The Themed Reading Challenge sounds like great fun, but I haven’t yet decided on a theme. Here are the [very unoriginal] themes I’ve thought up so far:
a) Titles: containing a colour/bird/title (i.e. Mrs, Mr, Lord etc)
b) Setting: the tropics (Caribbean, Pacific islands etc)/Europe
c) Country of Origin: Russia/Japan/Australia/Latin America
d) Text type: biographies/any non-fiction/poetry/plays
Okay, I’m being ridiculous now, because the books would be extremely hard – if not impossible – to find, but it would probably be interesting if I chose one option from a, b, c and d. So for instance, Australian poetry set in Polynesia with titles containing bird names, or Russian memoirs set in Norway containing a colour in their titles. I suppose I could take Option B (from the real challenge rules) and mix two themes. So maybe just ‘Russian memoirs’.
No, no – actually I think I’ll just stick with one theme. Right now, I’m leaning towards biographies or colours or books set in the Caribbean…
EDIT: I’ve chosen my theme! In the end, I decided on non-fiction writings by/on artists (I’ve included writers in my definition of ‘artists’). See full list here