I've had a few people ask me what I'm reading for the challenge and if I had any suggestions for titles. I've got several ideas for myself and plenty of suggestions! I'll list the first 25 prompts/challenges here and then within the next few days do the other 25.
I've also had a couple people ask about the Goodreads group. You can find that group here:
1. A book with more than 500 pages.
My choice: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
You could also consider: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy; A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
2. A classic romance.
I honestly haven't decided what I will ultimately read for this challenge, however possibilities include: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
3. A book that became a movie.
My choice: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
You could also consider: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks; The Pelican Brief by John Grisham; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; any of the Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien; The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien; Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; 1984 by George Orwell; The War of the Worlds by HG Wells; Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand -- the list is endless!
4. A book published this year.
As we are only in the second day of 2015, I'm going to wait and see what comes along this year before making a decision.
5. A book with a number in the title.
My choice: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
You could also consider: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut; 1984 by George Orwell
6. A book written by someone under 30
I haven't really made a decision on this one. I've heard a lot of people saying they are going to read I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
7. A book with non-human characters.
My choice: Animal Farm by George Orwell
You could also consider: Any vampire book (just look in the section once known as YA); any of the Star Trek or Star Wars series; any of the novels based on Gears of War; any of the Forgotten Realms or Dragonlance series; any of the Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien.
8. A funny book.
I haven't made a decision on this one either. I typically don't read humor. However I do have a book on my nightstand right now that's called something along the lines of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Trying to Kill You. Perhaps I'll use that.
9. A book by a female author.
There is such a huge selection, I'm not really worried about even trying to make a decision on this one.
10. A mystery or thriller.
My choice: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
You could also consider: Any Agatha Christie book. This is not a genre I typically read, so I don't have many suggestions here.
11. A book with a one word title.
I haven't even put any real thought into this one. I'm sure there are plenty to choose from.
12. A book of short stories.
My choice: A book of Edgar Allen Poe stories.
You could also consider: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Joyce Carol Oates
13. A book set in a different country.
My choice: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
You could also consider: The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (one of my favorites!)
14. A nonfiction book.
There are so many choices here that I haven't even thought about this one. 41 by Former President George W. Bush is currently coming to mind, but I may use that for another category.
15. A popular author's first book.
My choice: Looking for Alaska by John Green
16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet.
I have no author that I "love". I base everything on the book and don't really care who wrote it. This is going to be a hard one for me. I may modify this to be a book from an author who's book I love. In which case Khaled Hosseini is a strong contender because I truly love The Kite Runner.
17. A book a friend recommended.
My choice: The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
18: A Pulitzer Prize winning book.
I haven't really considered this category. There are many books that would meet this requirement, so I'm not especially worried about making a choice this minute.
19. A book based on a true story.
My choice: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
20. A book at the bottom of your to read list.
I'd have to look at my list on Goodreads to see what is at the bottom.
21. A book your mom loves.
My choice: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
My other choice is any of the Twilight books and those of you that know me, know hell is going to freeze over before I read one of those.
22. A book that scares you.
My choice: The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
I started The Strain and got about a third of the way through and had to stop. That is one creepy book.
23. A book more than 100 years old.
My choice: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
You could also consider: Any of Charles Dickens books; any of the Bronte sisters' books
24. A book based entirely on its cover.
This will require a trip to the bookstore.
25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't.
My choice: Lord of the Flies by William Golding