Thursday, August 21, 2008

2nds Challenge

I really have joined too many challenges already but this was one that I successfully completed last year so I thought I'd give it another go. Plus I figure I can read 2nds that fit in with my other challenges so it'll be just a little added incentive to read books that I was already planning on reading anyway. It runs from September to December with a goal to read 4 books by authors that you have only read one other. Click on the button for more info.

Here are a few possibilities for the challenge of seconds that I already have here. Title in brackets is the one book that I've read previously by the author with a link to my review where available.
Grotesque - Natsuo Kirino (Out)
Quicksand - Junichiro Tanizaki (The Makioka Sisters)
The i Tetralogy - Mathias B. Freese (Down to a Sunless Sea)
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer (Twilight)
Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch - Dai Sijie (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
The Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell (Faceless Killers)
The Book of Proper Names – Amélie Nothomb (Fear and Trembling)
The Delicate Storm - Giles Blunt (Forty Words for Sorrow)
Swing Low - Miriam Toews (A Complicated Kindness)
The Ladies of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clarke (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell)
Not Wanted on the Voyage or Pilgrim or The Piano Man’s Daughter - Timothy Findley (Spadework)


  1. New Moon made my tummy hurt ;-)

  2. Hooray! I'm happy to see that you've joined us in the 2nds Challenge! You have several books on your list that I want to read the 1sts! Ahhh! It's great to know that you're interested in pursuing them further. Happy Reading!

  3. Oh good you are joining this one too :)
    I am hoping to read Out this year (for a different challenge though). Hope you enjoy your challenge books!

  4. Janet- I'll keep that in mind. :)

    Joy- I couldn't resist! I have lots of seconds I'd like to finally get around to reading. Hope you like the firsts when you get to them. :)

    Iliana- I probably shouldn't have joined but it's more realistic that I'll finish this one than some of the other challenges that I'm behind on. ;)


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