Book Challenge

Since my fall film challenge was such a success (I came in third place!), and because I've been reading more than watching TV lately, I decided to join Erin's book challenge and I'm pretty excited about it! All you have to do is read ten books between January 1 and April 30, join this Facebook group, select your books, and post your list by December 15. Check out all the rules here.

Here's what I'm going to read:

Read a book, any book, that is at least 200 pages long
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Read a book that begins with the letter D
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

Read a book with a four word title
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Read a book with Mother/Father/Son/Daughter/Child in the title
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Read a book from Amazon's top 100 authors list who is new to you 
Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber

Read a book set in Asia
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard

Read a book with a season in the title
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Read a book that will make you laugh from this Buzzfeed list
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Read a book that is a friend or family member's favorite
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (Daniela's recommendation)

Read a book published the year you were born
Sophie's Choice by William Styron (1979)


Elle Sees said...

interestingchoices this month! i don't think i've read any of them, minus catch 22 in school exactly 4934 years ago.

Karen Peterson said...

This is a fun list. I listened to Catch-22 a couple of years ago. That book is hilarious and weird. The Light Between Oceans has been on my list for awhile and I've been trying to read Go Set a Watchman since it came out. I love the writing, but I haven't gotten to any actual story yet, so it's hard for me to stick with it.

Jana @ Jana Says said...

What I love about this challenge is the vast differences in the books we've all chosen. I like also that the choices tend to reflect our personalities and preferences rather than all of us using the same ones. And thank god for TBR lists!! I pulled half my choices from mine!

Heather said...

The Light Between Oceans was a book swap rec months ago and still on my list. I'm checking out that Amazon top 100 author list to see which one I would pick!! Good luck!

Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand said...

Yay! So happy to have you playing along. I second what Jana says. I love looking at all the picks that people select. Of course, I always find new books that interest me that I want to read. And, you'll find the participation is a lot like Jenn's film challenge. She set that up after I had done the book challenge, and asked if I minded her to model it after mine. Of course, I didn't mind at all.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

ohhh yay! i have read a couple of these and can't wait to see your thoughts on them.. some of them (the light between oceans and the memory keeper's daughter) are super 'thought provoking'.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your list!!!! Can't wait to hear what you thought of all of these. I read maybe two out of your list!! So I'm eager to know about the other ones. Great challenge...now I gotta get my reading in too.

Gracey Williams said...

Oh what a cool challenge! I'm surprised that I've never read Catch-22, I keep meaning to but my book list is way too long. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on them all!

Breakfast at Gracey's

Kimberlee VDW said...

Good luck! I've been slacking on my book reading.

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I LOVED The Memory Keeper's Daughter. But now I only vaguely remember it...I just know I loved it. I'm going to have to reread it. I'm reading To Kill A Mockingbird right now since I don't really remember it from high school and I want to remember it before I read Go Set a Watchman.

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I've been reading a ton lately and neglecting my shows. I'm on book 31 for the year, which is a lot for me.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

My brother in law loves the Chuck Palahniuk books so much! I hope that they're as good as he says that they are, and that you enjoy Diary. I selected The Cuckoo's Calling for another challenge, and I hope that we both end up liking it!