26 BOOKS CHALLENGE 2016

I'm participating in this reading challenge on Goodreads group Never too late to read Classics #26BOOKSwithBringingUpBurns
  1. 1.
    a book you own but haven't read
    Austenland by Shannon Hale so many choices📚
  2. 2.
    a book that was made into a movie
    Me before You by Jojo Moyes ✔️
  3. 3.
    a book you pick solely because of the cover
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple✔️
  4. 4.
    a book your friend loves
    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert ✔️ #Hamiltome aka Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Kendra) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Frank)
  5. 5.
    a book published this year
    The Expatriates by Janice Lee ✔️
  6. 6.
    a book by an author you've never read before
    My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stout ✔️
  7. 7.
    a book by an author you love
    Funny Girl by Nick Hornby✔️
  8. 8.
    a book at the bottom of your "to-read" pile
    So many...how do I choose🤔. For now, The Souls of Black Folks by W.E.B. Du Bois
  9. 9.
    a book with a color in the title
    A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor ✔️
  10. 10.
    a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
    The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George ✔️
  11. 11.
    a book you started but never finished
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery or I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  12. 12.
    a book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe
    No clue beyond Narnia or a paranormal which I don't normally read. Or Wizard of Oz or Wicked. The Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North✔️ mentions a wardrobe three times. Does that count?
  13. 13.
    a book with a female heroine
    After You by Jojo Moyes ✔️ OR Eligible by Curtis Settenfeld
  14. 14.
    a book set in the summer
    The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson✔️
  15. 15.
    a book of poems
    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  16. 16.
    a book you learned about because of this challenge
    Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  17. 17.
    a book that will make you smarter
    Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow✔️
  18. 18.
    a book with a blue cover
    Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff✔️
  19. 19.
    a book you were supposed to read in school, but didn't
    It's been a long time since I was in school. I can't remember reading lists though I'm sure there are books I didn't read or finish. And there are books I may have read or scanned or not finished yet certainly not remembered or understood at the time like Virginia Woolf because I was an engineering major focused on five-unit each physics and calculus. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf; Middlemarch by George Eliot
  20. 20.
    a book "everyone" but you has read
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green✔️
  21. 21.
    a book with a great first line
    Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ✔️(also option for #24) Pride and Prejudice ("It's a truth universally known..") unless I find something else. Susan Elizabeth Phillips also writes great first lines. Or I could read Charles Dickens' book that opens "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" (or vice versa)
  22. 22.
    a book with pictures
    The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mackenzie ✔️
  23. 23.
    a book from the library
    The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson ✔️
  24. 24.
    a book you loved ... read it again!!
    The Color Purple by Alice Walker✔️
  25. 25.
    a book that is more than 10 years old
    The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand✔️
  26. 26.
    a book based on a true story
    Room by Emma Donoghue ✔️