Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In For A Penny ...

... in for a pound, as the saying goes! Surprise, after joining my first challenge, two more have tempted me. As my boyfriend said when I told him I joined my first reading challenge, "why would I be surprised, competitive reading has your name written all over it!" So game on!

Here's what I'm joining:

The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, yet someho
w you haven't managed to read any books by t
hose authors. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title.
Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
  2. Crossover from other challenges is allowed.
  3. Choose the level at which you would like to participate, post about it and come back and leave a link.
  4. Titles and authors do not have to be predetermined, and can change at any time.
  5. Books can come from any genre or reading level, the only requirement is that you have heard great things about the author, but haven't yet read any of their works.
I have chosen to enter in at the 'Easy Level.' This level instructs us to 'choose three authors and read at least one title from each author'.

Here's where I need your help book readers. The three authors I want to read that I have always been told to read are:
  1. Kate Atkinson
  2. Margaret Atwood
  3. Elizabeth Berg
Not having read any of these authors, which book from each of the above 3 authors should be the one that I choose to read for this challenge. Please help!



Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
  2. Crossover from other challenges is allowed.
  3. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels.
  4. You can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors.
I have chosen to enter in at the 15 book/author level. Personally, I think I try quite a few new authors every year but I've never counted which is what makes me want to try this challenge in the first place and see how I'll do!

2 comments:

  1. I used to really be in to Elizabeth Berg...always nice and cozy reading. Not a fan of Margaret Atwood...tried several times and she just isn't my cup of tea. Haven't read any of Kate's books so my recommendation is Elizabeth Berg....try Open House as I think you would like it. :)

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  2. I haven't read any books by those authors either, but I have Margaret Atwood on my list too. I'm planning to read The Handmaid's Tale. Good luck on your challenges!

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