My initial plan is to jump in with at least the first two quests, and continue from there. I love the concept of tailoring the challenge to each person's interests. Those who aren't sure about fantasy (and the subcategories of folklore, fairytales, and mythology), can simply commit to reading one book - yes, just one! - and perhaps, if they wish, moving on from there.
I am not going to write a formal list of choices, but here is a selection of potential choices from my TBR pile and list of books that I am hoping to get to soon. This is also a fine time to keep going on my personal 2009 challenge of rereading Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels (or at least making some decent progress on the series) - and since I've only read the first one so far, I'd better get cracking. If you adore any of these, please let me know, and I'll bump them up to the top of my list.
- Need by Carrie Jones
- Nightlife by Rob Thurman
- If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
- Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
- The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
- Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiffvater
- The Good Neighbors by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
- Rogue's Home by Hilari Bell
- Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
- The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (reread)
- Diggers and Wings and Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett (some rereads, some new)
- The Foundling by Lloyd Alexander
- Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom by Ted Naifeh