My reading list for Lucky No.14 Reading Challenge:
1. Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination —Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter). Italian coastline always fascinated me. Or maybe Let The Great World Spin (Colum McCann), since New York City is always a charm!
2. Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover? —The Castle Corona (Sharon Creech). I took a look at the cover and instinctively bought it.
3. Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too! —Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend (Matthew Green), thanks to Mia who tempted me to read this one!
4. Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents. —Many contenders here, but probably I’ll read Faith (Jennifer Haigh) -got it for only 15k (new book) in one of Periplus sales. If I have time, I’ll also read Farundell (LR Fredericks), bought it for $5 in Book Depository 25 hrs sale.
5. (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013. —Manuscript Found in Acra (Paulo Coelho), The False Prince (Jennifer Nielsen)
6. First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count —American Gods (Neil Gaiman), Animal Farm (George Orwell)
7. Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to) —The Name of The Rose (Umberto Eco), well this one had been published for the first time in 1980, so just a bit older than me 😀 To make it fair, I’ll also read On The Road (Jack Kerouac) that’s been published in 1957
8. Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of! —Antony & Cleopatra (Colleen McCullough): 720 pages!
9. Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before. —John Grisham all the way! Will read The Racketeer, Street Lawyer and The Rainmaker 🙂
10. It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now —The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (David Wroblewski): been in my shelf since 2011
11. Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.– The Lord of The Rings Trilogy (JRR Tolkien): hope I can finish this at last!
12. Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now —The Novelist (Dean Koontz), birthday gift from Phie 🙂
13. Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem! —The Devil in The White City (Erik Larson) — I’ll try history for once, and join Fanda’s History Challenge
14. Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past Comic books or graphic novels are allowed! —Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Judy Blume); Anak-Anak Liar (Enid Blyton)
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