I have embraced the world of reading challenges over the past couple of years as I find it challenges and pushes me to read books from outside my comfort zone and makes reading a little more fun! So I was intrigued by the BookBuster Challenge set by the GoodReads group The Book Vipers which was to read books whose authors names go from A-Z!!
So I had lots of fun putting a list together of books I already had on my shelves along with others I found along the way to fit in and happy to say that this week I have completed the challenge!! Some of the titles I set out to read at the start of the year didn’t make it to my final cut but it was fun to find out different options and it has helped me reach a really good variety of books! So here’s a look at the list of my completed reads!
Lyrebird – Cecilia Ahern 2a.m at the cat’s pyjamas – Marie-Helene BERTINO
Call of the Undertow – Linda CRACKNELL Wildwood; – Roger DEAKIN
The Fourteenth Letter – Claire EVANS The Somnabulist – Essie FOX
Little Girl Lost – Janet GOVER Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt HAIG
An artist of the floating world – Kazuo ISHIGURO Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne JONES
Handcuffs, Truncheons and a Polyester Thong – Gina KIRKHAM Arthur – Mikael LINDNORD
The Moth Snowstorm – Michael MCCARTHY Uprooted – Naomi NOVIK
Wesley the Owl – Stacey O’BRIEN The Breakdown – B.A. PARIS
Exercises in Style – Raymond QUENEAU The Silk Weaver’s Wife – Debbie RIX
The Little Prince – Antoine de SAINT-EXUPERY The Secret Library – Oliver TEARLE
The Witchfinder’s Sister – Beth Underdown The Farm at the Edge of the World – Sarah Vaughan
Girl Reading – Katie WARD The Good Women of China – XINRAN
Yesterday – Felicia YAP The Watcher in the Shadows – Carlos Ruiz ZAFON
Reading Challenge Completed!! Think I may need to treat myself to a book or two to celebrate!!! Have you set yourself any challenges this year? Hope they’ve gone well if so!! Wonder what reading challenges 2018 will have in store?!!
Some fabulous books there and what an interesting challenge. Well done for completing it. I’ve been taking part in a NetGalley challenge this year to read and review 50 NG titles. Just need a couple more. I’m also doing the Classics Club which is not going so well but I’ve got until the end of next year for that. I’ve signed up for a Reduce Your TBR pile challenge and I’ve just spotted a historical fiction challenge that tempts me. I love challenges!
Thank you! It has definitely made me take notice of a wider range of books!Good luck with completing your NG challenge! Think I need to try that one lol! Will watch out for the 2018 challenges as they can be such good fun!
I failed the 20 Books of Summer but hae gone over my Goodreads challenge of 80 books. I’m not keen on challenges but I think it might be more to with picking the wrong ones to take part in.
definitely agree about finding challenges that suit you. Makes it feel less like a chore too as some put too much pressure on you as a reader I find!
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