It’s not really my style to choose books in this way (I prefer a more associative path). Still, for those who can pull it off, I applaud you.
There are two ways to do this challenge.
1) Easy Mode: For every book you read, check off each item that applies. If you find a paperback Science Fiction Dystopia written by a woman pre-1950 featuring an LGBT character originally published in a foreign language, go ahead and mark all those off. This a great mode for slow readers, ensuring you’ll still be well rounded in the end.
2) Hard Mode: One book, one check. The only exception is #52, which you’ll see why when you read it. That gives you 52 weeks to read 51 books, because life is hectic and we all need an extra week sometime.
Good luck, and happy hunting.
- 1. Read a book originally published in a language you do not know
- 2. Read a book by an author born in the same country as you
- 3. Read a book from the Horror genre
- 4. Read a Romance and/or Erotica book
- 5. Read a book written before 1950
- 6. Read a book written by a man
- 7. Read a book written by a woman
- 8. Read a book in the Science Fiction genre
- 9. Read a book in the Fantasy genre
- 10. Read a book labelled as Young Adult
- 11. Read a nonfiction book
- 12. Read a book with a contemporary setting
- 13. Read a book written after 1949
- 14. Read a book published this year
- 15. Read a popular book, with at least 1 million ratings on any one website
- 16. Read an unknown book, with no more than 100 ratings on any one website
- 17. Read a book that was turned into a movie
- 18. Finish a series
- 19. Read a History book, fiction or nonfiction
- 20. Read a short story, one with less than 5,000 words
- 21. Read a short book, one between 5,000 and 100,000 words
- 22. Read a long book, one between 100,000 and 250,000 words
- 23. Read an epic book, one with over 250,000 words
- 24. Read a self-published book
- 25. Read an indie book, where the publisher is a small or niche house and not one of the top 6 publishers
- 26. Read a book published under one of the Big 6 publishing houses
- 27. Read a Biography, whether normal, Auto, or Memoir.
- 28. Read a book labelled as a Best-Seller from this year
- 29. Read a book about Politics and/or Religion
- 30. Listen to an Audiobook
- 31. Read a book on paper
- 32. Read a book that was, or currently is, banned by a government
- 33. Read a book in the Thriller or Suspense genre
- 34. Read a Mystery book
- 35. Read a book labelled as Dystopian
- 36. Read a debut book from this year
- 37. Read a book by or featuring a character that is LGBT
- 38. Read a book in the Paranormal genre
- 39. Read a book with pictures in it
- 40. Read a book for the second time
- 41. Read a book that’s been on your to read-list for more than a year
- 42. Read a book that features animals
- 43. Read a book where the main character goes on a journey
- 44. Read a book where a stranger comes to town.
- 45. Read a book labelled as a Satire or Allegory
- 46. Read a book from the Self-Help, Health, Travel, or Guide category
- 47. Read a collection of poetry
- 48. Read the first book in a series
- 49. Read a book that won a literary award
- 50. Read a book set in your country
- 51. Read a book not set in your country, but exists today
- 52. Combining all the letters of all the titles of all the books you’ve read this year, complete the Alphabet
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