When writing my 2018 New Year’s Goals, it was initially going to be a goal of mine to read 15 books. It was on par with what I’ve read the last two years. I wanted to also complete a challenge, so I got to hunting for one on the internet. I sifted through quite a few that just didn’t really work for me, and then I found this!
It was set up like a bingo card, which initially intrigued me.
As I got to looking at the list, it seemed like not only one I seemed comfortable with, but one that if I try hard enough, I’ll be able to do! A few of them overlap for book club, but I will still end up with about 30 books read in 2018, if I read my heart out and complete it all! Here are the books I chose for the challenge! Those marked with a * are those that double for book club!
Mystery / Thriller: Inferno, Dan Brown
Historical: Hidden Figures*, Margot Lee Shetterly
Over 500 pages: The Host, Stephenie Meyer
Setting in a Library / Bookshop: The Bookshop on the Corner, Jenny Colgan
4 word title: The Couple Next Door*, Shari Lapena
Last book added to your TBR: Capital Gaines, Chip Gaines
Classic: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
Fantasy: The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Coming of Age: The Kite Runner*, Khaled Hosseini
Movie Adaptation: Under the Tuscan Sun*, Frances Mays
Holiday: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, Edited by Stephanie Perkins
Plot Twist: We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
Humor: Sh*t My Dad Says, Justin Halpern
Self-Improvement: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R Covey
Redemption: A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick
Number in Title: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency*, Alexander McCall Smith
Under 250 pages: A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
New to You Foreign Author: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
From a Favorite Series: The Slippery Slope, Lemony Snicket
Dual Timeline: Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
Nonfiction book about a hobby: EITHER Running Like a Girl, Alexandrea Heminsley OR Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run, Kristin Armstrong
Children’s Book: The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt
Random TBR: Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green
Memoir or Autobiography: Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham
Reread: Ready Player One*, Ernest Cline
It’s very intimidating. But with 6/12 book club books working with this challenge, it makes it a little easier. Let’s go 2018 – I better get to reading!