26 Sep 2007

The Whitcoulls Challenge

Whitcoulls was my favourite bookstore in New Zealand. Every year they published the "Top 100 List" as chosen by New Zealanders. Everybody can nominate their three favourite books, and the 100 books with most votes made the list. Unlike many other of these lists, this one represents what people actually read. I've managed to find the list for three years - 1998, 2002 and 2006.

I've been wanting to host a challenge myself, and this seems like the perfect opportunity. Read Your Way Through The Whitcoulls Top 100 List.

When: From November 1st, 2007 to November 1st, 2008.
What: Pick 12 books from either or all of the lists linked above, and read one a month (or - if you're feeling daring - pick 12 from each and read 3 a month!! But that's only for the obsessed ;) )
Why: To broaden our horizons and because it's fun of course!

I can't figure out how to use Mr. Linky, so just leave a comment with either your list or a link to your blog post and you're in! :-D

Have fun!

13 comments:

Callista said...

I'm in! here's my list.

sally906 said...

I haven't got my list up yet as on my way to work - but have my challenge post all ready up - will look at a list later

http://myreadingchallanges.blogspot.com/2007/09/whitcoulls-challenge-nov-2007-nov-2008.html

How do you do the link as a click on shortcut in a comment?

sally906 said...

OK

My list is now up:
Sally from Oz's Whitcoulls Challenge

Robin said...

Hi. This looks like an interesting challenge. I will join in, but have to decide which books to read first. Will post them by November 1st.

Robin

www.mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Excellent Robin! Looking forward to seeing your list.

Miscritic said...

I'm in! My list is here:

http://miscritic.wordpress.com

Can books be crosslisted with other challenges?

3M said...

My list is here.

Rebecca said...

I am in! I will be thinking of my list, but I can't wait to start.

Susan said...

Count me in on this challenge.

Susan L

http://susanlovestoread.blogspot.com/

samantha.1020 said...

I'm in and my list is at http://www.samsbookblog.blogspot.com

Kara said...

I know I am starting late - but I would like to join - here is my list.

http://karabookchallenges.blogspot.com/

Jenna said...

I could have sworn I had officially joined this challenge, but I can't for the life of me find my original post. With that said, I want to participate, and I'll link to my challenge post:
http://sheridanredswan.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/whitcoulls-top-100-books-challenge/

Also, I'm working on catching up with my reviews after being horribly ill. Here's the first of several today:
http://sheridanredswan.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/life-of-pi-by-yann-martel/

Robin said...

I totally forgot about this and was just thinking the other day how I wanted to do the challenge and would have to wait until you started the next year's challenge.

I've read 16 of the books on the 2006 and was looking forward to picking books off their next list. I'm going to post about the challenge on my blog but you can leave me out of any contests or whatever.

Have fun reading!

Robin of mytwoblessings