Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Jane Austen and Romance Reading Challenge 2010

Ooh I'm such a sucker for challenges. I've just stumbled upon 2 more challenges that I simply must join. Lucky for me, these 2 kind of cross-over each other in a way, so I might be able to squeeze these in, on top of the other challenges that I've joined this year.

1) The Jane Austen Challenge

The Jane Austen challenge is hosted by Haley @ the Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object (The Jane Austen Challenge). The challenge is split into 3 levels:

i) NeWbiE: 2 books by J.A. and 2 re-writes / prequels / sequels / spoofs (by other authors)
ii) LoVeR: 4 books by J.A. and 4 re-writes / prequels / sequels / spoofs (by other authors)
iii) FaNatiC: 6+ books by J.A. and 5+ re-writes / prequels / sequels / spoofs (by other authors)

I'm going for the NeWbiE level and my reading list will be:

a) Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
b) Emma by Jane Austen
c) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Spoof
d) Mr Darcy, Vampyre - Spoof

2) Romance Reading Challenge 2010

I'm not a big fan of the steamy Harlequin romance stuff but I do love contemporary and romantic suspense and I've always wanted to read about Romeo and Juliet (I know...can't believe I haven't read Shakespeare's infamous masterpiece yet!)

The rules are pretty simple: Read at least 5 romance type novels from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2010. You may choose from contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge.

The RRC 2010 challenge is hosted by Naida @ the bookworm (Romance Reading Challenge 2010).

My RRC list so far:
1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (see review here)
2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (see review here)
3. Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes (see review here)

1 comment:

xo.sorcha.ox said...

I'm taking part in the Jane Austen Reading Challenge at the "newbie" level too (although I am anything but "new" to Jane Austen): A great excuse to read some previously un-read Austen-esque novels! :)
Happy Reading!


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