Ultimate Reading Challenge 2016


I didn’t read many books this year. In fact, I finished reading 26 out of 25 books (I joined Goodreads Challenge and I set to read 25 books this year). Well, not bad but not satisfying as I still have huge piles waiting to be read.

I browsed through Popsugar website and I found this cool challenge.

Since my piles are getting taller, I plan to tackle them next year.

Here’s my temporary list for each category:
1. A book based on a fairy tale – Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
2. A National Book Award Winner – Just Kids by Patti Smith
3. A YA bestseller – Looking For Alaska by John Green
4. A book you haven’t read since high school – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5. A book set in your home state – Walking After You by Windry Ramadhina
6. A book translated to English – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (reread)
7. A romance set in the future – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (reread)
8. A book set in Europe – Atonement by Ian McEwan
9. A book that’s under 150 pages – My Unwilling Witch Sleeps Over by Hiawyn Oram
10.A New York Times bestseller – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
11.A book that’s becoming a movie this year – Eleanor and Parkby Rainbow Rowell
12.A book recommended by someone you just met – TBA
13.A self-improvement book – The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (reread)
14.A book you can finish in a day – The Hollow by Agatha Christie
15.A book written by a celebrity – The Long Hard Road out of Hell by Marilyn Manson
16.A political memoir – Thirteen Days by Robert Kennedy
17.A book at least 100 years older than you – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
18.A book from Oprah’s Book Club – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
19.A science-fiction novel – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
20.A book recommended by a family member – The Sky is Falling by Sidney Sheldon (recommended by my mom – reread)
21.A graphic novel – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
22.A book that is published in 2016 – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
23.A book with a protagonist who has your occupation – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
24.A book that takes place during summer – The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
25.A book and its prequel – The Maze Runner and The Kill Order by James Dashner
26.A murder mystery – Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
27. A book written by a comedian – Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler
28.A dystopian novel – The Giver by Lois Lowry
29.A book with a blue cover – Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
30.A book of poetry – TBA
31.The first book you see in a book store – TBA
32.A classic from the 20th century – Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
33.A book from the library – TBA
34.An autobiography – Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando
35.A book about a road trip – All The Bright Places by Jennifer Nevin
36.A satirical book – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
37.A book about culture you’re unfamiliar with – The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
38.A book that takes place on an island – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
39.A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy – Amelia’s Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip by Marissa Moss
40.A book that’s more than 600 pages – The Holy Bible

For number 40, there is a challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader. If you’re interested, you may join the challenge too.

I’m up for buddy reading. If you plan to read the books on my list, just mention me on twitter: @yuska77 or Instagram: @vanness77, or just leave a comment below.

Pic: here


About lustandcoffee

A housewife, a mother, a passionate literati, a writer, a tea addict & occasional traveler. I also translate some articles for a business magazine. I'm a contributor for Writer's Magz Indonesia.

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