Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 Reading Challenge (27/40)

I am a sucker for stickers and badges. I thought I had outgrown them, but what is a to-do list other than a list of things you can give yourself a sticker for doing? How good does it feel to put a line through that thing and to loudly proclaim, "I did that! I accomplished that!"

My favorite list of all is the "books to read" list. Mine has gotten completely out of control thanks to GoodReads, my Kindle, Half Priced Books, and constantly being obsessed with new things. But you know what can help a person sort out all of their goals? A LIST! And what makes the list fun? A CHALLENGE!

But what kind of a challenge? In general, there are a lot of good ones out there. The POPSUGAR one is probably the most fun and well known, which of course I know because I like to read about reading almost as much as I like to read. Don't worry about it. Anyway I like it because it is well balanced for fun, diversity & trying new things! I get stuck in a reading rut because I've read too much of the same thing. And Lord knows Amazon, GoodReads, and every other algorithm out there just throws the same stuff at me over and over again (read one John Green novel and you will never escape the angsty teen bestsellers again).

If you want to play along, comment with your list and we can help each other complete the challenge. :) If you want a clean copy, follow the link here

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge
1. A book recommended by a librarian Empress of a Thousand Skies (3/20/17)
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long A Clockwork Angel (11/13/17)

3. A book of letters

4. An audiobook Small Great Things (1/16/17)

5. A book by a person of color The Underground Railroad (1/07/17)

6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title

7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors My Lady Jane (2/1/17)
9. An espionage thriller Six of Crows (6/27/17)
10. A book with a cat on the cover They All Saw A Cat (6/28/17)
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read The Boy on the Bridge (9/2/17)
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability Turtles All the Way Down (11/8/17)
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (4/10/17)
16. A book that's published in 2017 Renegades (12/23/17)
17. A book involving a mythical creature The Mark of the Mage (1/28/17)
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile Pride and Predjudice (11/18/17)
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice Teaching to Transgress (10/4/17)
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine The Guineveres (7/27/17)
24. A book set in the wilderness Ever the Hunted (2/21/17)
25. A book you loved as a child Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (July 2017)
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited Americanah (01/02/17)
27. A book with a title that's a character's name Borne (7/10/17)
28. A novel set during wartime A Torch Against the Night (does it count if it's fantasy?) (2/6/17)
29. A book with an unreliable narrator A Discovery of Witches (12/16/17) - because I want to believe that character should not have changed the way she did and is therefor magicked and unreliable.
30. A book with pictures Du Iz Tak? (7/6/17)
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you Flight (4/15/17)
32. A book about an interesting woman The King's Curse (7/29/17)
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire We Should All Be Feminists (10/8/17)
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before Scthe (5/1/2017)
40. A book you bought on a trip Be Boy Buzz (8/7/17)

1. A book recommended by an author you love
2. A bestseller from 2016
3. A book with a family member term in the title
4. A book that takes place over a character's life span
5. A book about an immigrant or refugee
6. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
7. A book with an eccentric character
8. A book that's more than 800 pages
9. A book you got from a used book sale
10. A book that's been mentioned in another book
11. A book about a difficult topic
12. A book based on mythology

Not listed: a lot.

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