Friday, September 21, 2007

Every Month is a Holiday Challenge 2008



This one was sounded like too much fun to resist! Who wouldn't want something to celebrate each month? And I can combine it with the Triple 8 Challenge, yay!

Kim is hosting it here. The goal is to read a book each month in 2008 that relates in some way to any type of special day - an author's birthday, an actual recognized holiday, or some kind of National Whatever Day/Month.

Here's what I have so far (subject to change):

January- Diet Month
Food and Loathing by Betsy Lerner

February - Library Lovers' Month
Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard

March - Caffeine Awareness Month
Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo

April- Shakespeare's birthday, April 23
Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris

May - Strawberry Month
Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

June - Dairy Month
Till the Cows Come Home by Judy Clemens

July - Canada Day
Mistik Lake by Martha Brooks

August - Julia Child's birthday, August 15th
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

September - Bourbon Heritage Month:
The Perfect Manhattan by Leanne Shears & Tracey Toomey

October - Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine

November - Remembrance Day
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

December - Christmas
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore


Kim has lots of great links for holidays and I found some in Wikipedia, too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_commemorative_days

(Button courtesy of Lynne.)

5 comments:

Sandra Balzo said...

I LOVE the idea of holiday-inspired reading, and I'm really honored that my book is on the list for March--National Caffeine Awareness Month. (Right up there next to Christmas, as far as I'm concerned!!) I wanted to let you know that the sequel to Uncommon Grounds, Grounds for Murder (do we sense a theme here?), will be out by then from Severn House, too.
Heading off to get a jump start on Food and Loathing,
Sandy

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Wow, thanks for dropping by, Sandy! And I was very happy to be able to fit Uncommon Grounds into the list, I've been wanting to read it for ages. And a forthcoming sequel, too. Very good to know!

Chris said...

This one sounds really interesting!

Sandra Balzo said...

Thanks! And I love Tiny Little Reading Room. Blogs are such fun and soooooo dangerously alluring when you should be settling down to do something else. (can you tell I'm happily procrastinating??)
Okay, off to write,
Sandy

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Sandy - Gosh, thanks, that's really nice of you. :)

Blogs surely do suck one in! My problem is starting to read them too late at night and then suddenly it's 1am. But they're also great for procrastinating. :)