2011 Challenges!

Signing up for challenges is one of my favorite parts  of the year.  It’s sad really, because my eyes are always bigger than my stomach, so to speak.  I don’t want to have to drop a bunch of challenges mid year, so I tried to be really careful about only choosing challenges that I would actually (theoretically) complete.

I have been wanting to read The Heroine’s Bookshelf for awhile now, so when I saw a challenge based on the book, I knew I had to join! This challenge runs from 1/1/11-12/31/11 and is hosted by Bibliophibian.

As for a reading list, I don’t have one at the moment.  Once I get my hot little hands on the book, I will have a better idea!

The GLBT challenge is hosted by Amanda at The Zen Leaf.  This will be my second year joining in on this challenge, which runs 1/11/11-12/31/11 and I wouldn’t dream of not joining in, as I have been very successful with this challenge during 2010.

I don’t really have a list for this challenge either.  Boring, I know.  It’s always fun reading other people’s lists.   The reason I am not doing one with this challenge is because it was a lot of fun for me while participating in this particular challenge this year to just go with the flow.  I do, however, want to read the Collette books by Claudine.

The Gothic Reading challenge runs for the duration of 2011 and information for it can be found here.  I am going to strive for The Darkness Within, which is five books.  My tentative list is as follows:

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Flowers in the Attic, by VC Andrews

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers

The House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende

Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane

The Victorian Lit challenge is hosted over on words, words, words and runs for the length of 2011.  There are four levels to choose from, of which I chose the Sense & Sensibility level, where I intend to read between 1-4 books written during the Victorian era.  The books must have been authored at that time, so historical fiction is a no no.  My list includes the following books–

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Ann Bronte

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

-Anything by Elizabeth Gaskell

-Anything by George Eliot

So, pray tell, which challenges are you joining for 2011?

5 Responses

  1. I’m not joining any challenges except the GLBT (I have to join my own, right?), but this week I’m going to put up my list for the challenge I’m unofficially joining. 😀 I love that Gothic Lit challenge!!

  2. It always amazes me just how many challenges are out there! And also the diversity in books people choose to read for each challenge – isn’t it great to read everyone’s lists?

  3. I’m not officially joining any challenges, but I am unofficially reading along…in that I’m using challenges for reading goal ideas! Three of your four are on my list, and really, I bet I’ll end up reading some books that’d qualify for the Gothic Reading Challenge too!

  4. I’ve signed up for the Gothic Reading Challenge, too, though we have chosen all different books. I hope you have fun with it!

  5. The Claudine books will work for the Heroine’s Bookshelf challenge too, she discusses those books, it was the first time I’d heard of them.

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