Anyone up for a challenge?

Mick and I have been making an effort to read more.  This means that several nights a week, the TV stays off and we sit in the living room drinking wine and reading.  I consider this an important part of writing my own novel (well the wine drinking anyway), so I'm not just doing it for the entertainment value.

Inspired by My Two Blessings via BethFishReads, I decided to do my own reading challenge for Spring. 

The challenge will begin on 3/21/09 and end on 6/20/09.  If you'd like to participate, email me or comment here.  If you have a blog, post your book list and I'll link to it in this and subsequent posts.

The purpose of this is to challenge yourself both to read more and to possibly read some books that have been on your "list" for awhile, but for whatever reason you haven't got around to them.  There is no set number of books you have to read, but to make it a challenge pick a number that will require you to read more than you normally do now.

You have few days to come up with your list, but here are a few of the books I'd like to include on mine:

    1)  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

    2)  Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

    3)  Once Were Cops: A Novel by Ken Bruen

    4)  The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel by Margaret George

I'm tempted to include From Hell, but I haven't on that yet decided yet.

I will have more to add, but these are the books I know I want to read so far.  I'd like to read at least ten books, which will be a challenge for me because I'm a slow reader.  I'll post the rest on Friday.

What about you?  Will you join me?

6 Replies to “Spring 2009 Reading Challenge”

  1. Antoinette says: March 18, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Those sound like some heavy choices! I hope you enjoy them.

  2. Julie says: March 18, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I am so in. I’ll get my list together and post it by tomorrow. I have a few books I’ve been meaning to recommend to you – are you interested? Rich and I have been reading more the past few weeks also. I can’t wait to start!

  3. Morgan says: March 18, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I’m in, I have to think of books taht I want to read. I’m open to any recommendations. I like books that are a fast read and grab you from the start. I’ll get you my list ASAP

  4. Morgan says: March 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I got me list posted on my Blog and here is the link. I’ll update it from now on. http://morganyoung17.blogspot.com/

  5. Beth F says: March 22, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Glad to help out a fellow reader!! You have a nice list.

  6. Dana says: March 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I’m in. I don’t know how to do the blog thing on Facebook yet, but I’ll figure it out and which books I want to finish reading in the next few days. I’m a little tired right now.

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