Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge

Last year I had a go at doing the 2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge, and this year I would like to attempt their 2016 reading challenge.  I think that this one will be more of the focus for when I manage to finish working through the first challenge I want to do this year which is reducing my tbr pile down to 15 books.

So here is the list of challenges and I have put some ideas of what books I would like to read down here too, just so I have a place to work out some ideas really.

1. A book based on a Fairy Tale: Cinderella Six Feet Under by Maia Chance 

2. A National Book Award Winner: Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Non-Scientists by Fred Alan Wolf


3. A YA Bestseller Cress by Marissa Meyer

4. A book you haven't read since high school The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

5. A book set in your home state (I'm going to make this country) Wake by Elizabeth Knox, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

6. A book translated into English The Wreath by Sigrid Undset

7. A romance set in the future Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey

8. A book set in Europe The Dinner by Herman Koch

9. A book that's under 150 pages On Cats by Charles Bukowski

10. A New York Times bestseller Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

12. A book recommended by someone you just met


13. A self-improvement book  The Four-Fold Way by Angeles Arrien

14. A book you can finish in a day The Julius House by Charlaine Harris

15. A book written by a celebrity Yes My Accent is Real by Kunal Nayyar

16. A political memoir 

17. A book at least 100 years older than you Moby Dick by Herman Melville

18. A book from Oprah's Book Club: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

19. A science-fiction novel The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov

20. A book recommended by a family member

21. A graphic novel Chew Volume One, Taster's Choice by John Layman

22. A book that is published in 2016 Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

23. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation 

24. A book that takes place during summer Cruel Summer by James Dawson

25. A book and its prequel Florence & Giles and The Girl Who Couldn't Read by John Harding

26. A murder mystery Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris

27. A book written by a comedian Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse by David Mitchell

28. A dystopian novel Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

29. A book with a blue cover The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

30. A book of poetry Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

31. The first book you see in a bookstore

32. A classic from the 20th century One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey

33. A book from the library

34. An autobiography Surely You're Joking Mister Feynman by Richard Feynman

35. A book about a road trip The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

36. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee

37. A satirical book American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

38. A book that takes place on an island Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

39. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

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