Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge - check in 2

So a hundred years ago (or like, April but really, 2017? Every week is at least a year) I snagged a Reading Challenge thing posted by Etudesque who grabbed it from PopSugar. I thought I'd update the list every couple months. How adorably optimistic of me. Instead I apparently started a draft for "check in 2" and then promptly forgot about it. #MyLifeStory
It's almost the end of the year so let's see where I'm at and how much I have to go to complete this by end of year. You know, something I will definitely be able to do.

  1. A book recommended by a librarian
  2. A book that's been on your TBR way too long
  3. A book of letters
  4. An audiobook
    • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  5. A book by a person of color
    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  7. A book that is a story within a story
  8. A book with multiple authors
  9. An espionage thriller
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
    • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
  14. A book involving travel
    • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (time travel is travel, right?)
  15. A book with a subtitle
    • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
  16. A book that's published in 2017
    • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (released in Sept)
  17. A book involving a mythical creature
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  19. A book about food
    • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  20. A book with career advice
    • Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
    • A Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Maybe? I mean, some of the characters are not human and we get their perspective. Right? Maybe
  22. A steampunk novel
  23. A book with a red spine
    • I'm Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luuvie Ajayi
  24. A book set in the wilderness
    • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  25. A book you loved as a child
  26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
    • Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (Singapore)
  27. A book with a title that's a character's name
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  28. A novel set during wartime
    • World War Z by Max Brooks
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator
    • Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
  30. A book with pictures
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
    • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  32. A book about an interesting woman
    • Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Women by Anne Helen Petersen
  33. A book set in two different time periods
    • Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
    • Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig
  35. A book set in a hotel
  36. A book written by someone you admire
    • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
    • John Dies in the End by David Wong
  40. A book you bought on a trip
  41. A book recommended by an author you love
  42. A bestseller from 2016
    • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. At least, I assume it was a best seller.
  43. A book with a family member term in the title
    • The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin ('wives' count right?)
  44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
    • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
  46. A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of
  47. A book with an eccentric character
  48. A book that's more than 800 pages
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  49. A book you got from a used book sale
  50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
  51. A book about a difficult topic
    • White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
  52. A book based on mythology

So not that bad. 28. And there's still time, you never know.