Like many at the start of the year I took on the 2015 Reading Challenge from Popsugar. Some prompts are definitely harder than others to find a book for and I’m not sure how hard I will try to find a book for each of the ones I still have to do. I’d rather not have to buy books for some of those prompts because the chance is very big that I won’t like those (and as mentioned I don’t have a library card) I will list which prompts per month I finished and which book I read for it.
I’ve been keeping track of this challenge at the front of my book journal. I numbered them so I can note down easier which book I read for which prompt. I also changed some things. The one with a book set in my town I changed to country. There was little chance I was going to find a book set in my hometown that I would actually want to read. There aren’t that many fantasy books set in my country so I thought that was a nice challenge as well.
A book with more than 500 pages – The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus 1) by Rick Riordan
A book you can finish in a day – The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Chris Riddell
A trilogy – His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
A book set in the future – Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles 3,5) by Marissa Meyer
A book you own but have never read – The Burning Man by Tad Williams
A book that takes place in your
hometown country – Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
A book that was originally written in a different language – Corona by Thomas Thiemeyer
A book by a female author – Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A book with a one-word title – Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
A nonfiction book – Cities of Blood by Peter Ackroyd
A book by an author you’ve never read before – Seraphina (Seraphina 1) by Rachel Hartman
A book published this year – Shadow Scale (Seraphina 2) by Rachel Hartman
A book set in a different country – The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen 1) by Amanda Stevens
A book at the bottom of your to-read list – Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy 5) by Richelle Mead
A book more than 100 years old – Rip van Winkle, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving
A book that became a movie – The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner 1) by James Dashner
A book with nonhuman characters – Ptolemy’s Gate (Bartimaeus 3) by Jonathan Stroud
A book of short stories – The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A book with bad reviews – The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
A book with color in the title – Blue Magic (Astrid Lethewood 2) by A.M. Dellamonica
A book with magic – De Erfenis van Richard Grenville (De Verborgen Universiteit 1) by Natalie Koch
A book with a number in the title – The 100 (The Hundred 1) by Kass Morgan
A popular author’s first book – Shadow and Bone (The Grisha 1) by Leigh Bardugo
A book a friend recommended – Ruby Red (Precious Stone 1) by Kerstin Gier
A book set in high school – The Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles 1) by Kresley Cole
A book written by someone under 30 – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer 1) by Michelle Hodkin (not sure if she is but I can’t find her birth year, but she looks like she is under 30, so that is a compliment to her, haha)
A graphic novel – The Promise volume 1 (from Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Now there are a few that I am struggling with finding something for. Maybe some of you have suggestions for me? I would prefer most of these to be attached to fantasy if possible.
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t. Here in the Netherlands we don’t really have a reading list. There are only a few books that are assigned reading material. Maybe 3 or 4, and I read them all. So I was thinking of maybe picking a book from other countries high school reading list. Any suggestions?
A memoir and A book based on a true story. I can’t remember reading one before and I have no idea what to look at
A book that came out the year you were born. I was born in 1987.
A book written by an author with your same initials. Mine are A.O. I can also possibly play with my middle names though if I have to be creative which would be T.M.
Any help would be appreciated!