01 June 2016

Another Book Challege

I love to read and when I find challenges for reading I like to keep them for my own personal challenge. Last year, I tried to complete a challenge, but it didn't work for me. There were quite a few that I was unable to complete on the list. But I completed quite a few of them. I decided to try it again. I may change some of options to something that I can achieve. But I think I want to keep this one for next year. 
01. [ ] A book based on a fairy tale
02. [ ] A National Book Award Winner (NOTE: Because this award is relatively new, we will allow finalists and well as winners, in order to give you more options.)
03. [ ] A young adult (YA) bestseller
04. [ ] A book you haven’t read since high school
05. [ ] A book set in your home state (or province/territory)

06. [ ] A book translated into English
07. [ ] A romance set in the future 
08. [ ] A book set in Europe 
09. [ ] A book that is under 150 pages 
10. [ ] A New York Times bestseller 

11. [ ] A book that is being made into a movie this year 
12. [ ] A book recommended by someone you just met 
13. [ ] A self-improvement book (Note that this can be on any topic: finance, health, etc)
14. [ ] A book you can finish in a day 
15. [ ] A book written by a celebrity 

16. [ ] A political memoir 
17. [ ] A book at least 100 years older than you
18. [ ] A book that’s more than 600 pages 
19. [ ] A book from Oprah’s book club 
20. [ ] A science-fiction novel 

21. [ ] A book recommended by a family member
22. [ ] A graphic novel 
23. [ ] A book that is published in 2016 
24. [ ] A book with a protagonist (main character) who has your occupation. 
25. [ ] A book that takes place during summer

26. [ ] A book and its prequel 
27. [ ] A murder mystery 
28. [ ] A book written by a comedian 
29. [ ] A dystopian novel 
30. [ ] A book with a blue cover 

31. [ ] A book of poetry 
32. [ ] The first book you see in a bookstore 
33. [ ] A classic from the 20th century 
34. [ ] A book from the library 
(Knowing that not everyone in this group has access to a public library, we will count books found at a local Little Free Library, purchased at a library used book sale, or found on a Goodread friend’s bookshelf)
35. [ ] An autobiography 

36. [ ] A book about a road trip 
37. [ ] A book about a culture with which you are unfamiliar
38. [ ] A satirical book 
39. [ ] A book that takes place on an island 
40. [ ] A book guaranteed to bring you joy 
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I looked farther on this and found some suggestions for these categories: 
Books based on Fairy Tales
1. The Best Fairy tales and Retellings
2. Based on Fairy Tales

NY Times Bestseller -- GR lists
1. New York Times Bestsellers
2. New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

Young Adult bestsellers
1. NYT Bestsellers for Young Adults
2. Your Favorites -- 100 Best Ever Teen Novels

A book from high school
Since some of you may not remember what you read in high school, feel free to choose a book from my Read in High School shelf or from the following lists:
1. 50 Books to Read in HS
2. I'm Glad Someone Made Me Read This Book
3. Best School-Assigned Books
4. Required Reading in High School"

Books Becoming Movies in 2016 
(Please note, some books listed on the first list were actually released in 2015. You'll need to verify whether any book listed will indeed be released in 2016)
1. Books Becoming Movies in 2016
2. 20 Books Becoming Movies in 2016
3. Book to Movie Adaptions for 2016

Self help books
115 Self-Help Books Everyone Needs to Read
2. Self-Help: Health, Mind, Body Books
3. GR Self Help
4. Barnes & Noble Self Help Books
5. Best Self-Help Books for Women
6. 25 Best Books on Self-Improvement

Book by a Celebrity
1. Who Let These People Write a Book
2. Celebrity Authors

Political Memoir
1. American Politics
2. Political Memoirs

Oprah's Book List
1. Oprah's Book Club Picks
2. Wiki list

Science Fiction
1. Best Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction
2. Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
3. Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century

More than 600 pages
1. Size Doesn't Matter -- The Long and Large Classics of Literature
2. Big Fat Fiction: Best of the Heavyweights

Set during Summer
1. Books Set During Summer
2. Summer Beach Reads: All Stories Set in Beach Towns
3. Summer YA
4. Best Contemporary Romance Set in Summer

A "prequel" is a book written after the first book in a series, but which actually takes place before the first book. I Couldn't find a good list for this one, but this list comes close. 
1. Prequels

Book by a Comedian
1. Books by Comics
2. Written by Comedians

1. Best Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction
2. YA Dystopian Novels

Blue Cover
This one shouldn't be difficult, but in case you do need suggestions:
Books With the Blues

Best Poetry Books

20th Century
Best Books of the 20th Century

(NOTE: "Auto" means the person wrote the book about his or her life; it cannot be a book written about someone else. You'll need to check books on some lists to make sure they are Autobiographies, as some lists lump them all together.)

1. Best Memoir and Biography
2. Memoirs by Women
3. Biography and Memoirs that are Better than Fiction
4. Young Adult Trip Novels
2. Road Trip
3. Fiction Books ABout Route 66
4. Best Road Trip Novels

1. Best Social and Political Satire
2. Best Satires
3. Best Satirical Fiction

Island Setting
1. Books Set on Islands
2. Desert Islands 

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