I’v almost finished the Reading challenge 2017 – update, however the one category that has been given my the most problems.
An epic romance – this isn’t an area I normally read and at first glance it was all classic novels, pride and prejudice, Jane Eyre etc but I read these in school and found them a little dull to be honest.
So I took to the internet and Instagram for inspiration and ideas of what other people read for this category and this is where my dilemma started. I noticed that both the twilight and Harry Potter series have been put into the this category by a few people so I started thinking along these lines and had an idea.
During last years The Reading Challenge I had to read a book from the year I was born – I selected interview with the vampire written by Anne Rice and I think it could also fit into the epic romance category, but I didn’t want to re-read it, so I’m currently reading the second book in the series – the vampire Lestat and think this would also suit the category. The other book I have read recently that I think also works is Bram Stokers Dracula (the vampire thing was coincidence)
So what do you think ? Have you rad these, allowable or dubious ? Any other suggestions, preferably not on the school reading curriculum.
I’ve not looked at the Reading Challenge for a few months but I’m always reading plus at the beginning of the year when the challenge started I made a note of books for some of the categories on the list.
- About a place you wished you lived – The leaving of things – Jay Antani (India)
- In a genre you usually avoid – The lost city of Z – David Grann
- With yellow on the cover – The case of the broken doll – Alison Golden and Grace Dagnell
- That is becoming a movie in 2017 – The dinner – Herman Koch
- A book with a one word title – Greyhound – Steffan Piper
- An Audiobook – The descent of man – Grayson Perry
- You can get for free – Most of my books are from the library so are free
- You planned to read last year but didn’t – End of watch – Stephen King
- You read on a trip – Now you see me – SJ Bolton
- Suggested by a friend – State of wonder – Ann Patchett
- From a series you started but have yet to finish – Finders Keepers – Stephen King
- You finish in a day – Blackout – Emily Barr
- Published this year –
- With an epic romance –
- That takes you somewhere warm – Summer in Tuscany – Elizabeth Adler
- Short stories or under 200 pages – Public library and other stories – Ali Smith
- Considered a 20th century classic – The magic toy shop – Angela Carter
- Set in the future – The Circle – Dave Eggers
- You choose for the cover – The watcher – Ross Armstrong
- With a reputation of Un-put-down-able – The memory box – Eva Lesko Natiello
- With a mother/daughter relationship – The taken – Alice Clarke-Platts
- Free choice – Breaking Silence – Linda Castillo
It’s going well, considering there’s still 4 months left and only 3 categories left to complete. The hardest will be epic romance as this is not a genre I usually read/look for I have just completed the Harry Potter series (again) and could possibly use that if nothing else comes along before the end of the year.
Suggestions gratefully received….