Thursday, March 19, 2009

Challenge Organization

World Citizen Challenge
I signed up for the World Citizen Challenge a while ago, but never officially picked my books. Here's my list:

1. Politics: Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
2. Economics: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
3. History: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
4. Culture: Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin
5. Worldwide Issues: Globalization: by Louise I. Gerdes (YA)
6. Memoirs: Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway
7. And one extra: Rogue State : Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea by Jasper Becker

I have also signed up for a couple of Mini-Challenges hosted by Becky:

George Eliot Mini-Challenge:
1. Felix Holt
2. Romola
**I may end up choosing to reread Middlemarch for one of these, we'll see what kind of mood I'm in.

Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge:
1. Read Cranford
2. Watch Cranford Miniseries
***In my dreams I may read North and South

It is with great restraint that I don't sign up for Becky's Trollope and Tolstoy challenges. I may not finish my current challenges this year at the rate I'm going, but I think I'm okay with that. As usual, you can see my (limited) progress in my right sidebar.


  1. Sheesh! Come summer, you are going to be the Smarty Pants!

    The G.E. challenge appeals to me the most because I just found two copies of Middlemarch when I unpacked my books last weekend. Wonderful book. I am in the mood for more. I think I have The Mill on the Floss somewhere. But I never remember if I've read it yet. Maybe I'll hunt downt he two on your list.

    Good luck with all your challenges!

  2. I have not read Cranford since I was in college but loved it and want to re-read it. The movie changed it up a lot but was still really good. North and South is in my top ten list of all time favorites.
    Good luck with all your challenges. I am slowly plugging along on mine and still hopeful I'll finish the majority of them.