I had decided not to do any more challenges. They were restricting my reading too much. I wasn’t able to pick my next book on a whim, it was already decided by the challenges I was doing. But I’ve been seduced into joining another. This one will be starting shortly, it begins in September, is called the Reading the Author Challenge and will be hosted at Incurable Logophilia. It will run through the end of the year. The idea is to pick an author and read at least four of their books. It sounds like such a good idea I have to participate. Besides, there are a couple of authors that I would like to get to know better. I am leaning towards choosing Neil Gaiman as my author, but have not ruled out Philip K. Dick or Ian McEwan.
If I choose Gaiman the books would be:
- Anansi Boys
- Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) or American Gods (which I gave up on once before)
If Philip K. Dick:
- The Man in the High Castle
- The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Which can all be found in the Library of America collection entitled Philip K. Dick: Four Novels of the 1960s.
If Ian McEwan:
So head on over and sign up for the challenge!