Not exactly sure why this is called the Dewey Decimal Challenge, but I've decided to join up anyway. I know, I know, I said two challenges were the max for me. But, here's the thing, I'm planning on reading non-fiction again this year, so why not do it in a challenge format? When I saw that this is a simple enough challenge to follow - just read as little or as much non-fiction as you want - I thought, why not?
The Challenge was originated by Jen at The Introverted Reader. You can read the rules and sign up for the Challenge on her blog. Any book that qualifies as non-fiction is permitted: Memoirs, History, Travel, etc. I'll be doing several biographies this year as well as history.
The Challenge runs from Jan. 1, 2011 - Dec, 31, 2011.
Here are the levels:
- Dilettante - read one non-fiction book
- Explorer - read two
- Seeker - read three
- Master - read four
See what I mean? Nice and simple. Hardly a challenge at all. Or so I've convinced myself.
My level will be Seeker, even though I know I'll read more non-fiction than that. I'm just playing it safe for now.
Here are some of the non-fiction books I'm interested in reading this coming year:
(Subject to change on whim.)
Howard's End Is On the Landing by Susan Hill
N.C. Wyeth - A biography by David Michaelis
Gladstone - A biography by Roy Jenkins
Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte
Cleopatra's Nose by Daniel J. Boorstin
Making the Mummies Dance by Thomas Hoving
Evening in the Palace of Reason by James R. Gaines
Sounds like a plan. We'll see what happens.