Count me in for these Challenges

I’ve immersed myself in book-blogging for these past couple of weeks and have learned about various cool challenges that I have decided to join.  My personal 2010 challenge (19 books older than I am) is my first priority, but I think I will be able to complete a few additional challenges on top of that.

Host: Regular Rumination

Challenge Post: http://regularrumination.wordpress.com/2009/05/16/reading-poetry-summer-2009/

Deadline: May 16, 2010

Level: The Shallow End (2-5 books of poetry)

I rarely read poetry anymore, so this is a good challenge for me to branch out.

1. something by Pablo Neruda

2. The Patience of Ice by Renate Wood [review]

Host: Booklust

Challenge Post: http://aartichapati.blogspot.com/2009/11/flashback-challenge.html

Deadline: December 31, 2010

Level: Scholar (4 to 6 books)

I’m very excited about this one and may go beyond my level, depending on time.

1. Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty [review]

2. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

3. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

4. The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

5. The Secret of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

6. Mattimeo by Brian Jacques

Host: Book Chick City

Challenge Post: http://www.bookchickcity.com/2009/05/thriller-suspense-challenge-2010_01.html

Deadline: December 31, 2010

Level: All participants read 12 thrillers.

Some of my most fun reading experiences this year were thrillers, so I want to continue to explore this genre.  The number to be read daunts me a little because I don’t read near as many books as other bloggers, but fortunately thrillers are usually page-turners and thus are quick reads for me.

1. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein [review]

2. Farthing by Jo Walton

3. Dead Run by P. J. Tracy (#3 in the Monkeewrench series) [review]

4.  Snow Blind by P. J. Tracy (#4 Monkeewrench) [review]

5. The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin [review]

6. The Moonpool by P.T. Deutermann (#3 for Cam Richter series)

7. In the Woods by Tana French

8. The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos [review]

9. Three Days to Never by Tim Powers

10. Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson [review]

11. Little Face by Sophie Hannah [review]

12. The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver

I will fill the spaces as I choose books and then also mark which ones have been read once I get started.

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11 responses to “Count me in for these Challenges

  1. Hi, welcome to the Thriller & Suspense Challenge, glad you joined. Don’t be daunted, I’m sure you will be fine 🙂

  2. I am going to join that poetry book challenge. I read lots of it. I have to, as I write it!

    Here is my tentative list for the thriller/suspense challenge

    • I’ll be seeing you around then, as we complete both of these challenges. When I was taking a poetry workshop in college, I was reading it, but post-college, I have neither been reading or writing it much. I look forward to getting back into it. I’ll have to check out your thriller list to see if they look interesting to me as well. I see you have The Likeness. I haven’t read French’s previous book so that’s going on my list.

  3. Jason

    Well – if you’re looking at reading poetry and are planning on reading any international books next year, you can kill two birds with one stone with Pablo Neruda, Alexander Pushkin, or Robbie Burns. I just read an e.e.cummings compendium last month and really enjoyed it. Have fun with the poetry!

    • Oh, I love e.e. cummings! Thanks for the recommendations!

      • Jason

        I see under thrillers you have The Janissary Tree. That was one of the books I’ve been meaning to read. I look forward to hearing how you like it (if you get to it before me).

    • The Janissary Tree is one of several books I tracked down after reading Peter Mansfield’s A History of the Middle East. Mansfield’s book describes the Janissaries and I was glad to find a book that involved them, as I was curious.

  4. The thriller challenge button is ADORABLE! If I read thrillers, I’d participate based solely on that button 🙂 I’m glad you’re taking part in the Flashback one, too- it should be lots of fun!

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