My New Reading Challenge

I seem to have acquired a collection of Roald Dahl books.

I also have the urge to start a new reading challenge.

Hmmm. I guess I’ll have to do a Dahl marathon.

Starting September 13 (Dahl’s birthday), I will begin my challenge. I can’t read everything he ever wrote, so I have selected a group of works based on what’s available, the amount of time I have for reading, and my interests. Fortunately, most of the books are for children and consequently short. I’m going to read the books in roughly chronological order, saving the posthumous books for last. Note: I read Matilda recently. When I get to that book in the list, I may opt to watch the movie in its place.

  1. The Gremlins (1943)
  2. James and the Giant Peach (1961)
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
  4. The Magic Finger (1966)
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)
  6. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1973)
  7. Danny, the Champion of the World (1975)
  8. The Enormous Crocodile (1976)
  9. My Uncle Oswald (1979)
  10. The Twits (1980)
  11. George’s Marvelous Medicine (1981)
  12. The BFG (1982)
  13. Revolting Rhymes (1982)
  14. Dirty Beasts (1983)
  15. The Witches (1983)
  16. Boy (1984)
  17. The Giraffe and Pelly and Me (1985)
  18. Going Solo (1986)
  19. The Roald Dahl Omnibus (1987)
  20. Matilda (1988)
  21. Esio Trot (1989)
  22. The Minpins (1991)
  23. The Vicar of Nibbleswick (1991)
  24. My Year (1994)
  25. The Mildenhall Treasure (1999)

Roald Dahl died on November 23, 1990. I will end my reading marathon on next November 23, which leaves me slightly more than a year to finish all of these books. Wish me luck!

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