2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge from POPSUGAR
⬛  A book recommended by a librarian
      Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson  :(
⬛  A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
       The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
⬛  A book of letters
      Diaries and Journals - Narcissa Whitman 1836
              (actually it was letters and journal entries)
⬛  An audiobook
      The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
⬛  A book by a person of color
      The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
⬛  A book with one of the four seasons in the title
      The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
⬛  A book that is a story within a story
      The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley
⬛  A book with multiple authors
      The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly
⬛  An espionage thriller
      The Old Man by Thomas Perry
⬛  A book with a cat on the cover
      Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched
      the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
⬛  A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
      The Search by Nora Roberts
⬛  A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
      Old Friends by Tracey Kidder (genre: narrative nonfiction)
⬛  A book by or about a person who has a disability
     Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found
      in the Age of Alzheimers by Meryl Comer
⬛  A book involving travel
      Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker
⬛ A book with a subtitle
       Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and
       the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors 
       by Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D.
⬛  A book that's published in 2017
      My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry
⬛  A book involving a mythical creature
      His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
⬛  A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
      The Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas
⬛  A book about food
      The Recipe Club: A novel about food and friendship
      by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel
⬛  A book with career advice
      Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving
       at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
⬛  A book from a nonhuman perspective
      The Bees:  A Novel by Laline Paull
⬛  A steampunk novel
      Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story
       by Pauline Creeden
⬛  A book with a red spine
      The Widow by Fiona Barton (small cheat here...ebook so not really sure about the spine color)
⬛  A book set in the wilderness
      The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran
⬛  A book you loved as a child
      Dolly Madison: Quaker Girl by Helen Albee Monsell
⬛  A book by an author from a country you've never visited
      I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (Wales)
⬛  A book with a title that's a character's name
      Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
⬛  A novel set during wartime
      The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
⬛  A book with an unreliable narrator
      The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan, released Feb2017
      only one of the narrators was unreliable, 13yo journaler confused by people/events  
⬛ A book with pictures
      The Book of Speculation: A Novel by Erika Swyler
⬛  A book where main character is different ethnicity than you
      Kindred by Octavia Butler
⬛  A book about an interesting woman
      Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
       by Sally Bedell Smith
⬛  A book set in two different time periods
      The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
⬛  A book with a month or day of the week in the title
      The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
⬛  A book set in a hotel
      The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
⬛  A book written by someone you admire
       Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of
       Murder and Betrayal by Ann Rule
⬛  A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
      The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
⬛  A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
      Death of a Valentine: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by MC Beaton
⬛  The first book in a series you haven't read before
      Open Season by C. J. Box
⬛ A book you bought on a trip
      Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

⬛  A book recommended by an author you love
      The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin (recommended by Christina Baker Klein)
⬛  A bestseller from 2016
      The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
⬛  A book with a family-member term in the title
      The Other Wife by Kathleen Irene Paterka
⬛  A book that takes place over a character's life span
      Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
⬛  A book about an immigrant or refugee
      The Orphan Train by Pam Jenoff
⬛  A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of
      Never Too Late by Jo Barney (subgenre: henlit)
⬛  A book with an eccentric character
      The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
⬛  A book that's more than 800 pages
      A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
⬛  A book you got from a used book sale
      A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo
⬛  A book that's been mentioned in another book
      Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
⬛  A book about a difficult topic
      The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe     
⬛  A book based on mythology
      Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman


  1. Replies
    1. :) :) Your response made me giggle! Too much you think? I don’t anticipate getting every one of them marked off. Just need something to give me a kickstart. :)

  2. It is a little overwhelming. Make a prediction? 50% by October? I think I will work on making recommendations for you. We don't read the same things at all. I never understand why you pick what you do.

    1. Other Kathleen! Did you really have to put a number out there? I guess we shall see, won't we?

    2. Made it to 50% as of 5/7/2017. :)


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