I figure that it’s safe to assume that a Reading Challenge is a comfy fit when you don’t even have to go looking for reading choices.

Which isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy the kind of Challenge that calls for my bookish thinkin’ cap (like the What’s In a Name Challenge, in which finding the matches for categories is a bit part of the appeal).

And it’s not to say that I don’t enjoy the kind of Challenge that takes me in a completely fresh reading direction, the kind that means I spend a few hours on the ‘net just to come up with some options, cuz I’m getting all explorey.

But it’s a remarkably cozy feeling to realize that without even glancing at a bookshelf, without even checking my TBR, without even pulling out the old, worn file folder with lists upon lists, a string of titles comes to find when a Challenge has settled around a particular theme.

Here‘s where I joined up, and I’ve since read Winifred Holtby’s South Riding (1935).

These were the others I was considering: Rosamond Lehmann’s A Note in Music (1930); Angela Thirkell’s High Rising (1933); The Weather in the Streets (1936); Angela Thirkell’s Wild Strawberries (1934); Frederick Philip Grove’s Fruits of the Earth (1933); Morley Callaghan’s More Joy in Heaven (1937); and, Gwethalyn Graham’s Swiss Sonata (1938).

But the Challenge only runs from April 18th, 2010 to July 18th, 2010, so I only finished one book from this favoured decade.