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Beachesnbooks | 134 comments Here are my challenges for 2016!


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Beachesnbooks | 134 comments 2016 Colorful Covers Challenge

Red Cover
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Orange Cover
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Yellow Cover
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Green Cover
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss Outpost (Razorland, #2) by Ann Aguirre Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Blue Cover
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan

Purple Cover
Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld Bitch Planet, Vol. 1 Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Pink Cover
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

Black Cover
The Just City (Thessaly, #1) by Jo Walton milk and honey by Rupi Kaur Confessions by Kanae Minato

White Cover
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Trigger Warning Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Gray Cover
Landline by Rainbow Rowell Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll The Underground Girls of Kabul In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

Brown Cover
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard The Girl Wakes Stories by Carmen Lau Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Colorful Cover
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1 The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers


message 3: by Beachesnbooks (last edited Oct 06, 2016 06:18PM) (new)

Beachesnbooks | 134 comments 2016 A-Z Challenge

A - All the Birds in the Sky
B - Bad Feminist
C - The Circle
D - The Dream Thieves
E - Every Heart a Doorway
F - Fledgling
G - The Girl Wakes
H - A History of Glitter and Blood
I - Indexing: Reflections
J - The Just City
K - Kindred Spirits
L - Landline
M - My Brilliant Friend
N - Nimona
O - The Obelisk Gate
P - The Passion
Q - The Quick
R - The Rook
S - The Story of the Lost Child
T - Trigger Warning
U - The Underground Girls of Kabul
V - The Vegetarian
W - We Should All Be Feminists
X -
Y - Yes, Chef
Z -


message 4: by Beachesnbooks (last edited May 27, 2016 08:06PM) (new)

Beachesnbooks | 134 comments 2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge

✓ A book based on a fairy tale - Reflections
⌷ A national book award winner - Salvage the Bones
✓ A YA best seller - Everything, Everything
⌷ A book you haven’t read since high school
⌷ A book set in your home state -
✓ A book translated to English - My Brilliant Friend
⌷ A romance set in the future
⌷ A book set in Europe
✓ A book that’s under 150 pages - Death My Own Way
⌷ A New York Times best seller
⌷ A book that’s becoming a movie this year
⌷ A book recommended by someone you just met
⌷ A self improvement book
✓ A book you can finish in one day - Kindred Spirits
✓ A book written by a celebrity - Why Not Me?
⌷ A political memoir
⌷ A book at least 100 years older than you
✓ A book that’s more than 600 pages - The Wise Man's Fear
⌷ A book from Oprah’s Book Club
⌷ A science fiction nover
⌷ A book recommended by a family member
✓ A graphic novel - Through the Woods
✓ A book that is published in 2016 - Mr. Splitfoot
⌷ A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
⌷ A book that takes place during Summer
⌷ A book and its prequel
⌷ A murder mystery
✓ A book written by a comedian - Bossypants
⌷ A dystopian novel
⌷ A book with a blue cover
⌷ A book of poetry
⌷ The first book you see in a bookstore
⌷ A classic from the 20th century
⌷ A book from the library
✓ An autobiography - Yes, Chef
⌷ A book about a road trip
⌷ A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
⌷ A satirical book
⌷ A book that takes place on an island
⌷ A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy


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message 7: by Beachesnbooks (last edited Dec 19, 2016 03:46PM) (new)

Beachesnbooks | 134 comments Book Riot Read Harder 2016 Challenge

✓ 1. Read a horror book
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
✓ 2. Read a nonfiction book about science
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
✓ 3. Read a collection of essays
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
✓ 4. Read a book out loud to someone else
✓ 5. Read a middle-grade novel
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
✓ 6. Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography)
Notorious RBG The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
✓ 7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre Enclave by Ann Aguirre
✓ 8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born (1980's)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
✓ 9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award
Bossypants by Tina Fey Bossypants by Tina Fey
✓ 10. Read a book over 500 pages long
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
✓ 11. Read a book under 100 pages
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
✓ 12. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
✓ 13. Read a book set in the Middle East
The Underground Girls of Kabul In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg
✓ 14. Read a book by an author from Southeast Asia
Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
✓ 15. Read an historical fiction book set before 1900
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
✓ 16. Read the first book in a series by a person of color
Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
✓ 17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the past three years
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
✓ 18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better.
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
✓ 19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
✓ 20. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
The Daylight Gate by Jeanette WintersonThe Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson
✓ 21. Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction)
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (The Neapolitan Novels #3) by Elena Ferrante Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
✓ 22. Read a food memoir
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
✓ 23. Read a play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
✓ 24. Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys


message 8: by Beachesnbooks (last edited Apr 10, 2016 07:15PM) (new)

Beachesnbooks | 134 comments #BustleReads Challenge 2016
(although I'm noticing that this overlaps a lot with last year's Book Riot challenge...and a bunch of other challenges...according to the list, they actually did this on purpose, but maybe that'll make it easier to finish. Although it's not a high priority for me compared to the other challenges.)

1. Read a book written by a woman under 25.
2. Read a book on non-Western history.
✓ 3. Read a book of essays.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
4. Read a book about an indigenous culture.
5. Read a book before you see the movie
6. Read a YA book by an author of color
7. Read a book set in the Middle East
8. Read a book about women in war
✓ 9. Read a graphic novel written by a woman
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
✓ 10. Read a book about an immigrant or refugee to the US
A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
11. Read a children's book out loud
12. Reread your favorite book from childhood
13. Read a memoir from someone who identifies as LGBTQIA
✓ 14. Read a work of post-apocalyptic fiction written by a woman
Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre
✓ 15. Read a feminist sci-fi novel
The Just City (Thessaly, #1) by Jo Walton
✓ 16. Read the first book in a series you've never read
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley
17. Read a book set in Africa by an author from Africa
18. Read a book in translation
19. Read a contemporary collection of poetry
✓ 20. Read a book by a modernist woman writer
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas


message 9: by Ioana (new)

Ioana | 124 comments Good luck! Lots of good titles and fun ideas already, can't wait to see your other picks. Happy reading!


message 10: by Beachesnbooks (last edited Apr 17, 2016 03:25PM) (new)

Beachesnbooks | 134 comments Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Challenge 2016

✓ 1. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
✓ 2. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
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