Today, I'm going to give you MY choices for days 1 - 17. Next Thursday (1/23) I'll share my list for days 19 -24. Then the following Thursday (1/30), I'll give you my choices for days 25 - 31. You can jump in on the conversation by commenting and sharing your choices for any of the days you'd like! It should be FUN!
So... here goes! The January 30 Day Book Challenge!
Day 1 - What was the best book you read in 2013?
HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover (This is a tough one, because I've read so many good books!)
Day 2 - Which book has changed your outlook on something important or meaningful to you?
CHILD OF SATAN, CHILD OF GOD by Susan Atkins
(She was one of the Charles Manson "girls", convicted along with him for the murder spree in 1969. I read this book in high school, and it totally changed the way I thought about capital punishment. She described the overwhelming emotions she felt in her cell when she heard over the radio that California had repealed the death penalty and she would not be put to death. It was so powerful, and it changed me.)
Day 3 - What book are you reading right now, today?
THE DESTINY OF VIOLET AND LUKE, by Jessica Sorenson
Day 4 - What's the next book on your TBR list?
RE-DESIGNED by Denise Grover Swank
Day 5 - What book has been on your TBR list for over a year?
TORN by Erica O'Rourke
Day 6 - What is your favorite place to read?
My front porch... when the weather is pleasant
Day 7 - What is the strangest, most unique place you've ever read?
The doctor's office... not the waiting area... the exam room!
Day 8 - What does your dream reading place/library look like?
A deck or patio looking out toward the ocean
Day 9 - What was the first novel you read?
CHRISTY by Catherine Marshall
Day 10 - What book left you with the most unanswered questions?
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
Day 11 - What book has the most surprising plot twist at the end that you've read?
PAPER TOWNS by John Green
Day 12 - What's your favorite reading media... print or digital?
DIGITAL, because it's super convenient to carry my entire library on my Kindle and iPhone... also, because there's practically no place to shop for books in my hometown.
Day 13 - What book was made into a movie and completely ruined it for you?
PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF... the book, by Rick Riordan was really good... the movie was so different from the book that it was difficult to enjoy it.
Day 14 - What book was made into a movie and you loved it even more than when you read it?
PS, I LOVE YOU by Cecilia Ahern... the book & movie are different in some pretty fundamental ways, but this is one case that I thought that worked. I kind of liked the book. I LOVED the movie.
Day 15 - What is the funniest book that made you laugh out loud?
THE PREGNANCY TEST by Erin McCarthy
Day 16 - What is the saddest book that made you weep through your tears?
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green... happy/sad/triumphant/profound all rolled into one
Day 17 - What book have you read more than three times and you wouldn't hesitate to read it again?
JEWELS OF THE SUN by Nora Roberts
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for Suzanne Lilly's pick for Day 18... What book do you love to hate?
And don't forget, all this week, each comment enters you in a drawing for a pound of amazing coffee from my local coffee roasters, Harden Coffee!
Happy reading & writing!