Challenge AcceptedPosted: January 18, 2016
a couple of weeks ago, Elaine was sharing on fb about the book / reading challenges for the year and then she shared this cray cray list from pop sugar. I don’t know why but the stupid website uploaded the list in the form of an image which is really hard for me to keep track of what i’ve read and also my thoughts on the whole entire exercise. So in order to keep myself going, here is my 2016 reading challenge.
- Book based on fairy tale
- National Book Award winner
- YA bestseller
- Book you haven’t read since high school
- Book set in your home state – emily of emily hill? i’m ashamed to say i’ve never read it.
- Book translated to English – Maybe Blindness by Jose Saramago. I’ve watched the movie and it was very disturbing and the reviews seem quite polarised, you either hate it or love it. I’m not sure how I feel about the movie tbh.
- Romance set in the future
- Book set in Europe – maybe The Red House by Mark Haddon
- Book that’s under 150 pages
- New York Times’ bestseller
- Book that’s becoming a movie this year Maybe the Danish Girl. Also, really? WOOL is becoming a movie? I still don’t know how I feel about that series.
- Book recommended by someone you just met
- A self-improvement book
- A book you can finish in a day
- a book written by a celebrity – maybe that Mindy Kaling book if i can find it.
- a political memoir – hmm. well i have been meaning to read that LKY book. so maybe.
- a book at least 100 years older than you
- a book that’s more than 600 pages – maybe i’ll get round to finishing A feast of crows by George R R Martin. This is assuming he finishes the bloody series this year.
- a book from oprah’s book club
A science fiction novel– THIS IS DONE. I read Parasite by Mira Grant and it was awesome (it’s also a reread cause I wanted to read the sequel and could not remember much of it, and I don’t care. It still counts).
- a book recommended by a family member
- a graphic novel – current plan is to read Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I know I know, how is it that I’ve not read this. I do not know but hey at least I’m going to read it now?
- a book that is published in 2016
- a book with a protaganist who has your occupation – er…
- a book that takes place during Summer
- a book and its prequel
- a murder mystery
- a book written by a comedian – i want to read Yes Please by Amy Poehler, if it is anything like Tina Fey’s bossy pants it will be a fun read.
- a dystopian novel
- a book with a blue cover – *READING NOW* Symbiont by Mira Grant. Sequel to Parasite (book 20 on this list)
- a book of poetry
- the first book you see in a bookstore
- a classic from the 20th century – maybe catch 22 which has been on my book shelf for the longest time or
- a book from the library
- an autobiography
- a book about a road trip
- a book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
- a satirical book – terry pratchett counts right? i have the last few of his books left to read.
- a book that takes place on an island
- a book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy
HOLY COW.. i did not know it was 40 books. i’m going to keep reposting this list as I think through the books i’m going to read and my thoughts of the list etc.
first cut thoughts. A BOOK OF POETRY? kill me please. aside from actually finishing the list. i think that and the romance novel set in the future are going to be the harder two books to get through. Also, where am i going to find a book where the protaganist does NEW MEDIA MARKETING? *grumbles*