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Friday, January 1, 2016

Reading Challenge 2016

There are two reading challenges I'm going to tackle this year.  The first is the Popsugar 2016 Challenge.  Here's what I hope to accomplish:


  1. A book based on a fairy tale - Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  2. A National Book Award winner - What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  3. A YA bestseller - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. A book set in your home state - The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  6. A book translated to English -  Night by Elie Wiesel
  7. A romance set in the future - Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
  8. A book set in Europe - Rook by Sharon Cameron
  9. A book that’s under 150 pages - Beware the Kitten Holy (Lumberjanes #1-4) by Noelle Stevenson
  10. A New York Times bestseller - After Alice by Gregory Maguire
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met - Infinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler
  13. A self-improvement book - Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
  14. A book you can finish in a day - Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter
  15. A book written by a celebrity - Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson
  16. A political memoir-  I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Dracula by Bram Stoker
  18. A book that’s more than 600 pages - Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  20. A science-fiction novel(s) - This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman
  21. A book recommended by a family member - Die Trying by Lee Child
  22. A graphic novel - Wytches by Scott Snyder
  23. A book that is published in 2016 - Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation - Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  25. A book that takes place during Summer - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  26. A book and its prequel - Roar & Liv, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  27. A murder mystery - Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  28. A book written by a comedian - Men Are Stupid...And They Like Big Boobs by Joan Rivers
  29. A dystopian novel - Ruins by Dan Wells
  30. A book with a blue cover - Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
  31. A book of poetry - Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  33. A classic from the 20th century - The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien
  34. A book from the library - Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa
  35. An autobiography - You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
  36. A book about a road trip - I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with - I am Malala : The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was  Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  38. A satirical book - The Annotated Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) by Lewis Carroll
  39. A book that takes place on an island - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy - Don't Eat the Glowing Bananas by David D. Hammons


1.   Read a horror book – Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry
2.   Read a nonfiction book about science – Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin
3.   Read a collection of essays – Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Elana Levine
4.   Read a book out loud to someone else – Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly by Mo Willems
5.   Read a middle grade novel – Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
6.   Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography) - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
7.   Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel – Blood Red Road by Moira Young
8.   Read a book originally published in the decade you were born - Christine by Stephen King
9.   Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award – Yes Please by Amy Poehler
10. Read a book over 500 pages long – The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
11.  Read a book under 100 pages – The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
12.  Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender – Luna by Julie Anne Peters
13.  Read a book that is set in the Middle East – And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
14.  Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
15.  Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900 – A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
16.  Read the first book in a series by a person of color – Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper
17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years – Trillium by Jeff Lemire
18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
19.  Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
20.  Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction) – Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
21.  Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction) – In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
22.  Read a food memoir – Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, Her Job and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living by Julie Powell
23.  Read a play – The Tempest by William Shakespeare
24.  Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness – Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

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