2009 Themed Reading Challenge

I don’t participate in many reading challenges because I tend to be a “mood reader”, picking titles from what topic strikes my fancy at the time. But the rules of this challenge, sponsored by Caribou’s Mom [  Themed Reading Challenge ], work for me.

This is a six month challenge designed to help readers clear books from their to-be-read stacks which center around a common theme or themes. It will run from Feb. 1 to July 31, 2009, and sign ups end March 30.

I’ve decided that my theme will be Fiction/Nonfiction set in Europe, and the option I’m doing is read at least 5 books with two shared themes.  I have a wealth of intriguing titles select from. I’ll be posting my choices as I set them:

Shakespeare’s Wife, by Germaine Greer (nonfiction)

The Alchemist’s Daughter, by Katherine, McMahon (fiction)


The Book of Unholy Mischief, by Elle Newmark    The Last Van Gogh, by Alyson Richmond (fiction)


Agnes Grey, by Ann Bronte


6 thoughts on “2009 Themed Reading Challenge

  1. What a great idea! I think I’ll propose it to my book club as we select our readings for 2009.

  2. Glad you’ll be participating in the challenge! Looks like fun themes :)

  3. Excellent choices!

    I’ve noticed you like reading challenges – I’m hosting The Art History Reading Challenge. Check it out at http://www.arthistoryreadingchallenge.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  4. Great list of books! I finally got around to organizing my themes (here.)

  5. […] (Theme: Women’s names / classics)3. Shelly (Write for a Reader)4. Amy(The Sleepy Reader)5. Linda6. Nely7. Lindy8. Katrina (Either Contemporary Classics or Move ’em Along)9. LizzySiddal10. […]

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