Challenge runs from January 1-December 31, 2011.
Yay, another new challenge for 2011! I'm getting into the challenge groove as a pseudo New Year's resolution and to spice up my reading material. After a slow couple of weeks, I'm happy to find a reading project to guide my choices next year.
So, here's the breakdown of the rules & such:
Read one book in each of the following categories (suggestions are given on the host page):
1. A book with a number in the title
2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title
3. A book with a size in the title
4. A book with travel or movement in the title
5. A book with evil in the title (I guess this means the word evil or a synonym for evil)
6. A book with a life stage in the title
Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
Books may overlap other challenges.
Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
Sounds fascinating! Here are my tentative choices for the 6:
1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut--it's in the lead so far in the polls for my Back to the Classics Challenge choices, so this could be read for both challenges.
2. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields--I hope this counts! This may not be for both challenges but I've wanted to read this for some time anyway.
3. A Short Guide to Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson--this could also be for both challenges; I'm also considering Big Trouble by Dave Barry or Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. *UPDATE*: I just realized that I have a copy of Small Island by Andrea Levy on my TBR shelf, too!
4. I thought of 3 possible choices: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, This Time Together by Carol Burnett, or The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
5. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving--LOL :D
6. I thought of 3 possible choices: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, All the President's Men by Bob Woodward, or Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.