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Challenges 2017

 

The New Yorker  Challenge:  ( read magazine the same week it arrives!)

  1. The New Yorker – dd June 26 2017 – READ
  2. The New Yorker – dd July 3  2017 – READ

 

#World FromMyArmchair

  1. The Marches – R. Stewart – READ
  2. Foxes Unearthed – L. Jones – READ
  3. Village Christmas – L. Lee – READ
  4. The Bush – D. Watson – READ
  5. The Voices of Marrakesh – E. Canetti – READ
  6. The Shepherd’s Life – J. Rebanks – READ
  7. The Story of Ireland – N. Hegarty – READ
  8. Interstate – J. Sayarer – READ
  9. The Story of Israel – D. Gordis – READ
  10. Walking the Nile – L. Wood – READ
  11. The Running Hare J. Lewis-Stempel – READ

 

#20BooksOfSummer

  1. Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  2. Angle of Repose W. Stegner (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  3. Pale FireV. Nabokov (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  4. As I Lay DyingW. Faulkner (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  5. Medea Euripides (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  6. The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  7. Brideshead RevisitedE. Waugh (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  8. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  9. Pilgrimage of the Flesh – J. Lahr (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  10. Dear LifeA. Muro (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  11. Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh – J. Lahr (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  12. American Ulysses – R.C. White (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  13. Walking the Nile – L. Wood (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  14. The Death of the Heart – E. Bowen (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  15. The Postman Always Rings Twice J.M. Cain (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  16. The Running Hare – J. Lewis-Stempel – (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  17. An American Tragedy – T. Dreiser – (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  18. The Way of the Flesh – S. Butler (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  19. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  20. The Sheltering Sky – P. Bowles (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  21. Under the Net – I. Murdoch (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  22. The Golden Bowl – H. James (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  23. The African Queen – C.S. Forester (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  24. Scoop – E. Waugh (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  25. I, Claudius – R. Graves (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  26. Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon (#20BooksOfSummer) – READING
  27. Rue des Boutiques Obscures – P. Mondiano (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  28. Dear Ijeawele – C.N. Adichie – (#20BooksOfSummer) – READ
  29. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow(#20BooksOfSummer) – READ

 

Crime Fiction:

  1. La baronne meurt à cinq heures (2011) – READ
  2. Meurtre dans le boudoir (2012) – READ
  3. The Wednesday Club – K. Westö – READ
  4. The Postman Always Rings Twice – J.M. Cain – READ
  5. Some Buried Caesar

 

#DealMeIn2017 challenge   43/52

  1. Short Story – J. Updike You’ll never know, Dear, how much I love you
  2. Short Story – J. Updike The Alligators
  3. Short Story – W. Trevor  The Piano Teacher’s Pupil
  4. Essay – Darwinism – Marilynne Summers Robinson
  5. Essay -A Cat’s Meow – Joseph Brodsky
  6. Essay -Jack: Of Our Spiritual Strivings – W.E.B. Du Bois
  7. Essay -Remapping history, Reclaming memory Wilson plays (J. H. Scott)
  8. Essay -How Technology Disrupted the Truth – K. Viner – READ – essay
  9. Essay -Michael Sweerts: Another Dimension  S. Schama (critic)
  10. Essay -Bleak House: Dead Mother’s Property (H. Schor)
  11. Essay – What Neil Gaiman Teaches Us About Survival (M. Miller)
  12. Essay – Who Killed Tolstoy? – Elif Bautman
  13. Essay – Remembering the Dead (R Long)
  14. Essays (31)  Collection by E.B.White – READING (review 3)

 

Plays:

  1. Creditors (A. Strindberg)– READ
  2. Doctor Faustus (C. Marlowe)– READ
  3. Silent Engine (J. Garner)– READ
  4. Long Day’s Journey into Night (E. O’ Neill)– READ
  5. Suzannah (J. Fosse)– READ
  6. Vietgone (Q. Nguyen)– READ
  7. Ca Ira (1) Fin de Louis (J. Pommerat)– READ
  8. Medea Euripides – READ

 

Fiction:

