Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 Reading Challenge

This is going to take some doing, but I've already chosen books for most of the categories.  Will update as I read books that apply. 

Two levels of achievement:

Tier One
Read 36 books selected from the categories. Up to four may be "wild card" books of your choice.

Tier Two
Read a book from each of the 43 categories, plus 9 "wild cards" for a total of 52 books.

Read a book that takes place on each continent, or is written by an author from that continent (fiction or non-fiction)
1. North America: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
2. South America:  Something Fierce: Memoirs Of A Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre
3. Africa: We Are All The Same: A Story Of A Boy's Courage And A Mother's Love by Jim Wooten
4. Antarctica: Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
5. Europe: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
6. Asia: The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back by Charles Pellegrino
7. Australia: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarity

8. A banned or challenged book: Identical by Ellen Hopkins
9. An award winning book (Pulitzer, Hugo, Man Booker, etc.): A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
10. Memoir/Autobiography/Biography: Accused by Tonya Craft
11. A dead author's last book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
12. A book with LGBT matter or character(s) George by Alex Gino
13. A book your favorite author loves: Son Of The Morning by Linda Howard
14. A retold fairytale: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
15. A Young Adult book: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
16. A history book (fiction or non-fiction): The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage by Daniel Mark Epstein
17. A book where you have seen the movie, but not read the book: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
18. A book from the NYT Bestseller list: See Me by Nicholas Sparks
19. A book with the point of view of an immigrant: Brick Lane by Monica Ali
20. A controversial book: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
21. The first book you see when you walk into a library or bookstore
22. A classic: Animal Farm by George Orwell
23. A debut novel: The Longest Night by Andria Williams
24. Published this year (2016): 
25. Based entirely on the cover
26. Own but never read: Maximus by Richard L. Black
27. A book by an author you never read before : A Stabbing In The Senate by Colleen J. Shogan
28. A book recommended to you by a friendly librarian:
29. A book by a Nobel Prize winner: Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
30. Mythology (not just Greek):  The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout
31. A book written by someone born the same year as you: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Future by Michael J. Fox
32. Dystopia: Anthem by Ayn Rand
33. Reread of a favorite book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
34. A book about books: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
35. Book published the year you graduated high school: Kindred by Octavia Butler
36. A book a child/teen/someone younger than you loves:
37. A book about/set by the sea: The Sea Keeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate
38. A book with two authors: The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
39. Author from your own state, province, or country: Bluish by Virginia Hamilton
40. A book about a trip (road, cruise, around the world): Just One Year by Gayle Foreman
41. A book with the name of a person in the title: Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt
42. Science Fiction: One Second After by William R. Forstchen
43. Fantasy: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
44. Wild card: Swan Deception by Glede Browne Kabongo
45. Wild card: The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
46. Wild card: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
47. Wild card: Thread and Gone by Lea Wait
48. Wild card: All In Her Head by Sunny Mera
49. Wild card: The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello
50. Wild card: 14 Days To Die by A.B. Whelan
51. Wild card: Karma's A Killer by Tracy Weber
52. Wild card: Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook


Tracy Weber said...

Thanks for adding KARMA'S A KILLER to your list! I hope you love it!

Teresa Kander said...

Tracy--you're welcome! I love the rest of the series, so I'm sure this one will be just as good.

Tracy Weber said...