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2016 Reading Challenge

One thing about me…I LOVE to read. Always have. Always will. I am the person that always has at least one book within arm’s reach. In my purse. In my car. In the bathroom. There is not a single room in our house that doesn’t have a miniature library in it.

Sad fact: I haven’t been able to read as much as I used to pre-mommy hood. I mean, I read a bit every day. In the tub. That is my “mommy time”. But, let’s be real – tub time only lasts for 15-20 minutes if I’m lucky.

I am determined to change this! At the beginning of the year, I committed to reading 52 books this year. I immediately fell behind, lol. Well, now I am getting back in the game with the Popsugar Reading Challenge.

It seems like a really fun challenge. The primary goal is to read books that you may not have normally read. To expand your bookie horizons. It’s sort of like a reading scavenger hunt. There is a list of different kinds of books to read. It’s your job to find books that fit each description. Some people fill out the list up front and then try to work their way through it. Other people sort of go along, bit by bit, crossing things off the list. Either way works! You can easily keep track of the books you finish (and what you thought of them) on Goodreads.

Ok, so…here we go. Here is the list of books I will read this year. Some are books I have already read (some several times, like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which is my favorite in the HP series), but most will be new picks. I’d love to check out your lists as well. 🙂

*Note: Each of the titles I’ve decided to read is clickable. Click on them to read info about each book on Goodreads. 🙂

2016 Reading Challenge

1. A book based on a fairy tale- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. A National Book Award winner- The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1 by M.T. Anderson
3. A YA bestseller- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
4. A book you haven’t read since high school – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
5. A book set in your home state – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
6. A book translated to English- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
7. A romance set in the futureUnder the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 
8. A book set in Europe – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
9. A book that’s under 150 pages – Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner
10. A New York Times bestseller – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (finished)
11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
12. A book recommended by someone you just met – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
13. A self-improvement book- What To Do When It’s Your Turn by Seth Godin
14. A book you can finish in a day- Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
15. A book written by a celebrity – Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
16. A political memoir – Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
17. A book at least 100 years older than you- Emma by Jane Austen
18. A book that’s more than 600 pages – Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club – I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
20. A science-fiction novel  The Fold by Peter Clines
21. A book recommended by a family member – The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren
22. A graphic novel – New Moon: The Graphic Novel Vol. 1 by  Stephenie Meyer & Young Kim (Team Jacob!)
23. A book that is published in 2016 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation – The 13th Tale by Diane Setterfield 
25. A book that takes place during summer- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
26. A book and its prequel- City of Bones and The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
27. A murder mystery – Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell
28. A book written by a comedian – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
29. A dystopian novel – The Giver by Lois Lowry
30. A book with a blue cover- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
31. A book of poetry- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
32. The first book you see in a bookstore- The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
33. A classic from the 20th century- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
34. A book from the library- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Finished)
35. An autobiography- Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
36. A book about a road trip – Mosquitoland by David Arnold
37. A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with – The Kite Runner by Kholed Hosseini
38. A satirical book – Animal Farm by George Orwell
39. A book that takes place on an island- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy- Earth Angel Awakening by Michelle Gordon
If you’re like me and like to check things off with pen and paper, you can download the checklist I created.
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