2016 Book Challenge in Bookish Stuff

Revised: 04/04/2016 1:35 p.m.

  • Dec. 7, 2015, 8:18 p.m.
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  1. Pulitzer Prize Book

  2. Book of Poetry

  3. Microhistory
    Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  4. Novella
    The Times are Never so bad by Andre Dubus ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  5. YA book series
    1. Daughter of Smoke & Bone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    2. Days of Blood & Starlight⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    3. Dreams of Gods & Monster ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Laini Taylor

  6. Biography of a Person you admire
    Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  7. Fantasy
    The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  8. Sci-Fi

  9. Dystopian

  10. Non-fiction
    Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  11. Historical Fiction

  12. A bestselling book
    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Grisha 1) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  13. A spy novel

  14. A debut novel
    The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  15. A book with alliteration in the title

  16. A book with a yellow cover

  17. A book set in Europe

  18. A book based on the state where you live currently

  19. A book from the country where one of your grandparents were born

  20. A book featuring immigrant characters
    The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  21. A book about an artist or art

  22. A book where the main character is an animal

  23. A book about books

  24. A book about outlaws
    Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  25. Book on a top 100 list

  26. A book published in 2016

  27. A book published between 1850-1950

  28. A banned book

  29. A book you got for free
    Make Something Up by Chuck P ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  30. A book from your comfort zone
    Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  31. A book outside your comfort zone

  32. An inspirational story
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  33. A book your father loves (I’m fudging this to book a book your husband loves instead)

  34. Recommended by a friend
    Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  35. A guilty pleasure

  36. A book you wanted to read in 2015
    The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  37. Wild Card (I’m assuming this to mean a free spot to fill in with whatever my dark heart desires)

  38. Based on a fairy tale
    Alice by Christina Henry ⭐️⭐️

  39. A book translated into English

  40. A book that scares you

  41. A New York Times best seller

  42. A book that is more than 600 pages

  43. A murder mystery

  44. A book that takes place on an island

  45. A book with a blue cover
    Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  46. A book you picked based solely on the cover

  47. The first book you see in the bookstore

  48. A book with nonhuman characters

  49. A romance

  50. A book recommended to you by an Instagram Feed

  51. A classic

  52. A Western themed novel

January 2016:
1. Not My Father’s Son-Alan Cumming January 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. The Times are Never So Bad- Andre Dubus January 5th ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman January 8th ⭐️⭐️
4. The house of sand and fog by Dubus III January 10th ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville January 12th ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6. Make Something Up by Chuck P ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ January 14th
7. Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III ⭐️⭐️⭐️ January 16th
8. Stone Mattresss by Margaret Atwood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ January 21st
9. Alice by Christina Henry ⭐️⭐️ January 24th
10. Daughter of Smoke & Bone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ January 27th
11. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys ⭐️⭐️⭐️ January 29th

February 2016:
1. Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Feb 2
2. The Oregon Trail ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Feb 7th
3. Days of Blood and Starlight ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Feb 9th
4. Dreams of Gods and Monsters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Feb 14th
5. The Golem & The Jinni ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Feb 20th
6. The Darkest Part of the Forest ⭐️⭐️ Feb 25th

March 2016:
1. Six of Crows- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️March 1st
2. Mistborn The Final Empire- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ March 7th
3. The Life Boat- ⭐️⭐️ March 9th
4. The Well of Ascension- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ March 16th
5. Consider the Fork- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ March 18th
6. The Hero of Ages- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ March 23rd
7. The Goblin Emperor- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ March 26th
8. BlackBringer- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️March 28th

April 2016:
1. Hush Hush- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️April 1st
2. Shadow and Bone- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ April 3rd


Last updated April 04, 2016


Avalon December 07, 2015

Yay! Great choices. There's lots of room for all kinds of books and bookends prompts. 😄

Life Is For Living December 07, 2015

Huzzah! & that rounds off the Bookends choices for our individual prompts next year. Go us!

Jeanine December 07, 2015

I'm surprised you haven't finished this list yet!

HAHAHA. I'm going to do it, too, but know I'm just fooling myself :D

Lepetit pumpkinesque Jeanine ⋅ December 07, 2015

I didn't finish this years yet, I still have four prompts that I probably won't fill.

I made my own list for 2016, I just put a bunch of them together and voila!

Jeanine December 07, 2015

Oh! You have a different one than the one I have; I will probably steal some of your prompts as they suit me!

perfunctory December 07, 2015

You'll kill it, I know it!

pandora December 08, 2015

I recommend All the Light We Cannot See for the Pulitzer!

Lepetit pumpkinesque pandora ⋅ December 08, 2015

I already read it!! I loved it so much!

pandora February 26, 2016

I loved The House of Sand and Fog--how are his other books? I put the Alan Cumming one on my To Buy list. I love him in both The L Word and The Good Wife, and he's vegan and bi, and when you wrote about how much you loved the autobiography, it sealed the deal!

Lepetit pumpkinesque pandora ⋅ February 26, 2016

The garden of beasts and house of sand and fog were my favorites. His dad writes too! It was fun to compare them. You will LOVE Alan's book

moneypenny February 27, 2016

The last Smoke & Bone was disappointing but I enjoyed the first 2 in that series!

Lepetit pumpkinesque moneypenny ⋅ February 27, 2016

You didn't like it?? I loved it!

moneypenny Lepetit pumpkinesque ⋅ February 28, 2016

I felt like there was a lot of filler in the last one? Like there's a long bit where she keeps the main couple apart just for tension and not because it makes any sense in the narrative. And I thought the faction at the end was sort of an unearned Deus Ex Machina. But I generally loved the world-building and the dialogue and the characters overall, so I wasn't too mad. The first two books were amazing and I read them almost in one sitting.

pandora April 04, 2016

Did you already read All The Light We Cannot See? That's a Pulitzer and it was one of the best books I read last year (this year?) for SURE.

Lepetit pumpkinesque pandora ⋅ April 04, 2016

I read it last year and it was MY FAVORITE 2015 book!! I'm glad you liked the Alan Cumming Memoir!

pandora April 04, 2016

By the way, I really liked the Alan Cumming memoir!

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