Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Half Year Review UPDATE

This is a review of my progress of the three reading challenges that I am doing for this year.  While I did not repeat books within any challenge, titles have been repeated between challenges.  New titles are in bold.  So far I have read  85 out of 130.

PopSugar Challenge:
Newbury award winner - The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Nebula / Hugo Winner - The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.
Booker Prize - Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Martel
Russian Classic - In the First Circle by Aleksandr Sholzhenitsyn
Book of Poetry - A Bit of Tickle for the Mind by Melinda McIntosh
Self Help - Positive Thinking by Hanif Raah
YA Books - Emmy and Oliver by Robyn Benway
Sports Themed book - The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football by Jack Cavanaugh
Biography JRR Tolkien
Fantasy- Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Sci-fi - All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Dystopian - Flawed by Cecilia Ahearn
American Literature   Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Non- Fiction Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
Historical Fiction - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissolm
Best Seller - Morning Star by Pierce Brown
a Debut novel - The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford
Book with Alliteration in the Title - Little Lamb Lost by Margaret Fenton
A book because of it's cover - You Me Him by Kris Dinnison
A book with Summer in the title - A Certain Summer by Patricia Beard
A book with Winter in the title - Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong
A book with a Yellow Cover - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Author Shares my first name - Twisted by Laurie Halsie- Anderson
New Author from 2015 challenge - The Men we Reaped by Jessmyn Ward
A book set in Asia - The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
A book set in the state where you were born - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
A book about your heritage  Brooklyn by Colm Tobin
A book about a state you would like to visit - We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Main character has the same profession as you - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
A book your father loves - The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
A book about an island - A darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
Main character is an animal - Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde
book dealing with social issues -  All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
a book about time travel - The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
a book with Pirates - Stardust by Neil Gaiman
retelling - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Published in 2016 - Doubt by C.E. Tobisman
a book about books, book sellers or bookstores - The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
a book over 100 years - Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
a book outside your comfort zone - The Humans by Matt Haig
a book you got for free - Gifts of the Blood by Vicki Keire
inspirational story - Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagan
Guilty pleasure - The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Doesn't fit anywhere else - The Glass Sword by Victoria Avelard
Brit lit - Never let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
erotica - The Woodsman by Scarlette Belle
Adventure Novel - To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph
a book everyone's read but me - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
a book about heroes - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
protagonist of a different gender - The Life we Bury by Allen Eskens

Read Harder Challenge
a book based on a fairy tale - A court of Thorns and Roses
National book award winner - How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
YA Best setter - Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
book set in your home state - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
a book translated into English - Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf
romance set in the future - Smoke by Dan Vyletta
a book under 150 pages - Never Never part 3 by Colleen Hoover
A NY Times best seller - Pretty Baby by Mary Kubrica
Book that's become a movie - The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
a book recommended by someone you just met - When We Collided by Emery Lord
self improvement book - Positive thinking
A book you can finish in a day - The Distance Between Us
a book written by a celebrity -
a political memoir
a book 100 years older than me -
a book with 600 pages - After by Anna Todd
Oprah Book - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
science fiction - The Last Girl by Joe Hart
recommended by a family member - Confess by Colleen Hoover
published in 2016 - The Hopefuls byJennifer Close
Same occupation - Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Takes place during the summer - Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble
Murder mystery - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
written by a comedian
A book of Poetry - A Bit of Tickle for the Mind
First book in the bookstore - The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
20th century classic - Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
book about a road trip - How to Save a Life by Emma Scott
a satire - Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
a book that takes place on a Island - Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
a book that brings you joy - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Challenge
a book you meant to read in 2015 - You, Me Him
a book set on a different continent - Bring Up the Bodies
a book from the goodread awards - Confess
a book by an author discovered in 2015 - The Men we Reaped
a book with a title that starts with L - Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
highest rated book on my TBR list - I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
a book about books - Little Paris Bookshop
a classic with less than 200 pages - The Pearl by John Steinbeck
a book mentioned in another book
an author you should have read by now
a book from the Rory Gilmore challenge - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time by Mark Haddon
a childhood classic - The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
readers choice - a court of mist and fury
a book with Who, what, where, why or how in the title - What She Knew by Gilly MacMillian
a book set in the past -  Titans by Leila Meecham
a book in the top 100 mystery novels (current) - Drowning Girls by Paula Trieck Deboard
a book with a beautiful cover - 1000 Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
a book on a summer reading list - Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeil
non-fiction - Hana's Suitcase
a book with a first name in the title - We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
a book from the goodreads recommendation page - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
First book in a new series - Gifts of the Blood by Vicki Keare
The next book in a series - Ignite by Sara B. Larson
a between the numbers book - The Straw King by Danielle Paige
main character has an interesting profession -  Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
book buzz -  It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
book with a beautiful title I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
biography or memoir
author uses more than one name - Stars of Fortune by Norah Roberts
Fairy Tale from another culture - The Forbidden Wish
YA - Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
historical fiction - Dollbaby by Laura lane McNeil
16th book on my TBR list - Little Lamb Lost
book about mental illness- When We Collided by Emery Lord
award winning - the hero and the crown
book about a different orientation - George by Alex Gino
seen movie by haven't read- Stardust
Anti - hero - After by Anna Todd
Previous Suggestion that didn't make the list
favorite genre novella - King of the Beasts by Danielle paige
top 100 fantasy novel - a court of thorn and roses
about things that go bump in the night - Finding Jake - Bryan Reardon
embarrassed to read in public - Bookishly ever After by Isabel Bandeira
related to hobby or passion - Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart
crime story - This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
food or drink in the title -
Dystopian - The Last Girl by Joe Smith
great opening line -
written in a different language - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Short story from a well known author - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
published in 2016 - The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

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