so–i don’t think i’ve done a reading challenge since i was in grade school? and, i’m going to attempt popsugar‘s epically huge reading challenge?
buckle-up, jan, it’s going to be a rocky ride.
PopSugar Reading Challenge 2016:
this is a link to my shelf for this challenge on goodreads. ya know, if that’s something that y’all are interested in.
*indicates that this is the book i’m planning to read
- a book based on a fairytale:
cinderI CHANGED MY MIND. now, i’m reading *my mother she killed me, my father he ate me.
- a national book award winner: *in america, sunsan sontag
- a YA bestseller: *we are liars; the mermaid’s sister; library of souls
- a book you haven’t read since high school: *anne of green gables
- a book set in home state: (could read a dresden i haven’t read?); *dandelion wine
- a book translated into english: *the house of the spirits
- a romance set in the future: *the time traveler’s wife
- a book set in europe: *circle of friends
- a book that’s under 150 pages: the matisse stories; *the canterville ghost
- a new york times bestseller: all the light we cannot see; *welcome to night vale (reading)
- a book becoming a movie in 2016: *ready player one (reading); fantastic beasts and where to find them
- a book recommended by someone you just met: *a mortal touch
- a self-improvement book: *the art of asking, amanda palmer
- a book that you can finish in a day: *fantastic beasts and where to find them; more scary stories to tell in the dark (finished 1/16)
- a book written by a celebrity: *yes please, amy poehler
- a political memoir: *spain’s cause was mine
- a book more than 100 years older than you: *carmilla
- a book more than 600 pages: *middlemarch (reading)
- a book from oprah’s book club: *one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcia marquez
- a scifi novel: *the martian
- a book recommended by a family member: *motorcycles and sweetgrass
- a graphic novel: *sandman: the dream hunters
- a book published in 2016: *the queen of night, alexander chee
- a book with a protagonist that has your occupation: *lust for life, irving stone
- a book that takes place during summer: *creation, by katherine govier
- a book and its prequel: *wicked & the wizard of oz
- a murder mystery: *fer-de-lance, rex stout (nero wolfe book)
- a book written by a comedian: *why not me?, mindy kaling
- a dystopian novel: *divergent
- a book with a blue cover: *the little prince
- poetry: *poems 1962-2012, louise gluck (reading)
- the first book seen in a bookstore: ???
- a classic from the 20th century: *the last unicorn (finished 1/7)
- a book from the library: ???
- an autobiography: *if chins could kill
- a book about a road trip: *an abundance of katherines
- a book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with: *skins: contemporary indigenous writing; daughters of the dreaming
- a satirical book: *good omens
- a book that takes place on an island: *beauty queens, libba bray
- a book guaranteed to bring you joy: *cold comfort farm
2016 Reading Challenge:
okay, so i’m slightly naughty. items that are relavant for both challenges i’m counting for both–unless i completely finish the popsugar challenge (ha!). then, i’ll be taking this shorter reading challenge on individually.
- a book published this year: the queen of night, alexander chee
- a book can finish in a day: fantastic beasts and where to find them; more scary stories to tell in the dark (finished 1/16)q
- a book you’ve been meaning to read: the last unicorn (finished 1/7)
- a book recommended by your local librarian/bookseller: ???
- a book you should have read in school: the great gatsby; the lord of the flies
- a book chosen for you by spouse, partner, sibling, child, or bff: motorcycles & sweetgrass
- a book published before you were born: HAVE NOT DECIDED BECAUSE, OMG, THAT’S LIKE ALL OF THEM
- a book that has been banned at some point: more scary stories to tell in the dark (finished 1/16)
- a book that you previously abandoned: zombies and unicorns
- a book that you own but haven’t read: fear & loathing in las vegas
- a book that intimidates you: middlemarch (reading)
- a book that you’ve already read at least once: the sunbird