Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Family Tree Reading Challenge

Family Tree Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up)
January - December 2018
# of books: minimum 3,

Love reading? Love family? Love researching family history? Want a family-friendly reading challenge? 

Goal: To read a book from the birth year of your selected family members (at least three books). You do not have to mention them by name, unless you want. But do please list the years you'll be reading. You may include yourself in your 'family tree.'
For more details, see the sign-up page (link above).

My Plan: To read at least five books--one for me, my husband and son as well as my mom and dad. I may get ambitious and do a more complete family tree, but my commitment will be met at five. Here are the years:

Original Family Commitment
Mom (1947): Another Woman's House by Mignon G. Eberhart (2/10/18)
Dad (1948): I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (8/5/18)
Husband (1966): World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 by Donald A. Wollheim & Terry Carr, eds (1/9/18)
Son (1992): The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Seventh Bullet by Daniel D. Victor 
Me (1969): The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird (2/16/18)

Extended Family
Grandma (Dad's Mom; 1922): The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace (11/18/18)
Grandpa (Dad's Dad; 1916): The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey (8/19/18)
Aunt (Dad's Sister; 1945): Payoff for the Banker by Frances & Richard Lockridge (3/15/18)
Cousin (1965): Some Beasts No More by Kenneth Giles (6/22/18)
Cousin (1967): The Mystery of the Fiery Eye by Robert Arthur (11/24/18)
Cousin (1977): Table D'Hote by Douglas Clark (11/14/18)
Cousin (1981): A Summer in the Twenties by Peter Dickinson (8/2/18)
Uncle (Dad's Brother; 1952): The Blind Spot by John Creasey (8/23/18)
Cousin (1973): Devious Murder by George Bellairs (11/13/18)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is a really interesting reading challenge - I've never seen it before! I'm already signed up to three for next year so I might need to keep my goals to those, but it's such an interesting way to focus your reading.