January 5, 2012

Ireland Reading Challenge 2012

Challenge Summary

Here are the new guidelines:

 ~ The challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012.
~ Any books read for this challenge can also apply to other challenges you are working on.
 ~ Re-reads are allowed.
~ Any book written by an Irish author, set in Ireland, or involving Irish history or Irish characters, counts for the challenge – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, audiobooks, children’s books – all of these apply. (I will be posting a list of books previously reviewed for the challenge in the next day or two, if you’re looking for suggestions.)

 ~ Choose your commitment level:
  • Shamrock level: 4 books
  •  Luck o’ the Irish level: 6 books 
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone level: 8 books 
  • Ceilidh level: 10+ books 
 ~ Write up a post indicating that you are participating (feel free to copy the lovely graphic at the top of this post), and then add your challenge post’s link to the Mr. Linky here or on the main challenge page.
~ You don’t have to list your books ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.
 ~ I will put up a page for the challenge in my header, and add a Mr. Linky for reviews and wrap-up posts.  ~ Everyone who fulfills their challenge level and writes at least one review will get one entry in the giveaway at the end of the challenge.

Hosted by/Link: Books and Movies. Ireland Reading Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates:January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

My Progress: 8/8 -( move up to next level as of September 6. Now attempting 8) COMPLETED - December 18, 2012)

My List:

1) A Long, Long Way - Sebastian Barry
2) The Druid and The Girl Who Lived on The Moon - Frank Delaney
3) Shannon - Frank Delaney
4) The Yellow House - Patricia Falvey
5) Circle of Friends - Maeve Binchy 
6) Star Sullivan - Maeve Binchy
7) The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes
8) An Irish Country Village - Patrick Taylor

Final Thoughts

Well I ended up doing the second level, it was a little unplanned, but it was worth it. My favourite books were Mystery of Mercy Close and Circle of Friends. I'm itching to get my hands on more Binchy. Also Frank Delaney books are worth mentioning for those who are participating in the 2013 Ireland challenge.

***So, I totally thought this challenge ended in DECEMBER not November 30. So I still finished the challenged I just won't count the last to. DOH!

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