There has been a whole slew of reading challenges lately that I've resisted joining, but I've decided to do this one hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. I love the button (click on it for more info) but mainly I love how flexible it is. It runs from September 23rd to December 21st and I've decided to list 5 books that I'd like to read during that time. They all cross-over with other challenges (some may call this cheating but it's not against "the rules") and hopefully that extra incentive to cross them off more than one list will help get them read by the end of the year. Besides I really have been wanting to read them for ages.
number9dream - David Mitchell
Them - Joyce Carol Oates
Unless - Carol Shields
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
If I could also get through these, that would be fabulous:
Mercy Among the Children - David Richards Adams
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
The Silent Cry - Kenzaburo Oe
The Love of a Good Woman - Alice Munro
The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
Now if only we'd get some proper Autumn-like weather, I'd be content! Actually that's not 100% true since today it was considerably cooler. I can only hope it lasts.