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Welcome to Andy and Netty’s Reading Challenge 2013 …

February 6, 2013

ImageSo despite my reservations this time last year, what with the impending Mayan apocalypse an’ all (when am I EVER going to learn with those blasted apocalypses? Or should that be apocalypi?), Andy and Netty’s Reading Challenge is back for another big year – our sixth! – in 2013.

Again, we are doing a main challenge and a side challenge. However, this year we’re doing things a little differently. The side challenge is actually going to be the main challenge, and vice versa!

Confused? Don’t be.

Instead of reading the same 12 books – one a month – this year Andy and I are only reading six of the same books – one every two months. The side challenge, which has morphed into the main challenge, consists of the two of us selecting 12 books from our shelves that we are yet to read. In the next week or so, you’ll be hearing all about our January books (yeah, yeah, even though it’s February … hey, unlike, say First Tuesday Book Club, we don’t shut down for three months over the summer holidays!)

We won’t be announcing our lists of those books, mainly because it could well turn out to be a very moveable feast. But the following is the list of books we will be tackling together, starting this month, and thereafter every second month:

FEBRUARY: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

APRIL: The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorowe

JUNE: The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead

AUGUST: well, it was going to Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews, but for reasons too long-winded and possibly embarrassing to elaborate on, it won’t be – it will be something else by this author. Stay tuned …

OCTOBER: Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

DECEMBER: Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos

As always, thanks for following us regularly, checking in occasionally or perhaps stumbling upon us for the first time. Feel free to read along, make your comments, provide feedback, tell your friends, etc. etc.

OK, Andy, over to you to open the 2013 account!

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