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More Challenges!

Because I don’t have enough already.

  1. The To Be Read Challenge (original)
    Read a selection of 12 books total from your “To Be Read” list. These can be read in any order – the aim is for 1 per month, but as long as it’s within a 12 month period that’s fine. My chosen books are:
    – Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
    – The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
    – Funeral Games by Mary Renault
    – The Nature of Alexander by Mary Renault
    – Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien
    – The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
    – The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
    – The Kite Runner by Khaled  Hosseini
    – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
    – The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
    – Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
    – The Prestige by Christopher Priest

    A couple of these I’ve almost read before – that is, I’ve made attempts but never finished. Hopefully that still counts. I’d love to start this month but since I’m late and I’ve already got the rest of January’s reading worked out for other challenges, it will probably have to wait until February.

  2. The 451 Challenge
    I’m signing up at Blaze level – read 7 books from the 451 Master List by November 2010.
  3. The “What’s in a Name?” Challenge
    I like this one – easy, flexible, and a nice variety. Shouldn’t be too hard to find books that meet the criteria throughout the year.
  4. The Women Unbound Challenge
    How could I resist this? I’m going for Suffragette level – 8 books relating to Women’s Studies, 3 of which should be non-fiction.

I’ve pretty much picked challenges that allow you to overlap with other challenges, because otherwise I’d never be able to read enough books. I’m probably in over my head as it is, but otherwise where’s the challenge?