Welcome to the New Year, which means let the challenge begin. I’m sure I’m not the only one here that is excited to explore some genres that you wouldn’t normally explore. I’m sure everyone has some reading plans for 2013 and I plan to share mine in a post soon. But for January, remember that we will be reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón which is book one in The Cemetery of Forgotten series. This was picked for out ‘Books in a specific city’ theme as it is set in Barcelona, Spain. I love this book and would recommend it to everyone, for the simple fact that it covers a range of genres and there is something in it for everyone; also it’s about books. So make sure you have a copy and join in the conversation over at Goodreads.
Reminder that next month’s book as the winner of our Best of 2012 theme will be The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It was a close race between this one and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, so if you’ve not read either, maybe now is a good chance to do so. March’s theme has been picked, we are looking for book nominations for our Russian Literature theme, I know there will be plenty of amazing choices so I look forward to see what shows up on the poll. All this fun can be found on our Goodreads book club, so join in the fun of talking books and voting in the polls.
As for my reading this month, I’m not too sure what will happen. I’m eager to start reading the books for the reading challenge but I also will be reading; The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Other than that I’m not too sure, but have reserved a few books from the library including Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller and A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter, so if they are available they will be read as well. Happy reading everyone and look forward to seeing what you plan to read in January and for 2013.