I read books

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Whether yours, mine, or Ernest Hemingway’s, words are my life. In 2016, I’d like to tackle a single book challenge. After searching through the challenges already available, I have decided that a PopSugar Reading Challenge is going to be perfect for me.

In 2016, I plan to read and track 24 of the books from this inspiration list

  1. book with more than 500 pages (862p; New York, Edward Rutherfurd, January)
  2. book that became a movie (The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, February
  3. book by a female author (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, February)
  4. book with a one-word title (Swamplandia!, Karen Russell, February)
  5. book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet (Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey, February)
  6. book a friend recommended (Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson, February)
  7. book based on a true story (The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Erik Larson, January)
  8. memoir (Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, Jillian Lauren, January)
  9. book with magic (A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness, March)
  10. book by an author you’ve never read (All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr, February)
  11. nonfiction book (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, February)
  12. book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America, Jessica B Harris, April)
  13. book that made you cry (Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls, March)
  14. book set in the future (Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson, April)
  15. book published this year (A Taste for Murder, Burl Barer & Frank Girardot)
  16. mystery or thriller (I’d Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman)
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  22. * I’m a little behind in updating these … I’ll get to ’em!
  23. classic romance
  24. book written by someone under 30
  25. book with nonhuman characters
  26. funny book
  27. mystery or thriller
  28. book of short stories
  29. book set in a different country
  30. popular author’s first book
  31. Pulitzer Prize-winning book
  32. book at the bottom of your to-read list
  33. book your mom loves
  34. book that scares you
  35. book more than 100 years old
  36. book based entirely on its cover
  37. book you were supposed to read in school, but didn’t (Billy Budd … I downloaded the Audible version of this; I’m going to make it through this book somehow!)
  38. book you can finish in a day
  39. book with antonyms in the title
  40. book that came out the year you were born
  41. book with bad reviews
  42. trilogy
  43. book from your childhood
  44. book with a love triangle
  45. book set in high school
  46. book with a color in the title
  47. graphic novel
  48. book that takes place in your hometown
  49. book that was originally written in a different language
  50. book set during Christmas
  51. book written by an author with your same initials
  52. play
  53. banned book
  54. book based on or turned into a TV show
  55. book you started but never finished

 

Books listed by Date Read

  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, Erik Larson
  • New York, Edward Rutherfurd
  • Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, Jillian Lauren
  • The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo
  • Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson
  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  • Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
  • Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey
  • A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness — did not finish this book yet
  • High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America, Jessica B Harris
  • Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  • A Taste for Murder, Burl Barer & Frank Girardot
  • I’d Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman