Saturday, December 20, 2008

Every Month is a Holiday 2009

Kim is hosting the Every Month is a Holiday Challenge - I love the idea of reading 'seasonally' so I'll see what I can come up with. If there are any interesting holidays I missed, let me know! :-)

Completed: 11/12 as of 30 November 2009

January: Chinese New Year
The Good Women of China by Xinran

Feburary: Candlemas/Imbolc, Valentine's Day
Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels (Harlequin romance)

March: International Women's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, First Day of Spring
Seek the Fair Land by Walter Macken (about Ireland, for St. Patrick's Day)

April: Passover, Ostara/Easter
Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein (about fertility)

May: May Day, Mother's Day, Poland Constitution Day
The Stork Club by Imogen Edwards-Jones (about becoming a mother)

June: Father's Day, Helen Keller's birthday, Summer Solstice
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

July: Canada Day, U.S. Independence Day, Bastille Day
Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglad Coupland

August: Lughnasadh, Afghanistan's Independence Day (19)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

September: Botswana National Day (30)
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith

October: Yom Kippur, Halloween
No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (a thriller for Halloween...)

November: Samhain, Armistice Day, Thanksgiving
Native American Songs and Poems, edited by Brian Swann

December: Yule, Christmas

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