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message 1: by Lindsay (last edited Dec 31, 2015 08:42AM) (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments 1. a book with more than 500 pages - It Finished 3/21/12
2. a romance - Little Women Finished 2/3/15
3. a book that became a movie - Mystic River Finished 1/5/15
4. a book published this year - Never Never Finished 3/22/15
5. a book with a number in the title - The Thirteenth Tale Finished 2/14/15
6. a book written by someone under 30 - Looking for/ Alaska Finished 1/26/15
7. a book with nonhuman characters - Animal Farm Finished 2/17/15
8. a funny book - Me Talk Pretty One Day Finished 2/22/15
9. a book by a female author - The Girl on the Train Finished 3/12/15
10. a mystery or thriller - The Cuckoo's Calling Finished 6/1/2015
11. a book with a one-word title Gus Finished 6/6/2015
12. a book of short stories -Different Seasons featuring The Shawshank Redemption Finished 6/1/2015
13. a book set in a different country - Bridget Jones's Diary Finished 9/20/2015
14. a nonfiction book - Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Finished 3/3/15
15. a popular author's first book - The Catcher in the Rye Finished 3/29/15
16. a book from your favorite author that you haven't read yet - The Stranger Finished 4/3/15
17. a book a friend recommended - Bright Side Finished 1/10/15
18. a Pulitzer-prize winning book - Gone with the Wind Finished 12/30/2015
19. a book based on a true story - Go Ask Alice Finished 11/24/2015
20. a book at the bottom of your to read list - Losing It Finished 11/5/2015
21. a book your mom loves - The Promise Finished 6/13/15
22. a book that scares you - The Deep Finished 1/30/15
23. a book more than 100 years old The Secret Garden Finished 1/19/15
24. a book based entirely on its cover It's Kind of a Funny Story Finished 6/3/2015
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Finished 4/20/15
26. a memoir - The Glass Castle Finished 4/5/15
27. a book you can finish in a day - The Tales of Beedle the Bard Finished 3/2/15
28. a book with antonyms in the title - Big Little Lies Finished 7/23/2015
29. a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit {L.A.} - November 9 Finished 11/7/2015
30. a book that came out the year you were born {1984} - Darkfall Finished 10/25/2015
31. a book with bad reviews - Slaughterhouse 5 Finished 12/4/2015
32. a trilogy (the first) - Slammed Finished 4/27/2015
33. a trilogy (the second) -Point of Retreat Finished 5/2/2015
34. a trilogy (the third) - This Girl Finished 5/9/2015
35. a book from your childhood - Tallahassee Higgins Finished 4/25/2015
36. a book with a love triangle - Ugly Love Finished 7/28/2015
37. a book set in the future - The Giver Finished 4/8/15
38. a book set in high school - The Perks of Being a Wallflower Finished 4/11/15
39. a book with a color in the title - White Oleander Finished 7/11/2015
40. a book that made/makes you cry - Hopeless Finished 12/23/2015
41. a book with magic - The Magic Finger Finished 12/9/2015
42. a graphic novel - The Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #1 Finished 11/17/2015
43. a book by an author you've never read before - Orphan Train Finished 6/1/2015
44. a book you own but have never read- Confess Finished 9/10/2015
45. a book that takes place in your hometown (Indiana - as close as I could get) - All the Bright Places Finished 6/5/2015
46. a book that was originally written in another language {French} - Pippi Longstocking Finished 12/16/2015
47. a book set during Christmas - A Christmas Carol Finished 12/22/2015
48. a book written by an author with your same initials (my maiden name initials) - Every Secret Thing Finished 12/16/2015
49. a play - A Midsummer Night's Dream Finished 11/18/2015
50. a banned book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Finished 7/19/2015
51. a book based on OR turned into a tv show - Orange Is the New Black Finished 5/30/2015
52. a book you started but never finished - Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Finished 4/26/2015

I am really excited to do this reading challenge. I am not doing it in order but I am going to try to read books that interest me. I left a few blanks because I am sure a book with strike my interest and I will figure out how to work it into one of the more general ones from the list (i.e. a mystery or thriller) Bookworm for life!


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments I've still got a few blanks in my list because it'll depend on what's next on my bookcase when I get there.

Looks like you've got some good books on your list. There are quite a few that I've read and enjoyed.

Good luck with the challenge. :-)


message 3: by Lindsay (last edited Jan 26, 2015 06:48AM) (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Cait wrote: "I've still got a few blanks in my list because it'll depend on what's next on my bookcase when I get there.

Looks like you've got some good books on your list. There are quite a few that I've read..."


Thanks!! Good luck with the challenge :)


message 4: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments So far, I am thoroughly enjoying this challenge. I am reading books that I have fallen in LOVE with but would have never picked them up without the reading prompts. 17/52 and I am even more excited to open more of these wonders. This challenge has gotten me out of my comfort zone and it's amazing!


message 5: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
Great Lindsay! I discovered some great books and authors too :)

I see you'll read The Talisman, it's on my re-read list for april-may, I really enjoyed it the first 2 times I read it.
If you like The Giver, have a look at the sequels, they are interesting and well written too :)


message 6: by Lorena (new)

Lorena Walker (rocklovinggirl) | 2 comments Looks like a great list. I loved, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Glass Castle, The Giver, White Oleander and Animal Farm. :)
I am currently re-reading The Giver.


message 7: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Stephanie wrote: "Love your list! I'm reading Breakfast at Tiffany's now and so far so good! Loved The Giver and Different Seasons --- 5 star reads! Lots of great stuff!! Hope you enjoy."

Thank you!! I can't wait to read Breakfast at Tiffany's - What is the category you are reading it for? I really am looking forward to Stephen King's Different Seasons too!


message 8: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Zaz wrote: "Great Lindsay! I discovered some great books and authors too :)

I see you'll read The Talisman, it's on my re-read list for april-may, I really enjoyed it the first 2 times I read it.
If you like ..."

Thank you! I just finished the Giver and now HAVE to read the sequels! I am really looking forward to The Tailsman too! Thanks for the nice words :)


message 9: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Lorena wrote: "Looks like a great list. I loved, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Glass Castle, The Giver, White Oleander and Animal Farm. :)
I am currently re-reading The Giver."

The Glass Castle was one of my favorite reasons for doing this challenge! I would have never picked it up otherwise! Thank you!!


message 10: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Slowing down on my reading speed. I don't know if it's the nice weather or the book choices I have left. Is anyone else having this problem?


message 11: by Laura, Mod (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
Some of it is definitely the nice weather for me. I discovered an amazing state park yesterday (near Boston) so I ended up spending the day hiking and letting my dog swim. it was a blast but definitely didn't make a lot of reading progress!


message 12: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Laura wrote: "Some of it is definitely the nice weather for me. I discovered an amazing state park yesterday (near Boston) so I ended up spending the day hiking and letting my dog swim. it was a blast but defini..."
That sounds wonderful!!


message 13: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Is there a way to post this list as viewed above to Facebook?


message 14: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
You can copy-paste it, but you won't have the links!


message 15: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 12 comments Great!! Thanks, Zaz! I appreciate the quick response ;)


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