#ReadingChallenges 2018 – The Magic Square – completed!

As a member of The Book Vipers over at GoodReads, the fabulous Paul always sets a wonderful reading challenge at the start of the year! So I like to jump in both feet first, and planned to read a book that corresponded with all the squares – you can choose to do the smaller squares! – and I’ve happily found out today that all squares have been ticked off! Yay!!!  I always enjoy these kind of challenges as they often push me in the direction of books I’d never normally pick up!

Here’s a look at the books that I chose to help me complete the challenge!


A Classic – War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells 

A Book About Money – The Million Dollar Duchesses by Julie Ferry 

A Book Under 100 Pages – The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A Book Of Poems – Helium by Rudy Francisco 

Free Choice – The Lido by Libby Page 

A Book Set In Another Country – The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi 

A Translated Book – We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard 

True Or Fictional Crime – Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins 

A Book With An Animal In The Title – The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Book Vipers Monthly Read – Eleanor Oliphant 

Non Fiction Book – The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young 

A Debut Book – The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurt 

Book From A Small Publisher – Summer at the Art Cafe by Sue McDonagh 

A Biography – Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham 

A Book You Have Borrowed – The Trees by Ali Shaw 

Free Choice – All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

A Banned Book – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll READ

A Book with a Food in the Title – Sour Fruit by Eli Allison

Free Choice -The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw 

A Shortlisted Book – Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill 

A Book Over 500 Pages – The Parentations by Kate Mayfield 

An Award Winner – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan 

Second Book In A Series – Us against You by Fredrik Backman 

A Book About Books – Bookworm by Lucy Mangan 

Science Fiction Or Fact – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline