Reading Challenge 2016 Roundup, Part II

And yes, today I declare victory over yet a third formal reading challenge for 2016.

I could not have done it without a formidable partnership (replacing the word addiction here) with audiobooks.  I mentioned on an earlier post that I also did my first triathlon this year and I feel as though I have knitted many of the things in the past 12 months. And at least 40 minutes in the car every workday and four hours some weekends traveling to see my snowbird parents in the summer.  I have to listen to books for them to fit into my self imposed chaos.

Unfortunately I just discovered the nature documentaries that Netflix has to offer.

So, it all started with Popsugar, and there it shall end.  Admitted overlaps with some other categories with other lists, but allegedly I work 40 hours a week and parent.

Popsugar’s 2016 Reading Challenge:

A book based on a fairy tale:  Thorn, Intisar Khanani

A National Book Award winner:  Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

A YA Bestseller:  Looking for Alaska, John Green

A book you have not read since high school: Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton

A book set in your home state: Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt

A book translated to English: Beauty is a Wound, Eka Kurniawan

A romance set in the future: Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro

A book set in Europe:  A Sicilian Romance, Ann Radcliffe

A book under 150 pages:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote

A New York Times bestseller: The Girls, Emma Cline

A book that’s becoming a movie this year:  The BFG, Roald Dahl

A book recommended by someone you just met: The Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb

A self improvement book:  Thank and Grow Rich, Pam Grout

A book you can finish in a day:  The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis

A book written by a celebrity:  Dropped Names, Frank Langella

A political memoir:  I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai

A book at least a hundred years older than you:  The Monk, Matthew Gregory Lewis

A book that’s more than 600 pages:  Don Quixote, Cervantes

A book from Oprah’s Book Club: White Oleander, Janet Fitch

A science fiction novel: The Time Machine, HG Wells

A book recommended by a family member:  The Time Seekers, D.A. Squires

A graphic novel:  Beautiful Darkness, Fabien Vehlmann

A book published in 2016: Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld

A book with a protagonist that has your occupation: The Good Psychologist, Noam Shpancer

A book that takes place over the summer:  Frog Music, Emma Donoghue

A book and its prequel:  Red Queen and Cruel Crown, Victoria Aveyard

A murder mystery:  Murder on Astor Place, Victoria Thompson

A book written by a comedian:  Still Foolin Em, Billy Crystal

A dystopian novel:  The Iron Heel, Jack London

A book with a blue cover:  Challenger Deep, Neil Shusterman

A book of poetry:  Felicity, Mary Oliver

The first book you see in a bookstore:  Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

A classic from the twentieth century:  Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

A book from the library:  Jane Steele, Lindsay Faye

An autobiography:  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin

A book about a road trip: Paper Towns, John Green

A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with:  Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord

A satirical book:  The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

A book that takes place on an island:  Burial Rites, Hannah Kent

A book that’s guaranteed to give you joy:  The Alchemist, Paul Coelho


I appreciate you taking time out of the crazy holiday prep to check in with how I did.  Christmas celebrations abound.  Bask in the celebration of light and love!

Tune in for the bookish highlights of the year next week!

Comments/likes/shares. It is the season of giving, after all.









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