Details of the challenge can be found at this link but the basic idea is to commit to read a certain number of books that will be featured on the show during 2010. The list of books is here but it only shows the first few months worth of books at this point; as new guests are scheduled, their book choices will be added to the list.
I decided to participate at the Aluminum Level. Here in the USA we pronounce that word "al-OO-min-um" but over in the UK they say "al-oo-MIN-ium" ... which sounds much better, so that's what I'm going to call it. The AluMINium Level is a commitment of 4 books, to read and to call in to discuss during the show.
Here's my list so far:
- The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters - for January 12th show
- The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan - for my show on Feb. 9 (yes, I'm cheating by counting this book - you all just hush!)
- Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri - for March 9th show
- to be decided when more books are posted
Participating in this challenge - and the discussion portion of the show - is like being in another book club, and I LOVE it.
Are you joining this challenge? Which books are you planning to read so far?