January 13, 2016

Winter Book Challenge (Jan. 1-April 30)

I mentioned that I wasn't doing any sort of numbering or challenging when it came to books this year, but I saw a Winter Book Challenge and thought it might be fun to give myself some direction. I'm a little late in posting this list (which story of the world this week, really), but I already started two of these for this month.

Any book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Book that starts with the letter "D": Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Book with a 4-word title: Letters to the Lost by Iona Gray

"Mother/Father/Daughter/Son/Child(ren)" in the title: Daughter by Jane Shemilt

One of Amazon's Top 100 Authors: Killing Reagan by Bill O'Reilly

Book set in Asia: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

On this make-you-laugh list: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Friend/family favorite: I believe I'm going with Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte because I've never read it and/or Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan J. Stradal

From the year you were born:  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum (Pickings were slim and I considered re-reading Hatchet because I thought about doing it for school anyway...then I remembered I hate Hatchet.)

**Starbucks winner is being posted tomorrow.  Life got away from me this week.**


  1. How was Killing Reagan? I was interested in that one since I usually read Fiction books, and wanted to read a non-fiction

  2. You know how I feel about Tidying Up. And Dumplin' was one of my 2015 favorites so I hope you like it!!!

    I'm glad you decided to join the challenge!

  3. I'm just finishing Dumplin' for the same category for this challenge. I loved it. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books & I also really love The Lunar Chronicles series. :)

  4. I liked Killing Reagan. I don't normally do non-fiction, but I really like all these Killing... books. I've tried to read classics and I've never been able to do it. It's been a few years though, so maybe I should try again.

    1. It's not as good as Killing Kennedy. But I'm still learning a lot I didn't know. I'm bad at reading classics. This one is okay so far though.

  5. oh noooo please don't read Cinder. hahaha. I am already predicting you will dislike it ;) I hope you love it though. letters to the lost looks good!

  6. I updated your blog link on my blog post. And, you're our sole Colorado representative, so that's pretty cool too! Thanks for joining the fun.

  7. I am adding a few of these to my reading list!

  8. I have Killing Reagan on my Audible wish list. Killing Kennedy is definitely the best I've "read" so far.

    I liked Cinder. It took me a little bit of time to get into, but by the end, I was on board to read the rest. Thanks to Scholastic, I also had Scarlett and Cress. I haven't gotten my hands on the final book, Winter, yet, though.


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