After reading this amazing blog, by another amazing blogger:
I was determined to enter another reading challenge this year.
She had this amazing list of 24 books to read; i.e; two books a month to read for the year and I fell in love with the idea.
Sooooooooooooo… there it is my own list, I personally used my own library since I keep on buying and buying more books and stalking them without reading them first.
Anyway; these are my 24 books: (plus a bonus one):
- 1. Read a classic. Emma ~ Jane Austen
- 2. Read a ‘banned‘ book. The Mysterious Stranger ~ Mark Twain
- 3. Re-read a book from your childhood. The Secret Garden ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
- 4. Re-read a book you read at school/university/college as required reading. Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte
- 5. Read a book that you have been meaning to but have never gotten around to reading. Persuasion ~ Jane Austen
- 6. Read a biography of someone you don’t know or may only know a little about. The Diary of a Young Girl ~ Anne Frank
- 7. Read a modern classic. To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
- 8. Read a book in a genre you normally wouldn’t choose. Mockingjay ~ Suzanne Collins
- 9. Read a book that is based on or has been turned into a TV show. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
- 10. Read a book that was adapted into a movie you have seen. Lord of the flies
- 11. Read a book suggested to you by someone you know. The Casual Vacancy ~ J.K.Rowling
- 12. Read a book based ENTIRELY on the cover (You are not allowed to read the blurb/synopsis first). The Secret Keeper ~ Kate Horton
- 13. Read a book that is not necessarily marketed for you (ie your age group/gender etc). World War Z
- 14. Read a book by an author you have never heard of/never read or you don’t particularly like (would normally avoid). The Alexandria Link ~ Steve Berry
- 15. Read a book that is not in a typical novel style (e.g. a book of poetry, diary/letter based book, play, graphic novel). Wolverine Origins
- 16. Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Parker Pyne Investigates ~ Agatha Christie
- 17. Read a non-fiction book. Howard Carter. The Path to TutanKhamun
- 18. Read the first book in a series you have never read. The Bad Beginning ~ “A series of unfortunate events”
- 19. Read a book you gave up on reading in the past. A Feast for Crows
- 20. Read a book from a foreign country. The Girl Who Played Go ~ Shan Sa.
- 21. Read a book (not necessarily a memoir/autobiography but they are fine too) written by a famous person you like (not normally authors). Palo Alto ~ James Franco
- 22. Read a book to learn something new (a language, a country, recipes, crafts, event). Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt
- 23. Read an bind-up, omnibus, anthology or a collection of short stories. The Best of Roald Dahl. Perfect Bedtime Stories for those who Relish Sleepless Nights.
- 24. Re-read one of your all time favorite books. The Hobbit
- Bonus: Place a collection of book titles you own/want to read into a hat and draw one out at random. Read it. Absent in the Spring ~ Agatha Christie
So these are my 24 (plus bonus one) books that I chose to try this 24 books in a year challenge, and that will count for half of my 50 books for 2014 year challenge 😀
I already started with number 11; read a book suggested to you by someone you know, “The Casual Vacancy”, it is definitely not fun going in order, is it? 😀 😛
Dear Reader; I really believe you should all try this challenge; it is different, fun and exciting. It might be the solution (for me at least) to achieve my 50 books challenge (once and for all). A solution for a more exciting reading.