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Reading Self-Challenge 2016

Read a Book

  1. Where the first word in the title starts with the letter J  Justified by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  2. With a mostly blue cover  A Mate for the Savage by Jenika Snow
  3. Where a water word is included in the title (examples--river, lake, water, rain)  The Call of Ice by Simone Moro
  4. By an author who shares either your first name or your last name
  5. Published in 2016    Thief by Alexa Riley
  6. That is a collection of short stories, either by the same author or various authors  For the First Time by various authors
  7. To a child or a pet Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
  8. That is a collection of poetry, either by the same poet or various poets
  9. That is a collection of quotes
  10. By a deceased author Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
  11. Included in The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection
  12. That won an award (examples--Newbery, National Book Award, Golden Sower)
  13. That interested you just on the basis of the cover   Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
  14. From a genre you don't normally read (examples--historical fiction, biography, science fiction, romance, mystery)   The Lost City of Z by David Grann (narrative nonfiction)
  15. That is a graphic novel
  16. Set in a country you've always wanted to visit
  17. Written by an author with Nebraska connections (examples--Willa Cather, Rainbow Rowell, Alex Kava, Nicholas Sparks)  Burned Bridges of Ward, Nebraska by Eileen Curtright
  18. Where the author's last name starts with the letter R Her Forbidden Rockstar by Sarah Robinson
  19. On The Telegraph's list of 20 Best British and Irish Novels of All Time
  20. Set in the Middle East
  21. That is a biography or autobiography of a famous Nebraskan (examples--Montgomery Clift, Gerald Ford, Red Cloud, Susette La Flesche, Warren Buffett, Johnny Carson)
  22. Recommended by a friend
  23. About one of your hobbies or interests (examples--knitting, photography, dogs, volunteering, swimming)
  24. Published in 2015 Ride the Wicked Woodsman by Christa Wick
  25. From your TBR list   Doubled by Charlotte Stein
  26. With five or more words in the title  Seduced by the American Millionaire by Lynda Chance
  27. Where the author's first and last names begin with the same letter    Wanted Dead or Alive by Alyssa Alpha
  28. Translated into English from another language The Fifth Son by Elie Wiesel
  29. Originally published in the 19th century  Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  30. About a particular religion  Buddhism:  Buddhist Teachings, Beliefs, Finding Enlightenment and Practicing Buddhism by Shalu Sharma
  31. From the ALA's Frequently Challenged Books list
  32. With a one-word title Captor by Ember Chase
  33. Based on a true crime
  34. Set in the distant future Battery Operated Boyfriend by Kelsey Charisma
  35. With a teenage hero or heroine  The Death of Lila Jane by Teresa Mummert
  36. Later turned into a movie
  37. Revolving around an exchange of letters One Letter by Christin Lovell
  38. Set during a war  Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  39. Written by a first-time author  We Come to Our Senses by Odie Lindsey
  40. That is a multi-published author's first book
  41. With a number in the title Box of 1Night Stands by Various Authors
  42. That is the first book in a series of three or more books Radio Silence by Alyssa Cole
  43. About someone you admired as a child Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol
  44. Related to improving interpersonal relations  The Narcissist You Know by Joseph Burgo
  45. You read and enjoyed as a child or young adult
  46. With a color in the title  Silver & Chrome by Aubrey St. Clair
  47. Set in either a dystopian or utopian world   Almost Real by Charlotte Stein
  48. Set in Russia
  49. Related to Travel The Mystery of Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho
  50. Related to cooking
  51. Set in your favorite place to visit
  52. Related to your job


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