I Challenge You!

04/05/2017

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, read a book from each of these categories before mid June. When you’re done, try making your own reading challenge! Share it with friends and family and see if they can complete it before time runs out.

 

This post will self destruct in 5 seconds… just kidding! But seriously, you better get started.

 

1. A book recommended by a librarian

2. An award winning book

3. A book published in 2017

4. A book recommended to you by a relative

5. A "classic"

6. A poetry book

7. A book with a blue cover

8. A book told from multiple perspectives

9. A book from a genre you don't usually read

10. A biography or memoir

11. A book based on a historical event or based on a true story

12. A book written by a Canadian (bonus if they are from Ottawa!)

 

Here is what I would read if I was doing this challenge:

 

1. A book recommended by a librarian

 

Geekerella

by Ashley Poston

 

 

 

 

 

2. An award winning book

 

 

 

Lullabies for Little Criminals

 

by Heather O’Neill

 

 

 

 

3. A book published in 2017

 

 

Once and for All

 

 by Sarah Dessen 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A book recommended by a relative

 

 

 

 The Time Traveler's Wife

 

   by Audrey Niffenegger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5. A "classic"

 

 

  

   The Catcher in the Rye

 

    by J.D. Salinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  A poetry book

 

 

    Pot-pourri 2016

 

    Anthology of the winning poems and short stories from the Ottawa Public Library's 2016 Awesome Authors, Youth Writing Contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. A book with a blue cover

 

 

     Red Queen

 

     by Victoria Aveyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. A book told from multiple perspectives

 

 

 

  The Upside of Unrequited

 

  by Becky Albertalli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. A book from a genre you don't usually read

 

 

   Ms. Marvel

   1, No Normal

 

    by Willow G. Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. A biography or memoir

   

 

 

    When Breath Becomes Air

 

    by Paul Kalanithi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. A book based on a historical event or a true story

 

 

 

   The Diary of a Young Girl

 

    by Anne Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. A book written by a Canadian (bonus if they are from Ottawa!)

 

 

    Milk and Honey

 

    by Rupi Kaur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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