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The 30 Day Book Challenge – Can it be done?

I found a book challenge at Becky’s blog from last year, but I thought I would resurrect it  for this month, and half-wondered whether I could actually write about books for 30 days. Let’s see if I can do it. Feel free to join in – see more below….

Day 1 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would
just end already.

Well, that is easy: I wish the Stieg Larsson trilogy had gone on longer, but sadly, Stieg passed away under mysterious circumstances. There is another unpublished version of the fourth novel, but as it is incomplete, his father said it would not be published. I wonder how many people would give their right arm to see what Lisbeth Salander got up to….

To answer part B: I really wish years ago, that Harry Potter grew up, put up and shut up. I am so tired of hearing kids talk about wizards and spells and this kind of crap. I am not saying the series is not good by any stretch of the imagination, just that it has been done to death, so really can we let Harry be and not have any more talk of it. There are plenty of other good books out there…give them a chance.

Having said that so forthrightly, you will notice a preponderance of Scandinavian novels in my list. For that is my leaning, as you will no doubt discover later in the month.

DAY 2. –Favourite side character

DAY 3. – The longest book you’ve read
DAY 4. – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated.
DAY 5. – Your “comfort” book.
DAY 6. – Book you’ve read the most number of times.
DAY 7. – A guilty pleasure book.

DAY 8. – Most underrated book.
DAY 9. – Most overrated book.
DAY 10. – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.
DAY 11. – Favorite classic book.
DAY 12. – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t.
DAY 13. – A book that disappointed you.
DAY 14. –  Book that made you cry.
DAY 15. – A character who you can relate to the most.
DAY 16. – Most thought-provoking book.
DAY 17. – Author I wish people would read more.
DAY 18. – A book you wish you could live in.
DAY 19. – A favourite author.
DAY 20. – Favorite childhood book.
DAY 21. – Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t
actually finished)
DAY 22. – Least favourite plot device employed by way too many books you actually
enjoyed otherwise.
DAY 23. – Best book you’ve read in the last 12 months.
DAY 24. – Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like/liked.
DAY 25. – The most surprising plot twist or ending.
DAY 26. – Book that makes you laugh out loud.
DAY 27. – Book that has been on your “to read” list the longest.
DAY 28. – Favorite quote from a book.
DAY 29. – A book you hated.
DAY 30. – Book you couldn’t put down.

Join in with me if you like and let me know you are doing this by adding a comment below, so that if other want to join, they can find your post too.

Something to Ponder About


10 thoughts on “The 30 Day Book Challenge – Can it be done?”

  1. This is a brilliant idea, I wish I could participate but unfortunately I’ve been reading more classics this year for study purposes. Some day perhaps:-)

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  2. This should be a rather fun series to read. We always love reading about books as well as reading books… And one of our goals definitely for 2015 but we are starting now is to read books MORE!
    So reading this series may inspire us some more 🙂


    1. Great! You can join in to this challenge if you like. You might not be so surprised to find that there will be a whole lot of scandinavian authors come up, as that is what I have read for the past few years. Thanks for your comment and good luck with your reading. There are still many great books out there waiting to be discovered.

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