2016 Book Challenge Updates

 

2 books down. 38 to go. 2 recommendations added to the list.

Just finished: Symbiont by Mira Grant. not too impressed with this book. Draggy is the word to describe it. Doesn’t help that I do not like the main character at all. AUGH. I can’t wait to read the last book and be done with it.

Currently reading: The Intimate adventures of a London Call girl.  It’s a bit.. trying too hard. Especially since I used to read her actual blog which was def more witty and more.. blog like. This book is very.. SEX SEX SEX. not very witty comment then SEX SEX SEX. quite blah. This was going to replace Red House for #8 on the list but I think i’m going to give up on this book and actually read Red House. Mark Haddon is also the dude behind the curious incident about the dog at night time. 

  1. Book based on fairy tale
  2. National Book Award winner 
  3. YA bestseller
  4. Book you haven’t read since high school
  5. Book set in your home state – emily of emily hill? i’m ashamed to say i’ve never read it.
  6. 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.
  7. Romance set in the future
  8. Book set in Europe – maybe The Red House by Mark Haddon.
  9. Book that’s under 150 pages
  10. New York Times’ bestseller
  11. 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.
  12. Book recommended by someone you just met
  13. A self-improvement book
  14. A book you can finish in a day
  15. a book written by a celebrity – maybe that Mindy Kaling book if i can find it.
  16. a political memoir – hmm. well i have been meaning to read that LKY book. so maybe.
  17. a book at least 100 years older than you
  18. 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.
  19. a book from oprah’s book club
  20. 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).
  21. a book recommended by a family member
  22. 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?
  23. a book that is published in 2016
  24. a book with a protaganist who has your occupation – er…
  25. a book that takes place during Summer
  26. a book and its prequel
  27. a murder mystery
  28. 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.
  29. a dystopian novel
  30. a book with a blue cover*READING NOW* This is Done! Symbiont by Mira Grant. Sequel to Parasite (book 20 on this list)
  31. a book of poetry – Recommended by Lisa C. TS Eliot’s Cats. 
  32. the first book you see in a bookstore
  33. a classic from the 20th century – maybe catch 22 which has been on my book shelf for the longest time or
  34. a book from the library
  35. an autobiography
  36. a book about a road trip
  37. a book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  38. a satirical book – terry pratchett counts right? i have the last few of his books left to read.
  39. a book that takes place on an island
  40. a book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy – Recommended by Wee Jin – Spark Joy, An illustrated master class on the art of organising and tidying up by Marie Kondo. HMMM. the irony of it all considering how messy I am. Most people have forgotten the colour of my desk at work cause it’s always covered with papers.. Er.. organised mess? 

 

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