Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Winter Reading Challenge

The Winter Reading Challenge sounds like it should be painlessly doable. Hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings, it started December 21st (so I'm a little late arriving), and runs until March 20, 2009. Books can be fiction or non-, and e-books and audiobooks are allowed. Overlaps with other challenges are OK, too, which means I can read some of the books I'd be reading anyway.

Participants can choose any number of books they think they can read during the run of the challenge. In the 2007-2008 Winter Reading Challenge, I read five books – so that's what I'm aiming for this time. But I'm adding a second list, just in case I manage to push myself a little farther. Together, they represent quite an eclectic mix.

My Primary List:
Santa Clawed, by Rita Mae Brown
Crewel Yule, by Monica Ferris
Daughter of the Stars, by Phyllis A. Whitney
Cover Her Face, by P.D. James
Drawers and Booths, by Ara 13 (an ARC)

My Secondary List:
The Master, by Colm Toibin
The Wench is Dead
, by Colin Dexter
The Great Victorian Collection
, by Brian Moore
The Double
, by Jose Saramago
Three Junes
, by Julia Glass


  1. I'm so glad we'll be doing this one together!

  2. Hi Joy,

    Welcome to the challenge. Your books look interesting and look forward to hearing what you have to say about them.

    Have fun!


  3. I enjoyed all the books in your secondary list! The Master is worth the long time that I spent on reading it. Three Junes is very fulfilling.

  4. Thanks for putting my book, Drawers & Booths on your reading list. I just did a blogtalk radio interview with Jayel Gibson or Chapters. Below is the link if you are interested, or if your readers want more info on metafiction. I too have a reading list. I don't like to pick mine ahead of time though, as I wax and wane with my preferences, sometimes history, sometimes fiction, sometimes science. I am going to try and tackle 40 books again this year, though I may cheat and finish a few I had started in 2008. Thanks again. Ara


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