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Marg

I believe there is a Christmas challenge in the works too! We'll soon need a Challengers Challenge...to remember which Challenges we are signed up for and what books we are intendign to read! LOL!

Dorothy W.

Yay! I'm glad you gave in :)

Heather

LOL I like Marg's comment!! It is sooo true!

Stefanie

Nice list! I gave in on the challenge too about a day after I swore to myself that I wouldn't do anymore challenges for the rest of the year!

sassymonkey

lol Well put Marg

Nice list. I just read Persuasion over the summer and I have to say I wish that I read it earlier. Of course, now I want my own copy...

Danielle

Marg--I think readers (certainly me anyway) are only too happy to join an exchange if it means reading more books! :) Yes, I do need some way to keep them all straight!!
Dorothy--I wasn't going to until I saw this new one and figured I could incorporate other books into it as well!
Heather--Yes, very fitting, isn't it!
Stefanie--I said the same thing--Ha! :)
Sassy-Glad to hear you liked Persuasion. I want to read/reread all Austen's work this coming year! I was going to read them in order, but I really feel like reading this one now!

Victoria

Danielle you should know resistance *is* futile by now! :-) And challenges really are good for you - they focus your reading and make you analyse your TBR pile. (This is what I tell myself...)

Great list too! 'A Long Long Way' is good, if very, very sad; 'Persuasion' is Austen's most...erm...austere work but one of my favourites; 'The Mists of Avalon' is, as I've said a gazillion times, pure genius; and 'Fingersmith' is unputdownable - you should have it read in three days. :-)

Isabella

I've been thinking of joining. I like to think I regularly chip away at my own stack, and right now most of the ones there have massive page counts, that I think 5 would be unrealistic. But maybe...

iliana

I couldn't resist this one either. I figure this will be a great way to make room for new books :)

Granted, now I'm seeing everyone else's lists and I'm adding more titles to the tbr list. sigh.

Susan

Great choices! You will love Persuasion (now my all-time favorite, replacing Jane Eyre) and The Mists of Avalon. After reading all the interesting lists everyone is putting together, I think I'm going to have to join in too...

Ex Libris

I highly recommend Barry's A Long, Long Way. It topped my list in 2005. It was shortlisted for the Booker prize last year and, IMO, should have won. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

booklogged

I figure that with this challenge if I read 5 and add 20, it's like one step forward and 4 back! Oh well, without the challenge it would have been 20 steps backward. I just added a couple from your list to my TBR list.

Les in NE

Resistence is futile. Sounds like a good name for a challenge! I couldn't resist either and just posted my list.

Carl V.

Good list! Welcome to the list of those who just couldn't resist!

Lesley

I gave in and joined up as well. And Holy Fools is one of my selections, too - I'll be curious to see what you think of it. Fingersmith is a fabulous book, one of my favorite reads from earlier this year.

Lotus

Love your list, Danielle and I look forward to reading your reviews. Jane Austen's "Persuasion" might go on my classics challenge list, let's see.

p.s. Did you get my e-mail about Margaret Atwood's "Penelopiad"?

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