Even though I had decided I wouldn't join any reading challenges in 2011, I noticed this one that Naida at "the bookworm" is hosting. Now since so many of the books I read are light romance it seems like an easy challenge for me to join. Below are the rules for the challenge. Happy Reading everyone!
I'm happy to say that my Romance Reading Challenge is going into it's 4th year! Wow! Thank you all who have joined in the past. I hope you will sign up again this year. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! So, without further ado, here are the rules:
1. "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.
Here are a few suggestions:
-anything written by Jane Austen: classics/regency romance
-Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: historical romance
-Nicholas Sparks books: contemporary romance *have box of tissues handy*
-Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding: contemporary romance/humor
-Gena Showalter's books: contemporary romance/paranormal
-The Twilight series By Stephenie Meyer: YA Romance/paranormal
-Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti: contemporary romance
-The Princess Bride by William Goldman: fantasy/romance/humor
-Frederica by Georgette Heyer: regency romance
-Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: time travel romance
-The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss: historical romance
-Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: gothic romance/classics
2. Choose at least 5 novels to read. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.
3. Read them at your own pace in 2011 then post the link to your review(s).
These books have been on my bookshelf way to long, therefore, they are my choices for this Romance Reading Challenge 2011. 1. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte 2. Daddy's Little Helper, by Debbie Macomber 3. Flowers on Main, by Sherryl Woods 4. She's Gone Country, by Jane Porter 5. Salting Roses, by Lorelle Marinello 6. Harbor Lights, by Sherryl Woods This challenge was completed on 2/24/2011.