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"The Books Of Old" Reading Challenge

Hi Readers,
I'm excited to introduce something new that my friend Grace is doing. To get right on to the point, it is called "The Books of Old Reading Challenge." Sounds interesting already, no?

The Books Of Old Reading Challenge

The simple instructions she gives are "The challenge is to pick 1 to 5 books written before the year 1950. List the books on your blog, then link up your post to the linky."

So, the challenge lasts through the entire year of 2011. I already have lots of books I want to read this year... most of which are probably written before 1950... well, even written before 1900. Below I have put together my 5 books I definitely want to read. I look forward to checking each one off as I get to read it sometime.

1. Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)

2. The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery (1911)

3. The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne (1857)

4. Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott (1876)

5. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (1943)

What books will you choose to read
this year?

If you'd like to join the challenge, read the rules on Grace's blog (click on the links below), then come up with your book list. I'd like to know if anyone is going to participate!

The Books Of Old Reading Challenge:

Post One: Introduction & Rules

Post Two: Sign the Linky

Post Three: Grab a Blog Button


  1. That sounds like a good list! The Coral Island is a really good book. I loved it! I'll have to check into your other books. Johnny Tremain was good too, but I'm not into the Revolutionary war as much.

  2. Oooh, I love Rose in Bloom! I hope you like it too. :)

    I'm going to participate in this giveaway, thanks for posting about it!

  3. I am going to do this! So fun! I'm going to have a hard time choosing which books to list.