I have seen so many interesting reading challenges for 2011 and I couldn’t resist picking a couple to sign up for. I’ve seen that some bloggers are signing up for lots of these but I decided to stick to just two – I’d rather set myself up for success rather than failure. Maybe next year I’ll be a little braver!
The Bookette is hosting a British Books Challenge. I will be doing the Home Grown challenge – the target is to read 12 books by British authors. There is also a Crown on offer for reading 50 books, I have an idea I’ll be pushing to reach this target too. Books that I want to read for this challenge include the new titles by both Keris Stainton and Keren David, and I will be starting it by indulging one of my not-very-guilty pleasures and reading “Jump” by Jilly Cooper.
Book Chick City is hosting the 2011 Stephen King Challenge. I read loads of Stephen King as a teenager, but still have loads of titles I haven’t read. You can choose to read six or twelve books, I am going to be aiming for the twelve book level. I haven’t decided which books I will read yet, but I shall definitely be reading a mixture of both old titles and some of his more recent works. I can’t wait to rediscover his brand of horror writing.