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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Jun 21, 2015 11:16PM) (new)

Nicole I only just joined, but I found this reading challenge a while ago. I will update my list as I go. My friend & I are going to randomly pick a challenge instead of going down the list. We may end up continuing into 2016 with this list though!

Seeing as how my friend has pretty much ditched the challenge, due to 2 small children & having no quiet time, lol, I thought I'd catch up with everyone else instead of just randomly picking a challenge.
So I've actually picked out all my books. I endeavour to be more prepared come 2016!

Had to update my list, as unfortunately some titles aren't available in my country on the Kindle, nor where they at the library :(
Weeks 29, 30, 32, 40, 41 & 46

1. A book with more than 500 pages
Drums of Autumn

2. A classic romance
The Notebook

3. A book that became a movie
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

4. A book published this year
The Girl on the Train

5. A book with a number in the title
One Plus One

6. A book written by someone under 30
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

7. A book with nonhuman characters
Three Bags Full

8. A funny book
Food: A Love Story

9. A book by a female author
A Breath of Snow and Ashes

10. A mystery or thriller
Inferno

11. A book with a one-word title
Brandwashed

12. A book of short stories
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

13. A book set in a different country
The Fiery Cross

14. A nonfiction book
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

15. A popular authors first book
Carrie

16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read
The Great Zoo of China

17. A book a friend recommended
The War of the Flowers

18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
Empire Falls

19. A book based on a true story
In Cold Blood

20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list
1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said

21. A book your mum loves
The Persimmon Tree

22. A book that scares you
Piercing

23. A book more than 100 years old
Madame Bovary

24. A book based entirely on its cover
Love Me Back

25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
To Kill a Mockingbird

26. A memoir
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

27. A book you can finish in a day
Memories of My Melancholy Whores

28. A book with antonyms in the title
Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years

29. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
Death Comes As the End

31. A book with bad reviews
The Girl In The Coffee Shop

32. A trilogy
Pines

33. A book from your childhood
Zizzy Zing

34. A book with a love triangle
Arsen: A Broken Love Story

35. A book set in the future
Accelerando

36. A book set in high school
Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me

37. A book with a colour in the title
James and the Giant Peach

38. A book that made you cry
The Fault in Our Stars

39. A book with magic
Cloaked

40. A graphic novel
Ghostbusters, Volume 2: The Most Magical Place On Earth

41. A book by an author you've ever read before
The Night Circus

42. A book you own but have never read
Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane

43. A book that takes place in your hometown
Girls Like Funny Boys

44. A book that was originally written in a different language
The Little Prince

45. A book set during Christmas
Skipping Christmas

46. A book written by an author with your same initials
Future Proof: The Greatest Gadgets and Gizmos Ever Imagined

47. A play
A Streetcar Named Desire

48. A banned book
The Dark

49. A book base on or turned into a TV show
Pippi Longstocking

50. A book you started but never finished
The Persimmon Tree


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments You're not alone in dipping into the list as you go along. There are a few others here working through the list in the same way.

Good luck with the challenge. ;-)


message 3: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Thanks Cait! As I'm doing the challenge with a friend we have our own system & she has 2 small children so there's no way she could read a book a week! So I can't jump too far ahead of her. Hope your challenge is going well.


message 4: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments It's good that you've got someone to compare notes with as you work through your own version. I've been trying to recruit people to join me but I've not been so successful.

So far it's going well for me, but I'm reading a longer non-challenge bookat the moment that I don't think I'll get finished by tomorrow so I'll be late starting Week 4. ;-)


message 5: by Nicole (new)

Nicole It's very handy to have a friend who enjoys reading. I never used to read. Maybe 1 book every few years, always the same author. Last NY I decided my resolution would be to read more so I asked my friend if she wanted to have a little book club. We decided that I would pick a book & we'd both have to read it & then she would pick one. I never would have read the Outlander books if it hadn't of been for her. Now this year we are doing the challenge.
I think it's a bit crazy to read a book a week! Too much pressure! We are definitely taking it at our own pace. If it takes all of next year as well then so be it! If you can't catch up don't worry!
I only came on here to possibly find some people to chat with & get some ideas on books!


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