The Challenge Book Club

We have reading challenges and we share our wonderful pictures with you here. Year 1: Turned into a year and a half but 52 books we each have read. Year 2: Cut it down to 40 books and some slightly less 'out there' categories.
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3/40: A book written by someone over 60: A. S. Byatt's Ragnarok. A sort of retelling of the myth of Ragnarok through the eyes of a child during World War II. I expected something a bit different - more of an interpretation, than the actual telling that happens here - but I ended up being okay with it.

3/40: A book written by someone over 60: A. S. Byatt's Ragnarok. A sort of retelling of the myth of Ragnarok through the eyes of a child during World War II. I expected something a bit different - more of an interpretation, than the actual telling that happens here - but I ended up being okay with it.

52/52: A book with antonyms in the title: Anna North's The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. This book is phenomenal. The structure and set up works in favour of the story as does its maddening elusive protagonist. I love that we never once hear from the protagonist, but is forced to view her through the eyes of the people around her - each with their own bias. I just really like this book!

52/52: A book with antonyms in the title: Anna North's The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. This book is phenomenal. The structure and set up works in favour of the story as does its maddening elusive protagonist. I love that we never once hear from the protagonist, but is forced to view her through the eyes of the people around her - each with their own bias. I just really like this book!

50/52: A book I own, but have never read: Anton Chekhov's Gooseberries. Chekhov is very talented when it comes to shot stories. He infuses so much life in even the shortest of stories. I quite liked all three stories. This also featured The Kiss and The Two Volodyas

50/52: A book I own, but have never read: Anton Chekhov's Gooseberries. Chekhov is very talented when it comes to shot stories. He infuses so much life in even the shortest of stories. I quite liked all three stories. This also featured The Kiss and The Two Volodyas

7/40: A book that's becoming a movie this year: Rebecca Skloot's  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This became an HBO movie earlier this year. I saw the movie, which is good, but so many people online said to read the book because it was even better. And it really is a great book. The story of Henrietta Lacks and her family's life is intertwined with the medical history of HeLa. Worth reading for the human story, not just the medical story.

7/40: A book that's becoming a movie this year: Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This became an HBO movie earlier this year. I saw the movie, which is good, but so many people online said to read the book because it was even better. And it really is a great book. The story of Henrietta Lacks and her family's life is intertwined with the medical history of HeLa. Worth reading for the human story, not just the medical story.

7/40 - A book about books.  I remember having to read this and having watched the movie in high school but as I begun I found I remembered nothing of the actual story. I was a lovely reconnection as this book is close to perfection. So go read it (again) people.

7/40 - A book about books. I remember having to read this and having watched the movie in high school but as I begun I found I remembered nothing of the actual story. I was a lovely reconnection as this book is close to perfection. So go read it (again) people.

6/40 - A romance set in the future.  Since we are in a post 4th world war scenario and the whole thing is about selecting a mate it fits perfectly in this category. I've finally finished and I am equally excited and disappointed as there are so many great subjects in focus and yet so much silly crap to take the focus away.

6/40 - A romance set in the future. Since we are in a post 4th world war scenario and the whole thing is about selecting a mate it fits perfectly in this category. I've finally finished and I am equally excited and disappointed as there are so many great subjects in focus and yet so much silly crap to take the focus away.

5/40 - A book I am embarrassed to read in public.  I generally don't get embarrassed about anything but this series is really a guilty pleasure. It is good besides me having a hard time accepting a country called Swendway where they speak Finnish.

5/40 - A book I am embarrassed to read in public. I generally don't get embarrassed about anything but this series is really a guilty pleasure. It is good besides me having a hard time accepting a country called Swendway where they speak Finnish.

4/40 - A book about a culture I'm unfamiliar with.  I was very surprised by this. The complete honesty and the fact that it is done with great dry humour is perfection.

4/40 - A book about a culture I'm unfamiliar with. I was very surprised by this. The complete honesty and the fact that it is done with great dry humour is perfection.

3/40 - A book under 150 pages.  I was lucky enough to be given the first three Kongerækken books and kongekort for my birthday. I finally finished the first book and it is a joy to read more from Anders Olling and Hans Erik Havsteen, who already made the best podcast ever.

3/40 - A book under 150 pages. I was lucky enough to be given the first three Kongerækken books and kongekort for my birthday. I finally finished the first book and it is a joy to read more from Anders Olling and Hans Erik Havsteen, who already made the best podcast ever.

2/40 - A children's book.  I've wanted to read this ever since I came across Synne Kristine Eriksen during the 2016 #septemberbøger. It is a great read and I'm really looking forward to the next one - the story has only just begun.

2/40 - A children's book. I've wanted to read this ever since I came across Synne Kristine Eriksen during the 2016 #septemberbøger. It is a great read and I'm really looking forward to the next one - the story has only just begun.

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