Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Themed Reading Challenge

  • The Themed Reading Challenge

The Themed Reading Challenge is a six month challenge designed to help readers clear books from their to-be-read stacks which center around a common theme or themes.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Books should be chosen from the reader’s TBR pile (this may be an actual physical pile or a virtual pile).
  • The goal is to read 4 to 6 books linked by theme.
  • Overlaps with other challenges are allowed.
  • Readers may change their list of books at any time.
  • 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!

I not doing a set timeframe for this challenge.
My list will be posted soon!

Themed Groups

books that make you think of a fairy tale:

  • If The Slipper Fits by Elizabeth Harbison

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