Around the Year in 52 Books

This is a space to record my progress in the Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge in 2017.

December 2017

The Tasks

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (31/5/17)
2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view) – You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher (6/4/17)
3. A book you meant to read in 2016 – This Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done (5/8/17)
4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E” – Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi (10/1/17) 
5. A historical fiction – Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (27/9/17)
6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 – Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (19/11/17)
7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title – A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes (5/3/17)
8. A book written by a person of colour – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (13/6/17)
9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list – Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time by Joe Lycett (14/10/17)
10. A dual-timeline novel – On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher (11/5/17)
11. A category from another challenge – “A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read” – The Bridget Jones Omnibus The Singleton Years by Helen Fielding (23/2/17)
12. A book based on a myth – The Awakening + The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #1-2) by L.J.Smith (30/10/17)
13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors – Saga Vol.1 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (8/10/17)
14. A book with a strong female character – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (9/8/17)
15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland) – The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (11/7/17)
16. A mystery –One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (4/5/17)
17. A book with illustrations – The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge (re-read 11/1/17)
18. A really long book (600+ pages) – Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 17/2/17)
19. A New York Times best-seller – The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida(6/4/17)
20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading– Mr Katz is a Zombie by Margaret Lesh (3/8/17)
21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling (re-read 14/2/17)
22. A book by an author you haven’t read before Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (6/11/17)
23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list (link)  The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (3/12/17)
24. A book written by at least two authors – Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman and Others (2/8/17)
25. A book about a famous historical figure
26. An adventure book – Saga Vol.2 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (25/11/17)
27. A book by one of your favorite authors – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling (re-read 13/2/17)
28. A non-fiction  The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less by Jim Smith (19/1/17)
29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) – check all the editions – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  by J.K.Rowling (18/2/17)
30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)
31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre– Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan (7/8/17)
32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle) – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (24/1/17)
33. A magical realism novel – The Accident Season by Moira Fowely-Doyle (2/1/17)
34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere – Big Little Lies by Liane Mortiarty (18/6/17)
35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (9/7/17)
36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link) – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 16/2/17)
37. A book you choose randomly – Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding (3/2/17)
38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (11/11/17)
39. An epistolary fiction – Thriteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (10/7/17)
40. A book published in 2017 – Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (10/3/17)
41. A book with an unreliable narrator – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitsgerald (16/3/17)
42. A best book of the 21st century (so far) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 19/2/17)
43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold) – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (4/11/17)
44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next” (link) – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (27/10/17)
45. A book with a one-word title –Us by David Nicholls (16/1/17)
46. A time travel novel – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 15/2/17)
47. A past suggestion that didn’t win (link) – A Children’s Book Published After 2010 – Claude on the Slopes by Alex T. Smith (19/5/17)
48. A banned book – Animal Farm by George Orwell (6/4/17)
49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf – Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (1/5/17)
50. A Penguin Modern Classic – any edition1984 by George Orwell (24/12/17)
51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays) – Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes (1/2/17)
52. A book set in a fictional location – The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes (12/4/17)