Is anyone else doing this?? Here are my picks so far and I'm looking for suggestions for some of these!
1. A book with more than 500 pages: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
2. A classic romance: Sense & Sensibility -- but okay I really didn't know what they meant by a classic romance. Like how classic are we talking? Could a Danielle Steele novel work? IDK. Would love other suggestions on this one!!
3. A book that became a movie: Oh tons of possibilities here! Still thinking! Any suggestions?
4. A book published this year: Umm this year being 2014 or 2015? Either way, I have a zillion options.
5. A book with a number in the title: Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood -- really enjoyed her book Wildlife and so I'm itching for this to be published here in the States.
6. A book written by someone under 30: The Duff by Kody Keplinger
7. A book with nonhuman characters: The Bees by Laline Paull
8. A funny book: I'm thinking Is Everybody Hanging Out With Me? by Mindy Kaling
9. A book by a female author: Ummm that's a lot of my TBR list haha. Pretty much anything I want to read.
10. A mystery or thriller: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
11. A book with a one word title: Solitaire by Alice Oseman
12. A book with short stories: Hmmm this is very out of my comfort zone because I don't do short stories. Any recommendations. I've had A Good Man is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Conner on my shelf for forever.
13. A book set in a different country: A Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor or Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwall or Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
14. A non-fiction book: Hmm so many options. Will I go biography or memoir? History? Travelogue? Self help? I DON'T KNOW. For now
15. A popular author's first book: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet: Hmm thinking I'll read a David Levithan book I haven't gotten to yet.
17. A book a friend recommended: Oh jeez. Lots of options here too. Always having books recommended to me by friends in this community.
18. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel: I'm so out of the loop re: awards so I definitely had to look up what has one because i couldn't recall one. I'm thinking Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
19. A book based on a true story: HMMMM. Help? I mean, does a memoir count?
20. A book at the bottom of your TBR list: Okay what even does this mean? I mean, my TBR list is infinite basically and I don't understand. Like a book I'm not sure I want to read and it is on the bottom? or PHYSICALLY?
21. A book your mom loves: Well, that's awkward because my mom died in 2006 and I really don't know what she loved other than John Grisham? I guess I can go for one of those.
22. A book that scares you: Hmm going to have to think about that more.
23. A book more than a 100 years old: Emma by Jane Austen
24. A book based entirely on its cover: I'll probably go to the library and wander for this one.
25. A book you were supposed to read in school and didn't: Lord of the Flies. WAH PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME.
26. A memoir: Oh I have so many of those! I want to reread Eat, Pray, Love actually so maybe that.
27. A book with antonyms in the title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
28. A book you can finish in a day: I can finish a lot of novels in a day if I have time? Even decently long books. I'll just pick a short-ish one -- The Summer I Learned To Fly by Dana Reinhardt
29. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to go: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick -- TEXAS! Have always wanted to visit Texas!
30. A book published the year you were born: Well, that was 1985! So Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale!
31. A book with bad reviews: SIGH. I don't want to subject myself to bad books but this will also give me the opportunity to read a book I was REALLY excited about but got not so great reviews! September Girls by Bennett Madison!
32. A Trilogy: Definitely the Newsoul Trilogy by Jodi Meadows
33. A book from your childhood: Maybe Harriet The Spy?
34. A book with a love triangle: Apparently The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall has one!
35. A book set in the future: Cress by Marissa Meyer
36. A book set in high school: UH like all of my YA books basically? Or does it need to take place physically IN school for the most part? I'll figure this one out later as I read.
37. A book with a color in the title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
38. A book that made you cry: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
39. A book with magic: Second Harry Potter book? YES I KNOW I KNOW I SHOULD FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MAKE THE WHOLE SERIES FIT WITHIN THIS CHALLENGE SO I WILL JUST READ IT ALREADY.
40. A graphic novel: Blankets by Craig Thompson
41. A book by an author you've never read before: Oh this is easy. LOTS of choices. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma is one I really want to read!
42. A book you own but never read: *Stares at the hundreds of books I own but have never read*
43. A book that takes place in your hometown: Hmm Fever 1793 takes place in Philly. I know there are others but I'm BLANKING. Any recommendations??
44. A book that was originally written in another language: The Wind up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Marakami
45. A book set during Christmas: Decked With Holly by Marni Bates
46. A book by an author who had your same initials: I almost started looking for JB authors but then I was like OH WAIT I GOT MARRIED TWO YEARS AGO I AM NOW JM. Thank you Jodi Meadows for having the same initials as me -- The Orphan Queen it is!
47. A play: Hmmm. Not excited about this one. No ideaaaa. Recommendations??
48. A banned book: Forever by Judy Blume -- been dying to reread this!
49. A book based on or turned into a tv show: The first Veronica Mars book!
50. A book you started but never finished: Crime & Punishment here I come!