Friday, December 26, 2008

Winter Reading Challenge begins

Happy Winter solstice to you!

December 21st marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. As the days grow shorter and colder, the nights longer, it is a perfect time to curl up by the fire with a hot cup of tea and a good book. I have so many books in my To Be Read pile that I decided to continue on with a seasonal challenge.

The Winter Reading Challenge
runs from December 21st, 2008 through March 20, 2009. There are 13 weeks in Winter and I will probably end up reading one to two books per week. Some of the books may cross over into challenges that begin 2009.

This is going to be a very casual challenge much like the Fall Reading Challenge, so please join me.

The rules are very flexible:

1) Choose any number of books you would like to read and post them on your blog.

2) They can be fiction and/or nonfiction including e-books and audiobooks

3) They can overlap with other challenges.

4) Sign up on Mr. Linky. I'm still trying to figure out Mr. Linky so will let you guys post your links yourselves when you have your lists ready.

5) In a few days, I set up a link where you can post links to your book reviews

What I will be reading:

The Unseen
by T.L. Hines - Christian suspense thriller

Hercules Poirot Christmas - An Agatha Christie Mystery

Wicked - Fractured fairy tale by Gregory Maguire about the wicked witch of the west. First time author read.

Magyk - A young adult fantasy novel and the first in Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. First time author read.

The Bone Garden - Murder mystery by Tess Gerritsen

Unspeakable - Romantic suspense novel by Sandra Brown

Split Second - Murder mystery by David Baldacci

A Ghost in the Machine - British mystery by Caroline Graham

Life of Pi - a existential journey by Yann Martel

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries) - the first in the alphabet series by Sue Grafton about a female detective. First time author read.

Hot Mahogany - another Stone Barrington mystery by Stuart Woods

If There Be Dragons - paranormal romance by Kay Hooper and first time author read.

Destiny Kills - another paranormal romance by Keri Arthur and first time author read.

Five in a Row - romantic suspense by Jan Coffey and first time author read.

Salvation in Death - 27th crime thriller featuring Eve Dallas by J.D. Robb

Prey for a Miracle (a Sister Agatha Mystery) - Cozy mystery by Aimee Thurlo

Edited to add

Bad Faith by Aimee Thurlo

Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader by Joe Hilley. I'm curious and sure she isn't going to disappear into the wood work.

Here is the link for posting reviews. Save it for future use and I will be putting a link on the sidebar under the Winter Reading Challenge picture.

Happy reading!