Full House Reading Challenge Sign Up Post


I wasn’t sure whether I was going to do any reading challenges this year. I certainly felt like I wanted a change from the ones I have done for the last few years. With this in mind, I have decided to do the Full House Challenge which is hosted by The Book Date. There are twenty-five categories and I have an idea what I’m going to read for about half of them.

Instructions are as follows:

Challenge will run from Jan 1st to December 31st 2017
Write and publish a post stating your intention to participate. In the post please include the Challenge graphic and a link back to this post. Then link your intention post at the bottom of this post. Make sure it is the actual post and not just a generic link to your blog.
Add your reviews back here on the link in this post. At the end of every three months, there will be a U.S. $12 prize with a book of your choice from the Book Depository or U.S. Amazon voucher, for the entries. There will be a new linky then for the next quarter and so on to the end of December.

Here is the grid with the categories….


Here are the ideas I have so far:

Non-Fiction – So You’ve Been Publically Shamed – Jon Ronson

On TBR for more than 2 years – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCuthers

More than 500 pages – War and Peace – Tolstoy

Page Turner – The Falls – Ian Rankin

Published Pre-2000 – Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

European Author – The Immoralist – Andre Gide

Award Winner – Troubles – J. G. Farrell (Lost Booker Prize Winner)

Size word in the title – Big Brother – Lionel Shriver

Two worded title – American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Book from childhood – Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

USA / Canadian – Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

Not For Me – Gateway to Fourline – Pam Brondos

Debut Book – The Short Drop – Matthew Fitzsimmons

Aussie / NZ author Breath -Tim Winton

Food on cover or in title – Love, Lies and Lemon Cake – Sue Watson

Diversity – The Vegetarian – Han Kang

Book from a list – Room – Emma Donahue

Cozy Mystery – The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie

Published 2017 – All the Little Children – Jo Furniss 

Middle-Grade Book – Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

Borrowed – Life Class – Pat Barker

Book About Books – The Sadeian Woman – Angela Carter

Attractive Cover – The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell

Western – No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy


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