2014 Reading Challenge

After reading this amazing blog, by another amazing blogger:

2014 Reading Challenge

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.

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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.

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8 thoughts on “2014 Reading Challenge

  1. Great selection! I see we will have a couple of the same books (Anne Freank and Grimms Fairytales) Though I believe I have put mine under different numbers 🙂 I will hopefully have my final list up by today! Good luck and thanks again for joining!

    1. Don’t forget to ping me with your list… 😀
      Can not wait to see your list…
      and it is amazing to see we have two of our books are the same.
      Maybe when each of us are done reading with them, we can discuss them

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