Winter Reading List: December 2013 – February 2014


I still have a few weeks left to read books for the Fall Reading List, but I want to post this early, just in case I can’t get to it during Thanksgiving weekend.

The Fall list was an experiment and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  The verdict so far?  I really like it.  In fact, I’ve already created the Spring list.  There will be fourteen prompts for the Winter and Spring lists, but I will be re-evaluating my method of picking prompts for the Summer list.  The deck of index cards based on Goodreads shelves has reached its limit of usefulness.

What’s (specifically) on my to-read list for Winter?  Why holiday books, of course!  I look forward to participating in Christmas reading challenges.  I haven’t decided on what books to read yet — hopefully they will also work for the Winter list. 🙂

Also, Daughters of England books.  Yes, I’m still behind.  It looks like I’ll be extending the challenge out to 2015 after all.

I will create a page for this list under “2014” and link it in the sidebar the first week of December.

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Some rules I established for myself:

  • Each book can only be counted toward one prompt.
  • Each prompt can only be used once during the season.
  • If all 14 prompts are used before the end of the season, new prompts will not be added.

The prompts:

  1. Read a book by an author who’s first name is Jennifer
  2. Read a book labeled Fantasy (urban fantasy allowed)
  3. Read a book labeled Sci-Fi Romance
  4. Read a book from the Star Wars Expanded Universe
  5. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the title (lightsabers count)
  6. Read a book with a four-letter word in the title (i.e., kiss, love, snow)
  7. Read a book by an author who’s first or last name begins with the letter R
  8. Read a book with a time of day in the title (i.e., noon, night, dawn, midnight)
  9. Read a book with a woman on the cover (1 person only, but other objects allowed)
  10. Read a book first published in 2011
  11. 1st in a Series: Mystery
  12. Read a book with an animal on the cover (can be mythical)
  13. Favorite Series
  14. Read a book by an author who’s first or last name starts with a T

The Daughters of England Winter Reading list (subject to change)

  • The Love Child – if not read by 30 Nov
  • The Song of the Siren
  • Will You Love Me in September? (A.K.A. The Drop of the Dice)
  • The Adulteress

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