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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Themed Reading Challenge (Feb 1, 2009 - July 31, 2009)

This one sounds like a lot of fun - and I have already been forming themes in my head just based on the other challenges that I have signed up for. Here are the rules:

February 1, 2009 - July 31, 2009
The Themed Reading Challenge is a six month challenge designed to help readers clear books from their to-be-read stacks which center around a common theme or themes. Here are the “rules”:
Books should be chosen from the reader’s TBR pile (this may be an actual physical pile or a virtual pile).
The goal is to read 4 to 6 books linked by theme.
Overlaps with other challenges are allowed.
Readers may change their list of books at any time.


Readers may choose three different levels of participation:
Read at least 4 books with the same theme.
Read at least 5 books that share at least TWO themes.
Read at least 6 books that share MORE than two themes.


Themes can be geographic, genre, author, subject matter, or anything in between! Last year’s themes were wonderfully creative and varied and included such things as: books about books, books set in New England, books with a color in the title, books about vampires, books with the word ‘lady’ in the title, Gothic classics, fairy tales retold for adults, highschool classics, Asian culture, feathered friends, WWII, Canada, books in translation, and Beverly Cleary. There were many others I have not listed here!
The only thing limiting your choices is your imagination - so have fun!
Sign-ups for this challenge will close on March 30th.

My tentative theme is going to being Irish/Ireland - I will probably do option A even though I have listed 5 books. If I find another theme while I am reading them I will list it also.
  1. Blessed are the Cheesemakers - Sarah-Kate Lynch
  2. Revenge - Mary Stanley
  3. Ireland - Frank Delany
  4. Christine Falls - Benjamin Black
  5. The Gathering - Anne Enright
  6. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry



Yeah - this theme bit the dust - it is now going to be books with Dead or words that mean dead in the title.
  1. Deadly Charms - Claudia Mair Burney
  2. Fatal Illusions - Adam Blumer
  3. What the Dead Know - Laura Lippman
  4. Talking to the Dead - Bonnie Grove

This is being hosted by Caribous's Mom.

1 comment:

avisannschild said...

Hope you enjoy Revenge!

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