Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge


There’s another challenge that’s long overdue for me to officially join. Readers may remember when I posted about Dewey in December. This challenge is a tribute for her. Also, I can definitely complete the challenge, since it seems that whatever book I read is read and reviewed by Dewey!

There are 2 options for Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge:

1. Pick one book from each of the 6 years that Dewey has archives of. You can access her archives by clicking on the archive link in the sidebar of her website. It’s a dropdown menu. For instance, you would read one book that she reviewed in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 for a total of six books.

2. The other option is to read 5 books that Dewey reviewed. These can be from any year and I’m guessing that each of us has at least 5 books on our TBR list because of Dewey!

I picked Option 2. Or I can change my mind to Option 1. We’ll see.

Duration is 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

So far my list of books:

1) The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
2) The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
3) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
4) The Sandman Vol 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
5) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling [my review] [Dewey’s review (2007)]
6) The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
7) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
8) The Color Purple by Alice Walker [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
9) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
10) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling [my review] [Dewey’s review (2007)]
11) Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [my review] [Dewey’s review (2008)]
12) American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang [my review] [Dewey’s review] (2008)

For collection of reviews from the others visit Dewey’s Challenge reviews blog.

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5 thoughts on “Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge”

  1. Mee, this is a very nice way to honor Dewey. I’m sure that several books on my own TBR list
    (currently posted on my blog) have been reviewed by Dewey.

  2. Welcome to our Dewey’s Challenge! This is a late greeting, but something went wrong with the email notification, and I just found your email letting us know that you are participating. I’ll make sure your name is included on this list of participants, and I apologize for the delay! We’re glad to have you with us!

  3. Suko: Yes she definitely has read lots of books. It’s not at all hard for me to do this challenge :)

    Robin: Thanks Robin. I’ve actually completed the challenge since then, but I’m gonna continue to keep track of all Dewey’s books that I read here until the end of the challenge and see how many I will get!

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