I have to thank Laurel Ann for sharing about both of these.
I think the Historical Fiction Challenge will be easy for me because I read a lot of historical fiction anyway. It’s probably my favorite genre. To that end, I’m going to commit to the Undoubtedly Obsessed level of 15 books. I wouldn’t have any idea at this time which ones I’d read.
The Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge will take me out of my comfort zone a bit, as I have not read any Austen sequels and am not a big mystery reader. I’m going to go for the Neophyte level of 1-4 books and see how I like them before I commit to reading more. I will probably try to read Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron and possibly Jane and the Canterbury Tale. I know I’ll be doing some reading about the Romantic poets this year (my TBR pile has at least two books about them). If I like those, I’ll check out some others.
I don’t know that I’ll take on any more challenges aside from Carl’s once he gets them rolling.
Now seems as good a time as any to remind everyone to sign up for my Books I Should Have Read in School, But Didn’t Challenge. You can be the judge of whether it’s something you were supposed to read or not. And I won’t tell your high school English teacher. Plus it’s a fun way to read books you’ve been meaning to get around to.