The List

Here is the list of books I have read so far as part of my “1 Year and a 100 Books” challenge. I started reading on April 15, 2013 and hope to complete my goal by April 15, 2014. Feel free to post any suggestions  of books I should read.


1. The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
2. So Long a Letter (Mariama Ba)
3. The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
4. Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)


5. Rumi’s Little Book of Love (Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin)

6. Tinkers (Paul Harding)


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ms.Z.
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 06:58:49

    Oh I love books and I love reading. Will gladly follow your reading challenge 🙂 Good luck!


  2. rhodriwilliams
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 02:24:53

    Vozdra i hvala na tvojom ‘like’ – i sretno sa projektom. If you want a little tourism, Hisham Mathar’s ‘In the Country of Men’ gives you Tripoli as a kind of 1984 on the Med, while Abraham Verghese’s ‘Cutting for Stone’ is an extraordinary rendering of Ethiopia a few generations back. ‘The Sea’ by John Banville is just in a different class of writing (almost poetry) but the only tourism there is to getting old and decrepit, sadly. Don’t forget a little bit of Alexander Hemon for how a fellow Bosnian-American can get away with taking the most wonderfully creative liberties with the English language.


  3. Professor VJ Duke
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 13:45:42

    One of my favorite books is ‘Ben-Hur’ by Lew Wallace. Wallace supposedly studied tons in order to write this book. A wealth of info on the times!


  4. cocosutch
    May 01, 2013 @ 20:07:45

    This is a great idea! After watching “Midnight in Paris” I felt like I need to read or re-read many classics. I’m hoping to get started on that soon, once I get through some current books I recently bought. Happy Reading!


  5. anibogh
    May 04, 2013 @ 05:42:33

    I am going to be a curious follower of your blog, checking for you reviews… what a great idea, a book challenge. If I may, I would like to suggest you read “Too loud a solitude” by Bohumil Hrabal, this thin volumed book is an absolutely powerful masterpiece… The reason it isn’t too well known is because the book was so gripping it was actually banned during Soviet times (when many books were burnt). Please read it, would love to hear your opinion about it.


    • juriss99
      May 04, 2013 @ 15:51:16

      Thank you for reading! I will make sure to add the book to my list and hopefully I will be able to review it by the end of the month! 🙂


  6. Vishy
    May 18, 2013 @ 03:00:02

    Looking forward to following your reading adventures over the next year, Sara. You have read some interesting books till now. Can’t wait to find out what the exciting additions to this list are going to be! Happy reading!


  7. ladyredspecs
    May 19, 2013 @ 23:06:50

    Great challenge! I suggest you read El Dorado by Dorothy Porter, an amazing contemporary whodunit in which the story plays second fiddle to the writing. Good luck with the challenge. I will follow your journey with interest.


  8. kfar2013
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 12:44:17

    Nice blog! and thanks for visiting mine :).


  9. VegCharlotte
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 00:21:35

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Reading is my only vice, so I’m always delighted to make the acquaintance of other readers! So many books … so little time!


  10. Welcome Company with Danielle
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 21:19:39

    So glad you stopped by my blog, I am so glad to have found yours! Reading is a passion for me too – although with three young children I don’t get in as much pleasure reading as I’d like to (usually I have my nose in a cookbook). I am so looking forward to reading your reviews and following along on your 1 year 100 book adventure! One of my favorite newer authors is Kate Morton. She has written four books, The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, The House at Riverton and her most recent The Secret Keeper. I know this is saying a lot but for me the books have kind of a Bronte sisters Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights feel to them. I could not put any of them down – she is an incredible story teller. If you haven’t read them already, I highly recommend them! Best wishes to you!!


  11. Winterville First Baptist Church Media Center
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 07:29:42

    If it’s the classics you’re reading, try The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. I must admit, I’m an avid reader, but I have only seen the movies. I do have them on a “to read one day” list! If you actually read the books, I would love to know your thoughts.


  12. Stefanie Weisman
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 13:52:02

    I love your project! Thanks for visiting my blog.


  13. wavesnsands
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 11:21:25

    Thanks for visiting my Blog! I enjoyed reading some of your posts, and am already looking forward to the next review!


  14. Sam Weaver
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 00:09:06

    Thanks for checking out my blog, and for the like! I’ll check out what you have on your posts.



  15. EvangelZ
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 09:18:10

    I encourage you to read this book by John Piper:


  16. Erin
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 19:21:21

    This is awesome! I’ve always wanted to do a list like this. I’m following you!


  17. theuntoldtheunsaid
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 08:12:32

    Thanks for visiting my blog…like your challenge! Best of luck 🙂


  18. literarycreature
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 11:40:02

    I love reading! It brings us into a totally different reality and allows us to grasp things that we couldn’t in our own world. Seems we have similar tastes. 🙂


  19. bwhite21
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 15:16:27

    Thank you for looking at my blog where I reviewed “Half of A Yellow Sun”. Since I noticed you followed a blog about Bosnia, if you have not read “The Cellist of Saravejo” do try to find the time. It is one of the best books I have read describing a city under siege.


  20. merrildsmith
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 19:46:03

    What fun! Good luck with your project.


  21. StephanieJane
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 22:51:12

    I was surprised at “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave (I think it may have been published under a different name in the US?). Also, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon is really good. I hope you agree if you give them a chance! 🙂


  22. grumpytyke
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 07:27:13

    Hi. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my scrambled eggs 🙂 . Certainly on your list, though you’ve probably read it already, should be ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, Steinbeck of course. Reading it at 17 years old – over 50 years ago – it is without doubt the book which had the most effect on my life: I’ve been bloody minded ever since. I think I said so somewhere in my ‘About’. Re-read recently (on my Kindle) it rekindled my aversion to banks, G8, lawyers, politicians …. . At one time I reckon I might well have approached 100 books a year – before the days of TV, at least in my home – but no more. How do you find the time to write?


  23. micheaurelia
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 16:00:00

    If you get a chance, I seriously recommend “The Orphan Master’s” Son by Adam Johnson about growing up in North Korea, “Flower for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes about experimenting with human intelligence, and “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy that breaks many unspoken rules in Indian culture to deliver a spellbinding book.
    This is a great project!


  24. lrtrovi
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 20:06:04

    A beautifully organized BLOG with lots of good information…glad you found mine for a visit, so I in turn discovered yours. I try to review books from all genres, and not just the new releases, so I really appreciate your inclusions of classics, etc. Keep up the great work. It is so interesting to read other people’s take on the same works; best of luck with your goal.


  25. TheSkepticalReader
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 17:59:39

    Hey! I’m not too sure where to post this but–I nominated you for the super sweet blogging award if you’re interested!



  26. oddsandhens
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 17:45:37

    What a great idea! I am reading so much more lately for a variety of reasons. I think I will have to do a list too. I am happy to share many of the books I have read as of late, could probably even send the used books (if it was a physcial version)…..


  27. trashbus
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 12:56:39

    Dear Sara, thank you for stopping by and following trashbus! I have a recommendation: Sasa Stanisic – How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone. And you have probably already read Ivo Andric’s Bridge on the Drina. There are good English translations available for both novels. Zelim ti sve najbolje!


  28. trashbus
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 03:17:18

    Super, pa mi javi sta mislis. Meni je stvarno bilo strasno i lijepo i grozno citati, vrlo je lijepa prica, a vrlo i tuzna. Aj pa se cujemo! 🙂


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