Friday, January 16, 2009

Reading Challenge: What's on your 2009 List?

Last year, my friend, Diana Holquist, posted a reading challenge on her blog. I stole her idea and we had quite a fun time on eHarlequin posting our reading lists. I thought we might as well try it again this year, especially since I found some great books and new authors by reading the lists other folks posted! The eHarlequin post from last year is here: 2008 Book Challenge.

So, here we go. You post 12 books you're planning to read in 2009. Doesn't have to be all romance--it's tons of fun to see the range of reading we all do.

Here are the 12 books I've preselected.
  1. Natural Born Charmer--Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This was on my 2008 list and will continue to be on my list for as long as I'm reading books.

  2. How to Tame a Modern Rogue--Diana Holquist. She's the godmother of the list so she deserves a place of honor. Plus she's my buddy and I've read a bunch of drafts of this already but haven't seen the finished work.

  3. A Cowboy's Redemption--Jeannie Watt. I don't miss a Watt book, no matter watt. Heh.

  4. What I Did for Love--Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I can NOT wait.

  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--J.K. Rowling. I read this in 24 hours the day it was released. We were driving home from the beach and I devoured the book. Yum. I'm going to read it out loud to my 4th grader this year. I'm looking forward to seeing things I may have missed during that rush read.

  6. Fever 1793--Laurie Halse Anderson. I love her writing. I bought this for my older son for Christmas and I'm looking forward to stealing it back pronto.

  7. The Eleventh Man--Ivan Doig. Doig's novel, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, is one of my all-time favorites. His new one combines, sports, war, and a writer, all topics I love. Highly anticipated book!

  8. Too Good to be True--Kristan Higgins. Higgins was new-to-me in 2008. I loved the book of hers I read last year. Looking forward to a new one.

  9. A Kid to the Rescue--Susan Gable. Susan is responsible for my career so I'm obligated to read her books. Wink I would read them anyway, actually, because she's so good!

  10. A Dance with Dragons--George R.R. Martin. I doubt this book will actually be out in 2009. I'm putting it on my list in the hope that I can manifest it somehow. It's been toooo long, George.

  11. How Green was my Valley--Richard Llewellyn. Another old favorite. I thought I might read it again and see if my older boy would be old enough to enjoy it.

  12. TBD--I'm saving this spot for one I scoop out of the recommendations others may post. I wonder what will catch my eye/mind/heart the way Not Even if You Begged (Francis Ray) did last year.


So that's my list. What's on yours?

Ellen

1 comment:

EllenToo said...

I can never make a list of to be read books because I read by whim. I'll read whatever catches my eye (my TBR pile is so large that I don't even know what is in it). I have read (and posted) 39 books for the 2009 challenge however.