So remember that last post I did about 2010 reading challenges? Well after that post a lot of bloggers decided they were going to start their own challenges and guess what? I signed up! Yay! Before I talk about the newest challenges I’ve joined, let’s talk about the reading lists. WARNING: this post is long but hopefully entertaining.
Bibliofreak has made a new blog dedicated to her World Religion Challenge that starts next year. I’ve signed up for the Universalist path, so I’m reading as many books as I can about as many spiritual paths as I want. My list:
Hinduism: A Beginner’s Guide by Klaus K. Klostermaier
My Family and Other Saints by Kirin Narayan
Essential Hinduism – Steven Rosen
The Talmud and the Internet – Jonathon Rosen
Finding God in the Garden – Balfour Brickner
Living Judaism – Wayne Dosick
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality – J. Brett Bill
Quaker Spirituality: Selected Writings
Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity – Catherine Whitmire
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam– Reza Aslan
The Pagan Book of Living and Dying – Starhawk
Razor-Wire Dharma: A Buddhist Life in Prison – Calvin Malone (memoir)
The A to Z of Unitarian Universalism – Mark W. Harris
Don’t Know Much about Mythology – Kenneth C. Davis
Easter Everywhere – Darcey Steinke (memoir)
Traveling Mercies – Anne Lamott (re-read/memoir)
A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine – John K. Nelson
The Gift – Hafiz (poetry)
Sufism: A Beginner’s Guide – William C. Chittick
God: stories edited by C. Michael Curtis
Best American Spiritual Writing (various years)
The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World edited by Bob Abernathy
Rita Mae Brown
Edna St. Vincent-Millay
Aarti over at Book Lust is hosting the Flashback Challenge! I cannot wait to start this re-read challenge. I’m signing up for the Literari level, which is to re-read six books. I have a ton of books on my shelves that I would love to get to, so I’m hoping to re-read more than six.
The TwentyTen challenge hosted by Darren over at Bart’s Bookshelves. Participants are to read two books from ten categories for a total of twenty books. The ten categories: young adult, tbr, shiny and new, bad bloggers, charity, new in 2010, older than you, and who are you again?. For the last category particpants choose the theme and I’m going with prize-winning books.
The brilliant Lu over at Regular Ruminations is hosting the VPR challenge. It’s a poetry challenge. I don’t read poetry as much as I want to outside of school, so I’ve signed up. I plan on reading at least two volumes of poetry.
Okay. So those are the rest of the challenges I’m signed up for in 2010. Have you added any more challenges to your list for next year?