Tonight the gauntlet was laid down!
What a diverse set of challenges! I’m excited about this considering I don’t have anything big planned for 2015 (I have something enormous in mind for 2016, though). Some categories will be harder than others to nail (books with antonyms?!), but it looks like a lot of fun! I’ve produced a text version of this list and have repurposed the old TBR page for tracking purposes. Free free to make suggestions — especially on the titles with antonyms, trilogies, and books with bad reviews.
If you’re interested, some friends of mine and I have created the 2015 Dumbledore is Dead and Prim Doesn’t Feel Too Well Challenge group on facebook to talk about the books we have chosen, check on progress, that sort of thing.
A classic romance
– anything by Jane Austen, probably Sense and Sensibility so I can read Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
A book from an author who love that you’ve not yet read
Isaac Asimov’s End of Eternity, or something in Wendell Berry’s Port William series
A book originally written in different language
Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers!
“Joseph Marley’s Christmas Carol” or Howard Zinn’s “Emma”, based on the life of Emma Goldman.
A graphic novel
V for Vendetta
A book you own but haven’t read
No shortage of possibilities there, beginning with the entire case of Trek literature (that’s what happens when you buy a couple of $5 boxes full of TOS/TNG paperbacks from ebay) in my bedroom!
A book on the bottom of your to-read list
I don’t know if that’s more of “a book you’ve been meaning to read for a while now, but haven’t” or “a book you swore you would NEVER EVER EVER READ” situation. If the former, then it’s technically We Who Dared to Say No to War, as it was on the bottom of my two-entry ‘Future Reads’ list.
Book published in the year you were born
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman, possibly?
Well, I’m off to investigate the lists of Pulitzer Prize winners!