Do you mostly read fiction and want to add some non-fiction to your reading life? Or vice versa? Do you want to explore a new-to-you genre of books? Do you want to a theme? Do you want to read more foreign authors? Do you have so many unread books in your house that it's starting to scare you and make you feel guilty any time you so much look at a bookstore because you know buying more books means you are either insane or addicted or both?And then goes on to list them, with links.
My own reading life is too complicated with reviewing and all to be able to commit to reading to any formal plan. I just want to survive ... and enjoy what I read.
The TBR Challenge was fun and even if my final score was only a pathetic 3 out of 12. I won't commit to it this year but I've knocked up a list of 50 books on my shelves I really want to read and I hope I can diminish the pile a little bit.
But I'm happy to see that I have completed the Man Booker challenge already! (And I've got just 3 more novels from last years longlist to go.) But I will definitely try to read all again this year. It's so nice to share opinions and debate books across the world, and that's really what the Booker is - a great big literary conversation.
I guess the reading challenge I really would like to set for myself is reading some of those classics of Malaysian literature (in English or in translation from Malay) that I haven't got around too yet. (I'm too ashamed to post my list.)
I'd also like to read more work in translation and definitely more American fiction ...
I seem to remember that the Malaysian government was encouraging everyone to read a book a month, but that isn't a challenge at all, is it? How about at least a book a week (essential target if you call yourself a writer)?
The 52 book challenge.
Anyone else up for it?