After some thought, I’m going to have a go at a few challenges this year. I hate having what to read dictated to me, but these challenges sound flexible and enjoyable to me!
2011 Aussie Author Challenge
This runs over the course of 2011. I’m going to try Tourist level (3 books by 3 different authors). In fact, I’ve even got one review done – Kate Morton is Australian and I’ve read The Distant Hours. I could probably go more (I have Shaun Micallef, Bryce Courtenay and Peter Yeldham books to read), but this is not the only challenge I want to do!
Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2011
Again, I think I’ll take it easy with this one and try Hajime (one book). It seems that all the city bookstores are out of all of Murakami’s books except Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, so perhaps there are lots of people participating! (Not to mention Australians are yet to see Murakami ebooks).
Wow, 200 years since this book was written! I have a beautiful copy given to me one Christmas that I haven’t read yet. So I will be participating as a Neophyte, aiming to read the original.
Historical Fiction Challenge 2011
You’ve probably guessed already that I enjoy historical fiction, so I’m hoping this is an easy challenge for me! I’m going to attempt Struggling the Addiction (10 books).
2011 Reading From My Shelves Project
This challenge is aimed at reducing the amount of unread books on your shelf and then passing on the book to someone else. Not a problem for me, as I almost always pass my books on to friends or family. I’m going to attempt 20 physical books this year (not going to count ebooks…yet).
I hope I can do it…let’s revisit in a few months! What challenges are you trying this year?