It’s the time of year where I start thinking about new reading challenges. I’m going to keep my challenge participation light again in 2013. Here are the challenges I’ve selected:
I’m signing up for the Wade level of 4-10 books for the American Revolution Reading Challenge 2013 at War Through the Generations that I’m co-hosting with Serena. I don’t own any books about the American Revolution, so I think I’m going to start this challenge by browsing my local library. The Girl and Jerry have signed up as well for the Dip level of 1-3 books.
I’m signing up for the Ancient History level of 25+ books for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013 at Historical Tapestry. It’s not much of a challenge for me to read historical fiction, but I can’t resist this challenge and want to see how many books I can read in this genre in a year.
I’m signing up for the Dive Into Poetry Challenge 2013 at Savvy Verse & Wit. Since I already comment on all of Serena’s weekly Virtual Poetry Circle posts, I’m committing to review at least 1 poetry book and participate in her National Poetry Month blog tour. There are several options for this challenge, so I hope you’ll see how easy it is to get your feet wet in terms of reading poetry.
I’m signing up for the Shamrock level of 4 books for the 2013 Ireland Reading Challenge at Books and Movies. I probably should have signed up for this challenge long ago since I tend to read a handful of books every year that are written by Irish authors, set in Ireland, or feature Irish characters or Irish history.
Literature and War Readalong 2013
I also want to take part in the Literature and War Readalong 2013 at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat. Caroline hosts a discussion on a war-themed novel once a month throughout the year. I plan to read as many of these books as I can get my hands on. Here’s the schedule:
January 28: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (Iraq War)
February 28: The Flowers of War by Geling Yan (Chinese/Japanese War)
March 28: The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen (WWII)
April 29: The Wars by Timothy Findley (WWI)
May 31: All That I Am by Anna Funder (WWII)
June 28: Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw (WWII)
July 29: Children of the New World by Assia Djebar (French/Algerian War)
August 30: Grey Souls by Philippe Claudel (WWI)
September 30: There’s No Home by Alexander Baron (WWII)
October 28: Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman (Post-War)
November 29: Death of the Adversary by Hans Keilson (WWII)
December 30: The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh (Vietnam War)
What challenges are you committing to in 2013?
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