Book reading challenge!

As we are halfway through the year I figured I would update you on my book reading challenges progress, if you follow my Goodreads page you can see that my Goodreads challenge is 30 books however I am also taking part in a challenge entitled “Around the year in 52 books”, it contains different categories that you are supposed to read a book for each week. You can see the original post on Goodreads here however I will list the categories below and my chosen books for them. I figured I would not read 52 books this year so for some of the categories I combined books e.g. A YA novel and a book that was published this year

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t = A monster calls by Patrick Ness
2. A book set in a different continent = Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated) = A darker shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015  = Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name = Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson (K for Kimberley)
6. The highest rated on your TBR = The Master by Tara Sue Me
7. A book about books = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages = Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
9. A book that was mentioned in another book = The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now = A darker shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge = Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
12. A childhood classic = Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
13. Reader’s Choice = The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How) = What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago) = Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels = Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
17. A book with a beautiful cover = Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list = Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
19. A non-fiction book = Tom Daley: My story by Tom Daley
20. A book with a first name in the title = Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page = The Borrowers by Mary Norton
22. The first book in a new to you series = Divergent by Veronica Roth
23. The next book in a series you are reading = Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.) = The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you = Find her by Lisa Gardner
26. A book everyone is talking about = An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion) = Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir = Tom Daley: My Story by Tom Daley
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name = The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own = The Blue Fairy Book by Andew Lang
31. A work of young adult fiction = A darker shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
32. A historical fiction book = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
33. The 16th book on your TBR = The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
34. A book about mental illness = Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (Depression)
35. An award winning book = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation = Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read = Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
38. A book about an anti hero = Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list = 1984 by George Orwell (A book with a number in the title)
40. A novella from your favorite genre = The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction) = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
42. A top 100 fantasy novel = 1984 by George Orwell
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night = Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Vampires, werewolves)
44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public = The Master by Tara Sue Me
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Just to clarify its reading books not stealing them)
46. A crime story = Find Her by Lisa Gardner
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title = Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
48. A dystopia = Divergent by Veronica Roth
49. A book with a great opening line = 1984 by George Orwell
50. A book originally written in a language other than English = The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
51. A short story from a well-known author = Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
52. A book published in 2016 = Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

These are my chosen books for each category obviously you can choose different if you decide to undertake this challenge, if you are stuck for ideas see here for a list of suggestions. Also you don’t have to double up on categories like I did for some books, it was just that I knew I wouldn’t read 52 books so fortunately some books did fit multiple categories (thankyou The Book Thief!). I hope you enjoy this challenge, I have currently read 12 of my 36 books (although I am not reading them in the order of the weeks listed above, I just see this as 52 books to read this year). Thanks for reading!

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