Thursday, December 31, 2015

Book Challenges on the porch...

Our Ten

Left to right: my mom's father, Michael, holding Margie,  Uncle Frankie, my mom's mother, Veronica, Marci, and my mother, Stephanie circa1945 (this pic made me cry)

Read Harder Challenge 2015 finished! I have to finish Wild by Strayed and Meet Me in Venice by midnight. 

A book written by someone under 25 ✔️St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
Written by someone over 65 ✔️ Still Foolin' Em by Billy Crystal
Collection of short stories ✔️ Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Published by an Indie Press ✔️ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
By or about someone that identifies LGBTQ ✔️ Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
By a person whose gender is different from your own ✔️ The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Takes place in Asia ✔️ The Kite Runner 
By an author from Africa ✔️ Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
By or about someone from an indigenous culture ✔️ The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexi
A micro history ✔️ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
A YA novel✔️ Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
A sci-fi novel✔️ The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A romance novel✔️ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitsgerald
A book prize winner from the last decade✔️ All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Retelling of a classic story✔️ The Golem and the Jinni
An audiobook✔️ The Supremes at Earl's All You Can Eat
A collection of poetry✔️ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Colleridge
Someone else recommended to you✔️ Meet Me in Venice
Originally published in another language✔️ A Man Called Ove
A graphic novel of any kind✔️ The Wormworld Saga by David
A guilty pleasure✔️ Shadows by J.R. Ward

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
Wild by Cheryl Srayed


  1. An impressive reading list indeed! I love this Christmas picture of your grands and the one of our Mother and grandparents and sisters and uncle!

    1. That old pic that Will posted made me cry. I love all our kids. We have an amazing family. I am going to enter your giveaway!