Sunday, December 05, 2010

Jewish Literature Challenge

I am joining this (now defunct it seems) challenge.

What: Reading books by Jewish Authors or about Judaism 
When: December 1st 2010-April 26th 2011
Level: Read at least five books from the following list: 

  1. Bending Towards the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie (Review)
  2. The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok (Review)
  3. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart (Review)
  4. An Exclusive Love by Johanna Adorján (Review)
  5. History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky (Review
  6. Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel (Review) 
  7. The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia (Review) 
  1. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  2. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  3. Annexed by Sharon Dogar *
  4. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss * 
  5. Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom 
  6. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay *
  7. Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky *
  8. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink 
  9. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon *
  10. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  11. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand *
  12. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow *
  13. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  14. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  15. The Believers by Zoe Heller * 
*Indicates I already own the book

Completed: January 26 2011


  1. I love Jonathan Safran Foer (author of Everything is Illuminated). His other novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, is also incredible. And his wife, Nicole Krauss, is a Jewish author who wrote a fantastic book called The History of Love. Talk about a lot of talent in one family.

  2. What a great challenge! I have Sarah's Key on my 'to read' list....this might be a nice excuse to add some more Jewish Literature to my book lists :)
    I look forward to reading your posts!


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