Friday, May 20, 2016

Reading Challenge - Around the Year

This is my primary challenge for 2016 and my progress so far. I place the books in as I read them. Thanks to an unexpectedly long sick leave from work, I am well ahead of schedule. However, I am running out of "easy" categories to finish with books that I already want to read. Suggestions for the empty slots would be much appreciated!

Around the Year in 52 Books - Goodreads Group

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami
2. A book set in a different continent: Don Quixote de La Mancha Vol. 1 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated): The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015: The Secret Chord Geraldine Brooks - IN PROGRESS
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
6. The highest rated on your TBR: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
7. A book about books: People of the Book by Gwendolyn Brooks
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages: Myths of India: Ganesh by Deepak Chopkra
9. A book that was mentioned in another book: The Union Haggadah by The Central Conference of American Rabbis
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now: Persuasion by Jane Austen
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge: When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
12. A childhood classic: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
13. Reader’s Choice: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - IN PROGRESS
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago): Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
17. A book with a beautiful cover: After Alice by Gregory Maguire
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list:
19. A non-fiction book: Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten War by Edward L. Carlson
20. A book with a first name in the title: Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page:
22. The first book in a new to you series: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
23. The next book in a series you are reading: Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.): The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you (teacher): Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
26. A book everyone is talking about:
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion):
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir:
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name: Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story by Anne Rice
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own:
31. A work of young adult fiction: Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince by Noriko Ogiwara
32. A historical fiction book: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
33. The 16th book on your TBR:
34. A book about mental illness: Room by Emma Donaghue
35. An award winning book: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read: Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
38. A book about an anti hero: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list (A book with a male or female pronoun in the title): Carry Her Heart by Holly Jacobs
40. A novella from your favorite genre:
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction): We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman
42. A top 100 fantasy novel:
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night:
44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public: WILD CARD:
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have:
46. A crime story:
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title:
48. A dystopia: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
49. A book with a great opening line: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
50. A book originally written in a language other than English: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang
51. A short story from a well-known author: Train by Alice Munro
52. A book published in 2016:

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