Five From Forever in Fourteen {2014 reading challenge}

With 2013 in the rearview mirror, and the “13 books in 2013″ challenge behind us, I have been asked if I would be running something again this year, and I figured, why not? 2013 was a bumper year for reading for me, but with an increasingly mobile Beetle, two boys at big school and Butterfly at preschool, with the attendant activities and commitments, I’m not wanting to push myself too hard, or overcommit to one area at the expense of another.

So I pondered my options, and thought about what *I* wanted out of a reading challenge this year (since it’s my blog and my challenge and all!). And from there I decided on the Five From Forever in Fourteen challenge. What the what? I’m throwing down a challenge to take a moment to think of the books you’ve said you want to read “someday”. That have been on your to-read list forever. Someday is now. Take that list and pick five.

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To join the challenge:
Choose your five books.
Leave a comment on this post telling us what they are (if you are unable to commenting without logging in, add LWD to the front of your email – ie, LWDyourname@wherever.com – and I’ll know to remove it)
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So, with all that out of the way, what are my five for this year?
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1. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
2. Persuasion (Jane Austen)
3. Sense & Sensibility (Jane Austen)
3a. Sense & Sensibility (Joanna Trollope) – more on this later in the year!
4. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
5. The Other Boleyn Girl – Phillipa Gregory
(all links to The Book Depository are affliate)

With honourable mention to my current book in progress, Emma (Jane Austen).

Even if you aren’t challenging, I’d love to know what your reading goals are for this year, and what you are reading now. My list is always looking for new finds – what great books have you read lately you can recommend?