Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Challenge Organization

As I posted in December, it is my goal to try and read more books that have been sitting on my to be read pile, so I divided all my books up. Today I chose what I would like to read off those piles for January. These are not set in stone, because I am bad about not reading what I am supposed to read, but here are my proposed books:

For the Classics Challenge, the five books I would like to read in January and February are:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton or Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott (meant to read them last year, but did not, so they are not on my original list.)

TBR Challenge
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

12 Months of Fantasy Challenge
The Grand Ellipse by Paula Volsky

O'Canada Challenge
The Time in Between by David Bergen

Back to History Challenge
The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Chunkster Challenge
I have three chunksters that I started, so I suppose it could be one of the three, or in a dream world, all three of them:
Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Then, I want to read a teen novel. I am reading Inkheart right now, but it did not come off my to be read pile. I have too many good ones to pick from, but I will read something! I also want to read a Jean Plaidy novel, the next Robb.... and about 500 other books!


  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    I know the feeling...I keep looking at my book piles and wondering why someone has not figured out a way to read multiple books simultaneously while being able to thoroughly enjoy each one!

  2. I ALWAYS have too many books on the go. lol

  3. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Only 500!?!? LOL


  4. lol, yeah, likely a very conservative estimate.

  5. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Ouch! Thats a lot of reading!

    All of these challenges are tempting me but alas I will have to stay away. The 12 months of fantasy is too tempting. I thought the O Canada challenge was 12 books though? Can it be less then that? Because I am not joining because I don't own 12 books by Canadian authors that I haven't read yet?

    I just graduated from McGill by the way. Where are you at now?

  6. nessie: You can read as many Canadian or fantasy novels as you want. I just set a book a month for myself. If you want to join in, by all means set your own goals. It was just a way to organize my tbr pile and try and get rid of a few of them.

    As to university, I am in my last year at Acadia University. I think I should update my profile.


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