Book Challenge 2016

So, here we go: another year, another challenge.

This year, though, my lovely friend Rosie (who blogs at Ramble Ramble Rosie and writes much better reviews than I) and I smartened up. We looked at our To be Read piles (or shall we call them pillars?) and tailored ourselves a mighty fine little reading list:

  1. A Russian novel
    Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol – January 11.17
  2. A Sci-Fi / Fantasy book
    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – February 17.16
    The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – February 21.16
    Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – February 24.16
    The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – May 8.16
  3. A memoir, or book based on factual events
    Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart – October 28.16
  4. A book with a neon cover
    Landline by Rainbow Rowell – September 21.16
  5. A childhood favourite
    Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – March 6.16
  6. A book that belongs to a series
    Soulless by Gail Carriger – April 6.16
    Changeless by Gail Carriger – August 8.16
  7. CanLit
    Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt – May 16.16
  8. A book written by a Nobel Literary Prize-winning author
  9. A story written from a child’s perspective
    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie – May 15.16
  10. A collection of short stories
    Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs – May 17.16
  11. A book you’ve borrowed from a friend
    Patrin by Theresa Kishkan – September 25.16
  12. A book  that’s been translated from a foreign language
    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – October 27.16
  13. A book by a local author
    The Truth Commission by Susan Juby – October 2.16
  14. A book that’s been made into a movie that you haven’t seen
    Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – February 4.16
  15. A book longer than 500 pages
    Winter by Marissa Meyer – January 9.16
  16. A book by a deceased author
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald – April 18.16
  17. A book with a friend’s name in the title
    The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – December 18.16
  18. Something your mom recommends
    The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan – February 5.17
  19. Satire
    The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson – September 11.16
  20. A book from the Canada Reads short list (any year)
    Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan – January 3.17
  21. A book that’s been self-published
  22. Erotica
    Ask for It by Sylvia Day – October 25.16
  23. A novelization of a movie or TV show
    William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher – November 12.16
  24. A book with a number in the title
    13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad – July 13.16
  25. A book from Rory Gilmore’s reading challenge
    The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse – September 16.16
  26. A book published in 2016
    The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry – August 19.16

As with last year, I’ll keep track on this post and on each of the reviews. Not only that, but every title will be categorized as Book Challenge 2016, because I’m considerate like that. Feel free to join in and share your lists with us—we’ll be nice. We promise.

Happy reading!