Friday, December 23, 2016


Ok, here's another one. There are two options for the one and I'm going for the longer one. I'm sure I can find crossovers from other challenges.

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The idea behind these challenges is to encourage 

The 52-book 2017 reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school: 1984--George Orwell
  2. A book from your childhood: Little House in the Big Woods--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  3. A book published over 100 years ago: Wives and Daughters--Elizabeth Gaskell
  4. A book published in the last year:  15th Affair--James Patterson
  5. A non-fiction book: Hope--Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
  6. A book written by a male author: 12th of Never--James Patterson
  7. A book written by a female author: To All the Boys I've Loved Before--Jenny Han
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo--Amy Schumer
  9. A book that became/is becoming a film: Wonder--R.J. Palacio
  10. A book published in the 20th Century: The Abominable Man--Maj Sjowell
  11. A book set in your hometown/region: The Chickens and the City Council of San Juan Bautista--Paul J. Shanley
  12. A book with a name in the title: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass--Meg Medina
  13. A book with a number in the title: One Thousand White Women--Jim Fergus
  14. A book based on a true story: Night Fall--Nelson DeMille
  15. A book someone else recommended: City of Women--David R. Gillham
  16. A book with over 500 pages: The Big Rock Candy Mountain--Wallace Stegner
  17. A book you can finish in a day: More Brains Than Bullets/The Road to Casas Piedras/West of Dodge--Louis L'Amour
  18. A previously banned book: Black Beauty--Anna Sewell
  19. A book with a one-word title: Cakewalk--Kate Moses
  20. A book translated from another language: Big Bob--Georges Simenon
  21. A personal growth book: More, Now, Again--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  22. A memoir or journal: Bad Dog (A Love Story)--Martin Kihn
  23. A book by someone younger than you: A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me--Jason Schmidt
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll visit this year  want to visit: One Plus One--JoJo Moyes 
  25. An award-winning book: Angle of Repose--Wallace Stegner (Pulitzer)
  26. A book you were supposed to read in school but haven’t yet:  Crime and Punishment--Fyodor Dostoevsky (I wasn't actually assigned to read it, but think I should have been)
  27. A book with a character with your first name: Dear Dumb Diary: My Pants Are Haunted--Jim Benton
  28. A book with a place in the title: The Oregon Trail--Rinker Buck
  29. A book set in the future: Two Summers--Aimee Friedman
  30. A play: The Importance of Being Earnest--Oscar Wilde
  31. A scary book: Catch Me--Lisa Gardner
  32. A funny book: Openly Bob--Bob Smith
  33. A book of short stories: The Cat Who Had 14 Tales--Lilian Jackson Braun
  34. A trilogy or series: E. Lockhart--a) The Boyfriend List  b) The Boy Book c) The Treasure Map of Boys  d) Real Live Boyfriends
  35. A bestseller: Orphan Train--Christina Baker Kline
  36. A book you own but haven’t read yet: Just One Year--Gayle Forman
  37. A book about philosophy: Lipstick Jihad--Azadeh Moaveni
  38. An epic poem: The Epic of Gilgamesh
  39. A Victorian novel: Lady Susan--Jane Austen
  40. A book of poetry: The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
  41. A book with a colour in the title: Pink--Lili Wilkinson
  42. A book with an appealing cover: The Blacker the Berry--Wallace Thurman
  43. A book about psychology: Bitch--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  44. A book about science: The Immortal Life  of Henrietta Lacks--Rebecca Skloot
  45. A graphic novel: Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy--Rachel Renee Russell
  46. A self-published book: Beautiful, Brilliant, Borderline--Angelo H. Hudson Jr.
  47. A book based on a true story: A  Million Little Pieces--James Frey
  48. A famous author’s first novel: The Shack--William Paul Young
  49. A book of non-fiction essays:  Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs--Wallace Stegner
  50. A book by an author you haven’t read before: The Impossible Knife of Memory--Laurie Hale Anderson
  51. A book set in a country you’ve never been to: Quicksand--Nella Larsen
  52. A book set in the place you live today:  The Sky is Everywhere--Jandy Nelson

Challenge completed on October 5

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