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message 1: by Claudia (last edited Dec 05, 2015 02:09AM) (new)

Claudia | 92 comments I have a regular challenge of 50 books, but I found the popsugar reading challenge and thought it would be fun to get into it:

1. A book with more than 500 pages
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (672 pages)

2. A classic romance
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

3. A book that became a movie
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

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

5. A book with a number in the title
The Sign of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle

6. A book written by someone under 30
The Secret History - Donna Tartt

7. A book with nonhuman characters
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler

8. A funny book
The Martian - Andy Weir

9. A book by a female author
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn

10. A mystery or thriller
Schändung - Jussi Adler-Olsen

11. A book with a one-word title
Erbarmen - Jussi Adler-Olsen

12. A book of short stories
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and StoriesMarina Keegan

13. A book set in a different country
Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner

14. A nonfiction book
Germany: Memories of a Nation - Neil MacGregor

15. A popular author’s first book
The Ice House - Minette Walters

16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
Slade House - David Mitchell

17. A book a friend recommended
The Clothes They Stood Up In - Alan Bennett

18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

19. A book based on a true story
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson

20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen

21. A book your mom loves
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

22. A book that scares you
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

23. A book more than 100 years old
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

24. A book based entirely on its cover
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

26. A memoir
Yes Please - Amy Poehler

27. A book you can finish in one day
The Book of Tea - Kakuzō Okakura

28. A book with antonyms in the title
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story - John Berendt

29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (do fantasy worlds count?)
The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman

30. A book that came out the year you were born
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

31. A book with bad reviews
Boy, Snow, Bird - Helen Oyeyemi

32, 33, 34. A trilogy
Pines - Blake Crouch
Wayward - Blake Crouch
The Last Town - Blake Crouch

35. A book from your childhood
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone : Illustrated Edition - J.K. Rowling

36. A book with a love triangle
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides

37. A book set in the future
The Giver - Lois Lowry

38. A book set in high school
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend - Kody Keplinger

39. A book with a color in the title
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

40. A book that made you cry
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

41. A book with magic
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

42. A graphic novel
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft - Joe Hill

43. A book by an author you’ve never read before
The Circle - Dave Eggers

44. A book you own but have never read
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

45. A book that takes place in your hometown
Jeder stirbt für sich allein - Hans Fallada Berlin

46. A book that was originally written in a different language
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

47. A book set during Christmas
Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng

48. A book written by an author with your same initials

49. A play
Die Dreigroschenoper - Bertolt Brecht

50. A banned book
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

51. A book based on or turned into a TV show
The Stand - Stephen King

52. A book you started but never finished
Winter of the World - Ken Follett

message 2: by Claudia (new)

Claudia | 92 comments Currently, I am working on no. 43. with Dave Egger's The Circle

message 3: by Claudia (last edited Sep 01, 2015 07:58AM) (new)

Claudia | 92 comments I am also doing the random challenge. I've decided to start with 20

2 The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins

✔ The Martian - Andy Weir 23.02.2015

21 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

✔ The Stand - Stephen King 01.09.2015

✔ Everything I never told you - Celeste Ng 27.08.2015

59 Howard's End - E.M. Forster

✔ The Giver - Lois Lowry 29.01.2015

✔ A farewell to arms - Ernest Hemmingway 15.07.2015

76 The narrow road to the deep north - Richard Flanagan

10 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

23 Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

34 Of mice and men - John Steinbeck

✔ The secret history - Donna Tartt 10.07.2015

22 Moby Dick - Hermann Melville

71 Dubliners - James Joyce

25 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

✔ The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell 26.06.2015

54 The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

✔ The remains of the day - Kazuo Ishiguro 22.05.2015

44 Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt


message 4: by Claudia (new)

Claudia | 92 comments Today I started The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
I was not a big fan of Gone Girl, but I got this as a gift and will see where it takes me.
And I really liked The Woman in White, so I am excited about the Moonstone

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