Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Four Month Challenge - Part 5

After OD'ing on challenges at the beginning of 2010, I dropped them all and read just what I dang well pleased for the greater part of the year. That was fine and all, but then I entered the full-time working world and my reading time was pretty much zapped. No reading time = a very cranky Amanda.

All this to say, I think that having a reading challenge will help me carve out my reading time more deliberately in 2011, making me a happier person. I've participated in another Four Month Challenge, and they are great fun. The reading is across the board, and it's whatever you want to make of it.

The challenge runs from December 1st, 2010 - March 31st, 2011.
Here are the categories:

Read a book by your favorite author
Read a YA book: Catching Fire by Collins
Read a book written in 2010 Mockingjay by Collins
Read a book with a color in the title: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
Read a book set in any country other than your own: A Christmas Carol by Dickens

Read a book with any ‘family’ name in it.  Eg: Father, daughter, uncle, etc.
Read a book you’ve read before
Read a fantasy book: Soulless by Gail Carriger
Read a book a book you’ve been meaning to read for ages: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Read a book set in the same country you live in: Beautiful Darkness by Garcia and Stohl

Read a book written before you were born
Read a book suggested by a blog
Read a book set in a country/place you’d like to visit: Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
Read a book about a person who is still alive (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc): Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind by Philip Done
Read a book that is the first in a series

Read a book about a person who is passed (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc): Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln by Janis Newman
Read a classic you’ve never read before
Read a book you need to read for another challenge
Read a book of short stories
Read a book with a food in the title


Nosilas said...

The same thing happened to me... I went overboard on challenges and then had no time to read so I dropped em all. =) Looks like you've got your work cut out for you on this one.

Lisa said...

I did the same thing on challenges--but they all seemed so do-able at the beginning of the year! This one seems like it should fit just about anything you want to pick up.

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