Monday, 3 November 2014

30* for 30 Reading Challenge

My 29th birthday looms, and not far behind that lurks my 30th... so I've decide to celebrate by setting myself a reading challenge: between those two dates I'm going to read one book published in each year I've been alive. 
I've tried to choose a mix of fiction & non, a few graphic novels (even one manga), and I've aimed for a mix of genres that reflects my normal tastes, the idea being that whatever my mood I'll be able to find something from this list to work with (I'll not necessarily read 'in order')

Here's the books... some years are blank where I haven't picked anything out yet (suggestions welcome!). Some have more than one option, where it'll depend what I can get hold of easily. 
Books in italics are ones I haven't yet acquired... so if you happen to have a copy I can borrow that'd be nice

85 - Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) Completed 7th April
86 - Howl's Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)  Completed Jan 2nd
87 - the Shell Seekers (Rosamund Pike) Completed 15th May
88 - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) Completed Jan 5th
89 - An Awfully Big Adventure (Beryl Bainbridge) Completed 31st Jan
90 - Possession (A S Byatt) Completed 5th June
91 - American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis) completed 6th March
92 - Irrationally (Stuart Sutherland) Completed 26th Fen
93 - How Are We To Live (Peter Singer) Completed 20th April
94 - Politically Correct Bedtime Stories (James Finn Garner) Completed 17th April
95 - The Demon Haunted World (Carl Sagen) Competed September
96 - Berlin (Jason Lutes) Completed.June 10th
97 - God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) Completed 16th May
98 - The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver) completed 20th Jan
99 - No Logo (Naomi Klein) Completed 10th July
00 - House of Leaves (Mark Danielewski) Completed Oct 30th
01 - The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon) completed March 25th
02 - Any Human Heart (William Boyd) Completed 9th Feb
03 - Death Note (Tsugumi Ohba) Competed October
04 - Case Histories (Kate Atkinson) Completed Feb 14th
05 - Tamara Drewe (Poppy Simmonds) Completed 5th May
06 - The Road (Cormac McCarthy) Completed Feb 13th
07 - The Raw Shark Texts (Steven Hall) Completed 9th May
08 - Suspicions of Mr Whicher (Kate Summerscale) Completed 13th April
09 - Sixty One Nails (Mike Sheldon) Completed 2nd May
10 - Daytripper (Gabriel Ba / Fabio Moon) Completed 22nd Jan
11 - Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal (Jeanette Winterson) Completed 28th Feb
12 - Wonder (R.J. Palacio) Completed May 30th
13 - Maddadam (Margaret Atwood) completed 15th Jan
14 - The Opposite of Lonliness (Marina Keegan) completed 20th Jan
15 - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage (Sydney Padua)  Completed 4th May

*ok, ok, it's actually 31....

I'm done! I sort of got distracted along the way and stopped to read a quick 51 other books between these  official one, but still finished in plenty of time