  1. The House of  Seven  Gables – N. Hawthorne – READ
  2. Life and Fate – V. Grossman – READ
  3. Bleak House – C. Dickens – READ
  4. A Girl With a Monkey (1960) – (Thea Astley) – READ
  5. The Magicians’ Guild (Trudi Canavan) – fantasy – READ
  6. A Descant for Gossips (1960) – (Thea Astley) – READ
  7. The Well Dressed Explorer (1962) – novel – READ
  8. The Hobbit -READ
  9. The Fellowship of the Ring
  10. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (H. Mantel) – READ
  11. Sentenced to Life collection of poems C. James – READ
  12. Escape Hatch (V. Makanin) – READ
  13. Het Vogelhuis, Eva Meijer – READ
  14. Wil, Jeroen Olyslaegers – READ
  15. The Early Stories: 1953-1975 John Updike – READING     2/103

 

Non-Fiction:

  1. The Strange Career of Jim Crow – READ
  2. I Contain Multitudes – READ
  3. Constitution Sound Bites – READ
  4. Norse Mythology (N. Gaiman) – READ
  5. Catherine the Great (R. Massie) – READ
  6. American Ulysses – R.C. White – READ
  7. Neil Gaiman in 21st C – T. Prescott – READ
  8. The Running Hare – J. Lewis-Stempel – READ
  9. The Weapons Wizards (A. Bohbot, Y. Katz) – READ
  10. No Place To Hide (Glenn Greenwald) – READ
  11. Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Danielle.K. Citron) – READ
  12. Propaganda and Counter Terrorism (E. Briant) – READ
  13. Easter Widows – McCoole, Sinead – READ
  14. The Story of Ireland – Hegarty, Neill – READ
  15. An Angle Walks Through the Stage – READ
  16. Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (Karen Lamb – biography – READ
  17. Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines (Bernice Barry) – biography – READ
  18. Bird Minds (Gisela Kaplan) – non-fiction – READ
  19. The Histories by Herodotus The Republic by Plato – READ
  20. Democracy in America by Alexis De Tocqueville – READ
  21. The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith – READ
  22. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan – READ
  23. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara Tuchman – READ
  24. All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein – READ
  25. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson – READ
  26. The Slave’s Cause: History of Abolition by M. Sinha – READ
  27. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois – READ
  28. Medieval Christianity: A New History (K. Madigan) – READ
  29. The Republic – Plato – READ
  30. Mondriaan – H.Janssen – READ
  31. Cambridge Introduction to American Short Story – READING (ch 1-3)

 

Nobel Challenge:

  1. 1936: Eugene O’Neill – Long Day’s Journey into Night – READ
  2. 1981: Elias Canetti – The Voices of Marrakesh – READ
  3. 2016: Bob Dylan (lyrics) – READ
  4. 1930: Sinclair Lewis – Babbitt – READ
  5. 2013: Alice Munro – Dear Life – READ
  6. 1942: William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying – READ
  7. 1987: Joseph Brodsky  – On Grief and Reason – READ

 

French:

  1. Le Pouvoir au féminin – Badinter, E. (non-fiction) – READ
  2. Mes Milles Nuits et Une – Ogien, R. – (non-fiction) – READ
  3. Les Revenants – D. Thompson – (non-fiction) – READ
  4. Philosophie Magazine – Mars 2017 (paper and digital) – READ
  5. Dans la tête de Marine Le Pen (M. Eltchaninoff) – READ
  6. En Attendant Bojangles – (O. Beaudeaut) – READ
  7. Chez Soi – (M. Chollet) – (non-fiction) – READ
  8. Le diable et dan les détails (L. Slimani) – READ
  9. Les petits chevaux de Tarquinia (M. Duras) – READ
  10. Immortelle randonnée (J.C. Rufin) – READ
  11. L’Aventure des Cathédrales – (G. Denizeau) – READ
  12. Eugène Boudin: Atelier de la Lumière – A. Haudequet – READ
  13. Van Gogh: Maître de la Couleur – G. Denizeau – READ
  14. Claude Monet: sa vie, son temps, son oeuvre – G. Geffory – READ
  15. Outside: papiers d’un jour – M. Duras – READ
  16. Cathédrales – G. Denizeau – READ
  17. Passagère du silence – F. Verdier – READ
  18. Les Chouans – H. Balzac – READ
  19. #ParisInJuly2017Rue des Boutiques Obscures  – P. Modiano – READ

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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