…Challenge the Mind

Are you a book lover, cause I am! Join me on my 2018 Reading challenge.


Since I am getting headway with my body and feeling good physically, it’s now time to start working out my mind. Now for anyone that knows me knows that I am a big book nerd, I always carry one around with me and I always try to read a new book a week. So I decided to start a 50-week book challenge for the remainder of the year to keep me reading and just absorbing everything that literature has to offer.

Mostly this challenge is going to be implemented because I have such a problem with buying books faster then I can read them… I have over 100 books that I have bought and haven’t read yet. So this is going to be challenging me to get through the ones I have and cut down the list by half, hopefully, I won’t be tempted to buy any more books in the meantime!

Here’s the List:

  1. A Book by a Canadian Author (Cat’s Eye)
  2. A Childhood Favourite (Wizard of Oz)
  3. A novel that is considered a “classic” (The Sound and the Fury)
  4. A mystery novel (The Weight of Blood)
  5. A book you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten to (The Truth about the Henry Quebert Affair)
  6. A science fiction novel (The Leftovers)
  7. An adventure/espionage novel (Count of Monte Christo)
  8. A biography (Townie)
  9. A book that challenges your viewpoint (Leviathan)
  10. The first book in a trilogy (A Discovery of Witches)
  11. A book with over 600 pages (David Copperfield)
  12. A book you can read in a day (The Awakening)
  13. A book that has won a Pulitzer Prize (All the Light We Cannot See)
  14. Any book from the 2017 Good Reads Choice Awards (The Alice Network)
  15. A book that has been made into a movie (Atonement)
  16. A book chosen solely for its cover (Shadow of the Wind)
  17. A book on theology (Paradise Lost)
  18. A celebrity Memoir (Get Happy)
  19. A book with a six-word title (Mary Queen of Scots)
  20. A book set in a country you want to visit (Lies of Locke Lamora)
  21. A book that makes you laugh out loud (Yes Please)
  22. A book you read in school (Northanger Abby)
  23. A book with a green spine (Sycamore Row)
  24. A book recommended by a friend (Dorothy Must Die)
  25. A book recommended by a librarian (Pilgrim)
  26. A book written by an author under 30 (The Bell Jar)
  27. A book written before 1920 (Little Women)
  28. A book that makes you cry (The Book Thief)
  29. An e-book (Orenda)
  30. A book with Bad reviews (Mermaids in Paradise)
  31. A Young-adults bestseller (Elenor and Park)
  32. A book set in Africa (Leopard at the Door)
  33. A book by Agatha Christie (The Mysterious Affair at Styles)
  34. A historical non-fiction book (1491)
  35. A book that inspires you (Women who run with wolves)
  36. A short story (the Spot)
  37. A book that’s been on the New York Times Bestseller for more than 10 weeks The Goldfinch)
  38. Political Book (Crime and Punishment)
  39. A book by a Scandinavian Author (Hunger)
  40. A book with non-human characters (Alice in Wonderland)
  41. A book about a topic you’re passionate about (Mythology)
  42. A book set in the middle east (A house without windows)
  43. A book already in your bookshelf (The Driftless Area)
  44. A book that was once banned (Th picture of Dorian Grey)
  45. A book originally published in the year you were born (Alias Grace)
  46. A book about travel (Moveable Feast)
  47. A foreign book translated into English (The Enchanted Wanderer)
  48. A book with the letter “Y” somewhere in the title (The Yellow Birds)
  49. A book with Food on the cover (My Life in France)
  50. A book about a current world issue (The Hate you Give)

I thought I would include everyone else in on my challenge and let them know how it’s going throughout and also critic the books I’m reading so you Book lovers can get some ideas of books to read but also what to avoid.

So on to the first book and I’ll let you know how it goes!

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