26 Books Challenge

26 Books Challenge

This should be incredibly exciting…what a great way to discover new books, new authors and new friends.  I found this challenge on Pinterest and it immediately got saved to one of my boards (yes, I’m just that dedicated?).

Because I didn’t want to wait until I had finished this challenge before publishing I have decided to update it in real time.  In other words, once I’ve finished reading a book I will update the list.  I would love to hear from you all if you have any suggestions on things like ‘a book with a colour in the title’ or ‘a book set in the Summer’.

1.  A book you own but haven’t read:

  • 2.  A book that was made into a movie:

    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – completed (read the review here)

    3.  A book you pick solely because of the cover:

    The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway – completed (read the review here)

4.  A book your Friend loves:


5.  A book published this year:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – completed (read the review here)

6.  A book by an author you’ve never read before:

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith – completed (read the review here

The Widow by Fiona Barton – completed (read the review here)

7.  A Book by an Author you Love:

8.  A book at the Bottom of your ‘To Read’ pile:


9.  A book with a colour in the title:

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – completed (read the review here)

The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy – completed (read the review here)

10.  A Book set Somewhere you’ve always wanted to Visit:

The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton – completed (read the review here)

11.  A Book you Started but Never Finished:


12.  A Book with a Lion, a Witch or a Wardrobe:


13.  A Book with a Female Heroine:

The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway – completed (read the review here)

14.  A Book Set in the Summer:


15.  A Book of Poems:


16.  A book you learned about because of this challenge:

A Summer Bird Cage by Margaret Drabble – completed (read the review here)

The Novel by James A. Michener – completed (read the review here)

17.  A Book that will Make you Smarter:


18.  A Book with a Blue Cover:

Mother’s Milk by Edward St Aubyn – completed (read the review here)

19.  A Book you were Supposed to Read in School, but didn’t:


20.  A Book Everyone but you Has Read:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce – completed (read the review here)

21.  A Book with a Great First Line:


22.  A book with pictures:

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame – completed (read the review here)

23.  A Book from the Library:


24.  A book you loved…read it again:

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton – completed (read the review here)

25.  A book that is more than 10 years old:

I lock my Door upon Myself by Joyce Carol Oates – completed (read the review here)

26. A book based on a true story:

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed – completed (read the review here)

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