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50 Book Challenge

I signed up for a very specific 50 book challenge. You might have seen it floating around. I also finally signed up for Goodreads and have been doing reviews there. But I thought I should track my progress here as well. I'm very behind, and I need to get on top of this.

Where I've written one, I link to my review. Since one item on the list is “a trilogy”, I'm going to count the first two books toward a different item and only count the 3rd book for that item. Now that I have a tablet, I can start working through all of my kindle e-books. I'm hoping this will help me read more often.

I've only read three books so far: The Walking Dead: Compendium One, which I read before I started reviewing; and Blackout (with a book group) and All Clear (because watch out: Blackout has a cliffhanger ending) by Connie Willis. I have several other books that I'm partway through, as I tend to hop around a lot depending on my mood and book group deadlines. Yes, I keep trying book clubs even though I keep being disappointed in the books, but I keep trying different book clubs in hopes that I'll find a winner. I'm currently trying out one in the very awesome geeky productivity-helping site/app, Habit RPG (if you check it out and decide to join, let me know if you want to be in my party!).




1) A book with more than 500 pgs - The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

2) A classic romance - Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

3) A book that became a movie - The Martian, by Andy Weir (2016)

4) A book published this year - Division: A Collection of Science Fiction Fairytales, by Lee S. Hawke

5) A book with a number in the title - Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques (2016)

6) A book written by someone under 30 - The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

7) A book with non human characters - Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat, by Mike Ritlan (2016)

8) A funny book

9) A book by a female author - Princes of Air, by Elizabeth Schechter

10) A mystery or thriller - Cold Fear, by Rick Mofina (2017) (DNF)

11) A book with a one word title - Embassytown, by China Miéville

12) A book of short stories - An Amish Cradle, by Collected Authors (2016)

13) A book set in a different country - Blackout, by Connie Willis. I actually had this and All Clear swapped on the list, but since they go together, I thought the first review should come first.

14) A nonfiction book - A Briefer History of Time, by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

15) A popular author's first book - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

16) A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet - Santa Olivia, by Jacqueline Carey

17) A book a friend recommended - Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

18) A Pulitzer Prize winning book

19) A book based on a true story - Mother Teresa: A Life Inspired, by Wyatt North (2016)

20) A book at the bottom of your to-read list - How to Pass as Human, by Nic Kelman (2016)

21) A book your mom (or dad) loves

22) A book that scares you - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money (2016)

23) A book more than 100 years old - Dracula, by Bram Stoker (2016)

24) A book chosen based entirely on its cover - Jupiter, by Ben Bova

25) A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't

26) A memoir - Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography (2016)

27) A book you can finish in a day - Howl of the Wolf, by S.D. Stewart

28) A book with antonyms in the title

29) A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit -- Five Weeks in the Amazon, by Sean Michael Hayes (2017)

30) A book that came out the year you were born

31) A book with bad reviews - AWOL on the Appalachian Trail, by David Miller (2016)

32) A trilogy - Kushiel's Avatar, by Jacqueline Carey (See #'s 38 & 39 first)

33) A book from your childhood

34) A book with a love triangle - Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon (2016)

35) A book set in the future – All Clear, by Connie Willis

36) A book set in high school - Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt (2016)

37) A book with a color in the title - Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2), by Diana Gabaldon (2016)

38) A book that made you cry - Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey

39) A book with magic - Kushiel's Chosen, by Jacqueline Carey

40) A graphic novel – The Walking Dead Compendium One, by Robert Kirkman

41) A book by an author you've never read before - Patience (a BDSM novelette): Part 1 of The Training Series, by Amanda Rowe

42) A book you own but haven't read yet - The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

43) A book that takes place in your hometown (or surrounding area) - The Lonely Drop, by Vanessa North

44) A book that was originally written in a different language - Night, by Elie Wiesel (2016)

45) A book set during Christmas

46) A book by an author with your same initials -- No Great Mischief, by Alistair MacLeod (2017)

47) A play - I did not do a review, but we read Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" as part of our 2015 homeschooling.

48) A banned book - The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

49) A book based on a TV show - Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog , by Cesar Millan & Melissa Jo Peltier (2016)

50) A book you started but never finished



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fliz0ntoast
Apr. 30th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm doing this too. :)
ahavah
Apr. 30th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I haven't really been keeping up with my f-list, but I plan to try some catch up this weekend.
njlorelei
May. 8th, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
What's your user name on Goodreads? Mine is Ayla13 if you want to add me.
ahavah
May. 8th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
I think I'm Ahavah there as well. I linked it up above. I'll look for you. Thanks!
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