Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Challenge update - Full House Reading Challenge 2016

This interesting challenge is hosted by Book Date who have created a card à la Bingo, with five criteria in each direction, 25 in all. I will try to cover them all in my quest to lower my TBR shelves. Here is the card.

So how have I done so far?

Author you wish was known better - Alex Connor
Published in 2016 - The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
Book from series you love -
Debut novel -
Thought Provoking book - The Sage of Waterloo by Leona Francombe
Had laugh out loud moments - The Almost Nearly Perfect People - Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
Book club worthy - Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
Color word in titleThe Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Authors' surname starts with same letter as yours - The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
You didn't want to put it down - The Other Rembrandt by Alex Connor
Way out of comfort zone -  The Circle by Clive Eggers
Family relationship word in title - Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene
Book you bought - The German Woman by Paul Griner
Setting begins with B - Belgium: Under jorden i Vilette by Ingrid Hedman (Under the Earth)
Author outside own country - The life-changing magic of tidying by Marie Kondo (Japan)
Self challenge -
Memoir -
First in a series - The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
You'd like to change the cover -
A dominant color on cover -How can one not be interested in Belgian History by various authors sort of a greenish/gray colour covering the whole area.
New author to you - Paul Griner with ”The German Woman
Would make a good movie - De gömda rummen (Habitaciones cerradas) by Care Santos
Library book - The Dinner by Herman Koch
Published 2015 -
Been on TBR ’forever' - Our Man in Havanna by Graham Greene

That makes 19 out of 25. I am quite pleased with that. Outstanding are:
Book from series you love
Debut novel
Self challenge
You'd like to change the cover 
Published 2015 -

Should not be that difficult to finish this year. Great challenge with interesting criteria. It makes it more interesting to find the right book.


  1. Well done! If this card is good for the year, I might look over my past reading and see how I make out. :-)

    1. Yes, do. I came in late as well, and have put the books I have read this year, that fit into the titles. It is great fun!

    2. What a lovely web page you have! Looks great.