I’m going to add two more cool-sounding challenges to my 2010 roster of challenges (which already includes Poetry, Flashback, Thriller & Suspense, Colorful, 2nd Reading, and What’s in A Name, as well as my personal 19 books older than I am.) I expect a number of books will meet more than one challenge, and I may not finish some, but I won’t let that stress me out.
So the two new challenges:
In sum: Read 4 memoirs (can also be books of letters)
Why I’m joining: I took a class about memoirs in college that was really enjoyable, so I’d like to get back to reading more of them. Plus Jeannette Walls’ wonderful The Glass Castle has whet my appetite for it again.
1. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick
2. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
Host: Find Your Next Book Here
In sum: There are twelve intriguing challenges and participants can join either 3, 6, or all 12.
I will take on 6, since 3 seemed too few.
Challenge 1: Read Your Doppelganger (author with same last/first name or same initials)
Challenge 7: Break a Prejudice (read an author/genre/whatever that you have always avoided and after, write about how the prejudice has been broken or reinforced)
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
Challenge 9: Same Word, Different Book (worth 2 entries because you read two books that share the same word in their title)
Challenge 11: All in the Family (worth 2 entries because you read two books by authors related by blood or marriage)