2016 Around the Year in 52 Books

I really like this challenge, but I am not planning on doing it in any organized way (i.e. not week by week, but just whenever I feel like it). Click the link down at the bottom to join the Goodreads group for this challenge if you’re interested.

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[Challenges finished: 52]

[X] A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t [Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff]
[X] A book set on a different continent [The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman]
[X] A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated) [Golden Son by Pierce Brown]
[X] A book by an author you discovered in 2015 [A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas]
[X] A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name [Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo]
[X] The highest rated on your TBR [The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner]
[X] A book about books [Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan]
[X] A classic book with less than 200 pages [The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum]
[X] A book that was mentioned in another book [Carrie by Stephen King]
[X] A book by an author you feel you should have read by now [The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss]
[X] A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge [War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy]
[X] A childhood classic [The 13 Clocks by James Thurber]
[X] Reader’s Choice [A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara]
[X] A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How) [How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran]
[X] A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago) [The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë]
[X] A book from the top 100 mystery novels [The Secret History by Donna Tartt]
[X] A book with a beautiful cover [A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab]
[X] A book on a summer/beach reading list [The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (The President’s Summer Reading List)]
[X] A non-fiction book [Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer]
[X] A book with a first name in the title [The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion]
[X] A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page [Me Before You by Jojo Moyes]
[X] The first book in a new to you series [The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh]
[X] The next book in a series you are reading [Morning Star by Pierce Brown]
[X] A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.) [Warm Up (Vicious) by V. E. Schwab]
[X] A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you [Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg]
[X] A book everyone is talking about [We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Achidie]
[X] A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion) [Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke]
[X] A biography, autobiography, or memoir [My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem]
[X] A book by an author who writes under more than one name [The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft]
[X] A fairytale from a culture other than your own [Kate Crackernuts (Scottish) – Joseph Jacobs]
[X] A work of young adult fiction [Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Nick Scott and Noa Gavin]
[X] A historical fiction book [The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North]
[X] The 16th book on your TBR [Persuasion by Jane Austen]
[X] A book about mental illness [A Little a Life by Hanya Yanagihara]
[X] An award winning book [Our Town by Thornton Wilder]
[X] An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion, or sexual orientation [The Color Purple by Alice Walker]
[X] A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read [The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff]
[X] A book about an anti hero [I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young]
[X] A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list – reread a favorite [Red Rising by Pierce Brown]
[X] A novella from your favorite genre [The History Major by Michael Philip Cash]
[X] A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction) [All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr]
[X] A top 100 fantasy novel [Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury]
[X] A book about a thing that goes bump in the night [An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel]
[X] A book you’re embarrassed to read in public [The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre]
[X] A book related to a hobby or passion you have [The Artful Edit by Susan Bell]
[X] A crime story [You by Caroline Kepnes]
[X] A book with a type of food/drink in the title [Egghead by Bo Burhnam]
[X] A dystopia [The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken]
[X] A book with a great opening line [Moby Dick by Herman Melville]
[X] A book originally written in a language other than English [The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (translated by KA Yoshida & David Mitchell)]
[X] A short story from a well-known author [The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury by Neil Gaiman]
[X] A book published in 2016 [And Again by Jessica Chiarella]