Each January for the past few years (just for the fun of it) I’ve been giving myself little reading challenges. Not an original idea I know but things like A to Z of author’s surnames or A to Z of book titles (sometimes known as the Alphabet Soup Challenge) Among other things, last year was about trying to finish more books from series I’d begun…..finally getting to the last of the Ann Cleeves Shetland series was one. If you’d like to see what I’ve read over the past few years I’ve gathered all the previous ‘books read pages’ together and placed them in a seperate page which you can find up there under the header picture.
This year I’ve decided it’s all about the titles!
Trying to find books with one word titles corresponding to letters of the alphabet is going to be fun – following on and extending that theme I thought The *plus* titles would also be fun. Just by luck I found two in the ship’s library that fit the bill – Devotion (Louisa Young) and The Disappeared (M.R. Hall) both quick reads which meant that where ‘that’ challenge is concerned I’m off and running at a good rate of knots 😊
But what I’m really excited about is Giving the Girls a Go!
Reading books with a description of a female status in the title! There seem to be more and more of them in the library catalogue so I’m aiming for one a month…12 in all.
I read The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter ( Hazel Gaynor) last week so that’s January taken care of 😊
A tale of two women and their involvement with lighthouses about a century apart. Two stories with lots of twists and turns linking each to the other. Lots of social statements on female roles and current (at the relevant time) attitudes to ‘the way things were’ Good read!
The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Kate Morton) has been sitting on a shelf here at home for a few months now. It’s another of the Historical Fiction genre I enjoy, I’ve set it aside for February and as it’s a fairly thick book it might take me most of the month to finish.l
I know there are lots of books about Mothers, Sisters, Nieces, Wives and Widows out there so there’s bound to be one for each month of the year!
Do you plan your reading or do you just go with the ‘pick a book any book’ method?