More Reading Challenges

I’m back with more on my reading challenges. I know, I’m crazy but it’s just so fun to make lists and think of potential reads so here are the other three reading challenges I’m joining this year.

Back to the Classics Reading Challenge. Now in it’s 8th year, this is hosted by Karen K at Books & Chocolate. There are various participation levels and categories. I am going to try and read six books.

I’ve already started one classic as my first read of the year which is A Room with a View but some others I have on my shelves are: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I have a lot of B&N paperback editions which are quite nice so lots more to choose from.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge. Bev over at My Reader’s Block is hosting this challenge, now in it’s 10th year, which is all about whittling down the stacks. As I mentioned earlier, a personal goal is to read more from my stacks so I think this will be perfect for me. I’m going for the Mount Blanc level which means I choose to read 24 books from my stacks. Here are some shelf sitters I’ve had for a long time:

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, A Friend from England by Anita Brookner and July’s People by Nadine Gordimer. I have had all of these books on my shelf at least since 2006. It’s time to read them!

Books in Translation Reading Challenge. This challenge is hosted by Jen at Introverted Reader. There are several levels to this challenge and I’m going to go for the Linguist Level which means reading 10 books in translation. I typically anywhere from 7-10 a year anyway so I think I can do this.

Here are some possibilities: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky, The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia, translated from the Spanish by Simon Bruni and The Girl with the Leica by Helena Janeczek, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

I would say that is it but we know there are several reading events throughout the year and I hope to join those too. Whether I read one book for each or complete all challenges, it’s all in fun. Thank you to all the hosts of the challenges and I’d love to hear if you are participating in these or any others.

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