Well, you finish one challenge, you start another – right? I just wrapped up the Battle of the Prizes Challenge, so now I'm signing up for Callapidder Days' Fall Into Reading 2009 challenge. It begins September 22 and ends December 20. It's a "fun, low-pressure reading challenge" without too many rules, and with no real limits on the books you can read. To read all the guidelines, and join the challenge, just visit the sign-up page here.
The only real requirement is to post a list of books you think you might like to read during the challenge, so I've pulled together a short list to work from. Most of these titles have been on my TBR stack for a while now, but I'm also including a few newcomers. The list, of course, is subject to change, but I'm hoping to get through at least of few of these:
- Homer & Langley. E.L. Doctorow
- If on a winter's night a traveler. Italo Calvino
- Lethal Legacy. Linda Fairstein
- Liberty. Garrison Keillor
- People of the Book. Geraldine Brooks
- Play It As It Lays. Joan Didion
- Seek My Face. John Updike
- The Inn at Lake Devine. Elinor Lipman
- The Lost Symbol. Dan Brown
- The Rapture. Liz Jensen
As the challenge goes on, you can check out my modified list on my progress page here.
This challenge should be a big help in my attempt to read fifty books this year. As far as other reading goals, I really just have one perpetual goal – to keep myself reading as much as possible. Sounds simple, I know, but I'm a terrible back-slider.