I know, I know, I moaned at the end of last year how I wasn't going to finish any of my outstanding challenges, yet this year I am joining them quicker than I can type about them. I just couldn't resist the following three challenges.
I wasn't going to join this one and I can't for the life of me think why, especially as I loved it last year and it really opened my eyes to YA books, which I now own loads of.
So I am going to go for the Just My Size Reading Challenge, which means I have to read 25 YA novels, something I know will be really easy for me. If you want to join JKaye's challenge, you can sign up here.
I own so many books that either won or were nominated for the Booker Prize that it seemed silly not to join this one. If you want to join in too, the details are here.
As I already own two of last year's nominees, I thought I would go for the following level.
Booker Devotee: choose a year, and read all 6 shortlisted works from that year.
My aim is to read all the shortlisted books and the winner from 2009, as I have heard such good things about all of these books.
1) Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
2) The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
3) The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
4) Summertime by J.M. Coetzee
5) The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
6) The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
This challenges runs from January through to December 31.
I am determined to read more international books this year, so I was pleased to come across this challenge to read Australian authors. I own some books by Trudi Canavan and K.E.Mills, but I would love some suggestions for other brilliant Australian authors.
I am going for the first level which is TOURIST - Read and review 3 books by 3 different Australian authors.
This runs from January 1st through to December 31st 2010.
If you are interested in joining this one, you will find details of it here.
This last challenge seems to be a real fun one as you can decide each month which way you want to take it.
I think this one has been running since 2007 and each month you need to choose a book that deals with a celebration for that month, be it a birthday or an event.
I have chosen to read 'Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger for January as he was born on January 1st. Though you don't have to choose birthdays, you can choose any significant event that happened in the month.
Click here to find out more about this challenge.
I can't guarantee that I have finished here, as I am interested in reading more international books, so anyone know of any good international challenges, please let me know.