Yep, another challenge hosted by Mizbooks over at Literary Cache. Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining! I love to compile lists of possibilities, stacking books in my office or on my nightstand and focusing on a specific set of titles for a given period of time. And this one should be fairly easy. Here are the details:
** Pick 12 books - one for each month of 2007 - that you've been wanting to read (have been on your "To Be Read" list) for 6 months or longer, but haven't gotten around to.Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! I have SOOOOO many to choose from. And these are books I actually own. I don't dare choose books from my To Be Read Wishlist! I need to read what I own! I decided to look at all the possibilities and choose authors I've already read and loved. Since I'm also partaking in Bookfool's "Chunkster Challenge" (read: BIG time investment), I need to be fairly certain that I'll have good luck with what I've picked for Mizbooks' challenge. No new authors!
** Then, starting January 1, 2007, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31, 2007.
So, for today's Thursday Thirteen, here's my list (with one extra just in case...):
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy (Finished on 8/20/07)
The Tall Pine Polka by Lorna Landvik (DNF on 2/7/07)
Water Witches by Chris Bohjalian
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg
A Stranger's House by Bret Lott (DNF on 2/17/07)
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons (Finished on 6/26/07)
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult (Finished on 2/22/07)
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (Finished on 4/13/07)
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen (Finished on 9/12/07)
The Baker's Apprentice by Judith Ryan Hendricks (Finished 1/22/07)
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (Finished on 3/12/07)
I was going to include remarks as to why I chose these books, but I figure I'll either add that information in response to reader comments or when I actually post my reviews next year.
I just realized one title (The Baker's Apprentice) overlaps with the Winter Reading Challenge, but that's ok. I'll just read it in January. You know, I could have just picked the same books that I selected for Bookfool's challenge, but where's the fun in that? This way, I should be able to knock off two dozen books from my TBR stacks. Hmmmm, wonder what I should do with all the empty space in our bookcases??? ;)
That's enough list-making. Time to go read!