In 2012 the goals were:
- Read at least 20 books (one or two per month).
- Write the reviews of the majority (not all of them).
- Write the monthly follow-up and post them on my blog.
Even though I wasn’t able to finish the December Challenge (‘Jane Eyre’ is here to stay…) my 2012 Reading Romances bookshelf counts 25 books.
This year’s challenge it will be a little different so I’ll be listing my book choices as we go along. And these are the rules and my choices for 2013:
Focus on Classic Romance plot lines, settings and themes.
I’m aiming to Level 6: 16 + books (or)
(or) Romance Lover: 2 or 3 books per month
This year prompts are:
JAN: Marry me? – Marriage of convenience. An arranged or forced marriage leads to love.
FEB: Foreigners do it better! – Greek, italian, spanish, french, brazilian, russians, sheiks! No English or North American heroes.
MAR: The Avengers – Man uses woman for blackmail, revenge, kidnapped, seduced etc .OR May The Games Begin! – two people fighting for the same prize and only one can win.
APR: Beauty and the Beast – one of the main characters is physically marred in some way or a wounded hero, emotionally tortured.
MAY: Summer Lovin’ – a couple is stranded together and the enforced intimacy leads to more. OR Nursing Back to Health – hero or heroine is injured or near death and the other saves his/her life by nursing back to health.
JUN: Who do you think you are? – One of a couple isn’t who he or she appears to be on the surface or pretending to be someone else or disguised.
JUL: I’m BACK for good! – Reunited Lovers. Second chance or a first love rekindled story.
AUG : Traditional or not! – time travel romance or a book with a love triangle.
SEP: Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do? – opposites attract. This can also be reversed with a bad girl/good boy.
OCT: In Love with my Best Friend – a friendship leads to more. OR Beta Male Fest! – any romance featuring a beta or gama male.
NOV: Romeo and Juliet – a class difference sets a couple apart.
DEC: Cinderella – rags to riches or riches to rags.
I appreciate suggestions for some of the themes but I’ll be posting here my cries for help…
Do you have any suggestions for January?
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