Technically, the Back to the Classics Challenge was the first to be closed out and finished in style with Les Miserables (which was a fantastic book). We also encountered some of our favorite books of the year in The Count of Monte Cristo and Shutter Island. The Gothic Reading Challenge came next and delivered some fantastic books in The Woman in White and A Pale View of Hills. The latter kept us in suspense until the very last page – nicely done Kazuo Ishiguro! And finally, the What’s in a Name Challenge was closed out with One Hundred Years of Solitude. Even better were The Princess Bride and I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I want to be your Class President.
This month also marked our very first Graphic Review, which introduced the Two Bibliomaniacs in full color illustrated form. Yep, it’s just as weird as it sounds!
Here are the reviews that we posted in July that fit into our 2011 Challenges.Enchantment – Orsen Scott Card
Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Here’s an update on our 2011 Challenge. All the inspiring details can be found HERE.
Books to Movies Challenge – 2/6
Gothic Reading Challenge – 8/8
Back to the Classics – 8/8
What’s in a Name Challenge – 6/6