This list was a "challenge" that was going around Facebook at the beginning of the year, so thought I would add it to my list as I am selecting books to read this year. I will update the list with what book qualifies as we go through the year.
1. A book you read in school
1984 by George Orwell
2. A book from your childhood
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
3. A book published over 100 years ago.
Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
4. A book published this year
Irresistable: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
5. A non-fiction book.
Lost at Sea: An American Tragedy by Patrick Dillon
6. A book written by a male author.
The World America Made by Robert Kagan
7. A book written by a female author.
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
8. A book by someone who isn't a writer.
This is a hard one because if they wrote it aren't they a writer? But going with Raising the Floor by Andy Stern and Lee Kravitz (Lee Kravitz is a named ghost writer, or assistant writer)
9. A book that became a film.
The Hunger Games series
10. A book published in the 20th century.
Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
11. A book set in your hometown/region.
Christmas Every Day by Lisa Tawn Bergren set in Taos, which is the region, but the main character is also an alum of St. John's College in Santa Fe, as am I, and will be joining the faculty there by the end of the story.
12. A book with someone's name in the title
The Second Death of George Mallory by Reinhold Messner
13. A book with a number in the title.
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joong Chang
14. A book with a character with your first name.
John Birch: A Life by Terry Lautz
15. A book someone else recommended to you.
The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
16. A book with over 500 pages.
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
17. A book you can finish in a day.
How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language by Simon Horobin
18. A previously banned book.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
19. A book with a one-word title.
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
20. A book translated from another language.
Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman, translated by Elizabeth Manton
21. A book that will improve a specific area of your life.
The Kindness Challenge: 30 Days to Improve Any Relationship by Shaunti Feldhahn
22. A memoir or journal.
Three Weeks with My Brother: A Memoir by Nicholas Sparks
23. A book written by someone younger than you.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
24. A book set somewhere you will be visiting this year.
Engineered for Murder by Aileen Schumacher (takes place in Las Cruces, NM)
25. An award-winning book.
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (National
Book Award Winner)
26. A self-published book.
All that Glitters by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez