Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CHALLENGE: Orange January

It's time to start thinking about an Orange January! Will it be books from 2009's list, or into the older titles? Check out the Orange Prize Project blog for more ideas. Every January and July, fans of the Orange Prize read all they can in celebration.

Orange January Ideas:

Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (2006 short list)
Small Island by Andrea Levy (2004 winner)
The Girls by Lori Lansens (2007 longlist)
26a by Diana Evans (2005 New Author winner)
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (2005 longlist)

What got read:
1. Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allen (2007 New Author short list)
2. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2004 short list)


  1. I'm hoping to read a few books for Orange January. I think Small Island is a good choice and I might read that one too.

  2. I have Small Island. I always wanted to make time to read it. May be this is the time. I'm thinking of joining the challenge. Hmmmmmm/

  3. I can't resist. I love Adiche. I'm in, if it's alright with you. I'll do my best to follow the rules.

  4. How many books do we need to read for the challenge?

  5. jackie - Small Island is down on my list, I really want to read Beyond Black,Poppy Shakespeare, and The Girls.

    tea - glad you'll be joining in. There is no number of books to read, just set your own goal for the month. I liked Half a Yellow Sun when I read it. I'm trying to find a copy of Purple Hibiscus, my library only has a ebook version.


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