I know it's barely mid - November, but over the past week or so, in various of my Goodreads reading groups, we've started to a little bit towards what we might like to add to our reading group challenges for 2014. I tried to avoid it, but during a couple of quiet days, I went into my TBR book shelf of about 500 books to see what I might like to start thinking of for next year's challenges.... Only the vaguest notions at this time, but here are some of my considerations..
12 + 2 Reading Group Challenge
Mysteries - In my first cursory look, I put a few down on my 'possibles' list, including the featured on to the left, Lars Kepler's The Hypnotist, one of the fine crop of Scandinavian mysteries, that have come out in recent years. Also possibles are another Swedish mystery, one I've wanted to read for awhile, the first Wallander mystery, Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell. Continuing with a Scandinavian theme, is Roseanna by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. I've tried a few of the Scandinavian mysteries this past couple of years and for the most part (with a couple of exceptions) haven't been disappointed. A few others added to my possible list include Kate Atkinson's One Good Turn, John le Carré's The Looking Glass War and Colin Cotterill's Thirty -three Teeth.
Non-Fiction - I haven't found any yet. I will take a closer look at my Biographies/ Non-Fiction type books prior to the end of the year, but at the moment my list is too small..
Anyway, for today, just a few ideas on what might or might not make it to my 12 + 2 list. Still lots of time to totally re look and rejig this of course. Next Blog, maybe I'll look at my Focus Author challenge or my Alphabetical Mystery author challenge. I've got some possible ideas there.. :0)
Anyway, back to the puppies and my current books; Ian Rankin's Dead Souls and C.J. Sansom's Revelation.