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Popsugar Book Challenge update:

I have six books left to go.  Out of 52….last year I might have read 50 books.  The lowest of my life since I could read, I am sure.

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Which is surprising.  And I find that this random book challenge was something that I have utterly and completely enjoyed.  I found books that were simply delightful.  I found an author that I adore (Larry Correia).  I read books that I have intended to read for quite sometime.  I have completely stretched this year with my tastes.  I absolutely loved Grapes of Wrath and everything else I’ve touched by Steinbeck.

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Which is to say….I’ve made my own, similar, book challenge.  I’ll list it below.  I don’t have the goal of finishing it by the end of the year.  It’s longer than the first book challenge.  It’s simply to keep me stretching with my reading.  I still intend to keep reading a classic a month.  Even though I missed May.  What I’m saying is that, for now, I’ll be reading off of a random, arbitrary list of books for the fun of it.  I can’t tell you why I enjoy it other than I’m a freak.  But here is my new list:

Amanda’s Popsugar Book Challenge

A Book with a Title that Makes You Smile:

Reread the first book you can remember reading:

Read your first “favorite” book:

Finish a series or trilogy that you have started and never finished:

A Murder Mystery:

A book with a mouse:

A friend’s favorite book:

A book with an appealing title:

A book set in a fantasy land:

A book set in Egypt:

A book about something that interests you but you wouldn’t normally read:

A book with a protagonist that has your same first name:

A book from your teenage years:

A book you remember distinctly from your childhood or you read over and over again:

Reread your very favorite book:

Read a book based on a myth or fairy-tale:

Read a pulp novel:

A classic horror novel:

A book that’s been on your to read list for a while:

Read a fatty classic novel:

Read a book you feel you should:

Read a classic novel from another country or culture:

Read a book set in a piece of history that interests you:

Read another Pulitzer Prize winner:

Read a Newberry Award or Honor book:

Read a Hugo Award Winning Book:

Read a book that makes you smile:

Read a Coming of Age Book:

Read a book you think will be difficult to read:

Read a modern classic:

Read a classic children’s book you didn’t read as a child:

Read a classic science fiction novel:

A book set in the 1910s:

A book set in the 1920s:

A book set in the 1930s:

A book set in the 1940s:

A book set in the 1950s:

A book set in the 1960s:

A book set in the 1970s:

A book set in the 1980s:

A book set in the 1990s:

A book about space:

A ghost story:

Read a gothic story:

Read a “chick-lit” book:

Read a book and then watch the movie:

Read a cheeseball SCI-FI novel:

Read a Memoir:

Read a Nonfiction Book:

Read an End of Days Book:

Read an ancient classic:

Read a cheesy adventure book:

A vampire book:
A spy book:

A pirate book:

A romance novel:

A fantasy novel:

A full series:

A trilogy:

Something unexpected:

An American classic:

A British Classic:

An Asian Classic:

A piece of old pulp:

An old mystery novel:

A children’s book:

A Young Adult Book:

A book with a female protagonist:

A book with a male protagonist:

A book with a child protagonist:

A book with an elderly protagonist:

Something massive:

Something whimsical:

Something scary:

Something sad:

Something fanciful:

Something happy:

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Anyhoo, I’ll be reading this while I finish up the first challenge.  I’m reading Madame Bovary currently.  I plan on throwing in, perhaps, Don Quixote and the last of the Wheel of Time.  So, those will take forever to make myself plow through.

~Amanda

ps Frozen Fever can now be pre-ordered.  Hallelujah.  Though Teen Titans have come to my house to the enjoyment of us all.

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