Caribousmom is running the 2009 Themed Reading Challenge. It runs for 6 months from February to July.
Here are the “rules”:
1. Books should be chosen from the reader’s TBR pile.
2. The goal is to read 4 to 6 books linked by theme.
3. Overlaps with other challenges are allowed.
4. Readers may change their list of books at any time.
5. Readers may choose three different levels of participation:
* Read at least 4 books with the same theme.
* Read at least 5 books that share at least TWO themes.
* Read at least 6 books that share MORE than two themes.
Themes can be geographic, genre, author, subject matter, or anything in between! Last year’s themes were wonderfully creative and varied and included such things as: books about books, books set in New England, books with a color in the title, books about vampires, books with the word ‘lady’ in the title, Gothic classics, fairy tales retold for adults, highschool classics, Asian culture, feathered friends, WWII, Canada, books in translation, and Beverly Cleary. There were many others I have not listed here!
The only thing limiting your choices is your imagination – so have fun!
I am going for the first option – to read at least 4 books with the same theme.
My theme: Africa – either set in Africa or by African authors
1. Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster – Review is here
2. Don’t Let’s go to the Dogs tonight by Alexandra Fuller – Review is here
3. A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson – Review is here
4. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba – Review is here