The challenge will be to read a set number of books that focus on books or reading. These can be fictional works, such as The Eyre Affair or The Shadow of the Wind; or non-fiction works such as 84, Charing Cross Road or The Polysyllabic Spree. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there that would fit this challenge.
The challenge begins on January 1, 2010 and ends on December 31, 2010. You must sign up for the challenge by January 31st, 2010.
Only books read during the challenge will count. You may reread books as well as cross-reference books with other challenges.
You do not need to make out a list when you sign up and you can change your mind on particular book selections throughout the challenge. I like to have flexibility for my reading whims!
There are three levels for you to choose from:
- Bookworm: Read three books
- Litlover: Read six books
- Bibliomaniac: Read twelve books
- A Passion for Books
- The Ghost Writer
- Who the hell is Pansy O'Hara?
- The Thirteenth Tale
- The Last Dickens
- The Man who loved books too much
Next, decide on what level you'd like to participate:
~ Level 1: 4 books, at least 2 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.
~ Level 2: 8 books, at least 4 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.
~ Level 3: 12 books, at least 6 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.
I'm going for Level 1.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff
- Grange House by Sarah Blake
The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2010, and will be hosted at Medieval Bookworm. Challenge genres include history, medieval literature, and historical fiction. Medieval, for simplicity of definition, will be from 500-1500, and literature from all over the world is welcome, not just western Europe. There are 3 levels:
- Peasant – Read 3 medieval books of any kind.
- Lord – Read 6 medieval books, at least one of each kind.
- King – Read 9 medieval books, at least two of each kind.
- The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin
- A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg
- Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
Haley of The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object is hosting the Jane Austen Reading Challenge.
**Newbie 2 books by J. Austen, 2 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
**Lover 4 books by J. Austen, 4 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)** Fanatic 6+ books by J. Austen, 5+ re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
I'm doing the Newbie level.
- Pride and Prejudice
- Sense and Sensiblility
- Intimations of Austen by Jane Greensmith
- The Other Mr. Darcy