Sunday, December 6, 2015

Reading Challenge 2016 at Anna A. Snook's Blog

Saw this one at another person's blog.  It's a lot like the Popsugar challenge. I debated all day whether to try this one. A lot of these categories seem hard and odd, but that's what makes it a challenge.  Sign up here (a printable list is available).


  1. Book You Own But Have Never Read:  The Pilot's Wife--Anita Shreve
  2. Written From a Child's Perspective:  Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
  3. Weather in Title: Savannah Breeze--Mary Kay Andrews
  4. Based in Your Current Town or Region:  Werewolves of New Idria--John Chadwell
  5. Originally Written in a Minor Language (not French, Spanish, Mandarin, etc): Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow--Peter Hoeg
  6. Based Around a Medical Condition: It's Kind of a Funny Story--Ned Vizzini
  7. a) Your Mom's Favorite at Your Age The Pillars of the Earth--Ken Follett  b) Dad's Favorite at Your Age: DNF
  8. Started But Did Not Finish: Soul Eater: Vol. 1--Atsushi Ohkubo
  9. Title with Less Than 5 Words:  Broken--Megan Hart
  10. A Fiction and Nonfiction Account of the Same Event: a) Nonfiction: Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad--Ann Hagedorn  b) Fiction: The Underground Railroad--Colson Whitehead
  11. Cost You Less Than $1:  A Crazy Little Thing Called Death--Nancy Martin
  12. By an Author Born the Same Year or Month as You: Yes Please--Amy Poehler (born in 1971)
  13. Book That Was Given to You:  Total Rush--Deirdre Martin
  14. Best Book You Read Last Year:  Outlander--Diana Gabaldon
  15. Unappealing Cover: The Metamorphosis--Franz Kafka
  16. Saw Someone Else Reading:  Murder at the Savoy--Maj Sjowall
  17. Microhistory: 1968: The Year That Rocked the World--Mark Kurlansky
  18. Written By Someone Under 15: The Prophecy of the Stones--Flavia Bujor
  19. Title That Describes Your Life:  Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  20. Choose Your Own Adventure Book:  Alien, Go Home--Seddon Johnson
  21. Book of Essays:  The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  22. Author with Initials in Pen Name:  The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty--A.N. Roquelaure
  23. Name of Place in Title:  Anne of Green Gables--Lucy Maud Montgomery
  24. Book Involving Recipes or Cooking: The School of Essential Ingredients--Erica Bauermeister
  25. Book Everyone is Talking About:  Attachments--Rainbow Rowell
  26. Harlequin Novel:  Afterburn/Aftershock--Sylvia Day
  27. Self-Published: Wolf Dreamer of the Longest Night Moon--Elayne Silva-Reyna
  28. Name of Month in Title:  Enchanted August--Brenda Bowen
  29. Speculative or Alternate Historical Fiction:  Corsets and Clockwork
  30. Local Author:  Follow the Sun--Paul J. Shanley
  31. Biography of Someone You Wish You'd Known: Philomena--Martin Sixsmith
  32. True Crime Novel:  In the Still of the Night--Ann Rule
  33. Character with Your Profession (or Profession You'd Like to Have):  The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore (working in a factory)
  34. Character with Ambiguous Identity (Racial, Sexual, Political, etc.): Pink Slip--Rita Ciresi
  35. Book About Religion:  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance--Robert. M. Pirsig
  36. Embarrassed to Read in Public: Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So Dorky Drama Queen--Rachel Renee Russell
  37. Ancient Book:  The Iliad--Homer
  38. Paranormal Book:  White Cat--Holly Black
  39. Alliteration in Title:  The Coincidence of Coconut Cake--Amy E. Reichert
  40. Set Somewhere You've Travelled Visited:  11th Hour--James Patterson
  41. Book You Swore You'd Never Read:  War and Peace--Leo Tolstoy
  42. About an Animal:  A Dog's Life--Ann M. Martin
  43. Book of Poetry:  Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  44. Published This Year:  Monterey Bay--Lindsay Hatton
  45. Set at Christmastime:  Girl Online--Zoe Sugg
  46. Book About War:  The Odyssey--Homer
  47. Manifesto:  In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto--Michael Pollan
  48. Self-Improvement: How to Make a Decision--Joyce Meyer
  49. Retelling:  Sleeping Beauty's Daughters--Diane Zahler
  50. Book From a Series:   X--Sue Grafton
Calling this one complete on December 4

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