Monday, April 4, 2016

Read the Nobels Perpetual and 2016 Reading Challenges #ReadNobels

Started in 2007 by the book blogger behind Guiltless Reading, this challenge is a voluntary, collaborative effort that aims to bring attention to Nobel Prize Laureates and their body of work. This blog proudly follows in the tradition of other literature blogs (or litblogs) - such as the The Complete Booker, the Pulitzer Project, and the Orange Prize Project, among others - that focus on significant or international literary awards.

Nobel Prize authors I will be reading for this challenge based on books I own:

2007 - Doris Lessing
2000 - Gao Xingjian
1998 - José Saramago
1995 - Seamus Heaney
1993 - Toni Morrison
1988 - Naguib Mahfouz
1983 - William Golding
1982 - Gabriel García Márquez
1962 - John Steinbeck
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1957 - Albert Camus
1954 - Ernest Hemingway
1949 - William Faulkner
1948 - T.S. Eliot
1938 - Pearl Buck
1930 - Sinclair Lewis
1929 - Thomas Mann
1928 - Sigrid Undset
1925 - George Bernard Shaw
1923 - William Butler Yeats
1907 - Rudyard Kipling

Read the Nobels 2016

For the 2016 Read the Nobels Challenge, I'm going with level Nobel dabbler: 1 to 3 books, as we're already in the 4th month of 2016 and I don't want to go crazy. lol

I've got one book covered in April, as I'm reading Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth by Naguib Mahfouz for the Where in the World will your Nobel take you? challenge.

Some other choices I'll consider for books 2 and 3:

Albert Camus, The Plague
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks
Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter