⥁ Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

Challenge Link ‹ 〈 Bookshelf

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52 Book Pickup (52 Books) – Two categories from each topic + one wildcard.

  • ﹞Challenges
    1. A book over 500 pages / Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy
    2. A book about overcoming obstacles / The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tokien
  • ﹞Things We Don’t Talk About
    1. A book with the word “naked” in the title / Does This Mean You’ll See Me Naked? by Robert D. Webster
    2. A book about oppression / 1984 by George Orwell
  • ﹞Drinking Game
    1. A cozy mystery with a beverage in the title / Brandy & Bullets by Jessica Fletcher
    2. A book with a picture of an alcoholic beverage on the cover / Down with the Shine by Kate Quinn
  • ﹞Shapes and Colors
    1. A book with a primarily black cover / The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    2. A book by an author whose name is a color / Warcraft: Durotan by Christie Golden
  • ﹞Shh…
    1. A book about secret societies or clubs / The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    2. A book with the word “secret” in the title / The Secret Garden by Linda Chapman
  • ﹞Borrowing
    1. A fairytale or myth retelling in a modern setting / The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
    2. A book written by an author with a pseudonym / Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
  • ﹞Bringing the World into Your Home
    1. A book about hygge, feng shui, or home harmony / The Feng Shui Detective by Nury Vittachi
    2. A book about a culture other than your own / The War Outside by Monica Hesse
  • ﹞Weather
    1. A book with the word “snow” in the title / The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
    2. A nonfiction book about a weather related disaster / Storm of the Century by Willie Drye
  • ﹞Those Bodies
    1. A book with a picture of an ocean on the cover / Pirates of the Caribbean: the Price of Freedom by A.C. Crispin
    2. A book with a dead body on the cover / Corpse Cold by John Brhel and Joseph Sullivan
  • ﹞TBR Burners
    1. A book that has been on your TBR list more than a year / Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (2018)
    2. A book you’re excited about / The Skyrim Library vol.I by Bethesda Softworks
  • ﹞Who’s in Charge?
    1. A book about an empire / The Fall of the Roman Empire by Peter Heather
    2. A book about a cat / SumoKitty by David Biedrzycki
  • ﹞Where You Sleep At Night
    1. A book with a cabin on the cover / A Cabin in the Woods by Dustin Brubaker
    2. A book about a haunted house / The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • ﹞Ways to Die
    1. A book with “poison” in the title / Death of a Poison Pen by M.C. Beaton
    2. A true crime murder story / Ripper: the Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell
  • ﹞Occupations
    1. A book about a farmer / A Painted House by John Grisham
    2. A book about a librarian or bookseller / The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
  • ﹞Plaids
    1. A book written by someone from Scotland / Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
    2. A book with a flannel shirt on the cover / Supernatural: the Unholy Cause by Joe Schreiber
  • ﹞Make ’em Laugh
    1. A funny comic or graphic novel / The High School Life of Fudanshi, vol.5 by Atami Michinoku
    2. A book with someone laughing on the cover / The Saga of Tanya the Evil, vol.2: Plus Ultra by Carlo Zen
  • ﹞It’s All Relative
    1. A book with the word “father” in the title / The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield
    2. A book about an estranged family / The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson
  • ﹞Reflections
    1. A book with a mirror on the cover / Derailed Conscience by Eliza Green
    2. A memoir / Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • ﹞Putting 2020 Behind Us
    1. A book with the word “better” in the title / Better Watch Out by Willow Rose
    2. A book set after a major world event / The Death of Grass by John Christopher
  • ﹞The Tools of Writing
    1. A book with “words” in the title / In These Words, vol.1 by Kichiku Neko
    2. A book with “deadline” in the title / The Deadline by Ron Franscell
  • ﹞That Creepy Feeling
    1. A horror story or thriller / The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
    2. A book with an insect on the cover / The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • ﹞Swashbuckling
    1. A book with a sword on the cover / A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
    2. A book about pirates / Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
  • ﹞Favorites
    1. A book by your favorite author / Murder, She Wrote #4: Brandy & Bullets by Jessica Fletcher
    2. A book with your favorite color on the cover / The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (blue)
  • ﹞Crossing Boundaries
    1. A book about the immigrant experience / In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
    2. A book about reconciliation / Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • ﹞Picture This
    1. A book with the word “picture” in the title / The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    2. A book with a photograph on the cover / The United States Marine Corps in the Korean War by Michael Green
  • ﹞Generations
    1. A book about millennials / Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart
    2. A book about baby boomers / I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
  • ﹞*** Wildcards ***
    1. \A 2021 release / Her Majesty the Queen Investigates #1: the Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett

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⥁ Alphabet Title Reading Challenge


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Assassin’s Creed #1: Renaissance

Bus Gamer 1999-2001 the Pilot Edition by Kazuya Minekura

Case Closed, vol.4 by Gosho Aoyama

Da Vinci Code, The by Dan Brown

Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton

Fellowship of the Ring, The by J.R.R. Tokien

God of War: the Official Novelization by J.M. Barlog

Hobbit, The by J.R.R. Tolkien

Inheritance Cycle, The #1: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War by NisiOisiN

Kite Runner, The by Khaled Hosseini

Last Green Valley, The by Mark T. Sullivan

Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy

Night Tiger, The by Yangsze Choo

Odd 1s Out, The: the First Sequel by James Rallison

Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1: the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp

Rain Watcher, The by Tatiana de Rosnay

Supernatural #1: Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Tattooist of Auschwitz, The by Heather Morris

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Villains #1: Fairest of All by Serena Valentino

Warcraft: Durotan by Christie Golden

Xenophobe’s Guide to the Irish, The by Frank McNally

Yuki Chan in Bronte Country by Mick Jackson

Zodiac Killers #1 by W.L. Knightly

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2021 Reading Challenge [✓, 15/10]

  • Goal: 10 books.
  • Total:

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  1. Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder (Mar 3)
  2. Murder, She Wrote: Rum & Razors (Mar 6)
  3. Edgar Allan Poe: Illustrated Tales (Mar 14)
  4. Crime and Punishment (Mar 29)
  5. The Last Green Valley (Apr 10)
  6. The Lost Apothecary (Jul 14)
  7. The Story of Bodri (Jul 15)
  8. Endling Book 1: the Last (Jul 22)
  9. Nancy Drew Diaries 3: the Mystery of the Midnight Rider (Jul 23)
  10. Howl’s Moving Castle (Aug 1)
  11. World of Light 1: Emma and the Minotaur (Aug 7)
  12. Mary Queen of Scots (Sep 7)
  13. All These Bodies (Sep 15)
  14. Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Oct 1)
  15. Deadly Summer Nights (Oct 10)

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