Challenges in 2012

Japanese Literature Challenge 5:  June, 2011 through January, 2012
  • Strangers by Taichi Yamada
  • Inspector Iminishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto
  • Villain by Shuichi Yoshida
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
  • Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • The Buddha in The Attic by Julie Otsuka
  • Crossing the Bridge of Sighs by Susan Ashley Michael
  • The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice by Laurel Corona
  •  Pictures From Italy by Charles Dickens
  • Across The River and Into The Trees by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Haunted Hotel by Wilke Collins
  • The Passion by Jeannete Winterston
    • Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison
    • Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner
    • Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
    • A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
    • Shadows on The Rock by Willa Cather
    • Heart of A Samurai by Margi Preus
    • In The Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson
    Once Upon A Time VI Challenge: March 21 through June 19, 2012
    •  Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago
    •  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
    • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
    • The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
    • Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
    • Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
    • Bonjour Tristesse by Francois Sagan
    • Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson
    • In One Person
    • A Prayer For Owen Meany
    • The Hotel New Hampshire
    • The World According to Garp
    • One Night in Twisted River
    Readers Imbibing Peril VII: September 1 through October 1, 2012 
    • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
    • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    • The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

    A More Diverse Universe: Spetember 23-29, 2012

    December 21: read-along of The Christmas Carol
    Drood by Dan Simmons


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