Well, my wonderful local library's only copy of the book I wanted is lost. I was going to start the Big Book Read with this particular book, but I may have to wait until it is located (or I buy it myself). So, I am instead going to start with book #2 on my list. Luckily, it is just as appropriate as book #1 for the start of the challenge.
The Big Book Read 2010 starts this friday!