As mentioned on Monday, I’m going to try and take part in this readathon, which runs from March 1st-31st. The initial announcement and all the hosts can be found here.
There are six challenges, and I’ve decided to put two or three options up for each one, in no particular order of preference. Each challenge is one word, and the word can be interpreted in a variety of ways.
Challenge 1 – Shelf
I’ve picked two books off my physical shelf and one book from my Kindle shelf.
I’m most likely to read Murder in the Garden, as the next Faith Martin will be out in a couple of weeks! But I’m keen to read the other two as well!
Challenge 2 – Borrowed
I will most likely use my Euro Crime pick for the month that we get from the local library as we have to read it within the month anyway. We haven’t had our meeting yet – had to postpone it as severe snow (by our standards) has hit, but I’ve been cheeky and asked what the book is anyway. My other book is borrowed from my in-laws.
Challenge 3 – New
I’ve chosen to go with a new to me author, rather than a book that’s new to my shelf.
*waits for the deafening silence*. Yes it’s true. I might be a crime buff, but I’ve never read Rebus. And I’ve been saying for over a year I want to get to the Mari Hannah!
Challenge 4 – Historical
This is one of the easier challenges for me, as I’m a lover of Agatha Christie, however I’ve decided to try some newer to me historical reads.
Challenge 5 – Foreign
Again, a fairly easy challenge for me. I’m a proud Europhile and have a number of European Crime titles on my shelves!
Challenge 6 – Opposite
I think I’m going to go with opposite of my comfort zone for this one and go with a book of short stories, but I had another thought of a book which I have on my shelf – it has a transgender detective. I would also consider that as being an opposite from my usual reads – there aren’t many transgender detectives in crime fiction that I have seen!
What do you think? Are there any you have read that you would encourage me to read? Do you fancy joining in? Let me know!