Saturday, November 28, 2015


At last the Full House Challenge for 2016 is up.  I love doing this one. Sign up at this link.

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Challenge will run from Jan 1st to December 31st 2016
  • Write and publish a post stating your intention to participate. In the post please include the Challenge graphic and a link back to this post. Then link your intention post at the bottom of this post.  Make sure it is the actual post and not just a generic link to your blog.
  • Add your reviews back here on the link in this post. At the end of every three months there will be a U.S. $12 prize with a book of your choice from the Book Depository or U.S. Amazon voucher, for the entries. There will be a new linky then for the next quarter and so on to the end of December.
  • Reviews are not mandatory and if you prefer to keep a list of the books read and the category they cross off the card, then you can still enter for the completion of a Full House by linking to that list on the final linky or in a comment.
  • Jan - March Link Up
  • April - June Link Up
  • July - September Link Up
  • October - December Link Up
  • Each review can only be linked up once in the year. However it doesn't matter when you read the book in 2016 - which month, just link as you remember or have time. So if you read it in January you may not get around to linking it until say... May. That is fine.
  • Books may cross over from other challenges that you are doing. 
  • There will be a final post to link in a summary post for the challenge for those who have completed a full house. This will close on the 2nd January 2017  and a winner will be chosen using for a U.S. $30 prize which again can be used to buy books at the Book Depository or be received as an Amazon voucher.

                                Link Full House post here

    • Complete the card below.  You can do it in any order you wish.  You are allowed "one free exchange", if there is something on the square you really dislike you may change it to something of your choice. Once you have played this free choice that is it. Mention the exchange in the final summary post.
    Full House Reading Challenge Grid 2016

    * Self Challenge means setting a challenge for yourself for this square. For example I might set read a book my a male author, because I hardly ever do that. Or ...
    * Setting beginning with B. This can be a country, a state, a place, a street. Or it could be a beach or the bush or a bookshop. Long as a good part of the book is set there, the whole book might be, but it doesn't have to be.

    Here is What I Am Reading:
    1. Author You Wish Was Better Known: A Sheetcake Named Desire--Jacklyn Brady
    2. Published in 2016:  Monterey Bay--Lindsay Hatton
    3. Book From Series You Love:  Total Rush--Deirdre Martin
    4. Debut Novel:  The Coincidence of Coconut Cake--Amy E. Reichert
    5. Thought-Provoking Book:  Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
    6. Had Laugh-Out-Loud Moment(s):  Sellevision--Augusten Burroughs
    7. Book Club Worthy:  The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore
    8. Color Word in Title:  Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
    9. Author With Same Last Initial as Yours:   X--Sue Grafton
    10. Didn't Want to Put It Down:  Room--Emma Donoghue
    11. Way Out of Comfort Zone:  Gorky Park--Martin Cruz Smith
    12. Family Relationship in Title: The Pilot's Wife--Anita Shreve
    13. Book You Bought:  A Crazy Little Thing Called Death--Nancy Martin
    14. Setting Begins With "B":  Villette--Charlotte Bronte (Belgium)
    15. Author Outside Your Own Country:  Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow--Peter Hoeg
    16. Self-Challenge (Read Book With More Than 500 pages): War and Peace--Leo Tolstoy
    17. Memoir: Garlic and Sapphires--Ruth Reichl
    18. 1st in a  Series:  Anne of Green Gables--Lucy Maud Montgomery
    19. You'd Like to Change the Cover: It's Kind of a Funny Story--Ned Vizzini
    20. A Dominant Color on Cover:  Little Bee--Chris Cleave (orange)
    21. New Author to You:  Attachments--Rainbow Rowell
    22. Would Make a Good Movie:  Hope in a Jar--Beth Harbison
    23. Library Book: Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen--Rachel Renee Russell
    24. Published in 2015:  Enchanted August--Brenda Bowen
    25. Been on TBR "Forever":  Hooked on Murder--Betty Hechtman
    Challenge completed on August 10


    Kathryn T said...

    Thanks for joining up again Jamie and hope you enjoy it.

    runwright said...

    I've been wanting to read Brown Girl Dreaming. What did you think of it?
    I just finished the challenge too. You can see my post here: