Thursday, November 14, 2019

2020 Reading Challenge: 52 Books in 52 Weeks


Will be joining Liz @ Mommy Mannagren for her third round of 52 Books in 52 Weeks. Hers is a low-key challenge, so there is no pressure to fulfill all 52 categories. I'm setting a personal goal of 20--I may read more that fit the categories, but at 20 I can claim my challenge goal fulfilled.

Some thoughts that I have percolating on choices for some of the categories:

Prompt #1: "W" in the title:
Prompt #2: A Hardcover:
Prompt #3: By an indigenous author: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila (native Hawaiian) 
Prompt #4: Set in winter:
Prompt #5: Character who is a senior: A Miss Marple book by Agatha Christie or a Miss Silver book by Patricia Wentworth
Prompt #6: Written in the 1970s:
Prompt #7: An author local to you: Buddha's Orphans by Samrat Upadhyay (professor at the university where I work)
Prompt #8: Orange on cover:
Prompt #9: Set in space:
Prompt #10: A bestseller: will use the NY Times bestseller list  
Prompt #11: Book that leaves you thinking:
Prompt #12: A "guilty pleasure book": The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer (1/24/20)
Prompt #13: Written by a female author: Mystery of the Haunted Pool by Phyllis A. Whitney (1/3/20)
Prompt #14: Book in a series:
Prompt #15: Book with romance:
Prompt #16: Borrowed from friend:
Prompt #17: More than one author:
Prompt #18: Published in 2020:
Prompt #19: Stephen King novel: Elevation 
Prompt #20: An author whose last name starts with the same initial as yours: something by Brett Halliday
Prompt #21: Written by a blogger or journalist: This Is Your War by Ernie Pyle 
Prompt #22: Character that frustrates you:
Prompt #23: Title begins with "A":
Prompt #24: Title begins with "B":
Prompt #25: Title begins with "C":
Prompt #26: Strong friendship theme:
Prompt #27: Comic book
Prompt #28: Literary Fiction: Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
Prompt #29: An award-winning novel: Neuromancer by William Gibson (Hugo Award 1985)
Prompt #30: A book with recipes inside: If Onions Could Spring Leeks by Paige Shelton 
Prompt #31: A book featuring royalty: Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
Prompt #32: A spy novel
Prompt #33: Book featuring poetry
Prompt #34: Book with illustrations:
Prompt #35: An author's debut novel: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Prompt #36: Written in 1st person: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20)
Prompt #37: Featuring medical profession:
Prompt #38: Set in future
Prompt #39: A book used in a celebrity book club: The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Reese Witherspoon Book Club)
Prompt #40: A book on the Mensa reading list for grades 9-12: Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Prompt #41: Published when you were 20:
Prompt #42:  Reuse a prompt from a past year: Book by Agatha Christie (from 2018)
Prompt #43: Set in country never visited: The Plague Court Murders by Dickson Carr [England--plan to fix that "never visited" thing this summer]
Prompt #44: Recommended to you by Amazon:
Prompt #45: A book that cost you less than $5: Any that I've gotten from a past community book fair 
Prompt #46: By author already used in previous category
Prompt #47: Takes place on mode of transportation: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
Prompt #48: Character wears glasses: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers [two suspects have glasses frequently mentioned when Lord Peter, Harriet, & the police are considering them as murderers] (1/13/20)
Prompt #49: About a World leader: Elizabeth & Essex by Lytton Strachey (Elizabeth I)
Prompt #50: An author you previously disliked: The Dog It Was That Died by H.R.F. Keating
Prompt #51: A genre you don't normally care for: any Chandler or Hammett (hardboiled) on my TBR stacks
Prompt #52: Book with a foreward

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