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I’m participating in this challenge of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s, and I wanted to invite you!
Here’s the challenge: 12 books, in 12 different categories, in 12 months.
Easy, right? Let’s do this. Here are the categories:
- A book you’ve been meaning to read
- A book published this year
- A book in a genre you don’t typically read
- A book from your childhood
- A book you mom loves
- A book that was originally written in a different language
- A book “everyone” has read but you
- A book you chose because of the cover
- A book by a favorite author
- A book recommended by someone with great taste
- A book you should have read in high school
- A book that’s currently on the bestseller list
And I have a confession. I need help. For half of the categories I have no clue! Please, my bookish readers, help me! And maybe on the way, I can give you some ideas too. I have this month’s book all picked out, but next month’s? Eek!
January: A book you’ve been meaning to read.
SO MANY! But I remembered this book:
February: A book published this year.
I have no idea. . . please, help me out here! And yes, I think this probably means 2014. 🙂 Usually I stick to classics. Dickens, Lewis, Tolkien, Austen. . . I don’t know what’s come out lately! (I live under a rock.)
March: A book in a genre you don’t typically read.
Once again, I don’t know. A biography perhaps?
April: A book from your childhood.
Goodness. ‘Childhood’ isn’t long ago. . . I don’t know if this means to re-read, or something new, but oh well. . .
Or maybe one of these:
May: A book you mom loves.
Aw, in Mum’s birthday month! I know just the book for this one:
June: A book that was originally written in a different language.
This book intrigues me, but I think I should probably start with something in english. Ideas?
July: A book “everyone” has read but you.
Perfect! My sisters-in-law have, I believe, finally convinced me to read this book:
August: A book you chose because of the cover.
My brother got this book for Christmas, and I think it works for this category. . .
But actually, I think I’m going to have to choose this one:
- Homemade Decadence: Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky, Fluffy, Creamy, Crunchy Treats by Joy Wilson (Joy The Baker)
I think my whole family would appreciate it if I read it, really. . .
September: A book by a favorite author.
But, which one?
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien
October: A book recommended by someone with great taste.
I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I heard of it on Modern Mrs. Darcy. . . but can I wait until the tenth month?
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
November: A book you should have read in high school.
I’m still in high school! Goodness, I’m right in the midst of it. Suggestions?
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I’ve been wanting to read this one again. . .)
- The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
December: A book that’s currently on the bestseller list.
No. Clue. Help! (Disappearing into the floor with a squeak.) (popping back up) At least I have 12 months to figure it out. Er, 11 and a half. . .
So what do you think? Will you join me? What are some ideas for your books-and do you have any suggestions for me? Please comment-I’d love to hear from you!