Sunday, January 01, 2017

I'm Up for a Challenge. I Think.

I don't know about you, but I have always enjoyed participating in reading challenges.  They're fun, they encourage me to branch out in my reading, they create a sense of community, etc. etc.  Even though I totally suck at actually completing the challenges, I like attempting them.  So, here are the two I'm going to tackle in 2017:

2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge - hosted by Tracy and MC at Cornerfolds and Claudia at My Soul-Called Life

Since I love dystopian literature, I'm going to go for broke and try for the Leader badge, which requires reading 16+ books.  Here's what I'm thinking:

1.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2.  Wool by Hugh Howey
3.  The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
4.  Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
5.  One Second After by William R. Forstchen
6.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
7.  Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
8.  Born by Tara Brown
9.  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
10.  Red Rising by Pierce Brown
11.  Consider by Kristy Acevedo
12.  Bluescreen by Dan Wells
13.  Starflight by Melissa Landers
14.  Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
15.  Vicarious by Paula Stokes
16.  Replica by Lauren Oliver

The 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge—hosted by Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy


For this choose-your-own-adventure challenge, you can choose from two different checklist tracks for your reading.  I'm going to do the "Reading for Fun" one, which includes the following categories:

1.  A book you choose for the coverThe Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell
2.  A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-ableThe Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh
3.  A book set somewhere you've never been, but would like to visitThe Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
4.  A book you've already readHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
5.  A juicy memoirMy Story by Elizabeth Smart
6.  A book about books or readingThe Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
7.  A book in a genre you usually avoidMaus by Art Spiegelman
8.  A book you don't want to admit you're dying to readTalking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
9.  A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven't read yetThe Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
10.  A book about a topic or subject you already loveTrials of the Earth by Mary Mann Hamilton

Wish me luck!



3 comments:

  1. I like the look of that second challenge. I can't believe you're so organized that you have the books for each category chosen already! Go you!

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  2. Those both sound like fun challenges! I'm limiting myself to one reading challenge this year or I might sign up for the Dystopian one. I liked both Ready Player One and Tomorrow, When the War Began...and I really liked One Second After. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on your other dystopian reads. Good luck with both challenges! :)

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  3. I've read and enjoyed books 1, 2, 4, and 5 on your list of dystopian novels. I enjoyed all of them to some degree, but loved ReadyPlayer One and the entire series by Marsden. Thanks for some other good possibilities on your list!

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