2016 Reading Challenge

New Year!  New Challenge! - Updated 1/30/16

My awesome reading challenge group has decided on the PopSugar reading challenge this year.    In addition, I will also be completing a fantasy based challenge/book club where you read specific books to discuss.  I am looking forward to this to open me up to new fantasy authors even though a couple of the months are series I have already read.

PopSugar Challenge Items:
  • A book based on a fairy tale ~
  • A National Book Award winner ~
  • A YA bestseller ~
  • A book you haven't read since high school ~  The Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey
  • A book set in your home state ~
  • A book translated to English ~
  • A romance set in the future ~  Siren's Call by Jayne Castle
  • A book set in Europe ~
  • A book that's under 150 pages ~
  • A New York Time's bestseller ~
  • A book that's becoming a movie this year ~
  • A book recommended by someone you just met ~
  • A self-improvement book ~
  • A book you can finish in a day ~  Killashandra by Anne McCaffrey
  • A book written by a celebrity ~
  • A political memoir ~
  • A book at least 100 years older then you ~
  • A book that's more then 600 pages ~
  • A book from Oprah's Book Club ~
  • A science-fiction novel ~  The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • A book recommended by a family member ~
  • A graphic novel ~
  • A book that is published in 2016 ~
  • A book with a protagonist who has your occupation ~
  • A book that takes place during the summer ~
  • A book and it's prequel ~  The Blue Sword and The Hero and The Crown by Robin McKinley
  • A murder mystery ~
  • A book written by a comedian ~
  • A dystopian novel ~
  • A book with a blue cover ~  Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
  • A book of poetry ~
  • The first book you see in a bookstore ~
  • A classic book from the 20th century ~
  • A book from the library ~  The Long War by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • An Autobiography ~
  • A book about a road trip ~
  • A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with ~
  • A satirical book ~
  • A book that takes place on an island ~
  • A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy ~

The Flights of Fantasy challenge/book club by Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly.

·         Read January / Discuss February: Robin McKinley
o   The Hero and the Crown - Done
o   The Blue Sword - Done
·         Read March / Discuss April: Robin Hobb
o   Assassin's Apprentice
o   Royal Assassin
o   Assassin's Quest
·         Read May / Discuss June: Jay Kristoff
o   Stormdancer
o   Kinslayer
o   Endsinger
·         Read July / Discuss August: Jacqueline Carey
o   Kushiel's Dart
o   Kushiel's Chosen
o   Kushiel's Avatar
·         Read September / Discuss October: Sharon Shinn
o   Troubled Waters
o   Royal Airs
o   Jeweled Fire
·         Read November / Discuss December: Philippa Ballantine
o   Geist
o   Spectyr
o   Wrayth
o   Harbinger

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Books that didn't fit on the list:
Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

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