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Saturday, 25 March 2017

2017 Reading Challenge - A personal list

This week Nella applies earlier posts with challenges to develop her own. A bingo template of ideas is added at the end to inspire our readers.

There are so many great challenges around but I decided to create my own.
Fairy Tale Retelling
Heartless by Marissa Meyer, Macmillan
Lady Catherine, whose delectable creations can alter a person's emotions, simply wants to open a bakery. Unfortunately, the King of Hearts wants her for his bride. A mysterious court jester, the Mad Hatter and a rook become involved.  Heartbreakingly sad.

Toilet Humour
Busting!  By Aaron Blabley, Omnibus
Lou is BUSTING for the loo. But the loo has quite a queue. Need I say more?

Post Apocalypse
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith, Text Publishing
Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. His isolation is shattered when a Siley – an asylum seeker- runs onto the beach. Interesting view of the breakdown in a society and the treatment of Sileys -very close to our present reality.

People who love words
The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham, Walker
Amber craves excitement and adventure. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, she looks for other moonlight dreamers. A inspirational, heart-warming book about four very different girls trying to find their place in the world.

A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson, Macmillan
Coming of age story of a 13-year-old who, as winter approaches, uncovers her dormant power, finds her elemental father - Jack Frost, and learns about the need for balance in nature and in her human world. Younger readers.

Set in a Cult
The Special Ones by Em Bailey, Hardie Grant Egmont
Esther is one of the Special Ones – four teens who live under his “protection” in a remote farmhouse. The Special Ones are not allowed to leave, and they must impart wisdom to their online followers. Or they will be renewed.

Reading Time Online recommendation
Black by Fleur Ferris, Random House
Ebony Marshall, known as Black, is in her final year of high school. She can’t wait to leave the town and the curse that follows her.

Social commentary
I'm Australian Too by Mem Fox, Scholastic
Every Australian child should have this read to them - contents up until the last two pages are true. Now you know why Mem was detained trying to enter USA.

Road Trip

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi, Penguin
Alice is an outcast, colourless and lacking magical talent. Whimsical and yet deep - growing up is difficult if you're different. For younger readers.Top of Form

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Fairy Tale Retelling 
Toilet Humour
Post apocalypse
People who love words
First book in a series
Set in a cult
Historical character
Aussie outback
Verse Novel
YA with no romance
Reading Time Online recommendation
Social commentary
Green cover
Road Trip
Set in Tasmania
Mental Health
On your TBR pile
Recommended by ReadingTimeOnline
Recommended by an Indie store
Award winner
Should have been an award winner
Truly frightening
400 + pages
Would make a great movie
“We need diverse books”

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Editor's note: What a great bingo list - I have just added several of Nella's picks to my 'must reads' for 2017. I think I might start with The Road to Winter. Thanks Nella!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for all ages with an interest and diverse range of books.