2016 Prompt Challenge

2016 Book Challenge

I’ve devised my own monthly book challenge for 2016 based on prompts. The prompts are as follows:

  • Read a book that has been on my TBR for over 2 years
  • Read a book by an author I’ve never read before
  • Read a book that was given to me by my parents
  • Read an epic poem
  • Read a book that was published in the year I was born (1994)
  • Read a book that was published this year (2016)
  • Read a book that was published before 1900
  • Read a book that was originally written in another language and has been translated to English
  • Read a book with a one word title
  • Read a book with 500+ pages
  • Read a book that was once banned in the UK
  • Read a book that is set during Christmas

I’ll update this page whenever I complete one of these prompts or when I post a review for one of the books featured.


Updates

the mysteries of udolphoRead a book published before 1900 – The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Started: 2nd January 2016
Completed: 15th February 2016
Rating: 4/5
Review: Read it here
Other comments: A very slow, long novel but enjoyable. This book was published in 1794.

ZofloyaRead a book by an author I’ve never read before – Zofloya by Charlotte Dacre

Started: 28th February 2016
Completed: 14th March 2016
Rating: 4.5/5
Review: Read it here
Other comments: An excellent book about the taboos of female sexuality and female autonomy.

EragonRead a book that has been on my TBR for over two years – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Started: 24th April 2016
Completed: 30th April 2016
Rating: 5/5
Review: Not yet posted
Other comments: What an amazing book! I loved it so much and I wish I’d read it much sooner.

the raven kingRead a book that was published this year (2016) – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Started: 2nd May 2016
Completed: 8th May 2016
Rating: 4.5/5
Review: Not yet posted
Other comments: I cried. It was a good ending to the series. I loved it to be honest. It wasn’t perfect though and I honestly preferred the first two books but it was still very good in my opinion.

HP 6Read a book with more than 500 pages – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (607 pages)

Started: 28th June 2016
Completed: 28th June 2016
Rating: 5/5
Review: Not yet posted
Other comments: This is by far my favourite Harry Potter book. I just think that it’s fantastic and I couldn’t wait to get to this book when I was re-reading the series. I love it so much that I completed it in just one day. I think I might end up reading it again before the year is out.

EldestRead a book with a one word title – Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Started: 2nd July 2016
Completed: 14th July 2016
Rating: 3/5
Review: Not yet posted
Other comments: I didn’t enjoy this as much as I did Eragon. It was very long and a tiring read.


Prompts remaining:

  • Read a book that has been on my TBR for over 2 years
  • Read a book by an author I’ve never read before
  • Read a book that was given to me by my parents
  • Read an epic poem
  • Read a book that was published in the year I was born (1994)
  • Read a book that was published this year (2016)
  • Read a book that was published before 1900
  • Read a book that was originally written in another language and has been translated to English
  • Read a book with a one word title
  • Read a book with 500+ pages
  • Read a book that was once banned in the UK
  • Read a book that is set during Christmas

Updated: 30th June 2016