451 Challenge is based on 451 Fridays, a weekly feature hosted at As Usual, We Need More Bookshelves. 451 Fridays is based on an idea from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, a group of people (Bradbury calls them Book People) are trying to keep the ideas found in books alive. Instead of actually saving the books, the Book People each "become" a book - memorizing it, word for word, and passing it down to the next generation.
Based on this idea, a list of books have been compiled at 451 Challenge. On checking out the list, I noticed a bunch of books that I've been meaning to read, so I decided to do this challenge.
1. This challenge runs January 2010 till December 2010.
2. Re-reading is acceptable, as are crossovers with other challenges.
3. Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable.
4. Each month, participants will be encouraged to post their reviews on the challenge blog, and each review posted will be an entry into a grand prize drawing for a $25 gift card to the online bookseller of the winner's choice.
I am planning to join at the Blaze level and read the following 7 books.
The books that I plan to read are as follows:
Update (Jan 22, 2011): I read just one in the end.
1. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
2. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
3. Little Women - Louise May Alcott
4. The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
7. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein
There are some really good choices to read for this challenge, so if you think you should take part in it, head over to this link.