50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge – reading list substitution

To my 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge sponsors (and to those thinking about sponsoring me)…

I would like to make a substitution on my list of 50 books. When I decided to start this fundraiser for www.RAINN.org, I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 – 6/1/19). Making the list took forever. Eventually I had to make rules: just modern works of fiction, from the year 1800-present, and only books that were written in English. (I’d never be able to narrow down the list if I included translated literature! Maybe for the next Reading Challenge!)

I wanted my list to include various forms of fiction. Although most of the list is made up of novels & novellas, I also included uncollected short stories (Poe), a short story collection (Carver), 2 plays, and 1 graphic novel. But there was one form I ignored: screenplays. I tried to include one, but at the time it just didn’t seem to fit. Having written a screenplay, it bugged me that I didn’t have at least one on the list. So what I would like to do is take off Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and add Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. I’m sad to lose Ishiguro, but the list feels more complete with Shakespeare in Love.

If any of my sponsors object to my substitution, please let me know!

Michael-Patrick Harrington


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