2016 Reading Challenge

Popsugar’s 2016 Reading Challenge:

The Books:

  1. Young Avengers Omnibus, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (owned)
  2. The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut (Seattle Public Library)
  3. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street, by Herman Melville (owned)
  4. The Motel Life, by Willy Vlautin (Seattle Public Library)
  5. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (Seattle Public Library)
  6. Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Erotic Fairy Tales, by Jean Johnson (Seattle Public Library)
  7. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, by Sidney Poitier (Seattle Public Library)
  8. Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth (Seattle Public Library)
  9. I Am a Cat (吾輩は猫である), by Natsume Sōseki (Seattle Public Library)
  10. Mexico City Blues (242 Choruses), by Jack Kerouac (Seattle Public Library)
  11. And After Many Days, by Jowhor Ile (Seattle Public Library)
  12. The Terrans: First Salik War, by Jean Johnson (borrowed from a friend)
  13. A Soldier’s Duty: Theirs Not to Reason Why, by Jean Johnson (Seattle Public Library)
  14. We (Мы), by Yevgeny Zamyatin (owned)
  15. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee, by Sarah Silverman (Seattle Public Library)
  16. How To Walk, by Thích Nhất Hạnh (Seattle Public Library)
  17. The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher (owned)
  18. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Seattle Public Library)
  19. The Light on the Island: Tales of A Lighthouse Keeper’s Family in the San Juan Islands, by Helene Glidden (Seattle Public Library)
  20. American Splendor: Another Day, by Harvey Pekar (Seattle Public Library)
  21. Hour of the Wolf: An Inspector Van Veeteran Mystery (Carambole), by Håkan Nesser (Seattle Public Library)
  22. The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta), by Ernesto Guevara (Seattle Public Library)
  23. Other Systems, by Elizabeth Guizzetti (owned)
  24. Shahnameh, by Ferdowsi, retold by Elizabeth Laird (Seattle Public Library)

When I started this challenge in January, I thought there was no way I could read 41 books in a year. So I covered multiple categories for each book I read. I was wrong. I completed all 40 categories, with just 24 books, before the end of April. To make up for this mistake, I began a bonus round, with the goal of reading one book for one category – 41 books, as it should have been in the beginning.

Bonus Round:

  1. Thoughts From Iceland, A Travelogue Comic, by Lonnie Mann (owned)
  2. A Void (La Disparition), by Georges Perec (Seattle Public Library)
  3. Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift (owned / Seattle Public Library)
  4. The Girl and the Clockwork Cat, by Nikki McCormack (owned)
  5. Where’d you go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple (Seattle Public Library)
  6. The Mouse on the Moon, by Leonard Wibberly (Seattle Public Library)
  7. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin (office lending library)
  8. Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck (Seattle Public Library)
  9. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris (Seattle Public Library)
  10. Last and First Men, by Olaf Stapledon (Seattle Public Library)
  11. The Mezzanine, by Nicholson Baker (Seattle Public Library)
  12. Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me, by Lurline Wailana McGregor (Seattle Public Library)
  13. The Canning Season, by Polly Horvath (Seattle Public Library)
  14. Midnight Sun (Mere blod), by Jo Nesbø (Seattle Public Library)
  15. Across the Universe, by Beth Revis (Seattle Public Library)
  16. Shopgirl, by Steve Martin (Seattle Public Library)
  17. The Little Paris Bookshop (Das Lavendelzimmer), by Nina George (Seattle Public Library)