My first reading challenge

I’ve never participated in a reading challenge before. I don’t count GR reading challenge since I mostly use it to track books I’ve read. But when I saw this beautiful sheet on Waves of Fiction last year I couldn’t help myself.

I want to say a big thank you to ladies from Waves of Fiction. This challenge pushed me to finally read 2 books that were on my tbr-list for a very long time: If I Stay by Gayle Forman and On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Needless to say I loved both.

There are also three books that I want to highlight: The Girl You Left Behind and One Plus One by Jojo Moyes; Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Each one of these books has a special place in my heart.

So books I’ve read as a part of this challenge.

A book that’s been on your TBR more than a year: The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
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A book published more than 10 years ago – Unspeakable by Sandra Brown
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A book set in the past: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
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A book set in the Summer: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokesе
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A book with time travel: Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander #1) by Karen Marie Moning
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A book with a one word title: Hero by Samantha Young
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A book with a number in the title: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
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A book with a place in the title: On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) by Samantha Young
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A book with a color in the title: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
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A book with a stand-alone title: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
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A book set in another country: Once Upon a Rose by Laura Florand
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A book that takes place in a small town: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
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A book set in college: Last Will and Testament (Radleigh University #1) by Dahlia Adler
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A book you shouldn’t read in public: Hot Finish (Fast Track #3) by Erin McCarthy
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A book set in Scotland/Highland: Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5) by Samantha Young
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A book rec’ed by a friend: After the Night by Linda Howard
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A book that was made into a movie: If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
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A book most of your GR flist has read: Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
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A book with a rating higher than 4.25 on GR: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy
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A book that’s won an award: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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A book with more than 300 pages: The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
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A third book in a series: Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
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A book by an Australian Author: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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A book by a new-to-you author: Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
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A book with a military theme: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
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5 Comments on “My first reading challenge

  1. Oh gosh, it’s been so long since I’d read If I Stay but I loved it too Ksenia. Are you going to the companion book too, think it’s Where She Went. I actually loved that one even more so. I love Melina Marchetta, but Jellicoe Road and I have never been able to.make it past the first few chapters. It feels really confusing. I’m probably due to give it another go soon. Well done on your first official challenge. HOORAY! I’m doing a similar one through The Girly Geek, like a bookish bingo. You should check it out <3
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  2. I’m thrilled you did the challenge, too, Ksenia! I don’t know where Arlene got the idea, but it was a wonderfully varied list that made me read books that I probably wouldn’t have normally. I also read Big Little Lies for my Aussie Author category and Hero for my One Word title. I’m so happy that you picked up Once Upon a Rose as part of the challenge and On Jellicoe Road as well! I need to ask Arlene if she has another challenge in mind this year. It was fun! :)

  3. This sounds like a wonderful challenge Ksenia! I of course loved On the Jellicoe Road and If I Stay, so I’m glad that you finally gave both books a go and ended up loving them, I really need to read more of Moyes books, after I loved the two I’d read by her previously!

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