Monday, December 19, 2016

Pop Sugar 2016, read on the porch...

I planned on reading 80 books in 2016. I only read 59. I was a little optimistic. I did read several books over 500 pages, though, including Moby Dick. These are the two grands I left out of my post the other day...
Pop Sugar 2016 Challenge

1. A book based on a fairy tale~Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. A National Book Award winner~The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
3. A YA bestseller~ Mosquitoland by David Arnold
4. A book you haven't read since high school~Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Cade had to read it     for his freshman English class)
5. A book set in your home state~Barkskins by Annie Proulx (part of the story took place in  Michigan Territory)
6. A book translated to English~Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki 
7. A romance set in the future~Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
8. A book set in Europe~The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
9. A book that is under 150 pages~Animal Farm by George Orwell
10. A New York Times bestseller~Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee
11. A book that is becoming a movie this year~Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk by Ben Fountain
12. A book recommended by someone you just met~The Round House by Louise Erdrich (online rec)
13. a self improvement book~Wait, what?
14. A book you can finish in a day~Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
15. A book written by a celebrity~M Train by Patti Smith
16. A political memoir~Between the World and Me by Te-Nehisi Coates
17. A book at least 100 years older than you are~Moby Dick by Herman Melville
18. A book of more than 600 pages~A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihira
19. A book from Oprah's book club~Wild by Cheryl Strayed
20. A science fiction novel~The Beast by JR Ward
21. A book recommended by a family member~The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (Lila and Ivy)
22. A graphic novel~Check, Please! by Ngozi Uzaku
23. A book published in 2016~My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation~Teacher Man by Frank McCourt TBR
25. A book that takes place during the summer~Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff
26. A book and it's prequel~Cinder and Glitches by Marissa Meyers
27. A murder mystery~The Lake House by Kate Morton
28. A book written by a comedian~Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow
29. A dystopian novel~Lady Midnight by Cassandra Claire
30. A book with a blue cover~This is Your Life Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison
31. A book of poetry~Sonnets 1-50 by William Shakespeare
32. The first book you see in a bookstore~Miller's Landing by Anna Quinlan
33. A classic from the 20th century~ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
34. A book from the library~Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
35. An autobiography~Not My Father's Son byAlan Cumming
36. A book about a road trip~Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
37. A book about a culture you are unfamiliar with~The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot  Diaz
38. A satirical book~Animal Farm by George Orwell
39. A book that takes place on an island~Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Porto Vergongna)
40. A book that is guaranteed to bring you joy~Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

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