2016 Reading Challenge

As hard a I tried, last year’s reading challenge was a little bit of a flop. Not beginning until April was one reason as well as having a little baby. I now have a much bigger baby but a much more needful baby so we’ll see how this year pans out. I have chosen #popsugar again because the categories inspire me to read rather than chill me.

38 categories + 52 weeks = lots of lovely books and reading to make time for, and by the way, I’m pregnant again! Here goes…….

1- A book based on a fairy tale- Back to back- Julia Franck 1/5

2-A National book award winner

3- A YA best seller- Alice and the Fly- James Rice 4/5

4- A book you haven’t read since school- The Illustrated Mum- Jacqueline Wilson

5- A book set in your home town

6- A book translated to English- The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George 4/5

7- A romance set in the future

8- A book set in Europe- The winter Children by Lulu Taylor 2.5/5

9- A book that is under 150 pages

10- A New York Times bestseller

11- A book that became a movie this year- Inferno- Dan Brown

12- A book recommended by somebody you just met- The night Circus- Erin Morgenstern

13- A self- improvement book

14- A book you can read in a day

15- A book written by a celebrity

16- A political memoir

17- A book at least 100 years older than you- Moonstone- Wilkie Collins

18- A book that’s over 600 pages- Black Opera- Mary Gentle 1/5

19- A book from Oprah’s book club

20- A science fiction novel

21- A book recommended by a family member- The unexpected Inheritance of inspector Chopra- Vaseem Khan 2/5

22- A Graphic novel

23- A book that is published in 2016- The last time we spoke- Fiona Sussman 4/5

24- A book where the protagonist has the same occupation as you- No time for Goodbye- Linwood Barclay 2.5/5

25- A book that takes place during the summer-

26- A book and it’s a prequel

27- A murder mystery

28- A book written by a comedian

29- A dystopian novel

30- a book with a blue cover-

31- A book of poetry

32- The first book you see in a book store- Black- Eyed Susan’s by Julia Heaberlin 3.5/5

33- A classic from the 20th century-

32- A book from the library- Lost and Found- Brooke Davis 3.5/5

33- An autobiography

34- A book about a road trip- The Unexpected Pilgrimage of Harold Fry- Rachel Joyce 3/5

35- A book about a culture you are unfamiliar with- Peach Blossom Pavilion- Mingmei Yip 3.5/5

36-A satirical book

37- A book that takes place on an island- The Lace Reader- Brunonia Barry 3.75/5

38- A book that is guaranteed to bring you joy- Little Women- Louisa May Alcott