Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!! 2017 Reading Challenge?

Jack says Happy New Year and he hopes your year is full of nuts! 

I wanted to share these two pictures hubby sent to me one day when he was working at the house and I was having a bad day at work... these cheered me up so much. :D

These are his two sidekicks!  Always with him when he's working outside.

So I'm undecided about whether I want to do another reading challenge this year... I really want to, but I'm so limited on time these days that I feel like if I do the reading challenge I don't have time to read blogs or do any art... I'm so conflicted!  They have good challenges this year too.  Two of them in fact.

The first one has two stages, so I could do one or the other or both.... it's really not that many books either.

Reading For Fun

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit
4. A book you've already read
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love

Reading For Growth

1. A Newberry Award winner of Honor book
2. A book in translation
3. A book that's more than 600 pages
4. A book of poetry, a play or an essay collection
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events
6. An immigrant story
7. A book published before you were born
8. Three books by the same author
9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending
11. A book nominated for an award in 2017
12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner

The second one has a LOT more books to read and looks more challenging... there are some repeats too actually so I don't know if I'd want to do both or mix and match maybe?

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mystical creature
18. A book you're read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set in wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip


41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family-member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant of regugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic
52. A book based on mythology

I guess I could just read whatever I want this year and just use these as guidelines if I get in a slump or don't know what to read next.  What do you guys think?

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