This is cool! The graphic for the challenge also has the book list on it, so...not a lot of typing for me! I'll keep track of my books for this challenge on this post. You can click on the button to get more information about the challenge.
My Booklist (section added 1/4/2017)
1. A collection of short stories - The Best American Humorous Short Stories
2. A young adult novel - The Parting by Beverly Lewis
3. A book with a color in the title - Night of the Purple Moon
4. A book that's more than 100 years old - Unknown to History by Charlotte Mary Yonge - pub 1882
5. A book you picked based on its cover
6. A book set in a place you want to visit - A King Ensnared by JR Tomlin (Scotland)
7. A book based on a fairy tale - Swept Away by Vanessa Riley
8. A National Book Award Winner -
9. A book that takes place in a forest - ALTDORF: The Forest Nights #1 by JK Swift
10. A romance that takes place during travel
11. A book under 200 pages
12. A book over 400 pages -
13. A banned book -
14. A nonfiction book about nature
15. A fantasy novel - Gateway to Nifleheim by Glenn G. Thater
16. A book by a person of color -
17. A book by a female writer - My Father's House by Rose Chandler Johnson
18. A book of poetry - Autumn Poetry by Jan Darrow
19. A book set in Asia
20. A book about immigrants -
21. A book about a historical event - The Voyage by Roberta Kagan
22. A book with a child narrator -
23. A book translated from another language -
24. A book that's been adapted into a movie -
And since that took a LOT less time to set up than I thought it would, I'm going to add...
MY TUESDAY BOOKISH LINK-UPS!!!
(edited 3 January 2017 @ 1122 hrs to reflect change of link-up host!)
Thanks to The Purple Princess for hosting Teaser Tuesday at her blog, The Purple Booker.
Thanks to Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea for hosting FCFP.
In this thrilling and candid memoir, world record-holding and controversial Big Wave surfer Garrett McNamara chronicles his emotional quest to ride the most formidable waves on earth.
(from page 143)
"I was standing in line at Foodland on a January day in 1990 and heard the checker tell the person in line in front of me that the Eddie was on. Foodland is the only grocery store on the North Shore, not far from Shark's Cover where Pupu-kea Road meets Kam Highway. Every surfer who winds up on the North Shore, which is to say pretty much every big-name surfer in the world, finds himself or herself buying some orange juice or tortilla chips at Foodland now and then. The checkout clerks hear it all and they know everything."
FIRST CHAPTER, FIRST PARAGRAPH
(from the books prologue on page 1)
"Everyone wonders where you go when you die. I had a preview. I was standing in the living room of my mom's house in Pupu-kea, on the North Shore of O'ahu, talking on the phone to my doctor when suddenly the lights went out. I apprently dropped to the floor. There was no going toward the light, no reaching for a bright spot at the end of life's long tunnel. This new place was velvet black, calm and pain-free. The lack of pain was everything. I lay there, at peace.
Then I woke up to my brother Liam crying my name."
So, I'm wondering....
Which reading challenges are you participating in this year?
Have you or someone you know ever surfed?