Reading Challenges

2017


Relates to something in the news: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Won a Newbery Medal: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Features a hero/heroine with my eye color: Rook by Sharon Cameron
Has a title that made me say, "Hmm...": Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Is written in first person: Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth
Contains a biblical reference/allusion in the title: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Has an animal on the cover: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey


A book I chose for the cover: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
A book set somewhere I've never been but would like to visit: Submerged by Dani Pettrey
A book I've already read: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
A juicy memoir: Bare Bones by Bobby Bones
A book about books or reading: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
A book in a genre I usually avoid: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
A book I was excited to buy or borrow but haven't read yet: The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
A Newbery Award winner or Honor book: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A book in translation: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
 A book of any genre that addresses current events: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A book published before I was born: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Three books by the same author: Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
A book nominated for an award in 2017: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk


A book on my TBR for more than a year: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
A book by a diverse author: Swing Time by Zadie Smith
A book selected by Uppercase: By Your Side by Kasie West
A book by a debut author: Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally
A sequel: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
A retelling: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
A book outside my typical genre: American Fire by Monica Hesse
A short story or anthology: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

 
2016



A book published this year: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
A book I can read in a day: And It Was Beautiful by Kara Tippetts (Reviewed)
A book I've been meaning to read: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A book recommended by my local librarian: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
A book I should have read in school: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
A book chosen for me by my mother: Christy by Catherine Marshall
A book published before I was born: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
A book that was banned at some point: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A book I previously abandoned: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A book I own but have never read: Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar
A book that intimidates me: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
A book I've already read at least once: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis


2015



A book I've been meaning to read: Landline by Rainbow Rowell
A book published this year: Still Life by Christa Parrish (Reviewed)
A book in a genre I don't typically read: The Martian by Andy Weir (Reviewed)
A book from my childhood: The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
A book my mom loves: Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
A book that was originally written in a different language: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (Reviewed)
A book "everyone" has read but me: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
A book I chose because of the cover: Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell (Reviewed)
A book by a favorite author: A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker (Reviewed)
A book recommended by someone with great taste: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
A book I should have read in high school: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A book that's currently on the bestseller list: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

1 comment:

  1. Never done a reading challenge through Instagram. That should be interesting. I have done reading challenges only through goodreads.

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