This is a challenge that I have to actually attend to, unlike most of the other ones I sign up for. I figure I'll try for a book a month, although with my history I'll probably spend December frantically racing through the categories. Anyway, The Take a Chance Challenge is all about trying out new ways of finding books, with ten methods ranging from various book-picking web sites to random walks in the library. Thanks, Jenners, for setting up this excuse to read more books!
I'm going to try #2 first; I think I have at least two family members reading this blog, so if one of them could please comment with a book suggestion, I can get started. This is a TEST.
The ten categories are:
- Staff Member’s Choice: Go to a bookstore or library that has a “Staff Picks” section. Read one of the picks from that section. Our library has a hot picks section out front, but I'm not sure if it is Staff Picks or just new books. I'll look closer tomorrow.
- The Snow Goose, Paul Gallico. This ended up being a family book club selection.
- MM recommended Spymaster's Lady
- Birgit suggested The House on the Strand
- Susan lent me her Kindle to try The Heir
- From Jenny's Books: Curse of the Wolf Girl. I didn't love it as much as she did, but mainly because it hit hard against a few personal pet peeves.
- Room, by Emma Donoghue (Economist pick from 2010)
- Dreadnaught, Jack Campbell
- Simply Irresistible, by Jill Shalvis
- Ghost in the Little House, William Holtz
- Strange Blood, Lindsay Jayne Ashford
- The Help, Kathryn Stockett
- Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights, Jo. S. Kittinger