... almost all of us have authors who we have long meant to read, but somehow never gotten around to ... Perhaps you have always been intrigued but intimidated by their work. Perhaps "required reading" and your favorite authors have taken up most of your time. Perhaps they have been sitting on your shelves for years, continually trumped by new fascinations.
So, between September 2007 to February 2008, participants strive to read six books by authors they have never read before. It's flexible, where you can read multiple works by the same authors, or one book each by six authors.
There's something about this challenge that sings to me, because I do have too many authors I would like to try, but never got around to. But most of all, I always believe I need to venture out to try more authors, more variety - to challenge myself by expanding my horizon.
It's okay to love a particular genre or author and to read extensively in your area of interest. That's what often gives depth to our interest, I believe. But it is important that we also look beyond what is known and comfortable. I think I owe it to myself at least, to try something new.
This is at least how I think I want to approach the challenge.
If I do pick up the challenge that is. Still considering.
But if you're interested, do drop by Sycorax Pine's Unread Authors Challenge to sign up.