Book Challenge Update #2

Brief update on where I’m at with my reading challenge for the year! 28 books left to read–can she do it?!? Um. Probably, yes.

1. A book with more than 500 pages

2. A classic romance

3. A book that became a movie

4. A book published this year – ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven

5. A book with a number in the title – STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

6. A book written by someone under 30

7. A book with nonhuman characters – HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams

8. A funny book – THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion

9. A book by a female author – BRIGHT COIN MOON by Kirsten Lopresti

10. A mystery or thriller

11. A book with a one-word title – US by David Nicholls

12. A book of short stories – BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT by Charlotte Bennardo, C. Lee McKenzie, David Turnbull, Christine Norris, Jacqueline Horsfall, Medeia Sharif, Laura Lascarso, Tom Luke, Jessica Bayliss, Crystal Schubert, Holly Odell, Jennifer Moore, and Liam Hogan (YES, this is the anthology that I was published in, BUT I read all the other stories so this totally counts–they’re all great, btw. Although I might be a little bit biased.)

13. A book set in a different country – WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN by Kristin Rae

14. A nonfiction book

15. A popular author’s first book – I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME by Lisa Schroeder (at least, as far as I can tell this is her first novel)

16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell

17. A book a friend recommended – LIFE IN OUTER SPACE by Melissa Keil

18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book

19. A book based on a true story

20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list – RE-GIFTERS by Mike Carey, Marc Hempel, & Sonny Liew

21. A book your mom loves

22. A book that scares you

23. A book more than 100 years old

24. A book based entirely on its cover – USES FOR BOYS by Erica Lorraine Scheidt (though the cover did NOT seem to match the story…)

25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t

26. A memoir – YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler

27. A book you can finish in a day – POISONED APPLES: POEMS FOR YOU, MY PRETTY by Christine Heppermann

28. A book with antonyms in the title

29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

30. A book that came out the year you were born

31. A book with bad reviews

32. A trilogy

33. A book from your childhood

34. A book with a love triangle – THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby (OK, stretching this one since one of the triangle members isn’t living, but I think it counts…)

35. A book set in the future

36. A book set in high school – SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen

37. A book with a color in the title

38. A book that made you cry – I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson

39. A book with magic – EVERY DAY by David Levithan (kind of? right?)

40. A graphic novel – PAGE BY PAIGE by Laura Lee Gulledge

41. A book by an author you’ve never read before – RACING HEARTS by Laura Lascarso

42. A book you own but have never read

43. A book that takes place in your hometown – P.S. I LOVE YOU by Jenny Han (technically not my original hometown, but this is set in Richmond, VA which is where I currently live and also where I spent my college years, so… it totally counts)

44. A book that was originally written in a different language

45. A book set during Christmas

46. A book written by an author with your same initials – WILD by Cheryl Strayed

47. A play

48. A banned book – SOME GIRLS ARE by Courtney Summers

49. A book based on or turned into a TV show

50. A book you started but never finished

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  1. Jennifer Pickrell says:

    I totally stretched on the “hometown” book, too, and counted something set in my general area.

    Oh, and thanks for the reminder I need to bump BRIGHT COIN MOON and BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT up in my TBR-stack 🙂

    • Crystal says:

      My hometown is Fredericksburg, and I don’t really want to read something about the Civil War, haha… that was my reasoning. Once I saw that Jenny Han’s book was set in Richmond, I knew that’d be a MUCH better fit for me! 🙂

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