Goodreads Challenge


32/40 (incl. one category I can’t do it) (D = Dutch E = English)

  1. A book recommended by a librarian 
    The Confessions of Nat Turner – William Styron (D)
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long
  3. A book of letters
    A women in Berlin – Anonymous (D)
  4. An adiobook (I skip this one because I am hard of hearing)
  5. A book by person of color
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
    Cold Spring – Lieneke Dijkzeul (D)
  7. A book that is a story within a story
    The Neverending story – Michael Ende (D)
  8. A book with multiple authors
    Spring tide – Cilla and Rolf Börjlind (D)
  9. An espionage thriller
    N or M – Agatha Christie (D)
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
    The Tale of Tom Kitten –  Beatrix Potter (D)
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
    A Series of Unforttunate Events: The Miserable Mill – Lemony Snicket (E)
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
    Life, Interupted – James McConnel (E)
  14. A book involving travel
    ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ – Jules Verne (E)
  15. A book with a subtitle
    A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window – Lemony Snicket (E)
  16. A book that is publish in 2017
    De vrouw in de blauwe mantel – Deon Meyer (D)
  17. A book involving a mythical creature
    De vloek van Polyfemos – Evert Hartman (D)
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  19. A book about food
    100% Suikervrij Basiskookboek – Carola van Bemmelen (D)
  20. A book with career advice
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
  22. A steampunk novel
    Northern Lights – Philip Pullman (E)
  23. A book with a red spine
    Against the wind – Angeles Caso (D)
  24. A book set in the wilderness
    Kinderen van Moeder Aarde – Thea Beckman (D)
  25. A book you loved as a child
    Lena is different – Nina Rauprich (D)
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visit
    Equal of the Sun – Anita  Amirrezvani (D)
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name:
    De woede van Abraham – Conny Braam (D)
  28. A novel set during wartime
  29. A book with unreliable narrator
    The Collector – John Fowles (E)
  30. A book with pictures
    100 x Annie – Annie M.G. Schmidt (D)
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
    De belofte van Pisa – Mano Bouzamour (D)
  32. A book about an interesting woman
    The Red Queen – Philippa Gregory (D)
  33. A book set in two different time periods
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
    April – Virginia Andrews (D)
  35. A book set in a hotel
    At Betram’s Hotel – Agatha Christie (D)
  36. A book written by someone you admire
    On the banks of the time – Henning Mankell (D)
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
    It – Stephen King (E)
  38. A book set around a holiday other then Christmas
    Murder on no. 14 – Agatha Christie (D)
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before
    A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore (E)
  40. A book you bought on a trip
    Secondhand Souls – Christopher Moore (E)



Advanced 10/12
1. A book recommended by an author you love
2. A besteller from 2016
     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
3. A book with a family-member in the title
     Lost son – Lieneke Dijkzeul
4. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
     Revival – Stephen King
5. A book about an immigrant or refugee
   In the Shadow of the Banyan – Vaddey Ratner
6. A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of
    The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman
7. A book with an eccentric character
     The World According to Garp – John Irving
8. A book that’s more than 800 pages
    Sarum – Edward Rutherfurd
9. A book you got from a used book sale
    Disordered minds – Minette Walters
10. A book that’s been mentioned in another book
11. A book about a difficult topic
     Vrij spel – Linda Jansma
12. A book based on mythology
Winterkoning – Bernard Cornwell


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