2016 Reading Challenge

2016_readingchallenge_pin_list_finalb_smallerI’m going to try the PopSugar Reading Challenge again this year! I really enjoyed doing the 2015 Reading Challenge, it had me reading some books I normally wouldn’t have picked up. I found some great reads, and I’m looking forward to reaching outside my genre again in 2016.

End of year update: boy, did I fail on the 2016 challenge. 21/40. I popped the challenge up here, but did not revisit throughout the year to see what I was missing. Here’s to a better 2017!

A book based on a fairy tale

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A National Book Award winner

A YA bestseller

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

A book you haven’t read since high school

A book set in your home state

The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio

A book translated to English

The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

A romance set in the future

I read Eleanor & Park, but that was a romance set in the past, not the future. 🙂

A book set in Europe

Death on the Riviera by John Bude

A book that’s under 150 pages

A New York Times bestseller

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

A book that’s becoming a movie this year

Inferno by Dan Brown

A book recommended by someone you just met

A self-improvement book

A book you can finish in a day

The Babylon Line by Richard Greenberg

A book written by a celebrity

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

A political memoir

A book at least 100 years older than you

A book that’s more than 600 pages

I read quite a few around 500 pages. The closest I got was Time’s Divide at 543 pages.

A book from Oprah’s Book Club

A science-fiction novel

Timebound by Rysa Walker

A book recommended by a family member

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

A graphic novel

A book that is published in 2016

The Trespasser by Tana French

A book with a protagonist who has your occupation

A book that takes place during summer

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

A book and its prequel

A murder mystery

Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton

A book written by a comedian

A dystopian novel

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A book with a blue cover

Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

A book of poetry

The first book you see in a bookstore

A classic from the 20th century

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

A book from the library

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

An autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

A book about a road trip

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan. Hey, Magnus has to go on a quest through different realms to save humanity. I’m calling it a road trip. Sue me.

A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with

A satirical book

A book that takes place on an island

I’ve got nothing, unless you can count Ireland or Australia as an island. Or Manhattan. 😉

A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy

Death of a Ghost by M.C. Beaton. Hamish Macbeth always brings me joy. 🙂