2016 Challenges

Full House Reading Challenge 2016

By author you wish was better known: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  by: Rachel Joyce
Published in 2016: Crooked Kingdom  by: Leigh Bardugo
Book from a series you love:  Gemina  by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (The Illuminae Files)
Debut novel: An Ember in the Ashes  by: Sabaa Tahir
Thought provoking book: Bone Gap  by: Laura Ruby
Had laugh out loud moment(s): Women Are Scary  by: Melanie Dale
Book club worthy: The Icarus Girl  by: Helen Oyeyemi
Color word in title: Dragonfly in Amber  by: Diana Gabaldon
Author's surname starts with same letter as yours: 
You didn't want to put it down: Illuminae  by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Way out of comfort zone: 
Family relationship word in title: The Zookeeper's Wife  by: Diane Ackerman
Book you bought: The Name of the Wind  by: Patrick Rothfuss
Setting begins with B: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  by: Rachel Joyce (Britain)
Author outside own country: Liane Moriarty (Australia)
First in a series: Boneshaker  by: Cherie Priest (The Clockwork Century)
You'd like to change the cover: The Secret History  by: Donna Tartt (it looks boring!)
A dominant color on cover: The Nightingale  by: Kristen Hannah

New author to you: Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)
Would make a good movie: Passenger  by: Alexandra Brecken
Library book: The 100  by: Kass Morgan
Published in 2015: The Wrath and the Dawn  by: Renee Ahdieh
Been on TBR "forever": Ready Player One  by: Ernest Cline (since August 2012)

I'm also going to participate in the Ultimate Reading Challenge.  It isn't a sign up challenge, just a personal challenge to complete, but I will list out the categories and keep track of them on this post!

A book based on a fairy tale: The Wrath and the Dawn  by: Renee Ahdieh (based on A Thousand and One Nights...maybe not technically a fairy tale, but close enough)
A National Book Award winner:
A YA bestseller: Passenger  by: Alexandra Brecken
A book you haven't read since high school:
A book set in your home state:
A book translated to English:
A romance set in the future: Illuminae by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A book set in Europe: The Zookeeper's Wife  by: Diane Ackerman  (Poland)
A book that's under 150 pages: The Bears on Hemlock Mountain  by: Alice Dalgliesh  (64 pages)
A New York Times bestseller: The Nightingale  by: Kristen Hannah
A book that's becoming a movie this year:
A book recommended by someone you just met: Illuminae  by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff  (does a recommendation from a new blog count?)
A self-improvement book: Women are Scary  by: Melanie Dale
A book you can finish in a day: 
A book written by a celebrity:
A political memoir:
A book at least 100 years older than you:
A book that's more than 600 pages: Dragonfly in Amber  by: Diana Gabaldon  (743 pages)
A book from Oprah's Book Club:
A science-fiction novel: Ready Player One  by: Ernest Cline
A book recommended by a family member: The Secret History  by: Donna Tartt (by my mom)
A graphic novel:
A book that is published in 2016:  Crooked Kingdom  by: Leigh Bardugo
A book with a protagonist who has your occupation:  Truly, Madly, Guilty  by: Liane Moriarty  (mom)
A book that takes place during Summer: Bone Gap  by: Laura Ruby
A book and its prequel: 
A murder mystery: Black Eyed Susans  by: Julia Heaberlin
A book written by a comedian:
A dystopian novel: The 100  by: Kass Morgan
A book with a blue cover: Gemina  by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A book of poetry:
The first book you see in a bookstore:
A classic from the 20th century: The Eye of the World  by: Patrick Rothfuss
A book from the library: Boneshaker  by: Cherie Priest
An autobiography:
A book about a road trip: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  by: Rachel Joyce
A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: The Icarus Girl  by: Helen Oyeyemi (Nigerian)
A satirical book:
A book that takes place on an island: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk  by: Kelli Estes (Orcas Island, WA, USA)
A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy:

The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories:

A country:
An item of clothing: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk  by: Kelli Estes (this counts as a clothing item, right?)
An item of furniture:
A month of the year:
A title with the word "tree" in it:

September 1 - October 31, 2016

Dark Fantasy.

Peril the First:
1. The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall  by: Katie Alender

2. Black-Eyed Susans  by: Julia Heaberlin

4. You  by: Caroline Kepnes
Peril of the Short Story:
Shadows and Monsters: Stories for Halloween  by: Grace A. Dow
Peril on the Screen:
"The Gift"

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