Monday, January 5, 2009
Re-Read Challenge 2009
Nath from over at Books, Books and more Books has started a new reading challenge and I think it is a wonderful idea, so I am on board. It is Re-Read Challenge 2009. The rules are very simple. All you have to do is re-read a book from your keeper shelf once a month and post your review on the last day of the month. You can go to Nath's website and check out the details of the contest here.
Personally, I think this a great challenge because there are many of my favorite books that I don't have reviews for and it seems to me like it would be a good idea to have reviews of my favorite books. Of course, the other aspect of this challenge after re-reading an old favorite is to see if it stood the test of time. My reading tastes have changed over the years and it would be interesting to see if what I once loved is still as great as I first thought it to be.
Here are the books I have chosen:
January - Die for You, Linda Howard
February - Historical (choice based on poll winner)
March - Weekend, Christopher Pike
April - Spell of the Highlander, Karen Marie Moning
May - A Kingdom of Dreams, Judith McNaught
June - Trust Me, Jayne Ann Krentz
July - Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
August - contemporary (choice based on poll winner)
September - Shadow Touch, Marjorie M. Liu
October - Lucky's Lady, Tami Hoag
November - Rage of Angels, Sydney Sheldon
December - Nightfall, Anne Stuart
You'll notice that February and August don't have an actual book chosen. I had several books I wanted to read, but alas not enough months in which to read them all. I came up with (what I thought was a clever solution) to have a poll and let you readers decide on which book you would like for me to review.
In February, I have decided on a historical theme and the book contenders are as follows:
The Duke, Gaelen Foley
The Bride, Julie Garwood
The Promise of Jenny Jones, Maggie Osborne
The Viscount Who Loved Me, Julia Quinn
In August, the theme is contemporary and the book contenders are:
Baby I'm Yours, Susan Andersen
Bet Me, Jennifer Crusie
Men in Kilts, Katie MacAlister
Heiress for Hire, Erin McCarty
I will hold the historical poll in January and the contemporary poll in July.