I had a wonderful lot of fun with all of my free time, including really getting my blog started, redesigning it, joining a bunch of book challenges, and reading book reviews on other blogs. If you haven't looked closely, I'm in 9 book challenges. Last night, in an effort to forget that I had to work today, I planned out what I'm going to read for each of them. That was an interesting endeavor, but it's something I'm glad I did. I figured out where my overlaps were, what I would need to purchase or borrow, and just what sounded interesting. I think I'll edit this post when I get home and show you my choices.
One surprising thing I enjoyed while doing this was looking up the nationalities of authors. For example, Oscar Wilde is a personal favorite of mine, and I had no idea he was Irish! I also realized that I couldn't have named an Australian author or book to save my soul. When I get it posted, check out my list and see what you think!
|Book Challenge||Planning to Read|
|Nordic: (written by a Nordic author or taking place in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and/or Sweden)|| |
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
|British: Books by British authors||The White Queen, The Red Queen, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, Wuthering Heights |
|Global: (Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, +1 from a "continent" of your choice)||Haunting Jasmine (Asia), Like Water for Chocolate (South/Central America), Oscar and Lucinda (Australia), Snow Crash (Seventh Continent), The Yacoubian Building (Africa)|
Eastern Europe: (Croatia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, Belarus, Estonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Romania, Moldova, and Kosovo.)
|War and Peace, Three Sisters, Crime and Punishment, Dracula,|
|Historical Fiction: Any historical fiction||The White Queen, The Red Queen, The Name of the Rose|
|Ireland: (written by Irish author or taking place in Ireland)||The Irish Princess, Dracula|
South Asian: (written by South Asian author or taking place in South Asia [Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives])
Memorable Memoirs: Any memoir
Thin, Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood, Intern
Gothic: any novel with Gothic characteristics
Wuthering Heights, Northanger Abbey, The Hound of the Baskervilles (Holmes), Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jane Eyre, The Name of the Rose, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow