I wasn't going to join anymore challenges until 2010 was started, but then I remembered I meant to join Darren's challenge and hadn't yet, so first I should do that! (Also, I plan to join a graphic novel challenge and an essay challenge, so I suppose that will be before January, too.)
The aim is to read a total 20 books, over ten categories, in 2010. (Was this challenge based solely around the name? I’ll let you decide!)
- Read 2 books from each category, making a requirement of 20 books total.
- The categories are intended to be loose guidelines only, if you decide it fits, then it fits. (Apart from those marked **)
- Categories marked with ** have tighter rules, and these must be followed.
- Each book can only qualify for one category.
- Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
- Books read from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010 are eligible.
1. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
2. Lament: The Faerie Queene's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
1. Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld Series, Book 4) by Kelley Armstrong
2. Broken (Women of the Otherworld Series, Book 6) by Kelley Armstrong
Shiny & New
1. The Fall - Book II of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
2. The Matter With Morris by David Bergen
Bad Blogger’s ***
1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
2. Soulless (An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 1) by Gail Carriger
(This is the only one I am not sure of. We don't have a charity shop here that sells books... Have to figure something out.)
New in 2010
1. Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
2. Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard by Robert Wright
Older Than You
1. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
1. Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
2. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
Who Are You Again?
1. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
2. Down the Coaltown Road by Sheldon Currie
Up to You! - Books in On-Going Series
1.Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld series, Book 10) by Kelley Armstrong
2. Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
To get an explanation for each category, just head to Darren's blog!
Don't forget that the Virtual Advent starts today! Very exciting!
Also, here is the linky for the Dewey Reading Challenge Mini-Challenge. (Click on the link for the details.)