2014 30-Day Book Challenge (the abridged version)

For us creative types, there are lots of “30 day challenges” out there: exercises where you post a photo, video, or blog every day for 30 days on a particular topic.

I like the concept of these activities, but could never really get on board because I just think it’s silly to have such a time-intensive ritual when flossing every night can seem too much of an ordeal.

Now this is something I could do!

I’m also impatient and would much rather answer all the questions in one sitting if I can help it. I’m not sure if that counts as overachieving or underachieving, but let’s go with the former.

My point is that I’ve been enjoying the entries from my fellow book bloggers on this challenge, so I’d thought that I would sum up my responses. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this, but new year, new challenge! Feel free to ask about my specific choices or provide your own!

Day 01 – Best book you read last year = Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times = The Epic of Gilgamesh (in college)

Day 03 – Your favorite series = His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Day 04 – A guilty pleasure book = The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Day 05 – A book that makes you happy = Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones

Day 06 – A book that makes you sad = The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Day 07 – Most underrated book = The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Day 08 – Most overrated book = Beloved by Toni Morrison

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving = The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Day 10 – Favorite classic book = Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Day 11 – A book you hated = To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Image via Annette’s Book Spot

Day 12 – The first novel you remember reading = Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Day 13 – Your favorite writer = Besides Pullman and Tolkien, probably Kazuo Ishiguro

Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer = Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Day 15 – Book that should be on hs/college required reading list = Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti

Day 16 – A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person = Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book = “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” Gandalf from The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Day 18 – A book that disappointed you = Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie = The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Day 20 – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated = A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhoodLittle Critter books by Mercer Mayer

Image via Amazon

Day 22 – The book that made you fall in love with reading = I’ll just pick my favorite alphabet book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t = Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would have read = Demian by Hermann Hesse

Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most = Newland Archer from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something = The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending = Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (if my dad hadn’t spoiled the twist 50 pages into the book!)

Day 28 – Favorite title = Are you There, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Day 29 – A book that makes you cryWhere the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time = The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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