Grace over at the fabulous Books Without Any Pictures has lead me to a new challenge, and you all know how much I adore challenges. Found over at The Book Garden, the Tea & Books Reading Challenge easily combines two of my favorite things and I knew I would have to be a part of it. It was even inspired by a quote from one of my favorite authors, too, so it’s a bit difficult to not think that this challenge was absolutely made for me.
The challenge suggests that you make sure that cup of tea is a big one, but the challenge is specifically to read a certain amount of books that are 700 pages or more. Only novels. No anthologies or short stories or large print nonsense. Just good old fashioned books big enough to kill a man if you hit him at the right angle with one. Naturally, I’ll still be doing my 100 Books next year, but this will be a little mini-challenge within the challenge for me, making at least 8 of those books to be 700+ ones.
Yup, I’m getting out the big guns. The challenge you pick is based on a type of tea, and I’m going all out and going with the big old Sencha Connoisseur of 8 books or more! When you’re reading 100 books all together, making at least 8 of them to be 700 pages or more seems pretty do-able.
Mmmmmmm, Gyokuro Imperial from Teavana.com!
There are many different levels of the challenge, each with a tea, from the Sencha I’m tackling to Chamomile Lovers with two books under their belt. If you’re up for a fun challenge that combines both books and tea (what more could you want?), hop on over to the Book Garden and check it out! I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, so I think the New Year needs to get here so I can get started!
Since we do have a few weeks before the start of the new year, though, I’m curious if anyone has any suggestions. What books 700 pages or more would you suggest for this challenge? I know I have a bunch floating around….I can make it easily even by sticking to just Game of Thrones or Wheel of Time books, but I’d love to spice it up a bit and I’d love to hear what others might suggest. So throw ’em at me! Which 700+ page books should I read?