Tis the season for signing up for reading challenges! I have admittedly turned into a challenge junkie. After not understanding them and dismissing them, I found myself signing up for something ridiculous like 13 challenges for 2010. As of the moment, these are five (plus my own Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge, which will be returning again) that I am planning on participating in.
Description: Have you read a book by an author that you really enjoyed and felt moved to read another of the author’s works? Or are you thinking to give an author another try even if you didn’t like your first taste of their work? If yes, then this challenge is for you! You’re going to go back for seconds of an author that you’ve only read once. The great thing about this challenge is that it’s not just for your second in a series books, but the second time you’ve read an author as well.
Goal: I’m going to strive for A few more bites, which means that I plan to read 6 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you’ve read the author.
Dates: January 1 – December 31, 2011
Hosted by: Unruly Reader
Description: If you’re a Mad Men person, this reading challenge is for you! The challenge: Read books related to Mad Men. And when I say “related,” the relationship can be tangential… You get to choose. Ideas include: The Mad Men Reading List (from the New York Public Library), books published in the late 1950s and early/mid-1960s; books about the early/mid-1960s (JFK, LBJ, feminism, race relations, space race, Cold War, Vietnam War, etc.); books about advertising. Anything that you can tie in to Mad Men qualifies. If you can justify it to yourself, you’re all set.
Goal: I am most definitely a Mad Men person, and am delighted about this challenge. I’m going for the FULL-PAGE AD level, which is to read 5 books—at least 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction.
Description: Read one book in each of the following categories:
A book with a number in the title