Monday, November 9, 2009

Celebrate the Author Challenge

I'm on a signing-up-for-challenges spree. I just can't resist planning out my bookshelves for the new year and I'm finding some really interesting challenges. Like this Celebrate the Author Challenge hosted by Becky of Becky's Book Reviews.

The basic rules:
12 Books, 12 Months
January - December 2010

The challenge is designed to “celebrate” author birthdays. Choose one author for each month of the year. Read at least one book a month. 12 authors. 12 birthdays. You can read the books in any order. More info can be found at Becky's blog.

My list, subject to overlapping with other challenges and possible changes is:

January - Virginia Woolf ( Born 25 January 1882 )
February - Charles Dickens ( Born 7 February 1812 )
March - Shashi Tharoor ( Born 9 March 1956 )
April - Charlotte Bronte ( Born 12 April 1816 )
May - Arthur Conan Doyle ( Born 22 May 1859 ) - Edit: COMPLETED The Sign of Four
June - Johanna Spyri ( Born 12 June 1827 )
July - Jhumpa Lahiri ( Born 11 July 1967 ) - Edit: COMPLETED Unaccustomed Earth 
August - Guy de Maupassant ( Born 5 August 1850 )
September - Agatha Christie ( Born 15 September 1890 )
October - Oscar Wilde ( Born 16 October 1854 )
November - George Eliot ( Born 22 November 1819 )
December - Jane Austen ( Born 16 December 1775 ) - Edit: COMPLETED Persuasion


Jem said...

Wow! You are entering lots of challenges. Good luck with them all. It will be fun to see your progress. I like the "Celebrate the author challenge". I discovered a few years ago that I shared my birthday with Charles Dickens (7th Feb) and thought that was really cool. So I am glad that you picked him for February.

Kals said...

Thank you! I'm hoping I enjoy the challenges and they don't strangle my time too much. LOL. It's a good thing that most of the challenges are allowed to overlap =)

That is so cool! I've always wanted to read Dickens and I figured this great challenge will help me with that =)

Erin said...

I don't normally do challenges because they leave me feeling a bit boxed in, but I couldn't pass this one up.

I was just looking over your list and saw that we are both planning on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, and one of the Brontë sisters (I'm taking Emily rather than Charlotte). :)

Kals said...

That's great! Conan Doyle is brilliant, so is Wilde. I haven't read Emily Bronte yet. I should probably try soon =)


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