It’s a new year (well, duh!), and I’m posting, finally. No apologies or excuses for my absence this time, just a fresh start. And a challenge.
I love a good book challenge, and this year, I’m taking Anne’s from The Modern Mrs. Darcy. The 2016 Reading Challenge is relatively simple, without a huge number of books, which I need right now. And the variety is great!
Here are my choices, so far. Nearly all of these are books already on my e-reader or bookshelf, which was a conscious choice on my part. I have an overflowing e-reader, and it would be ridiculous to add more when I can satisfy the requirements! There are three choices that are new-to-my reader books; these are starred! (And my list is in the opposite order than the one above.)
A book I’ve already read at least once:
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
A book that intimidates me:
Othello by William Shakespeare
A book I own, but have never read:
Van Gogh’s Room at Arles by Stanley Elkin
A book I previously abandoned:
A book that was banned at some point:
(I’m choosing the same book for these two categories)
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
A book published before I was born:
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
A book chosen for me:
I honestly cannot decide on which of the books my wonderful friends Karen & Rob selected for me, so I’m adding both of them to the list!
* A Madness of Angels by Kate Swift (Rob’s choice)
* The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (Karen’s choice)
A book I should’ve read in school:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A book recommended by a bookseller:
* A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara I took this recommendation from the employees at Powell’s, where this novel was on several folks top-five books of 2015.
A book I’ve been meaning to read:
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
A book that can be read in a day:
My Story by Marilyn Monroe
A book published this year:
This category is last, because I don’t have anything for it yet. Once 2016 gets going a bit more, I’ll fill this one in!
As I read these (and everything else!) I’ll post thoughts, reviews, etc. I’ll begin reading these as soon as I finish what I’m currently involved in! Join me, won’t you? Let’s make 2016 a year full of books!
And if anyone has suggestions for books published this year, let me know!