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01 January 2016

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
I don't think my love of reading (if it's not more correctly an obsession) shocks anyone who knows me. So when I saw this on Better World's FB page, I decided to do it. Now, given I read constantly, it's no surprise that I read more books in a month than many people do in a year. I thought about keeping a log of all the books I read but decided that would be a bit too much. I already have plans on some of the books I plan to read for this challenge. Others I need to ask someone about (the librarian and the person 30 years older or younger than me) or do some research on (books set on each continent, etc). So here is the list of books I plan to read so far for this challenge. Links are to Fantastic Fiction's page on each book. As I read them, I will try to note the date I started and finished them. I am in the middle of a series right now but as soon as I finish it, I will start the challenge. As of 1 Jan. 2016, the ones without titles are ones I need recommendations on or need to research a bit more for what I want to read. The challenge itself calls for 31 books (25 categories but the continents requires 7 books) but I plan on reading 85 for the challenge if I counted right.

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  • A book with my favorite color cover

Books 2 and 6 of the Governess Bride series by Christina Dodd
  1. Rules of Surrender

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  • A book with a main character that has an occupation similar to my own
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  • A book published the year I was born (1977)
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  • A book featuring a protagonist with a lifestyle different than my own (religion, sexuality, education, occupation, politics)
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  • A National Book Award winner from years past
    • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Winner National Book Award Fiction category 1938)
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I will also read the official and unoffical sequels by various authors as below.
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  • A book under 200 pages
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  • A graphic novel
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  • Books set on each continent
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    • Antarctica
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    • Australia
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  • A book recommended by someone 30 years older or younger than me
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  • A book by a female author with a female protagonist
    • The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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    1. On the Banks of Plum Creek
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    1. By the Shores of Silver Lake
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    1. The Long Winter
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    1. Little Town on the Prairie
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    1. These Happy Golden Years
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    1. The First Four Years
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    • The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
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    1. Anne of Avonlea
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    1. Anne of the Island
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    1. Anne of Windy Poplars
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    1. Anne's House of Dreams
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    1. Anne of Ingleside
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    1. Rainbow Valley
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    1. Rilla of Ingleside
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  • A book translated from a different language
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  • A nonfiction book about science

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  • A collection of essays

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  • A book by a person of color

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  • A famous author's lesser known work

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  • A science fiction book
    • The Dragoback series by Timothy Zahn
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  • A self-improvement book


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