As frightening as it is, 2014 is just around the corner and I’ve been pretty clueless about how to start my second year reading and blogging about classic books. Luckily, I discovered two great challenges that I think will make it an interesting year.
The Book To Movie Challenge 2 is hosted by Katie @ Doing Dewey and will help me catch up on some great book-to-movie adaptations. I will be participating at the Movie Fan level which requires I read 3 books and watch their movies. Glancing at my TBR list, I think it might be fun to have a theme and read books that appeal to my “inner tomboy”, such as Treasure Island, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea or The Call of the Wild. Or I could do a children’s theme and choose books like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz. Decisions, decisions!
Next the Russian Literature 2014 challenge hosted by Behold the Stars seems like a great reason to tackle the Russian authors I’ve been eyeing on my list. I will participate at Level 1 and read 1-3 books for the challenge. What should I read first? A book like War and Peace really intimidates me because it’s massive and dense with characters, history, politics, etc. It’s a mountain to climb that both excites and terrifies me. But maybe all the good reason to choose it first and start 2014 with a bang.
In addition to the above challenges, I’m still planning a Canadian literature reading challenge of 6 books with my friend @librarikat.
Will you join me in these challenges? What book are you going to read first in 2014?