The Great Book Challenge

I was thinking about starting a book club but felt that trying to organise one around everyone's schedule was going to be ridiculously annoying and then I'd have to read books that everyone else wanted to read not just me... sigh. I was still tossing the idea around when I was flicking around the Internet and I stumbled upon (read=stalked her from another blog we both read) this: The Great Book Challenge! This is the brainchild of Shannon who said:
I miss my book club, so I've challenged myself to read a book a month from June - December 2010. And then two books a month in 2011. With the goal of one book a week in 2012.
It's prefect. I love to read. Well, make that loved. Somewhere along the way, I stopped reading so much and I have a pile of 'to-be-read' books I keep staring at, willing them to lessen in numbers, but it just doesn't seem to happen. Now I have to read them. I will be reading a book a month until the end of the year and then going from there. I will be posting reviews/updates/etc here and, possibly, on the 'official' page. Shannon also came across a list of 30 book related questions which I'll be answering as well although I'm not going to commit to answering them all in 30 days (hello, I'm lazy way too busy!).

If you'd like to join the Great Book Challenge, let Shannon know and she'll add you to the official list.

Book Reviews:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Long Way Round
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The Girl Who Kicked at the Hornets' Nest
A Holiday For Murder (A Hercule Poirot mystery)
A Study in Scarlet (A Sherlock Holmes mystery)
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings/A Storm of Swords/A Feast for Crows
Death From the Skies!
A Dance With Dragons

30 Days of Questions:
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Day Five
Day Six
Day Seven
Day Eight
Day Nine
Day Ten
Day Eleven
Day Twelve
Day Thirteen
Day Fourteen
Day Fifteen
Day Sixteen
Day Seventeen
Day Eighteen