Reading Challenges

2015 Read ‘CLIFFSIDE PARK’ Challenge

A simple no pressure reading challenge.

There are 2 levels to this challenge:
Level 1 – 13 books by title
Level 2 – 26 books by title & author
You may read any book you want there is no limit by genre or length. 

Level 1: the title of each book must begin with the letter that will spell out:
CLIFFSIDE PARK
(one book could be Let Me Be Frank, another would be Asylum City)

Level 2: adds books by author that spell out:
CLIFFSIDE PARK
(you can use the authors first or last name for each letter)

That’s it. Simple.
I’ll be participating, leaving my list in comments as I go. I’m just going for Level 1.

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Posting Monthly Reading Challenges here and on our GoodReads account so you can join in either place. Leave a comment to this post to join in here.

February 2013:  Love or Hate: With Valentine’s Day approaching love is in the air, or is it? Read a book about which ever one you feel like this month, or read a book with the word love or hate in the title. Some suggestions:
Love in the Time of Cholera/Garcia Marquez
Abdication/Nicolson
Hate Crime/Bernhardt

March 2013: Spring officially begins and plants start peeking through. Read a book about flowers or with a flower in the title.
Some suggestions:
Language of Flowers/Diffenbaugh
Girl in Hyacinth Blue/Vreeland
Flowers from A to Z/Heffernan

April 2013: With the April showers keeping you inside, plan your fun. Read a book with party or celebration in the title or about parties and celebrations.
Some suggestions:
Feast for Crows/George R.R. Martin
Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party/McCall Smith
Entertaining with the Sopranos/Rucker

December 2013: December means holidays and plans and running around and doing too much. This month read a book that puts you in the holiday spirit. Whether that is a book about party planning, a book about family, a book about spiritual practices or something entirely different.
I myself am going to read A Winter Sea by Susana Kearsley.  Just because it’s got winter in the title and it will take me away from the hectic month.

 

3 responses to “Reading Challenges

  1. For the March Challenge I read Language of Flowers by Diffenbaugh. Interesting story, well told for the most part, though things moved a little fast at the end, especially considering the slow pace in the beginning. But interesting characters and several things to think about.

  2. I enjoyed Winter Sea by Kearsley. It was a light historical/romance/supernatural romp. Took place in Scotland, one of my favorite places, and explored a Scottish historical event and was very atmospheric. Great book to escape the stress in your life.

  3. I’m reading for level 1 of the Read CLIFFSIDE PARK challenge, and of course the first book I’ve read doesn’t qualify! Luckily the next book I’ve started does, Accidental Universe fills the “A” in PARK.

    C CITIZEN/RANKINE
    L LIEUTENANT/GRENVILLE
    I
    F FAREWELL TO ARMS/HEMINGWAY
    F
    S SEVENEVES/STEPHENSON
    I
    D DYNAMITE ROOM/HEWITT
    E
    P PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL/HASHIMI
    A ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE/LIGHTMAN
    R RANDOM/ROBERTSON
    K

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