Friday, November 19, 2010

Challenge with blogging friend Alex

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!


Ana S. said...

Have fun! I'm doing it this year with two good friends and I'm SO looking forward to it :)

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

The only one really daunting is The Game of Kings, which is very dense. Invisible Monsters is easy to read, although a bit... gory. Howard's End is a classic, and not the daunting type. The other two are tinny, fun, light reads.

Looking forward to your views on them!

Kristi said...

How fun to pick books for each other! I'm sure you'll have great discussions after. Tuck Everlasting is the only book I've read out of those ten.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Fun fun fun!! And even more fun that Alex lives so close to you. Wish I had a blogger that lived so close to me.

The only one I've read is Howards End. Hope you enjoy it more than I did. :P

joanna said...

Nymeth - I'm sure it will be fun, I hope you enjoy your lists too!

Alex - can't wait! :-)

Kristi - it's a great idea, isn't it? I'm glad Nymeth and Rhinoa started the trend!

Trish - yes, having Alex here is fantastic! :-) I gather you didn't think much of it? ;-) I'll look over your blog and see if I can locate your thoughts.