Sunday 3 January 2016

Lucky No 15 Challenge Wrap-Up Post

The Lucky No 15 Reading Challenge, hosted over on Books to Share is one that I really enjoyed doing, because it forced me to read a bit more outside my comfort zone. The category it took me the longest to complete was "Randomly Picked" - I saved that one for last. I finally completed it on the 3rd of December.

This year's categories:
1) Chunky Brick - Read a book of more than 500 pages.
Written in My Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon (1008 pages)

2) Something New - Read something you just got.
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy - Julia Quinn
Suddenly One Summer - Julie James

3) Something Borrowed - Read a book you borrowed from someone else.
Odinsbarn - Siri Pettersen
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

4) It's Been There Forever - Read a book that's been on your TBR pile for more than a year.
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
Daddy Long-Legs - Jean Webster
Populærmusikk fra Vittula - Mikael Niemi
Also Known As - Robin Benway

5) Freebies Time - Read a book you got for free.
Rock Hard - Nalini Singh (ARC from NetGalley)
Tarnished Knight - Bec McMaster (Free on Amazon)

6) Bargain All the Way - Read something you got on sale.
Owl and the Japanese Circus - Kristi Charish
A Kiss in the Dark - Kimberly Logan

7) Favourite Colour - Read a book which has your favourite colour (purple) for its cover.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan

8) First Initial - Read a book that has been written by an author whose first initial is M, same as you:
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
Lady Be Good - Meredith Duran
Wallflower Gone Wild - Maya Rodale

9) Super Series - Read one (or more!) books that belong in a series.
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - Ann Brashares
Magic Shifts - Ilona Andrews

10) Opposites Attract - Read a book by a writer whose gender is different from your own.
American on Purpose - Craig Ferguson
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
The Martian - Andy Weir

11) Randomly Picked - Ask someone else to randomly pick a book from your TBR pile.
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson

12) Cover Lust - Grab a book  that you bought because you fell in love with the cover.
Uprooted - Naomi Novik

13) Who are You Again? - You've never read a book from this author, maybe you've never even heard his/her name before.
Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel
172 Hours on the Moon - Johan Harstad

14) One Word Only! - Read a book that only has one word for its title
Cracked - Eliza Crewe
Winter - Marissa Meyer
Macbeth - William Shakespeare

15) Dream Destination - Read a book set in a place you've never visited before - but would like to. Could be real or fictional.
Once Upon a Rose - Laura Florand (Provence in France)
Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty (Australia)
A Room with a View - E.M. Forster (Florence in Italy)

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