i like reading challenges but rarely take part. Here is a list culled from other challenges to make my own. I don’t have a timeline to finish in but will check them off once I’ve read.
- more than 500 pages
- book that became a movie
- published in the current year
- written by someone under 30
- has a number in the title
- funny book
- nonhuman characters
- female author
- mystery or thriller
- one-word title
- short stories
- set in a different country
- popular authors first book
- unread book from an author I love
- friend’s recommendation
- Pulitzer Prize winner
- based on true story
- at bottom of to-read list
- book that scares you
- picked up based entirely on it’s cover
- supposed to read in school but didn’t
- finished in a day
- antonyms in title
- set somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit
- cam out the year I was born
- has bad reviews
- from my childhood
- with a love triangle
- set in the future
- set in high school
- has a color in the title
- made me cry
- graphic novel
- by an author I’ve never read
- own but never read
- translated into english
- set during Christmas
- author with my initials
- a play
- banned book
- based or turned into tv show
- started but never finished
- set in my home state
- self-improvement book
Good book. Read through quickly, not exactly “can’t put it down” but it did keep me engrossed. The main character is trying to be a detective, but he doesn’t understand people — at all — so he bumbles through detecting like he’s bumbled through everything else in his life. He is naive and almost childlike but I’m not sure innocent would be a good word to describe him although he does seem to be well-meaning.
I recommend this book for those who like humorous fiction or books with interesting family dynamics. Other characters are intelligent and make references to writers and stories which is fun.
I recently read about a pledge to read 50 books in 2011 (see #bookpledge on twitter.)
This has been a slow book reading year for me, but here —in no particular order—is what I remember reading so far:
- Michigan Curiosities by Burcar and Taylor — wonderful research for off-the-beaten-path destinations.
- Predictably Irrational by Ariely — I’m not big on non-fiction reading, but this was awesome. Can’t wait to read the next one.
- My Horizontal Life by Handler — interesting, but I’m really glad I’m not her
- The Help by Stockett — meh. I enjoyed parts of it, but less when I read the very end and about the author. The movie is probably better.
- In the Woods by French — No. There was potential but it wasn’t met. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics — second read. I enjoy the way this book was written, it’s a wonderfully unique approach. The story is good, not fabulous, but keeps my attention.
- Packing for Mars by Roach — fascinating look at being an astronaut. I’ll pass on that honor.
- Little Bee by Cleave — pretty good.
- The Magicians by Grossman — loved it. can’t wait to read the next one.
- Island of the Sequined Love Nun — very good and funny. Will read more by this author
- Pest Control — this was pretty good, I’ll try some more of his books
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow — fantastic!
- LIttle Brother by Cory Doctorow — another fabulous read.
more to add later…
First attempt at books on tape:
Stories I only Tell my Friends by Rob Lowe. I enjoyed the story and his voice, but listening to books is just not my thing.
On my new Kobo!:
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