Previously I posted about the challenge I'm hosting, Our Mutual Read, and now is the time to announce my crazy slew of book challenges I'm participating in.
First off is a challenge I've really enjoyed this year, the Art History Reading Challenge. I'm starting out in the Fascinated level of participation, which entails reading 6 books about art (either fiction or non-fiction). I've already thought of a few books I'd like to read: The Swan Thieves, The Unknown Masterpiece, and The Yellow House are at the top of the heap right now.
Next up is a challenge that will pair nicely with Our Mutual Read, the All About Bronte Challenge! I'm auditing a British Feminist Novel course next semester and one of the novels we will be reading is Villette, so that is certainly on the list. Other books I'd like to check out include: Becoming Jane Eyre, Emma Brown, Emily's Ghost, and the Life of Charlotte Bronte. I hope to complete at least 3 books by the end of this challenge.
Bibliophilic Books Challenge was announced. I read about reading all the time!!! I'm going for the Litlover (reading 6 book-themed books) but may upgrade to Bibliomaniac. On docket is The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, The Professor and the Madman, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, The Shadow of the Wind, The Secret of Lost Things, and The Thirteenth Tale.
Heavens this is a superb idea, A Tudor Reading Challenge! I'm being sensible and going for the lowest level on this one: I'll stick with being a Commoner! I'm going to read 5 Tudor-related books. Possibilities include: Wolf Hall, Autobiography of Henry VIII, I, Elizabeth, Jane Boleyn, and Katharine of Aragon.
This challenge will overlap with the next, Year of the Historical. Some of the books I plan on reading to make up the 12 required include: The King's Favorite, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, Martyr, The Nature of Monsters, A Place of Greater Safety, Pillars of the Earth, and Year of Wonders.
I've got several more challenges I'm doing next year: The Graphic Novel Challenge and the Marple, Poriot, Holmes challenges I'm looking forward to, but I haven't figured out exactly what I'd like to read or in what capacity I'll be participating. Also, I'm certainly partcipating in Support your Local Library and Chunkster, but, once again, I don't know at what level.
So is anyone else challenge happy?!