2012 is rapidly approaching and I’m doing my best to prepare. Part of my preparations includes deciding which reading challenges I want to attempt. Grace at Books Without Any Pictures introduced me to the Tea & Books Reading Challenge. The inspiration for this challenge is C. S. Lewis’ quote: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” The Book Garden is hosting this challenge.
The rules are pretty simple. The novels must be over 700 pages (yikes). They can count towards other reading challenges, however, re-reads and audiobooks are not permitted.
I’ve been planning on reading ten novels by Charles Dickens in 2012 and four of them are over 700 pages. This means I will be attempting the Berry Tea Devotee level. The four novels are:
Martin Chuzzlewit: 802 pages
David Copperfield: 737 pages
Bleak House: 723
Our Mutual Friend: 775 pages
I haven’t decided on all the books that I will read in 2012 so I may attempt more novels for this challenge. However, this will be a great start. Hopefully I can get through all of them!
What reading challenges are you joining or hosting this year? I’m always looking for a good challenge.