Friday, December 26, 2014

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2015

Here is one I stumbled onto through another person's blog.  It is through Popsugar and has a lot of different categories.  I'm looking for challenges like these, and this one looked fun. It's also very reminiscent of one I did last year. Details from Popsugar below:

Book-lovers, start your reading engines. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to read more books in 2015, get started now with our ultimate reading challenge. From a book your mom loves to a book with a love triangle, we're giving you a wide range of reads, spanning eras and genres, instead of specific books. You don't have to read all 50 books (technically 52, since one is a trilogy), but it's a fun incentive to diversify your reading — you may be surprised by what you find you enjoy! Download our printable, and check off the books as you go (then use a site like Goodreads to keep track of what you've read). Pin the handy graphic below for reference, and share with your book club BFFs!

Here is what I'm reading for this one:

  1. More Than 500 Pages:  A Salty Piece of Land--Jimmy Buffett
  2. A Classic Romance:  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall--Anne Bronte
  3. Became a Movie:  Bridget Jones's Diary--Helen Fielding
  4. Published This Year:  The Girl on the Train--Paula Hawkins
  5. Number in the Title:  One Day--David Nicholls
  6. Written by Someone Under 30:  The DUFF--Kody Keplinger
  7. Non-Human Characters:  How to Moon a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  8. Funny Book:  The Most of P.G. Wodehouse
  9. Female Author:   All He Ever Wanted--Anita Shreve
  10. Mystery or Thriller:  Death and Taxes--Susan Dunlap
  11. One-Word Title:  Jewels--Danielle Steel
  12. Book of Short Stories:  Summer Days--Lisa Jackson
  13. Set in a Different Country:  The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul--Deborah Rodriguez
  14. Non-Fiction Book:  Travels With Charley--John Steinbeck
  15. A Popular Author's 1st Book:  Hero at Large--Janet Evanovich
  16. Book From Author You Love But Haven't Read Yet:  Little Bitty Lies--Mary Kay Andrews
  17. Book a Friend Recommended:  This Present Darkness--Frank E. Peretti
  18. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book:  The Color Purple--Alice Walker
  19. Based On a True Story:  American Sniper--Chris Kyle
  20. Bottom of To-Read List:  Sarah's Key--Tatiana de Rosnay
  21. Book Your Mom Loves:  Outlander--Diana Gabaldon
  22. Book That Scares You:   Wuthering Heights--Emily Bronte
  23. More than 100 Years Old:  Pride and Prejudice--Jane Austen
  24. Based Entirely on Its Cover:  Candy Apple Dead--Sammi Martin
  25. Was Supposed to Read in School But Didn't:  Of Mice and Men--John Steinbeck (did actually read this as I was supposed to)
  26. Memoir:  Devil in the Details--Jennifer Traig
  27. Can Finish in a Day: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963--Christopher Paul Curtis
  28. Antonyms in the Title:  Big Little Lies--Liane Moriarty
  29. Somewhere You've Always Wanted to Visit:  Gossamer Ghost--Laura Childs (New Orleans)
  30. Came Out the Year You Were Born (1971):  The Girl in Blue--P.G. Wodehouse
  31. Bad Reviews:  Revenge Wears Prada--Lauren Weisberger
  32. Trilogy: a) Frostfire  b) Ice Kissed c) Crystal Kingdom (The Kanin Chronicles--Amanda Hocking)
  33. From Your Childhood:  Madeline--Ludwig Bemelmans
  34. Book With a Love Triangle:  Redeemed--P.C. Cast
  35. Set in the Future:  The Time Machine--H.G Wells
  36. Set in High School:  The Queen Geek Social Club--Laura Preble
  37. Color in the Title:  The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop--Lewis Buzbee
  38. Made You Cry:  My Sister's Keeper--Jodi Picoult
  39. Book With Magic:  Cruel Beauty--Rosamund Hodge
  40. Graphic Novel:  Peach Girl Volume 1--Miwa Ueda
  41. Author You've Never Read Before:  Elizabeth Berg Collection
  42. Book You Own But Have Never Read:  Down a Dark Hall--Lois Duncan
  43. Takes Place in Your Hometown:  The Grapes of Wrath--John Steinbeck (Salinas, California--close to my hometown)
  44. Originally Written in a Different Language:  Like Water for Chocolate--Laura Esquivel
  45. Set During Christmas:  The Cat Who Came for Christmas--Cleveland Amory
  46. Author With Your Same Initials:  Paper Towns--John Green
  47. Play:  Antigone--Sophocles
  48. Banned Book:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian--Sherman Alexie
  49. Based On or Made Into a TV Show:  The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part 1 --L.J Smith
  50. Started But Never Finished:  Blubber--Judy Blume

Challenge completed on December 2

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