As you know, Alex from The Sleepless Reader and I both live in Brussels and met 'for real' a couple of months ago. We've been meeting regularly, for lunch at a cute bookstore in town, great fun! Obviously we talk about books a lot and it seems that we like a lot of the same ones. We decided to do a challenge together, where Alex gives me 5 book titles to read in 2011 and I give her 5 as well. I know that Nymeth has done this with Rhinoa and it's always looked like fun.
Here's what we came up with - I stole the book cover collages from Alex. ;-)
This is what Alex wants me to read next year:
(see my wrap-up post here)
And this is what I want Alex to read:
Pretty exciting, eh? I must admit that Alex's choices for me seem daunting. But I guess that's what this challenge is about, to read some books that are not ones I'd heard of or would necessarily choose myself. Plus I think that Alex is really, really cool and I totally trust her taste in books.
I'm really looking forward to starting and I think I'll do so before 2011 even, if Alex agrees!