A new challenge has been issued, one slightly shorter than last year’s. There are a few curveball categories (a romance set in the future..? Maybe I can count The Moon is a Harsh Mistress), but it looks like a fun set. For those on facebook who want to throw in with others who have taken up the challenge, there is a group called the 2016 Dumbledore is Dead and Prim Doesn’t Feel Too Well Reading Challenge.
A list of books being made into movies (#11) has already been posted there. Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies is among `em. Oh, dear…
- A book based on a fairy tale.
- A National Book Award Winner
- A YA Besteseller
- A Book Not Read Since High School
- A Book Set in Home State
- A Book Translated into English
- A Romance Set in Future
- A Book Set in Europe
- A Book Under 150 Pages
- NY Times Bestseller
- Book Becoming a Movie in 2016
- A Book Recommended by Someone You Just Met
- Book Which Can Be Finished in a Day
- A Book Written by a Celebrity
- Political Memoir
- A Book a Century Older Than You
- A Book Over 600 pages
- A Book from Oprah’s Book Club
- A Science Fiction Novel
- A Book Recommended by a Family Member
- Graphic Novel
- Book Published in 2016
- Book with Protagonist Sharing Your Occupation
- A Book set in Summer
- A Book and its Prequel
- A murder mystery
- A book written by a comedian
- Dystopian novel
- A book with a blue cover
- A book of poetry
- First book you see in a bookstore
- 20th century classic
- Library book
- A book about a road trip
- A book from an unfamilar culture
- A satirical book
- A book set on an island
- A book that brings joy
I expect Greg Iles and Wendell Berry to make appearances here.
Not doing this in 2016. I have plans….. [grin] I might give you some ideas about the more difficult ones though….
Are you familiar with any good dystopias beyond the usual suspects (1984, BNW, etc)?
Do you have any big themes coming up next year? For me, this challenge is more a case of finding categories that match the books I'm already reading. Neither have really made me go out of my way too much.
I'll give Dystopias some thought for you… I'm sure that I should be able to think of something.
Crime, I think is going to be my big theme coming up, though I already have most of my fiction planned for next year – I got a bit carried away as I sometimes do.
Will any of that by digital? There are a few books on cybersecurity (crime and war) that I want to try next year.
I do have quite a few Cyber related books in various TBR piles…. Although most of the crime stuff is by traditional blunt instrument [grin]