12×12 Reading Challenge

25 05 2010
(From Home Girl’s Book Blog at j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com)
The idea behind this 12 by 12 Reading Challenge came from two bloggers, Pizza’s Book Discussion in 2009 and FOMA’s National Just Read More Novel’s Month 2010. There will be twelve book bloggers, each hosting their own Just Read More Novel’s Month throughout 2010.

Participants can join in one, two, or all twelve of these separate reading challenges. Each month starts a brand new reading challenge. And the goal? To simply read more novels. Each of us will follow the guidelines set for January’s NaJuReMoNoMo.

The rules are whatever you want to make of them, but here are the guidelines the creator of NaJuReMoNoMo goes by:

1. Must Be A Novel. Works of fiction only, please. Memoirs, non-fiction, how-to books, and Garfield collections don’t count.

2. Memoirs Aren’t Novels. No matter how made up the story, anything ostensibly true isn’t a novel. Also known as The James Frey Rule.

3. Start and Finish in January. I guess if you got some cool books for Christmas, Hanukkah or some other gift-giving event and jumped the gun, you can’t be blamed. But I only count books I start and finish within the 31 day window.

4. Re-reading Doesn’t Count. Try something new. Read something by your favorite author or try an entirely new author or tackle that novel you have always wanted to read.

5. Have Fun. Nobody is grading you or paying you or judging you. Read what you like and like what you read.


Now, here are my list of novels and if you know of any that aren’t listed here, let me know! Thanks!

1.Winter Haven by Athol Dickson
2. The Murder’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
3. The Last Ember by Daniel Levin
4. East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
5. The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
6. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
7. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
8. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
9. Try To Remember a novel by Iris Gomez
10. The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
11. Second Time Around by Beth Kendrick

12. That Summer In Paris by Abha Dawesar




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