Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Reading Challenge update


It's been several years since I've hosted or participated in a reading challenge. And I've decided it's time again. This seasonal reading challenge is without rules or tasks and is designed to everyone become intentional about reading.

This Winter Reading Challenge will begin December 1 and continue until February 28.

Diane at A Circle of Quiet

Wendell Berry: Another Turn of the Crank (essays)
P.G. Wodehouse: Ring for Jeeves
Studs Terkel: Hope Dies Last
Mark Helprin: Freddy and Fredericka
Anthony Doerr: All the Light We Cannot See
Muriel Barbery: Gourmet Rhapsody
Patrick Taylor: Irish Country Christmas (thanks for the idea, Janie! And thanks to the library for having a copy available (-:)
Madeleine L'Engle: A Live Coal in the Sea
P.D. James: Death Comes to Pemberley (a re-read with intention of watching the BBC show)
Kyriacos Markides: The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality

Carol at A Living Pencil:
three Shakespeare histories
Tales from a Midwife (Worth)

Jenn at Simblissity:   
readings on Advent
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Irving)
Frankenstein (Shelley)

Tracie at Tabulations:
Prodigal God (Keller)
Advent Reflections (Bonhoeffer)
Rhett Butler's People (McCaig)
Lila (Robinson)
Somewhere Safe with Someone Good (Karon)

Janie at Seasonal Soundings:
In the Company of Others (Karon) Excited that Karon is back; I'd put a hold on reading any after Home to Holly Springs was disappointing.
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Karon)
An Irish Country Christmas (Taylor) Something seasonal
To Every Thing There Is a Season: A Cape Breton Christmas Story (MacLeod) Something seasonal and from a place we've traveled
Gilead (Robinson) Promises of good things; I've not read any Robinson
Stillmeadow Calendar (Taber) It's been thirty years since I've read any Taber and wintertime spells Taber
Loving Will Shakespeare (Meyer) A juvenile historical fiction....reading my stash of juvies and moving on.
Belong to Me (Santos) A dear reader-friend pushed this one on me.
All Creatures of Great and Small (Herriot) Rereading after twenty-five years.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Lewis) Rereading for the 7th-8th time.
The Attributes of God -- audio (Tozer) Available
Known and Unknown -- audio (Rumsfeld)
Franklin and Eleanor -- audio (Rowley)
Twelve Years a Slave -- audio (Northup) 

If you would like to join the challenge, list your books (and authors) in a comment, and I will update a post to include all the books everyone is reading.

Let the inspiration begin!


2 comments:

Diane Wheeler said...

I am so excited to join. My book list for winter is:

Wendell Berry: Another Turn of the Crank (essays)
P.G. Wodehouse: Ring for Jeeves
Studs Terkel: Hope Dies Last
Mark Helprin: Freddy and Fredericka
Anthony Doerr: All the Light We Cannot See
Muriel Barbery: Gourmet Rhapsody
Patrick Taylor: Irish Country Christmas (thanks for the idea, Janie! And thanks to the library for having a copy available (-:)
Madeleine L'Engle: A Live Coal in the Sea
P.D. James: Death Comes to Pemberley (a re-read with intention of watching the BBC show)
Kyriacos Markides: The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality

Thanks,
DI

Laura said...

I'm late, but I'm looking forward to this and am grateful to you, Janie, for organizing it! Here's my hopeful list:

England Have My Bones - T.H. White
The Road to Serfdom - F.A. Hayek The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe - Alexander McCall Smith
The Fairy Babies - Laura Rountree Smith
His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren - Adrian Tinniswood
In Spite of All Terror - Hester Burton
Water Wheel Turn - Hilda Boden
Allen Tate: Collected Poems 1919-1976 - Allen Tate