This year I signed up for three challenges. Oh wait, no…I signed up for four, but after a few pages of Sookie, I backed out of the Sookie Stackhouse Challenge. But the other three…those I finished.
Way back in January I signed up for Eva’s World Citizen Challenge. I stated I was going for my major (read five books in three categories). At first, I thought I had totally blown it on this one, but looking back over the books I read this year, I discovered some that actually worked for the challenge (although I might be stretching it a bit). However, my final list looks vastly different from the original list.
What I said I would read:
Making War to Keep Peace: Trials and Errors in American Foreign Policy from Kuwait to Baghdad, Jeanne Kirkpatrick
Queen Isabella, Alison Weir
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alison Weir
Memoir (travel writing):
Shadow of the Silk Road, Colin Thubron
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown, Paul Theroux
What I really read:
A London Child of the 1870s
I also committed to Dewey’s Books Challenge, which I plowed right through:
And finally, I participated in Carl’s R.I.P. Challenge, which was so much fun that I ended up reading six books.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- The Night Villa
- Her Fearful Symmetry
- The Little Stranger
In 2010 (yegads, I can’t believe it’s the end of a decade!) I’m looking forward to the Women Unbound Reading Challenge (actually, I’ve already read a few for this one…I love this challenge!) and the South Asian Author Challenge. Two or three challenges is about my limit, so I might join another one at some point, but unlike some of you all, I’m not going challenge crazy.