Bringing up Burns posted a reading challenge last December which I thought would be fun to participate in---so I did!
a book that was made into a movie--A. Weir "The Martian"
a book you pick solely because of the cover--B Crouch "Snowbound"
a book your friend loves--S. Dallas "The Persian Pickle Club"
a book published this year--H. Howey "Beacon"
a book by an author you’ve never read before--R.D. Rosen "Such Good Girls"
a book by an author you love--M. Binchy "Minding Frankie"
a book at the bottom of your “to-read” pile--P. Larson "Run"
a book with a color in the title--A. Bender "The Particular Sadness of Sadness of Lemon Cake" (lemon is a color right?)
a book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit--A. Weir "The Martian"
a book you started but never finished--M. Binchy "A Week in Winter"
a book with a lion. a witch. or a wardrobe--J. Riley "Story Thieves"
a book with a female heroine--C. Claire "City of Bones"
a book set in the summer--M. Berwin "Hot House Flower"
a book of poems--N. Hasimi "The Pearl that Broke it's Shell"
a book you learned about because of this challenge--R. Sloan "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore"
a book that will make you smarter--J.F. Baylan "She's Not There"
a book with a blue cover--S. Casey "The Wave"
a book you were supposed to read in school. but didn’t--(I read everything that was assigned so this didn't apply to me!) but R. Cormier "I am the Cheese" was apparently read in lots of high schools..not mine so I read that.
a book “everyone” but you has read --J. Picoult "Leaving Time"
a book with a great first line--C. Dickens "A Tale of Two Cities"
a book with pictures--S. Luxemberg "Annie's Ghosts"
a book from the library--K. Donahue "The Boy Who Drew Monsters"
a book you loved, read it again--J. Windham "The Day of the Triffids
a book that is more than 10 years old--S. Schaller "A Man Without Words"
a book based on a true story--R. Santorum "Bella's Gift"
In total I read 47 books this year and started many more. I never get enough reading time though I do listen to audiobooks sometimes in the car, quilting studio or hiking. I always wish I could read more but I do have to sleep!