“The Dewey Challenge” was set up in honor of Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf who recently passed away.
There are two ways to join this 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. 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’m going to read 6 books that she reviewed. I seem to have a similar reading taste to her, so I’m sure that whatever I pick from her blog will be a good read.
This is a wonderful tribute to an amazing member of the blogging community, and will mean her blog continues to bring pleasure to us in 2009.
I haven’t decided all the books I’m going to read yet, but I’ll update the list here when I do.
2003 Secret History – Donna Tartt
2004 The Inner Circle – TC Boyle
2005 Property – Valerie Martin
2006 Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
2007 Digging to America – Anne Tyler completed 5th January 2009
2008 Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’ve also read Fun Home – Alison Bechdel completed 7th February 2009