviously I love them all, but this one is of highest recommendation.