Monday, December 13, 2021

2022 Reading Challenge @ Linz the Bookworm

 Another I have have enjoyed doing.

Level 1: Book of the Month Club
1. Read a book that cost less than $5: Castle Rackrent and The Absentee--Maria Edgeworth
2. Read a book that is under 350 pages: When You Trap a Tiger--Tae Keller
3. Read a book that was recommended to you: Music is History--Questlove
4. Read a newly published book (within the past year): Black Buck--Mateo Askaripour
5. Read a book that has a type of plant or flower in the title: The Cactus--Sarah Haywood
6. Read a book because of the cover: Silverworld--Diana Abu-Jaber
7. Read a book about a mythical creature: Unicorn on a Roll--Dana Simpson
8. Read a book that takes place in the future: Parable of the Sower--Octavia E. Butler
9. Read a book by an author that’s new to you: Eight Hundred Grapes--Laura Dave
10. Read a book from NPR’s top 50 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of the past decadeMexican Gothic--Silvia Moreno-Garcia
11. A book by an author whose first or last name has 5 letters: Angel of Greenwood--Randi Pink
12. Free Space – Pick any book: The Fixer Upper--Mary Kay Andrews

Level 2: Casual Reader Club
13. Read a book published 5 years ago: Hunger--Roxane Gay
14. Read a Speculative Fiction: The Midnight Library--Matt Haig
15. Read the first book in a duology: The Mockingbirds--Daisy Whitney
16. Read the second book in a duology: The Rivals--Daisy Whitney
17. A book that was published when you were 5 years old: Miss Herbert (The Suburban Wife)--Christina Stead
18. Read a book by an author named Alex, Alexander, Alexandra (or variant): Towering--Alex Flinn
19. Read a book about Zombies: The Last Kids on Earth--Max Brallier
20. Read a book with a black cover: Game On--Janet Evanovich
21. Read a book from’s list of 100 (fiction) books to read in a lifetimeNative Son--Richard Wright
22. Read a book with the word City in the title: City on Fire--Garth Risk Hallberg
23. Read a book about a musician (non-fiction or fiction): River of Time--Naomi Judd
24. Free Space – Pick any book: Caramel Pecan Roll Murder--Joanne Fluke

Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club
25. A book with a title that has 5 letters: Glass--Ellen Hopkins
26. Read a book published by Macmillan (or subsidiary): Apples Never Fall--Liane Moriarty
27. Read a book with a title that doesn’t start with an article (A, An, The): Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore--Robin Sloan
28. Read a book you recently acquired: Call Us What We Carry--Amanda Gorman
29. Read a book that’s been on your TBR for over a year: Dragonfly in Amber--Diana Gabaldon
30. Read a Revenge Story: Poor Unfortunate Soul--Serena Valentino
31. Read a book by Philippa Gregory: The Red Queen
32. Read a book that takes place on an island: Moloka'i--Alan Brennert
33. Read a book that does not have a person (or people) on the cover: My Patients and Other Animals--Suzy Finchman-Gray
34. A book that you intended to read on last year’s challenge: Dirty Rotten Tendrils--Kate Collins
35. Read a Pyschological Thriller: While Justice Sleeps--Stacey Abrams
36. Free Space – Pick any book: The Homewreckers--Mary Kay Andrews

Level 4: Speed Reader Club
37. Read a book over 500 pages: The Time Traveler's Wife--Audrey Niffenegger
38. Read a book that starts with the letter Z (or has Z in the title): Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald--Therese Anne Fowler
39. Read a book that takes place around your favorite holiday: The Brightest Star--Fern Michaels
40. A book with 5 objects on the cover: Kitchen Confidential--Anthony Bourdain
41. Read a book with the word Wisdom in the title: Pocket Kamala Harris Wisdom--Hardie Grant
42. Read a Dystopian Fiction: Station Eleven--Emily St. John Mandel
43. Read a book by an author with the same name as one of your parents (Biological, Step, Adopted): The Anthropocene Reviewed--John Green
44. Read a book that a movie/show you’ve watched is based on but have yet to read (example: Watched The Hobbit, but never read the Hobbit): Fast Food Nation--Eric Schlosser
45. Read a book about a Saint (non-Fiction or Fiction): Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton--Jeanne Marie Grunwell
46. Read any book from the Men’s Health most popular book list: The Emperor's Children--Claire Messud 
47. Read a book published in a year that was important to you: The Power of One--Bryce Courtenay
48. Free Space – Pick any book: Tell the Wolves I'm Home--Carol Rifka Brunt

Level 5: Overachiever Club
49. Read the 5th book in a series or an author’s 5th novel: Timeless--Gail Carriger
50. Read a True Crime book: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil--John Berendt
51. Read a book by Georges Simenon (or one of his Pen Names): Maigret and the Headless Corpse
52. A book with the number 5 in the title: Punk 57--Penelope Douglas
53. Read a book that takes place in Russia: Three Stations--Martin Cruz Smith
54. Read a book by an author using initials as part of their name: Smoke and Mirrors--K.D. Halbrook
55. Read a book that has a title in the form of a question: Where To, Little Wombat?--Charles Fuge
56. Read a banned book from this banned book listl8r, g8r--Lauren Myracle (from The Internet Girls series) 
57. A book with at least 5 prominent characters: Unfriended--Rachel Vail
58. Read a book that Linz read previously (see book review archive here): Voyager--Diana Gabaldon
59. Read a book that Tress read previously (see reading category archive here): The Hating Game--Sally Thorne
60. Free Space – Pick any book: The Summer Deal--Jill Shalvis

Challenge completed on December 18