Celebrate the Author

This is a twelve month challenge starting on January 1 2008 set up by Becky. The challenge is designed to “celebrate” authors’ birthdays. Choose one author for each month of the year. Read at least one book a month. You can choose alternatives for each month and you do NOT have to choose a book until the very moment you’re ready to start reading. You can change your mind so long as you change your list to reflect that change.This suits me very well as I have a long list of books to be read and so the authors I’ve currently chosen are all taken from that list. I particularly like the idea that I can change my mind as I do like to read spontaneously and this gives me that freedom of choice. I hope that this challenge will help me clear the backlog of unread books!

January – Virginia Woolf -The Death of the Moth and Other Essays – see here

February – Paul Auster – The Book of Illusions – see here

March – Robert Frost – see here

April – Ian Rankin – A Good Hanging – see here

May – Margaret Forster – Keeping the World Away – see here

June – Thomas Hardy – Wessex Tales – see here

July – Joanne Harris – see here

August – Irving Stone or Jorges Louis Borges or Mollie Panter-Downes

September – Kiran Desai or Chimananda Ngozi Adichie or Elizabeth Gaskell

October – Melvyn Bragg or A N Wilson

November – Mark Twain – Huckleberry Finn – see here

December – Jane Austen or Sophie Kinsella