I'm officially signing up for my first 2012 reading challenge, and it's the one I'm hosting! I'm trying to hold off making a decision about other challenges until mid-December, although I do have a few I'm considering.
Anyway, for this one, there are four levels to choose from:
Elementary - 5 nonfiction books
Diploma - 10 nonfiction books
Bachelor's Degree - 15 nonfiction books
Master's Degree - 25 nonfiction books
I'm going for the Bachelor's Degree, which means I need to read 15 nonfiction books in 2012. Since I'm hosting, I feel like I should try for the highest level, but honestly I also want to be sure I actually complete my own challenge. So I'm going for the next one down.
I don't have an official list of books that I'm going to read because I know I will discover new books throughout the year. But here are some of the books on the list that I'm considering:
- Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do about It
- Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company
- The Emperor of All Maladies
- Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
- Data-Driven Marketing
- The Old Rules of Marketing are Dead: 6 New Rules to Reinvent Your Brand and Reignite Your Business
- A History of the World in 100 Objects
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
- Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
- The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
- Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language
- The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture
- The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
- The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
For more information about this challenge, visit Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge.