Islandhopper or Ihop introduced a new reading challenge on Shelfari.com meant especially for those who are guilty of hoarding books yet can’t find time to read (was she talking about me? hehe).
One rule is that for every letter in the alphabet, you have to pick one author that you haven’t read yet and get to know him/her. And you have to finish everything on your list in a year’s time.
Sounds cool, right? I know you want to join in on the fun so click here.
- My picks:
A – Antrim, Taylor (The Headmaster Ritual)
B – Bloor, Edward (Story Time)
C – Chbosky, Stephen (The Perks of Being A Wallflower)
D – Doherty, Paul (The Magician’s Death)
D – Friel, Maeve (Witch-in-Training: The Broomstick Collection)
G – Goldman, William (The Princess Bride)
H – Henkes, Kevin (Olive’s Ocean)
Hoffman, Mary (Stravaganza: The City of Flowers)
K – Kidd, Sue Monk (The Secret Life of Bees)
L – Long, Dustin (Icelander)
M – Moran, Michelle (Cleopatra’s Daughter)
N – Nemirovsky, Irene (Suite Francaise)
O – Olson, Eugenie (Love in the Time of Taffeta)
P – Patron, Susan (The Higher Power of Lucky)
R – Rubenfeld, Jed (The Interpretation of Murder)
S – Shusterman, Neil (The Schwa Was Here)
T – Truong, Monique (The Book of Salt)
V – Van Draanen, Wendelin (Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf)
I miss some letters, you say? Well, that’s because I’m forbidden to acquire more books until we could get our house in order.
In a few weeks, we would be moving temporarily somewhere else and most of my books are safely stowed in a box ready to be hauled as soon as we have to go. The books mentioned above are the only ones I have within easy reach. But I still have a year anyway to complete this challenge so who knows? I might be able to find the “missing” authors just in time.
Image above features fonts downloaded from various internet sources.
Collage © Pachuvachuva, 2010.
To join said challenge, please register on Shelfari first by clicking on here.