November 5, 2007 – COMPLETED THIS CHALLENGE!
I managed to complete this challenge without a day to spare, finishing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood on the last day. This was a fabulous challenge for me as I don’t normally read much Dystopian Literature. I can’t really pick a favorite book from the books I read. I gave The Road and The Handmaid’s Tale both 5/5 ratings, with Cloud Atlas scoring a 4.75/5. Paul Auster’s book was my least favorite of the bunch.Thank you Lisa for hosting such an awesome challenge!
- Pick any number of books you wish to read that fall into the Utopia/Dystopia genre.
- They do not have to be books you’ve never read, but hopefully they aren’t books you read last week.
I thought about resisting this one…but then I realized that there are two books on my list (one I’m currently reading) which fit this description; and two more that I’ve been wanting to read for some time. So…I’m in!
Here are my books for this challenge:
1. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell (Completed 4/18/2007; read a review here.)
2. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Completed 5/17/2007; read a review here.)
3. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (Completed 11/5/2007; read a review here.)
4. In the Country of Last Things, by Paul Auster (Completed 9/23/2007; read a review here.)
To read reviews of books read by participants, go here.