Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More Challenges!

I've decided to join a couple more challenges for the summer, just to keep life interesting. :)

First, the Summer Reading Challenge. I've been thinking about what I want to do with this one (it's completely open-ended), and I've finally decided to do another classics challenge. I really enjoyed the earlier one, so I thought it'd be nice to bring them back into my life.

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Cecilia by Frances Burney

Emma by Jane Austen

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Candide by Voltaire

Cousin Bette by Honare de Balzac

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Scarlet Pimpernel by the Baroness Orzcy

The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Dangerous Liasons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

The other challenge is the Summer Mystery Reading Challenge. The goal is to read 6 mysteries over the summer, but there's a twist: you have to read all new authors! I figure this will be a good way to find some new favourites; you can never have too many mysteries. :)

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas

An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears

Death at Bishop’s Keep by Robin Paige

So, it's going to be a busy summer!


litlove said...

Wow - what a fantastic list of books! Look forward to hearing what you have to say about them.

Gentle Reader said...

That is one heck of a list--you are going to be busy this summer! Enjoy!

acquisitionist said...

Dangerous Liaisons will make for scintillating reading. If you've got a sweet tooth they may still have Dangerous Liaisons tim- tams which make for sinful comfort food when reading.

Also, I'm a big fan of Tartt's The Secret History - I read it and almost changed my major to classics. Hope you enjoy and look forward to your reviews.

Ted said...

What an amazing reader you are - wow! Cool site too. I'm offering a poetry challenge for the summer if you are game for one more!!