It has been a few weeks since I joined another reading challenge for 2012. Since most of my challenges will involve reading classics I decided to select some books that are a little more recent. Words and Peace has a challenge titled Books Published in the First Years of My Life. The challenge is to read at least one book from each year of your life, beginning with your birth year. There are four levels to this challenge and I am attempting the Toddler level, which means I’ll read three books. This challenge can be combined with other reading challenges and I plan on doing that.
Here’s my list:
Dusklands—published in 1974
The Illuminatus! Trilogy—published in 1975
Interview with the Vampire—published in 1976
Dusklands and Interview with the Vampire are also on my 1001 book list which is a bonus for me. The Illuminatus! Trilogy is not on my list, but it has been on my shelves for over twenty years so I figured it was time to dust it off and to actually read it. Also it counts towards one of my other challenges, The Award Winning Books Challenge. I will probably read Anne Rice’s vampire novel in the fall during R.I.P. And Dusklands by J.M. Coetzee is one of ten that he has on my 1001 list, so it is probably time to get started on his works.
I’m hoping that 2012 will be a great year for reading!