Daily Archives: January 6, 2010

A reading challenge

Spread the word

So, I lied in my 2009 recap post about not joining anymore challenges. I came across the OATES challenge on Trish’s blog, and figured I could at least do this one…it is only 5 books, and goes from January 1st to December 31st.

So, each letter in OATES stands for a literary author’s name, we can pick up to 5 authors.

These are my picks:

O – Flannery O’Conner

A – Jane Austen (Persuasion, the only Austen book I haven’t read)

T – Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina is on my book club list for February)

E – Edith Wharton

S – J.D. Salinger

The official rules

  • The challenge goes from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
  • Anyone can participate! You do not need a blog!
  • Challenge books can overlap with other challenges.
  • You do not need to pick your books in advance.
  • You can change levels mid-challenge!
  • Levels:
    • Instant OATES – 1 book
    • Old Fashioned OATES – 2 books
    • Rolled OATES – 3 books
    • Steel Cut OATES – 4 books
    • Whole OATES – 5+ books

Sign up at Trish’s blog: Hey Lady Watcha’ Reading Here