2016 Book Challenge

This year I have 2 ongoing book challenges. Firstly I challenged myself to read authors A-Z, I am currently on the letter F so I started reading The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Chris Fuhrman. This book also meets part of the second reading challenge I am doing which is the one from Modern Mrs Darcy


Here are my plans:


1) a book published this year

I would like to read Spark Joy by Mary Kondo, it looks really good and I almost picked up a copy the other day when I saw it at Sam’s Club.

2) a book you can finish in a day

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

3) a book you’ve been meaning to read

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

4) a book recommended by your local librarian or book seller

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Chris Fuhrman

5) a book you should have read in school

The Sound And The Fury by William Faulkner

6) a book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

7) a book published before you were born

Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter

8) a book that was banned at some point

A Wrinkle In Time by Madam L’Engle

9) a book you previously abandoned

The Idiot by Dostoevsky

10) a book you own but have never read

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson or one of the many others I picked up when I went shopping at Ollies

11) a book that intimidates you

Only Revolutions by Danielewski

12) a book you’ve already read at least once

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

One thought on “2016 Book Challenge

  1. Another reading challenge I might do, if you have any recommendations please let me know…?’s indicate I’m not sure what I want to read for this category:

    1. a book you bought so long ago, but still haven’t read
    a. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    2. A book with a character that is very similar to you
    a. HauFrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
    3. A nonfiction book about a subject you’ve always wanted to know more about.
    a. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
    4. A book by a female author
    a. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    5. A book you never got to read in 2015
    a. You’re Never Weird On The Internet by Felicia Day
    6. A book that will be a complete mindfuck
    a. Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
    7. A book filled to the rim with magic
    a. ?
    8. A book you’re too scared to read when it’s dark out
    a. Something by Stephen King
    9. A book which you really liked the movie but you haven’t read the book yet
    a. ?
    10. A book that makes you want to visit the place its set at
    a. ?
    11. A book that’s on fire
    a. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    12. A book that makes you want to be the villain:
    a. ?
    13. A classic that you never made time for:
    a. Would The Stand by Stephen King count?
    14. A book that shows a different point of view
    a. ?
    15. A book with short stories
    a. Collected Stories by Amy Hempel
    16. A book that involves a lot of mystery
    a. ?
    17. A book about a person that really inspires you
    a. Maya Angelou : her phenomenal life & her poetic journey by the editors of Essence
    18. A book that makes you want to be a hero
    a. Maybe something about recycling
    19. A graphic novel
    a. ?
    20. A book of poetry
    a. The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot
    21. A book by an unfamiliar author
    a. One of the books I bought at Ollies, not sure which one
    22. A book with a dark and mysterious cover
    a. ?
    23. A book from a random recommendation list
    a. I read the Archive by Victoria Schwab based on a recommendation by goodreads
    24. A book with a surprising love element
    a. The Kiss by ?
    25. A book with lots of mythical creatures
    a. ?
    26. A book that reminds you of another season
    a. ?
    27. A book no one wants you to read:
    a. That book by Miranda July that I bought
    28. A book that you own that is the most beautiful thing you have seen
    a. Not sure will have to look through my books
    29. A book that makes you a complete mess
    a. Hausfrau by Victoria Schwab
    30. A book you started but never finished
    a. The Idiot by Dostoevsky


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