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madhatter22's 2018 Category Challenge

2018 Category Challenge

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Edited: Jan 2, 12:46pm Top

I like seeing what people come up with for their category challenges every year, but I think I'll just stick with Morrissey and most of my same categories this year.

Edited: May 4, 6:21pm Top

You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (books by new-to-me authors)
1. My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
2. Margaret Millar
3. Dawn Powell
4. Underground Airlines - Ben Winters
5. Irene - Pierre Lemaitre

This Charming Man/Wonderful Woman (books I haven't read yet by favorite authors)
1. Eight Cousins - Louisa May Alcott
2. Quartet in Autumn - Barbara Pym
3. How to Be Famous - Caitlin Moran
4. There Once Lived a Mother ... - Lyudmila Petrushevskaya

The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (books that have been on my TBR list for at least 7 years)
1. The Forsyte Saga - John Galsworthy
2. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family - Mary S. Lovell
3. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

How Soon Is Now? (books that I read before, or within 3 months of, publication)
1. The Power - Naomi Alderman
2. I'll Be Gone in the Dark - Michelle McNamara

Back to the Old House (books I borrowed prior to this year and need to return)
1. Eden's Outcasts - John Matteson
2. The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
3. The Probable Future - Alice Hoffman

Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference (short story/essay collections)

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (at least the 2nd of a series I started prior to this year)
1. The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
2. Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
3. The Treatment - Mo Hayder
4. All Things Bright and Beautiful - James Herriot
5. The Likeness - Tana French

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (classics)
1. Middlemarch - George Eliot
2. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
4. The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith

Lucky Lisp (books on language)
1. Words and Rules - Steven Pinker
2. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? - David Bellos

Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (non-bio, non-linguistic nonfiction)
1. Soul of an Octopus - Sy Montgomery

Jan 2, 12:02pm Top

Hope you have a great year of reading!

Jan 2, 5:30pm Top

Nice to see that Morrissey picture again! Happy reading in 2018. :)

Jan 2, 8:58pm Top

I do love that pic of him! He was a handsome devil when he was younger ;) Have a great reading year!

Jan 3, 10:50pm Top

Hi Shauna! Nice to see you back for another year of Morrissey.

Jan 5, 11:31pm Top

Great to see you back and nothing wrong with sticking with a theme that works for you! ;-)

Jan 6, 1:35pm Top

Hope you have an excellent reading year!

Jan 6, 11:22pm Top

Can't forget the 2018 meme of books read in 2017!

Describe yourself: The Grownup

Describe how you feel: Raven Black

Describe where you currently live: Cavedweller

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Invisible Cities

Your favorite form of transportation: All Creatures Great and Small

Your best friend is: My Absolute Darling

You and your friends are: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

What's the weather like? Strange Weather

You fear: Somebody with a Little Hammer

What is the best advice you have to give: Take the Cannoli

Thought for the day: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

How you would like to die: The Serpent of Venice

Your soul’s present condition: 101 Things That Piss Me Off

Jan 7, 9:22am Top

>10 madhatter22: *applause* Good advice!

Jan 7, 10:10am Top

I LOVE your answers! Especially where you would go and how you would get there. And, what you fear... that's kind of wonderfully creepy :)

Jan 7, 12:50pm Top

Happy new year! I'm another one who recycles the same categories each year (albeit I've added a place theme this year, for the first time. But that was just an excuse to show off some photos! They've got next to nothing to do with the categories!).

Jan 7, 2:34pm Top

Great answers to the meme!

Jan 7, 6:03pm Top

Love you meme answers!

Jan 8, 12:04pm Top

>10 madhatter22: Loved your answers to "you and your best friends are" and the advice question especially. All were good though.

Jan 8, 6:28pm Top

Good to see you back for another year. Hope it's a good one for you!

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