I've only signed up for one reading challenge in 2012, the Back To The Classics Challenge which is hosted by Sarahreadstoomuch. There are a lot of other great challenges around but I didn't want to commit myself to too much so that I have time to join in with the shorter challenges which pop up throughout the year.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
This was going to be my Christmas read until I decided to read A Christmas Carol with Billy. I've also got Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones on my TBR shelf which will make a good companion read.
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
I love reading about Virginia Woolf but it's years since I read any of her novels. If my memory serves me correctly, this is the 'easiest' one.
Special Topic in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
I have definitely read this book, but have no recollection of it whatsoever.
This Book Will Change Your Life by A.M. Homes
I loved this novel when I read it, I remember thinking that it was really life-affirming and optimistic.
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
An old, old favourite that I haven't read for years and years.
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
I remember buying this book when I was in my late teens. I didn't (and still don't) buy new hardback books because they are too expensive, but for some reason on this occasion I did. I remember the thrill of buying it.
I may re-read other books but I definitely will try to read these six.
I have noticed with my reading that I rarely go back to an author, (unless they've written a series) even if I really like them. There are so many new books coming out all the time that I want to read. I'm working my way through Agatha Christie's books, but that could take decades! So this year I'm going to pick an author and try and read more of their work. And the author I've chosen is......... Hilary Mantel. It's not a challenge to try and read everything she's ever written, just to keep and eye open in the library and on ReadItSwapIt for books by her.
I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas. Best wishes for the New Year.