Every now and then though I take a look at the reading challenges I have signed up for and try to make plans for what I will read. I always have far more books than I can really cope with though.
I do have lots to choose from on Mt TBR and on my Kindle
I am managing about 12 to 14 books a month, and one of those has to be an Agatha Christie.
Here is what I have done so far: 2012 Reading Challenges Update
Currently I'm reading
THE NOBODIES ALBUM by Carolyn Parkhurst which will fit into my American author challenge
I'm listening to WITCH HUNT by Ian Rankin and that will go into British books.
And my next Agatha Christie is SPARKLING CYNANIDE to be read for the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge in the next 3 weeks or so.
I have to read 3 books to finish the Canadian Book Challenge 2011-2012
THE BURNING EDGE by Rick Mofina
THE RIVER by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
one of a number by Peter Robinson
For the 2012 Global Reading Challenge
I have already read 10 out of a required 21.
So I have to read another 11
- 3 from Africa
- 3 from Asia
- 1 from New Zealand
- 1 from Cuba or Mexico
- 3 from South America
MIXED BLOOD by Roger Smith
DEATH OF THE MANTIS by Michael Stanley
WITNESS THE NIGHT by Kishwar Desai
ASIA HAND by Christopher Moore
CHINATOWN BEAT by Henry Chang
NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK by Ernesto Mallo
TREACHERY IN THE YARD by Adimchinma Ibe
In my American author challenge I'm aiming for 20 titles but have only read 3 so far, with another nearly completed. I have so many American authors on Mt. TBR that I don't think that will be too difficult.
In the Aussie Author Challenge I have read 5 out of the 20 I want to read.
I have at least 20 Australian titles lying around including
RIP OFF by Kel Robertson
CHELSEA MANSIONS by Barry Maitland
TORN APART by Peter Corris
COOKING THE BOOKS by Kerry Greenwood
WATCH OUT FOR ME by Sylvia Johnson
KISS OF DEATH by PD Martin
DEATH MASK by Kathryn Fox
I really need to get cracking on the Nordic Challenge. I have read only 2 out of 20 so far.
THE ABOMINABLE MAN by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
NIGHT ROUNDS by Helene Tursten
DREGS by John Lier Horst
THE FINAL MURDER by Anne Holt
THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis
NEXT OF KIN by Elsebeth Egholm
LETHAL INVESTMENTS by K.O. Dahl
THE QUARRY by Johan Theorin
THE ICE PRINCESS by Camilla Lackberg
THE TROUBLED MAN by Henning Mankell
THE INSPECTOR AND SILENCE by Hakan Nesser
BURNED by Thomas Enger
RED WOLF by Liza Marklund
But you know what they say about plans..
And I haven't even thought about some of the other reading challenges....
And then what of my resolve to read some non-crime-fiction?
And then there are all the other books that just don't fit into the challenges. They'll get read too :-)