The first book I'm going to read fits into the General Studies category: The Challenge of the Avant Garde (edited by Paul Wood). After that, I think I'll read one for the Popular History category: The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry that Transformed Rome by Jake Morrissey.
This is going to be fun! I'm excited. There are so many art history books that I have bought and need to read - this challenge may help me to plow through my stack!