Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge

While browsing  through my Facebook feed yesterday, I noticed a post from a friend about the 2016 Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge. Immediately I commented to my friend that I was interested in taking the challenge with her, totally out of the norm for me! This will be the first time I've ever entered into a challenge, but it seems like now is as good as ever to try something new. And with any luck it will inspire a certain homeschooled child that reading is not only important but fun. After going through the list of books required for the challenge, I think I've finally narrowed my list down to the books I plan on reading this year.

1. A book based on a fairy tale: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
2. A National Book Award winner: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
3. A YA bestseller:  Miss Peregrine’s Homefor Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
4. A book you haven't read since high school: Heidi by Johanna Spyri
5. A book set in your home state: Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
6. A book translated to English: The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
7. A romance set in the future: Naked in Death by J. D. Robb
8. A book set in Europe: In The Woods by Tana French
9. A book under 150 pages: Train Dreams: A Novella by Denis Johnson
10. A New York Times bestseller: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
12. A book recommended by someone you just met: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
13. A self-improvement book: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
14. A book you can finish in a day: Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
15. A book written by a celebrity: My First Five Husbands..And the Ones Who Got Away by Rue McClanahan
17. A book at least 100 years older than you: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
18. A book that's more than 600 pages: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
20. A science-fiction novel: The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller by A. G. Riddle
21. A book recommended by a family member: The Shack, by William P. Young
22. A graphic novel: Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two by Paul Keery
23. A book that is published in 2016: The Forgotten Room: A Novel by Karen White
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation: The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
25. A book that takes place during Summer: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
26. A book and its prequel: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Havisham by Ronald Frame
27. A murder mystery: Somebody I Used to Know by David J. Bell
28. A book written by a comedian: I Must Say by Martin Short
29. A dystopian novel: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
30. A book with a blue cover: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
31. A book of poetry: Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
34. A book from the library: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
35. An autobiography: My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards
36. A book about a road trip: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with : Embarrassment Of Riches by Simon Schama
38. A satirical book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
39. A book that takes place on an island: The Ice Twins: A Novel by S.K. Tremayne
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy: Windows to Our World: Sarah's Journal