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message 1: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (last edited Dec 31, 2017 02:26PM) (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1058 comments Mod
I'll say right now that I can't imagine I'll manage to complete these as well as the Around the Year challenge (which is still my main focus). However, I've become quite intrigued by the prompts on the Book Riot and Popsugar challenges and I wanted somewhere to store my ideas for them, so here goes....

Book Riot
Progess: 22/24 completed

✔ 1. Read a book about sports.
Jurgen Klopp by Elmar Neveling

✔ 2. Read a debut novel.
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
(The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger)
(A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce)

✔ 3. Read a book about books.
The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

✔ 4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

✔ 5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

✔️6. Read an all-ages comic.
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

✔ 7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

✔ 8. Read a travel memoir.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Palin

✔ 9. Read a book you’ve read before.
Summer Horse by Bonnie Bryant

✔ 10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
Everyone's Reading Bastard by Nick Hornby

✔ 11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
Love Is Blind by Kathy Lette

✔12. Read a fantasy novel.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

✔️ 13. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

✔ 14. Read a book about war.
Twenty Tales From The War Zone: The Best Of John Simpson by John Cody Fidler-Simpson

15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

✔ 16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
A View from the Bridge: A Play in Two Acts by Arthur Miller

✔ 17. Read a classic by an author of colour
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

✔ 18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North

✔️19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain

20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

✔️ 21. Read a book published by a micropress
A Twaddle-Free Education: An Introduction to Charlotte Mason's Timeless Educational Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough

✔️ 22. Read a collection of stories by a woman
Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

✔️ 23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love
Beowulf (maybe stretching the definition of “collection” a bit, but sue me)

✔ 24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Progress: 52/52 completed!

✔ 1. A book recommended by a librarian
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

✔ 2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
(Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë)

✔ 3. A book of letters
The Martian by Andy Weir
(The Color Purple by Alice Walker)

✔ 4. An audiobook
Letters to My Grandchildren: Lessons for the Future by Tony Benn

✔ 5. A book by a person of color
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

✔ 6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
A Spring Affair by Milly Johnson

✔ 7. A book that is a story within a story
Goggle-Eyes by Anne Fine

✔ 8. A book with multiple authors
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
(Yeats Is Dead!: A Mystery by 15 Irish Writers)
(How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk)

✔ 9. An espionage thriller
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

✔ 10. A book with a cat on the cover
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

✔ 11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

✔ 12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
Selected Poems 1968-2014 by Paul Muldoon (poetry)

✔ 13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

✔ 14. A book involving travel
Around the World in Eighty Days by Michael Palin

✔ 15. A book with a subtitle
The Gentle Sleep Book: A Guide for calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

✔ 16. A book that's published in 2017
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters: From Bake Off winner to bestselling novelist by Nadiya Hussain

✔ 17. A book involving a mythical creature
The BFG by Roald Dahl

✔ 18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

✔ 19. A book about food
The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts Are Bad for Business by Gabrielle Palmer

✔️ 20. A book with career advice
Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook by Maria Montessori

✔ 21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

✔ 22. A steampunk novel
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

✔ 23. A book with a red spine
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

✔ 24. A book set in the wilderness
The Scarlet Plague by Jack London

✔ 25. A book you loved as a child
Horse Crazy by Bonnie Bryant

✔ 26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

✔ 27. A book with a title that's a character's name
Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright

✔ 28. A novel set during wartime
Amy's Diary by Maureen Lee
(All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr)

✔ 29. A book with an unreliable narrator
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

✔ 30. A book with pictures
Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide by Nick Groom

✔ 31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

✔ 32. A book about an interesting woman
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
(Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier)

✔ 33. A book set in two different time periods
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

✔️ 34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith

✔ 35. A book set in a hotel
At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie

✔ 36. A book written by someone you admire
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

✔ 37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

✔️38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

✔ 39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
The Other Side of the Dale by Gervase Phinn

✔ 40. A book you bought on a trip
The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
The Help by Kathryn Stockett


✔ 41. A book recommended by an author you love
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

✔ 42. A bestseller from 2016
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

✔ 43. A book with a family member term in the title
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
(What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing by Naomi Stadlen)

✔ 44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
(The Tin Drum by Günter Grass)

✔ 45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

✔ 46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
A cozy mystery book
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

✔ 47. A book with an eccentric character
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

✔️ 48. A book that's more than 800 pages
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (985 pages)

✔️ 49. A book you got from a used book sale
The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton

✔ 50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

✔ 51. A book about a difficult topic
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler

✔52. A book based on mythology
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
(The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore by W.B. Yeats)

message 2: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (last edited Dec 31, 2017 03:54PM) (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1058 comments Mod
So it’s 22.30 on 31st December and I’ve just finished my last Popsugar book. Woo!

I almost made it to the finish line for Book Riot too, but my library hold arrived a bit late and I wasn’t quite organised enough. Maybe next year...

message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Way to go! What's the last minute for but getting things done, right!

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