Friday, 9 December 2016

Finalised challenge - Full House Reading Challenge for 2016

As of 8 December, 2016, I have finalised this challenge. I am quite happy about it. Partly, because most, if not all, of the books come from my TBR shelves.

I did change one title, which is allowed, and that was 'Debut novel'. I just could not find any, or did not look hard enough. You never know. I changed it to a 'Nobel Prize Winner' instead. One has to take advantage of having read one of those winners. It does not happen every day, or even every year!

Great challenge! Thank you to Kathryn at Book Date for hosting. Luckily, she is also hosting for 2017, and I have already signed up!

  1. Author you wish was known better - Alex Connor - The Other Rembrandt
  2. Published in 2016 - The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
  3. Book from series you love - The Black Moon by Winston Graham
  4. Debut novel - change to Nobel Prize Winner - Nässlorna blomma (Flowering Nettle) by Harry Martinsson
  5. Thought Provoking book - The Sage of Waterloo by Leona Francombe
  6. Had laugh out loud moments - The Almost Nearly Perfect People - Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
  7. Book club worthy - Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
  8. Color word in title - The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
  9. Authors' surname starts with same letter as yours - Blekingegatan 32 by Lena Einhorn
  10. You didn't want to put it down - The Woman in Whiteby Wilkie Collins
  11. Way out of comfort zone - The Circle by Clive Eggers
  12. Family relationship word in title - Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene
  13. Book you bought - Amsterdam - A History of the World's Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto
  14. Setting begins with B - Belgium: Under jorden i Villette by Ingrid Hedman (Under the Earth)
  15. Author outside own country - The life-changing magic of tidying by Marie Kondo (Japan)
  16. Self challenge - The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
  17. Memoir - Grymhet by Birgitta Lindqvist (short stories from her life)
  18. First in a series - The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
  19. You'd like to change the cover - Jenny S by Denise Rudberg
  20. A dominant color on cover - How can one not be interested in Belgian History by various authors
  21. New author to you - Paul Griner with The German Woman
  22. Would make a good movie - De gömda rummen (Habitaciones cerradas) by Care Santos
  23. Library book - The Dinner by Herman Koch
  24. Published 2015 - Croissants till frukost by Annika Esstasy (pocket version)
  25. Been on TBR ’forever' - Our Man in Havanna by Graham Greene

Looking forward to making a full card for 2017!


  1. This looks like fun. My book group is doing a scavenger hunt for 2017 which I just posted on my blog. This corresponds with it. Travellin'Penguin

    1. Yes, it is the same concept. It is really great. I tried it this year, but since I do not read a lot of suspense novels, I only could relate to two books! To bad. I don't know why I don't read so much mysteries, because I really love them. Probably because I don't have that many on my TBR shelves! Good luck with your 2017 hunt.

  2. Well done on completion, just visiting your new sign up and saw your completion post. Yes for sure not every year read a Nobel prize award book. Lauren Willig's pink carnation series is one I want to give a go and see how I get on with it.
    Remember to link this post up to the completion post on the challenge as there is a prize for one random person. You never know!

    1. I did link the post. I am not sure I did it right, but hopefully so. Looking forward to another reading year, and a lowering of the TBR shelves.