1001 BYMRBYD Challenge


Since this is a challenge that will probably take me a lifetime to complete, I thought it deserved its own page. Year by year I will be tracking the books I read on the list(s), making sure to mark down which list they are from. So far there are 3 lists: 2006, 2008 and 2010.

The lists are updated roughly every two years to include books that have been recently published.

Books Read in 2010:

A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
The Midwich Cuckoo’s – John Wyndham
The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
Push – Sapphire
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
The Quiet American – Graham Greene
The Book About Blanche and Marie – Per Olov Enquist
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami (2006 List)
The Sorrows of Young Werther – JW Goethe
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream – Hunter S. Thompson
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Disgrace – JM Coetzee
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle

Books Read in 2011

Aesop’s Fables – Aesop
Beloved – Toni Morrision
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
The Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith
The English Patient – Michael Ondjaate
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
The Godfather – Mario Puzo
The Island of Dr. Moreau – HG Wells
Labyrinths – JL Borges
Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – A. Solzhenitsyn
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

13 thoughts on “1001 BYMRBYD Challenge”

  1. WOW what an eclectic list, i LOVE it: Goethe, Sapphire and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie!!

  2. jean-philippe said:

    I should make a list as well… I’m such an indolent reader… I could be reading so much more than I currently do…

  3. That’s the exact same thought that made me start the blog and the 1001 book list lol. Maybe you should join too. The beauty about the 1001 list is that no matter how much you read, you’re never REALLY going to finish it.

    After all, it gets updated every 2-3 years with new books. It’s constantly changing. Go on! Join the bandwagon with us crazy 1001-ers. You won’t regret it!

  4. I’m doing the 1001 Books list too! I’m reading my 101st book. Great blog, look forward to reading more. I found you through the Rory Gilmour list, which I will be blogging about shortly 🙂

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