Challenges:- Reading Challenge 2014


So I came upon this challenge at the beginning of the year, but with the fuss of the ongoing exams back then, I forgot to include it in the challenges post. I find this challenge quite interesting and versatile, and I admire that it includes re-reading books. It’s hosted on Tuesday Wednesday, if you want to check it out. Here’s my list! I tried, as much as possible, to put in books that I already own so I can conquer my massive TBR list.

  • 1. Read a classic: The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • 2. Read a ‘banned‘ book. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • 3. Re-read a book from your childhood. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • 4. Re-read a book you read at school/university/college as required reading. Undecided.
  • 5. Read a book that you have been meaning to but never got around to reading. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan D.
  • 6. Read a biography of someone you don’t know or may only know a little about. Undecided
  • 7. Read a modern classic. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • 8. Read a book in a genre you normally wouldn’t choose. Undecided
  • 9. Read a book that is based on or has been turned into a TV show. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • 10. Read a book that was adapted into a movie you have seen. Undecided
  • 11. Read a book suggested to you by someone you know. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • 12. Read a book based ENTIRELY on the cover (You are not allowed to read the blurb/synopsis first). Undecided
  • 13. Read a book that is not necessarily marketed for you (ie your age group/gender etc). Ophelia & the Marvelous Boy
  • 14. Read a book by an author you have never heard of/never read or you don’t particularly like. Tale of Two Cities
  • 15. Read a book that is not in a typical novel style The Gurnesey and Potato Peel Society
  • 16. Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Something by Oscar Wilde
  • 17. Read a non-fiction book. Why I Read
  • 18. Read the first book in a series you have never read. A Game of Thrones OR the Hobbit 
  • 19. Read a book you gave up on reading in the past in the past. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
  • 20. Read a book from a foreign country. Undecided
  • 21. Read a book (not necessarily a memoir/autobiography but they are fine too) written by a famous person you like (not normally authors). Undecided
  • 22. Read a book to learn something new (a language, a country, recipes, crafts, event). The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
  • 23. Read an bind-up, omnibus, anthology or a collection of short stories. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  • 24. Re-read one of your all time favorite books. The Picture of Dorian Gray or The Fault in Our Stars
  • Bonus: Place a collection of book titles you own/want to read into a hat and draw one out at random. Read it.

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2 thoughts on “Challenges:- Reading Challenge 2014

  1. I love your selections, so glad to have you on board! I think you are the third person so far to include Anne Frank in your list, it is also one of mine, would love to hear your thoughts on it when you have read it. Good luck! – Bec

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