Jan 17, 2010

Winter Words Reading Challenge!

December 21 is the first day of Winter, and March 19 is the last day of the season...and this is the duration time of the reading challenge I'm hosting.

Here's how this challenge works:
Select your number of books you want to read below, and choose one of the corresponding words (I have set the minimum amount of books at 3).

3. ice,   ski
4. snow,   sled
5. frost,   slick
6. winter,   icicle,   flurry
7. mittens,   snowman
8. slippery,   ice skate
9. snowflake

The word you pick above is an acronym & the books that you read during this challenge will have to coordinate with the letters in the acronym.
You can use either of the following ways to select your books:
(1) A word in the title of your books must start with a letter from your chosen word.
or... (2) The author's first or last name has to begin with 1 of the letters in your acronym.

Try to find a fitting book for every letter in your acronym. For example, if you want to read 3 books & pick the word ICE, this could be your book list:

 I ::: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - by Laura Numeroff
 C ::: The Secret of the Old Clock - by Carolyn Keene
    E ::: Eight Cousins - by Louisa May Alcott

{The above are just sample titles, but it should give you an idea of what to do. Remember, you can choose ANY books you want. Maybe it's already one that you had on your reading-soon list, and fits in with this challenge. It's your decision of what you what to read!}

If this sounds like a fun challenge, and you'd like to take part, here's what you need to do in order to be ready.
Using a word from above, get your book list together... scan your bookshelves for matching letters! Feel free to post your book list on your blog (make sure to tell us what your acronym choice is). I will be opening a Mr. Linky for all the participants to sign up on. Meet me back here, anytime after Monday, December 21. More fine details & the sign-up linky will be up at that time. You'll be able to sign your name & link back to your blog.

This reading challenge begins on the first day of Winter, the 21st of December, and runs to the last day of Winter, March 19, 2010.

Join this challenge here

I'll go with 9 books & the acronym SNOWFLAKE!
  1. S - "Can You Keep a Secret?" by Sophie Kinsella - review
  2. N - "Pride, Prejudice & Jasmin Field" by Melissa Nathan - review
  3. O - "Aurelia" by Anne Osterlund - review
  4. W - "The Winter Queen" by Boris Akunin - review
  5. F - "Fit for a King" by Diana Palmer - review
  6. L - "My Favorite Witch" by Lisa Plumley - review
  7. A - "Salt and Silver" by Anna Katherine - review
  8. K - "Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow" by James Rollins - review
  9. E - "Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident" by Eoin Colfer - review


  1. Looks like you have a lot of awesome challenges planned!

    Btw, I love your blog layout. I have an award for you, here.


  2. wow! so many challenges here! i think i'm going to try some of those challenges you featured. It's just amazing how many book lovers the world got...seeing the challenges makes me challenge myself to start reading soon (I haven't started yet since the first day of 2010)...added you in my blog and see yourself there in one of my posts!