November 2020 Group Challenge

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November 2020 Group Challenge

1JayneCM
Out 15, 2020, 11:55pm

Wow, nearly to the end of 2020! A memorable year indeed!

For this month's challenge, let's browse through the 1001 list and choose a book you have never heard of before.

Alternatively, as I know this may be difficult for those near the end of their reading as they have probably already looked over the books they have remaining, choose a book that you know you had never heard of before seeing it on the list.

2japaul22
Out 16, 2020, 12:26pm

A recent review of The Commandant by Jessica Anderson caught my eye on puckers' thread. I had never heard of the book or author or noticed on the list before. So I will try to get to that in November.

3DeltaQueen50
Out 17, 2020, 4:57pm

I had never heard of author Henry Green before I started reading from the list and he has three books on it. I will be reading Living by Henry Green for this challenge.

4JayneCM
Out 17, 2020, 10:30pm

>3 DeltaQueen50: Funnily, I was going to choose a book called Green Henry by Gottfried Keller. I found a PDF copy online, but I don't think I want to read a 700 page novel online! I will have to see what my library has.

5DeltaQueen50
Out 19, 2020, 11:59am

>4 JayneCM: I totally agree - 700 pages online would be too much! I have never heard of Green Henry before either - another one to look into at some point.

6JayneCM
Out 20, 2020, 12:13am

After flicking through my 1001 book and checking with what books my library had, I have found one! I will be reading In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan. A double as I had never heard of the book or the author.

7puckers
Out 25, 2020, 3:19am

There are certainly plenty of authors I’d never heard of before starting the 1001 list. I’ve just acquired Jurek Becker’s Jakob the Liar so will mark that down for the November challenge.

8soffitta1
Out 30, 2020, 12:29pm

As puckers said, so many new authors for me too. I will go for Three trapped tigers - not a wrier I knew before - Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

9DeltaQueen50
Nov 5, 2020, 4:08pm

I have completed my read of Living by Henry Green and I am glad that I picked this one up and I am happy that he has two more on the list.

10JayneCM
Nov 17, 2020, 9:19pm

>6 JayneCM: Still waiting for my library hold! Hopefully before the end of November!

11puckers
Nov 20, 2020, 8:47pm

I read Jacob the Liar. Well worth reading, and another book I would never have picked up but for the list.