December 2nd, 2017 by Jan

As the year comes to an end, I realize I’m tied with last years reading record. In 2016, I read 52 books.

BUT… I still have the entire month of December to beat that number. (I think I can, I think I can…)

The first book I read from start to finish, way back in 1984, took me a month to read, was a novel about Captain Cook, and I struggled to make the 30 day library due date.

Today, I’m more practiced in reading. I’m still not a fast reader, yet I’m persistent. And, there are three books on my night stand as I write this. One I am half way through, one I just started, and one that was recommend to me that I found at the library yesterday.

Full disclosure – Reading also includes listening to books for me. I can make a nice quilt at the same time an author can tell me their story.

I was given a reading challenge at the beginning of this year and while I’ve read more books than on this list – I did meet this challenge. Yay me!

I promised to share my list when I finished. So, here it is…

Reading challenge accepted and met.
A book you were suppose read in school – Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
A book from your childhood – The Bluenose Witch, by Margaret Emery
A book published 100 years ago – A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf
A book published last year – The Sellout, by Paul Beatty
A non-fiction book – Endurance, by Scott Kelly
A book by a male author – Sapiens, by Yuval Harari
A book by a female author – Laughing all the way to the Mosque, by Zarqu Nawaz
A book by someone who isn’t a writer — My Hitler Youth, by Jurgen Grone
A book that became a film – Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
A book published in the 20th century – The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas
A book set in your hometown/region – Last of the Sunshine Sketches, by Terry Barker
A book with someone’s name in the title – The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsio
A book with a number in the title – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan
A book with a character with your first name – They Left us Everything, by Plum Johnson
A book that was recommended – Fallen, by Kara Stanley
A book over 500 pages – Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski
A book to finish in one day – The Days, by M.A.C. Farrant
A previously banned book – To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee
A book with a one word title – Projection, by Priscilla Uppal
A book translated from another language – My Name is Red, by Alain de Botton
A self improvement book – Living Low Carb, by Johnny Bowden
A memoir or journal – The Doc’s Side, by Eric J. Paetkau
A book written by someone younger – Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda
A book set in a place I might visit – Gumboot Girls, Edited by Lou Allison
An award winning book – In the Darkroom, by Susan Faludi
A self published book — Coach Hudson’s Words of Wisdom, by Coach Hudson

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