2016 Popular Reading Challenge - Check In

People. HOW IS IT MID OCTOBER? (seriously, how the HELL did that happen?) 2.5 Months left in 2016 & this girl is BEHIND on the reading challenge. It feels like I JUST posted a reading challenge update (catch up here)  but it's actually been 3 months.  In that time, I haven't read nearly as much as I intended to, but I WILL finish this challenge...whether on time or not! I had to shuffle some books around & rework a category, but here's where I'm at thus far & categories I still need books for. Please help!

What I've read since I last posted:

Category: A book translated to English
Book Read: My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

Category: A book becoming a movie this year
Book Read: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

Category: A book more than 600 pages
Book Read: Somerset, by Leila Meacham

Category: A graphic novel
Book Read: Hot Dog Taste Test, by Lisa Hanawalt

Category: A book recommended by a family member
Book Read: All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Category: The first book you see in a bookstore
Book Read: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

Category: A book written by a comedian
Book Read: Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

Category: A book recommended by someone you just met
Book Read: The One We Fell in Love With, by Paige Toon

What I've read thus far:

Category: A YA best seller
Book Read: Me, Earl & The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Category: A book set in Europe
Book Read: After You by JoJo Moyes

Category: A NY Times bestseller
Book Read: To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Category: A book that takes place in the summer
Book Read: Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Category: A book at least 100 years older than you
Book Read: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Category: A science-fiction novel (this one is a slight stretch)
Book Read: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Category: A book published in 2016
Book Read: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Category: A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
Book Read: Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Category: A murder mystery
Book Read: The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark

Category: A book with a blue cover
Book Read: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Category: An autobiography
Book Read: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Category: A book about a road trip
Book Read: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Category: A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy
Book Read: She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

In the Que:

Category: A book you haven't read since high school
Book to Read: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Category: A book set in your home state
Book To Read: South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

Category: A dystopian novel
Book to Read: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Category: A classic from the 20th century
Book to Read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Category: A book that takes place on an island
Book to Read: Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Category: A book based on a fairy tale
Book to Read: Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

Category: A National Book Award winner
Book to Read: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

Category: A book under 150 pages or book you can finish in a day
Book to Read: The Stranger, Albert Camus

Category: A book from Oprah's Bookclub
Book to read: She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb

Category: A book of poetry
Book to read: Milk & Honey, by Rupi Kaur

Categories still needed! 
*Note, I have a few options for some these categories, but still looking for more suggestions!

A romance set in the future
A self improvement book
A book & it's prequel
A political memoir
A book written by a celebrity
A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
A satire
A book I can finish in a day
A book from the library - this is a freebie...any book the library might have! What's your fav book of all time?

So if you do the math, I'm 8 books behind where I should be right now, which means I have 20 books to go in the next 2.5 months. Oh sure, no problem! Have you read any of the books above? Loved/hated? Let's talk!

1 comment:

  1. A self-improvement book: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown or anything by Shawn Achor (he writes about happiness) I can get you copies of both. :) ~Wigs