Lit Tuesday: Reading Challenge Check #2

It has been a while since I made myself do a check on my reading challenge progress, so this is just as much for me as it is for the sake of progress.

  • A book you read in school: I’m not sure if it’s acceptable for me to change this from Watership Down to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but I think I will. I read it in school. Just maybe not as assigned reading. But you better believe I read it for A.R. points!
  • A book from your childhood: The Dalemark Quartet by Diana Wynne Jones (and what a trip down memory lane it was!)
  • A book published more than 100 years ago: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
  • A book published in the last year: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
  • A non-fiction book: The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
  • A book written by a male author: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
  • A book written by a female authorMother Ireland by Edna O’Brien
  • A book by someone who isn’t an author: Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson (yes, that Craig Ferguson).
  • A book that became a film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
  • A book published in the 20th century: To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • A book set in your hometown/region: Death du Jour by Cathy Reichs
  • A book with a number in the title: Fourth and Long by John U. Bacon
  • A book with a character with your first name: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • A book someone recommended to you: Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John
  • A book with over 500 pages: Ireland by Frank Delaney
  • A book you can finish in a day: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • A previously banned book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • A book with a one-word title: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
  • A book translated from another language: The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends and Myths by William Hansen
  • A book that will improve a specific area of your life: I might read (or listen) to Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover. A lot of people claim it helped them with being better with money.
  • A memoir or journal: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
  • A book written by someone younger than you: Chosen Soldiers by R.H. Scott (born 1991, apparently)
  • A book set somewhere you’ll be visiting this year: Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan (set in San Antonio!)
  • An award-winning book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
    by Mark Haddon
  • A self-published book: The Cleansweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron

Six out of 25? Yeah, I need to speed things up and stop getting distracted! Right. Once I finish the last in the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy (The Longest Road), which I’m about halfway through, I’ll start with Hunter by Mercedes Lackey, then move on to The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, then start on Sense and Sensibility. Hopefully I can knock those three plus one or two more out in July. Let’s do this!

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