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At first I thought I’d not be able to do this as I couldn’t find the blog with the popsugar website list on. I was quite ill this time last year and it looks like I copied across the challenge but didn’t blog it. I’ve been very good this year at keeping Goodreads up to date so it’s been quite painless to go through it and see how I did in the challenge. I’ve been a bit naughty with some of the categories but overall a better effort than previous years. How has your reading year been?

2016 Reading Challenge

  • A book based on a fairy tale: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince Serena Valentino (cheating a bit it’s about Beauty & the Beast)
  • A National Book Award winner
  • A YA bestseller Clover Moon Jacqueline Wilson
  • A book you haven’t read since high school Billy Liar Keith Waterhouse
  • A book set in your home state (Yorkshire) Gods of Gold Chris Nickson
  • A book translated to English The Book of Mirrors EO Chirovici
  • A romance set in the future Born of Betrayal Sherrilyn kenyon
  • A book set in Europe – Inferno Dan Brown
  • A book under 150 pages Ur Stephen King
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A book that’s becoming a movie this year (2016) (cheating as I used Inferno elsewhere) Harry Potter & the Cursed Child
  • A book recommended by someone you just met
  • A self improvement book Hypnotic Gastric Band Paul McKenna
  • A book you can finish in one day Dolly A Ghost Story Susan Hill
  • A book written by a celebrity Holy Cow David Duchovny
  • A political memoir
  • A book at least 100 years older than you Little Women Louisa May Alcott
  • A book more than 600 pages – Lover At Last JR Ward
  • A book from Oprah’s Book club
  • A sci-fi novel Mortal Engines Phillip Reeve
  • A book recommended by a family member Necroscope Brian Lumley
  • A graphic novel Watchmen Alan Moore
  • A book published in 2016 Even Dogs in the Wild Ian Rankin
  • A book with a protagonist who has your occupation (Using police as civil servants) A Journal of Sin Darryl Donaghue
  • A book that takes place during summer The Bourbon Kings JR Ward
  • A book and it’s prequel Born of Night/Born of Fire Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • A murder mystery Fear the Dark Chris Mooney
  • A book written by a comedian Holding Graham Norton
  • A dystopian novel Defender GX Todd
  • A book with a blue cover – Gospel of Loki Joanne Harris
  • A book on poetry
  • The first book you see in a book store Hollow 2nd Novel of Miss Peregreine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • A classic set in 20th century Psycho Robert Bloch (my idea of a classic anyway)
  • A book from the library Faceless Killers Henning Mankell
  • An autobiography
  • A book about a road trip
  • A book about a culture you are unfamiliar with
  • A satirical book
  • A book that takes place on an island The Lie Tree Frances Hardinge
  • A book guaranteed to bring you joy Winnie the Pooh AA Milne