Growing up I had a bit of an issue. I loved re-reading books. To the point where some of our books are read to pieces (thanks to my lovely friend Ana I now have a new copy of These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder which was no longer readable). Because of this this challenge is absolutely perfect for me. I will have no problem reaching the goal of six books. I’ll read more than that. Here are the rules:
The Flashback Challenge will run from January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. If you're super-excited and want to reread a book before that, feel free, and let me know. If many people do so, then I'll do a December challenge linky post and you can all link to it here. Otherwise, we can hold them over to January.
You can sign up for the following levels:
Bookworm - Up to three books
Scholar - Four to six books
Literati - Over six books
Within these levels, we have mini-challenges! These are:
I am aiming for the Literati. I have a list and I am not afraid to use it. Because I can’t find any rule against it I am using cross challenge books.
Books from my childhood:
Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery. I was always an Anne fan and Anne of Avonlea was probably the one I read the most in my early teens.
Madicken by Astrid Lindgren. Another self-assured spunky young girl. She too was a heroine of mine.
Books Assigned in High School:
En Komikers Uppväxt by Jonas Gardell. I am pretty sure it was high school by the time we were assigned this book. It is a funny and sad story about growing up in Sweden in the 70s.
Books I Loved as an Adult:
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) by Francine Prose. I have a fondness for books about reading books and I read this one two summers ago and loved it. I figure it is time to revisit it.
Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang. I had a boyfriend in college who I am still friends with. He had a fascination with China when we were going out and he read this book first and then insisted that I read it. Boy am I glad I did. It is a great book both about China but also about women. This will be a fond revisit.
This is of course all subject to change :)