NYT Notable Books Challenge

And another challenge, because I am out of control and possibly in need of a bookish intervention:

Inspired by Wendy at caribousmom, I will attempt to read 12 books from the New York Times Notable Books List of 2006 before December 31, 2007 (Wendy, like a champ, is aiming for 20).

I have already read my January "selection" (luckily for me, since January is now over), the excellent and light-imagery-evoking "Suite Francaise", and am about to move on to another while I am here in LA for the week: "Beasts of No Nation" by Uzodinma Iweala, whose brilliant sister happened to be in my high school class.

Wendy posts the full list (at the link above), so I will content myself with a shorter list of books I specifically want to attempt:

Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Arthur and George, by Julian Barnes
The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai
Twilight of the Superheroes, by Deborah Eisenberg
Beasts of No Nation, by Uzodinma Iweala
All Aunt Hagar's Children, by Edward P. Jones
Gate of the Sun, by Elias Khoury
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
**Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky** - finished!
Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl
Digging to America, by Anne Tyler

I may make changes over the course of 2007, but let us call this my provisional list.