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madhatter22's 2018 Category Challenge

2018 Category Challenge

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1madhatter22
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.


2madhatter22
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
5.

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
4.
5.

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
3.
4.
5.

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
4.
5.

Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference (short story/essay collections)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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
5.

Lucky Lisp (books on language)
1. Words and Rules - Steven Pinker
2. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? - David Bellos
3.
4.
5.

Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (non-bio, non-linguistic nonfiction)
1. Soul of an Octopus - Sy Montgomery
2.
3.
4.
5.

4thornton37814
Jan 2, 12:02pm Top

Hope you have a great year of reading!

5christina_reads
Jan 2, 5:30pm Top

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

6rabbitprincess
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!

7VioletBramble
Jan 3, 10:50pm Top

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

8lkernagh
Jan 5, 11:31pm Top

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

9DeltaQueen50
Jan 6, 1:35pm Top

Hope you have an excellent reading year!

10madhatter22
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

11rabbitprincess
Jan 7, 9:22am Top

>10 madhatter22: *applause* Good advice!

12whitewavedarling
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 :)

13Jackie_K
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!).

14DeltaQueen50
Jan 7, 2:34pm Top

Great answers to the meme!

15lkernagh
Jan 7, 6:03pm Top

Love you meme answers!

16thornton37814
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.

17mamzel
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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