Friday, 14 May 2010

GLBT Challenge Wrap Up

This post is to wrap up the GLBT challenge which I finished in April. The challenge was organised by Amanda from The Zen Leaf and runs all year, so there is plenty of time still to enter.

I did the Lambda Level for this challenge, which required me to read 4 books.

The four books I read were as followed.

1) Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

2) White is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

3) Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

4)Ash by Malinda Lo.

None of the books were the ones I intended to read and all of them ended up being lesbian books rather than books portraying gay men, which were the ones on my original list. Out of all the books I read for this challenge, I would definitely say that Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe was my favourite read, followed a close second by Ash. I really didn't enjoy White is For Witching at all, but as I have enjoyed other books by Helen Oyeyemi, I won't give up on this author.

I really enjoyed participating in this challenge, as it opened up a style of books that I would probably never have considered reading. Thank you to Amanda for hosting this challenge, and I look forward to taking part again next year. Although I think I may increase the number of books I read for it. Also thank you for making my TBR list even longer!


16 comments:

  1. Well done on completing this challenge. I may take a look at it once I've completed the Typically British Challenge - how are you doing with this by the way?

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  2. I finished the Typically British Challenge back in February. I didn't realise how many British books I actually read!

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  3. For some reason, and I'm not sure why because I know I read your review, I didn't remember that White is for Witching was a GLBT book...well anyway, congrats on finishing! Make sure to link this post to the Completed Challenge location on the challenge blog, so that I can keep you in the loop for giveaways. :)

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

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  5. Congrats on finishing this one! I never stick to my original lists for these reading challenges, either.

    I have White is for Witching, but I don't know when I'll read it as you disliked it and Eva loved it!

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  6. You did great on this challenge! Congrats! I read Fried Green Tomatoes years ago and loved it. Have you watched the movie?

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  7. Amanda - I sent you a message regarding this.

    Kathy - thank you.

    Aarti - you might enjoy it more as you enjoy a lot of the same books as Eva.

    Vasilly - I haven't seen the film yet, though I do have it. Hope to watch it soon.

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  8. Congrats on completing the challenge, Vivienne! I'd planned on reading a book unofficially for this challenge--but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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  9. congratulations! i loved fried green tomatoes as a movie so maybe i should try the book! do you like virginia woolf?

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  10. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I never end up reading the books I originally select for my challenges. It's not that I don't want to read the books on my original list but somehow other shiny new books appear sometimes :)

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  11. Congrats on finishing the challenge, Vivienne!

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  12. I don't know if you saw the answer to your question about those 6 books - I got them from The Book People for £20 + p&p.

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  13. Hi Viv, well done on completing the challenge!

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  14. Vivienne--have you seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes? It's a little different from the book but it's been one of my favorite movies since it came out.

    Fannie Flagg is great comfort reading!

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  15. Vivienne - you caught me off guard here. I am feeling a little naive right now but I have to say I did not know the characters in Fried Green Tomatoes were lesbians. I thought they were just really good friends. Now I must go read your review of this book! :)

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