Saturday, January 7, 2017

My Proposed 2017 Reading Challenge

A friend posted this reading challenge on Facebook yesterday, and I definitely recognize it a challenge. I will be updating this as I finish the book from each category. The first challenge is going to be extremely difficult (read: impossible!), as I specifically remember only one book I read in school! And, since I have no interest in ever reading that book again...I chose a book that I should have read while in school.

Are you up to taking this challenge?  If you are, good luck, and happy reading!

*Last Revised: 07/25/2017* 

 1.) A book you (should have) read in school - 1984 by George Orwell  [Library Book - Read 04/08/2017]

 2.) A book from your childhood - Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry [Library Book - Read 01/13/2017]

 3.) A book published over 100 years ago - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [Library Audiobook - Finished 04/20/2017]

 4.) A book published in the last year - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena [Library Book - Read 01/04/2017]

 5.) A non-fiction book - Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman [Read 07/28/2017]

 6.) A book written by a male author - The Closers (Harry Bosch #11) by Michael Connelly [Library Book - Read 01/11/2017]

 7.) A book written by a female author - Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn  [Read 01/24/2017]

 8.) A book by someone who isn't (known primarily as) a writer - Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham [Library Book - Did Not Finish 05/17/2017]

 9.) A book that became a film - Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) by Dan Brown [Read 02/03/2017]

10.) A book published in the 20th Century - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway [Borrowed - Read 01/29/2017]

11.) A book set in your hometown/region - (San Diego) The Fallen by T. Jefferson Parker [Library Book - Read 01/19/2017]

12.) A book with someone's name in the title - Stinger by Mia Sheridan [Read 02/27/2017]

13.) A book with a number in the title - The 6th Target by James Patterson [Library Book - Read 02/26/2017]

14.) A book with a character with your first name - Virginia Clay by Meredith Rich [Did Not Finish 05/27/2017]

15.) A book someone else recommended to you - An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur [Read 02/15/2017]

16.) A book with over 500 pages - American's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie [Read 01/09/2017]

17.) A book you finished in one day - A Lover's Lament (386 pages) by K.L. Grayson and B.T. Urruela [Amazon Prime Reading Book - Read 01/14/2017]

18.) A previously banned/challenged book - Looking for Alaska by John Green [Library Book - Did Not Finish 06/09/2017]

19.) A book with a one-word title - Jock by C.M. Foss [Read 02/11/2017]

20.) A book translated from another language - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [Library Book Read 03/15/2017]

21.) A book that will improve a specific area of your life - How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Gregor [Library Book Read 05/06/2017]

22.) A memoir or journal - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen [Library Book Read 01/24/2017]

23.) A book written by someone younger than you - Egomaniac by Vi Keeland [Read 02/07/2017]

24.) A book set somewhere you may be visiting this year - Wrecked by J.B. Salsbury [Read 07/18/2017]

25.) An award-winning book - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett [Library Book - Did Not Finish 04/09/2017]

26.) A self-published book - Mists of The Serengeti by Leylah Attar (Pitch73 Publishing) [Read 01/31/2017]


Toni FGMAMTC said...

Great idea. I need to do something like this.

Toni FGMAMTC said...

I recommend doing this also.

Virginia Hill said...

Thanks, Toni! I think you have the most diverse taste in books of all my Goodreads friends. In its first month this challenge has already gotten me to read books not previously on my radar. Thanks for the link to the Goodreads challenge, but I have NO idea what most of those categories are! Also, I think I would have a difficult time finding them available through the digital library collection!

Thanks for the comments!!!

Toni FGMAMTC said...

Yeah, it's difficult to find sometimes through the library, but I've noticed they are opening up a little more to different things lately at my library's digital site