Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
Ahavah Ehyeh

2016 (Blended) Reading Challenge

I will be merging the Read Harder and #BustleReads challenges, since several of the prompts overlap (or I can make them overlap). And whenever possible, I believe I'll throw in a dash of the Mount TBR challenge and read as many books as possible from the huge stash of unread books that I currently own.

However, I will be skipping the audio book since I am literally incapable of following along when being read to. I can't even follow catalogue descriptions Josh tries to read to me, let alone whole novels. And the one over 500 pgs, because I did that last round and want to actually finish the challenge this time. I'll also merge whichever prompts I can since I have a ton of books here at the house to work through. So considering that I really need to finish a few books not on this list, I'm shooting for a goal of 35 this year.

My 2016 Challenge

TBR Count: 14

1. Horror book (combining w/'Read a book adapted into a movie. Watch the movie. Debate which is better.' because I'm choosing Dracula, by Bram Stoker.) [TBR]

2. Non-fiction book about science - A Briefer History of Time, by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

3. Collection of essays - Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones, by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

4. Read a children's book aloud to someone else - First Look and Find: Disney Winnie the Pooh, by John Kurtz (Illustrator)

5. Biography (not memoir or autobiography) - Mother Teresa: A Life Inspired, Wyatt North [TBR]

6. Post-Apocalyptic novel written by a woman - Becoming Human, by Eliza Green [TBR] (NOT recommended)

7. Originally published the decade you were born

8. Under 100 pgs Punch
Lines: Humerus Art, by George D. Wachob

9. A book by or about a person who identifies as transgender Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt [TBR]

10. Set in the Middle East/Written by a woman under 25 - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

11. Set in Southeast Asia

12. Historical fiction set before 1900/About politics (fiction or nonfiction)/About Women in war/Over 500 pgs - Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2), by Diana Gabaldon [TBR]

13. The first book in a series by a PoC

14. Non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years - How to Pass as Human, by Nic Kelman

15. Nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes

16. About religion (fiction or nonfiction) - An Amish Cradle, by collected authors

17. Memoir by someone who identifies as LGBTQIA - Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography [TBR]

18. Main character has mental illness/Contemporary collection of poetry Ariel, by Sylvia Plath

19. About an Indigenous culture/Non-western history - Shamans Through Time, by Jeremy Narby & Francis Huxley [TBR]

20. Graphic novel written by a woman - Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened [TBR]

21. About an immigrant or refugee in the US - Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques

22. Reread favorite book from childhood

23. Feminist sci-fi novel -- Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler (2017)

24. Set in Africa, by an Author from Africa

25. Book in translation - Night, by Elie Wiesel

26. Modernist woman writer

27. The Martian, by Andy Weir [TBR]

28. The Walking Dead: Compendium One, by Robert Kirkman [TBR]


29. Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat, by Mike Ritlan

30. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail, by David Miller

31. Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog , by Cesar Millan & Melissa Jo Peltier

32. Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

33. Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon [TBR]

34. Drums of Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon [TBR]

35. The Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon [TBR]

36. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money, by Robert K. Heady & Christy Heady w/Hugo Ottolenghi
Tags: books, dumbasses, goals, lgbtq, links, poetry, reviews, shamanism, women

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