Friday, December 30, 2016

Best 16 of 2016 & Challenges for 2017!

Best 16 of 2016!!!!

What made your list? Any that we share?!

The Long Game (The Fixer, #2)The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, #1)When We Collided
With MaliceThis Savage Song  (Monsters of Verity, #1)As I Descended
Last Seen LeavingThe Sun Is Also a StarGirl Against the Universe
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Heartless
738 DaysThe Loose Ends ListThe Unexpected Everything
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

And here are the challenges I'm doing in 2017!!!


1. A book recommended by a librarian

From Sara: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Neiven 

2. A book that’s been on your TBR for too long

The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson

3. A book of letters

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

4. An audiobook



5. A book by a person of color

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Wintston*

6. A book with one of the 4 seasons in the title

WINTERsong by S Jae Jones

7. A book that is a story within a story

The Book Jumpers by Mechthild Gläser*


8. A book with multiple authors

The Magisterium series by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare*

9. An espionage thriller

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

10.  A book with a cat on the cover

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate*


11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym

Till Death by Jennifer Armentrout (Also goes by J. Lynn!)

12. A best-seller from a genre you don’t normally read

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig 

13. A book by or about a person who has a disability

Love & First Sight by Josh Sundquist (MC is blind) 

14. A book involving travel

Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan (Space Travel)

15. A book with a subtitle

Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz

16. A book that’s published in 2017

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

17. A book involving a mythical creature

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins

18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile

HP #5  

19. A book about food

Wesley James Ruined my Life by Jennifer Honeybourn (Foor Truck)

20. A book with career (job since YA) advice



21. A book from a non-human perspective

Geronimo or Thea Stilton

22. A steam-punk novel

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carringer

23. A book with a red spine

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

24. A book set in the wilderness

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo

25. A book you loved as a child

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

28. A novel set during wartime

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

29. A book with an unreliable narrator

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

30. A book with pictures

Any graphic novel or MG novel.

31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity as you

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

32. A book about an interesting woman

Royce Roils by Margaret Stohl

33. A book set in two time periods

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

35. A book set in a hotel

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

36. A book written by someone you admire

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017

Wonder by RJ Palacio

38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas



39. The first book in a series you haven’t read yet

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

40. A book you bought on a trip

[let’s say brought…. I never have to buy a book when I go somewhere lol]

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41. A book recommended by an author you love

Ask Marissa Meyer, Miranda Kenneally, Emery Lord, or Dahlia Adhler. 

42. A bestseller from 2016



43. A book with a family-member term in the title

Siren Sisters by Dana Langer

44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span



45. A book about an immigrant or refugee

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

46. A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of



47. A book with an eccentric character

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

48. A book that’s more than 800 pages (See about 600 for YA)

HP #5

49. A book you got from a used book sale (Traded. I don’t go to used book sales.)

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book

*Look for in 2017 books.

51. A book about a difficult topic

Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis

52. A book based on mythology

Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan



    And this last challenge is merely one I made up on a whim. As someone who doesn't get to travel much, I wanted to trac the amount of places I went in a year via a book! So, here's the states and if I can find any books set in other countries I will add those as well! It just felt silly to have the name of my blog be "Take Me Away..." and never look at the places I'm going away too! So, if you care to join, go ahead, but make sure to credit me! You can use the graphic or make your own! Happy reading!

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California: Under Rose Tainted-Skies by Louise Gornall
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusette
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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     In this challenge, you're basically in control! I like it because there was nothing specifically geared towardss MG or graphic novels, both of which I want to read more of in 2017! So, I chose to be Monkshood level (12 or more books) in both a MG category and a Graphic Novel category. Give me some MUST READS of both in the comments!

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. BFF, Vol. 1 by Brandon Montclare
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MIDDLE GRADES

1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
2. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
3. Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison
4. Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison
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1 comment:

  1. All of the luck on your challenges! I'm not dedicated enough for that life.

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