Can you believe 2017 is half over? I thought it might be a good idea to give a quick update and report on my progress.
You can find the original post with the challenge details here.
The challenge includes 24 categories (two books a month on average) with 3 substitute categories in case you get completely stuck.
So far, I’ve covered the first 11 categories (and 2 of 3 alternate categories) on the blog. I’ve had some issues come up recently that have caused me to fall slightly behind but I have a plan to catch up – look for posts every week in July!
- A book that teaches you something new
- A book with a purple cover
- A library book
- A book written the year you were born
- A book written by a woman or with a kickass woman protagonist
- A book by a new-to-you classic author
- A coffee table book
- A book with the name of flower or plant in title
- A book set somewhere you’ve never been
- A book based on a true story/historical event
- A collection of short stories
- A book with a one-word title
- A book that helps explore your family history/heritage
- A recommendation from a friend
- A book written by an author of another race or belief system
- A book set in a school
- A memoir or biography
- A banned book
- A book by a one-hit wonder author
- A thriller
- A book adapted into a movie or tv show
- A famous author you’re embarrassed to admit you’ve never read
- A book you’re embarrassed to be seen with in public
- A book that takes place during winter
- A book written by a doctor
- A book with a punny title
- A book that’s been on your TBR for more than 3 years
Personally, I’ve completed 18 categories (and 1 substitute). Remaining categories:
- A book written the year I was born
- A book with the name of a flower or plant in the title
- A book that helps explore my family history and/or heritage
- A book written by an author of another race or belief system (I may have completed this one, not sure)
- A memoir/biography
- A book by a one-hit wonder author (I may have also completed this one)
- Substitute: A book written by a doctor
- Substitute: A book with a punny title
Not bad. I’m surprised I haven’t read a memoir or biography yet this year. I’d have to look up all of my authors to see if I’ve read anything by a one-hit wonder, a doctor, or someone of a different race/belief system.