Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Artful Readers Club ~ Sophie

Last year I kept a note of all the books I read throughout the year.  I managed 25 which I'm really pleased with.  I still have more than a few in my 'to read' pile and a rather extensive and ever-increasing amazon wish list. 
So.....I've decided to join in with Darcy's 'Artful Readers Club' challenge at Art and Sole.
The challenge is to pick 12 books to read through the year and then each month read one, write a review and make a piece of artwork inspired by the book.  My list is....
1. 'A Game of Thrones' by George R. R. Martin
2. 'I Left My Tent In San Francisco' by Emma Kennedy
3. 'Planet Walker: 22 Years of Walking, 17 Years of Silence' by John Francis
4. 'The Wood Wife' by Terri Windling
5. 'The Gift of Rain' by Tan Twan Eng
6. 'The Loop' by Nicholas Evans
7. 'Borrowed Light' by Joolz Denby
8. 'Boneland' by Alan Garner
9. 'Lady of Shades' by Darren Shan
10. 'Solar Storms' by Linda Hogan
11. 'Wave Hunter' by Beth Webb
12. 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' by Laini Taylor
I think I'm going to start with 'Boneland' on audio.


  1. I've read The Loop, it's a fast and beautiful read! Don't know any of the others... yet! Looking forward to your reviews! ♥

  2. oo great list, I have only heard of one of them. I love that there are so many different books in our lists.

  3. Looks list a great list. Look forward to seeing your reviews. A xx

  4. Great list - I see a couple of people have chosen Game of Thrones - it will be interesting to see the different reviews

  5. i'm thinking of getting game of thrones to read as an addition as so many people have picked to read it xx

  6. Interesting list. Looking forward to the artwork and reviews.

    Janet xx

  7. There are so many different books on all of our lists! Its great! I feel bad for having all trashy fiction on mine LOL - some of y'all have great literary works on yours!

  8. Haven't heard of any of these books so look forward to hearing about them from you :D XXX

  9. Left My Tent in San Francisco is a great title, so looking forward to that review. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - great title too. Don't know any of these, but they all look good and can't wait to see the reviews - looks like I'd better hibernate for a while after 25th January so that I can get to see everybody's reviews and artwork.

  10. I haven't heard of these books, so it'll be interesting to see your thoughts on them.

  11. Am really looking forward to your reviews, I've only heard of a couple on your list - am thinking this challenge is going to be expensive this year :D

  12. All your books are new to me so it will great to read your reviews and find out more. Looking forward to the artwork you produce too.

  13. I have Game of Thrones on my list too but haven't heard of the rest so am looking forward to seeing what you think of them.

  14. Look forward to your reviews & art

  15. it looks like you have chosen some fascinating titles! i have read the loop but that's it. i can't wait to see and read what you think of each one.