Sunday, August 19, 2007

Something About Me Challenge

August - December 2007

This is it...I swear! I have vowed to myself that this will be my last challenge for the year until some of the others get under control. Well, since I'M the control, and I've determined this is all I can logically handle, this is it. :)

Lisa at Breaking the Fourth Wall is hosting the Something About Me Challenge. The basic premise is to list five books that represent something about me, but the catch is that I don't read this five books--others doing the challenge read them. So, after everyone posts their books, we pick five from the *large* list to read and at the same time learn something about the other participating bloggers. I love this idea and I'm glad that Lisa is hosting!

So, these are the five books that represent me:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - This book restored my love of literature as a high school senior. But also because it is the most romantic book--tragic, but who could forget those harrowing words, "I AM Heathcliff."

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Picoult always shows all sides to every story, and this one I could especially relate to as my younger sister had a kidney transplant 5 years ago (when she was 18). Although I wasn't in exactly the same circumstances, I could relate to Kate's siblings.

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery - Because I grew up in Canada, and when I was little I wanted to be Anne so badly. I loved her--still do.

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding - Because I, like Bridget, obsess about strange things, fantasize about what could be, and over complicate things in my head. I love Bridget--she is my hero.

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - Her female characters are all so different, but I think that everyone could find a woman in this novel with whom they relate to. And besides, I think we've all had days like Mrs. Dalloway. (If you've read this and like it, you must read The Hours by Michael Cunningham).

And then these are the books that I have picked from others' lists to read:
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Alternates:
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

Yeah! Let the challenge begin...

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great books...on all lists!! Oh come on....there's a really good RIP challenge coming up for fall!!

Trish said...

RIP?? Like Rest In Peace? :) We'll have to see. The Non-Fiction 5 is my next one to finish in Sept, but I'm really struggling with my George Washington biography right now. And I really don't want to read any of my books for the Decades challenge. :) We'll see...I'll probably cave. Although, there have been some great challenges that I've been able to pass up lately...

naida said...

I read Wuthering Heights for the Something About Me challenge, and enjoyed it every much :) Bridget Jones is one of my favs too...shes so funny.

I hope you enjoy Pride & Prejudice. I've re-read that one a few times and never tire of it.

Rhinoa said...

Cool I think it was me who put forward High Fidelity, I hope you enjoy it. I hope to read Mrs Dalloway and My Sisters Keeper this year. Wuthering Heights and Bridget Jone's Diary I love.

Trish said...

Naida - I'm really looking forward to P&P; I read it a few years ago, but it was for school so I really didn't get to into it. Hmmm, I think maybe I saw your review for WH. I'll have to pop by and see.

Rhinoa - Yes! You did recommend High Fidelity. Its one of my favorite movies, so I'm looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the great excuse to read it.