Or: Something Fun to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone
Newtonville Books published a 2015 Reading Challenge. I read and I’m up for a challenge. So here is my current tally.
20 out of 39. That leaves me just ahead of schedule.
|A book that became a movie:||
Argo: How the CIA & Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
by Antonio Mendez
An Oscar-Winning movie
|A book with non-human characters:||
by Ann Leckie.
Set in an alien world where spaceships and soldiers are run by artificial intelligence. The protagonist is a ship’s AI.
|A book with a one word title:||
|A book of short stories:|
|A book from a small press:|
|A book based on a true story:|
|A book more than 100 years old:|
|A book based entirely on its cover:||
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
by Héctor Tobar
Saw this one on the table at NewtonVille Books
|A book you’ve pretended to read:|
|A book you can finish in a day:||
Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill
I didn’t finish it in a day, but you can.
|A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit:|
|A book in translation:||
Galileo’s Telescope: A European Story
by Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice;
translation by Catherine Bolton
|A graphic novel:||
The Walking Dead, Vol. 22: A New Beginning
It’s a TV show, but it’s a graphic novel series first
|A book you own but have never read:|
|A book by an author with your initials:|
|A banned book:|
|A book you previously started but never finished:|
|A Pulitzer Prize-winning book:||
by Donna Tartt
2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize
|A book by a Nobel Prize-winner:|
|A book that takes place in the area where you grew up:|
|A book by an author you’ve never heard of:||
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
|A book written by an author under 30:|
|A book written by an author over 70:|
|A book of poetry:|
|A young adult book:||
by R.J. Palacio
A recommendation from my son.
|A book set in the future or in a different world:||
by John Scalzi
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe.
|A book your mom or dad loves/loved:|
|A Newtonville Books staff pick:|
|A signed book:|
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
‘The Girl on the Train’ is a runaway hit in USA Today
|A book with an animal on the cover:||
by Jeff VanderMeer
See the bunny
|A library book:||
Disclaimer: A Novel
Borrowed from the Newton Free Library
|A book with a color in the title||
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice
|A book you then discuss in a bookclub||
I Am Pilgrim
by Terry Hayes
Discussed in a Goodreads group
|A book that came out the year you were born:||
The Third Policeman
by Flann O’Brien
Published in 19…..
|A book with magic:||
by Lev Grossman
A Harry Potter knock-off
|A book by an author that lives in Boston:||
by Ben Coes
Wellesley is Greater Boston
|A book set in a different country:||
On the Beach
by Nevi Shute
The book is set in Australia.
Visit www.newtonvillebooks.com for a blank copy of the list.
Hand in your completed (just do your best!) copy between Dec 1st and Dec 10th, 2015 to be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift certificate.