Tuesday, February 5, 2019

BBH Fiction Book Club

As you may have figured out, I love to read.  One of my favorite book stores is Baker Book House in Grand Rapids - it's an awesome Christian Bookstore where I can spend hours (and could spend tons of money too!). This year, they have a blog called . .. "BBH Fiction Book Club" with the challenge to read a book a week based off of a specific list.  Well, like I mentioned yesterday, January was a long year (HA!) so I'm just getting on board.

Here's the list of books suggested in the challenge:

Reading Challenge 2019
How many books do you think you can read this year?
  1. A book a friend or family member recommended
  2. A book based on a true story
  3. A book set in your home state or province
  4. A book with a blue cover
  5. A book with a one-word title
  6. A book originally written in a different language
  7. A debut author
  8. A book written by a new to you author
  9. A book you choose based strictly on the cover
  10. A book you can read in a day
  11. A book that is outside your comfort zone
  12. A book with either north, south, east or west in the title
  13. A book published in 2019
  14. A book set in the mountains or wilderness
  15. A book that is humorous
  16. A book with more than 500 pages
  17. A book with a number in the title
  18. A mystery or Thriller
  19. A book that scares you
  20. A book more than 100 years old
  21. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
  22. A book set somewhere you want to visit
  23. A book with bad reviews
  24. A book from your childhood
  25. A book that makes you cry
  26. A book you own but never read
  27. A banned book
  28. A book you started but never finished
  29. A young adult/teen book
  30. Listen to an audio book
  31. A book written by a deceased author
  32. A sequel
  33. A book recommended by a librarian
  34. A book you bought at a thrift store
  35. A book you have been meaning to read
  36. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able
  37. A book in a genre you usually avoid
  38. A book you don’t want to admit you are dying to read
  39. A book in the backlist of a favorite author
  40. A book about a topic or subject you already love
  41. A book with characters of a different religion than yours
  42. A book with food in the title
  43. A book with a spine/cover in your favorite color
  44. A book with dust on it
  45. A book recommended by a stranger
  46. A book off a friend’s shelf (remember to return it if you borrow it)
  47. A book someone gave you
  48. A book set during Christmas
  49. A book set in Asia
  50. A coming of age book
  51. A book with 2 or more authors
  52. A classic
  53. A book your mom loves

Now, each Wednesday Baker posts a video with a suggested book to go along with the weeks book choice so you don't have to look far to find a book.  Or you can find your own.  This list is really just an idea - you can just make a Pinterest Board and try to read a book a week!  I'm going to try really hard to post all of the books I read to my 2019 Books I've Read folder so that I can see what I've accomplished at the end of the year.

This weeks book was "A Book with a Blue Cover".  It just so happened that a free book popped up on my Facebook wall that 1) Sounded interesting 2) Was Free and 3) Had a blue cover.  So, I downloaded it. 

This is actually book 3 in a series and normally, I wouldn't read book three without reading books 1 and 2 but, the first two weren't free.  If you have ever read the Father Tim series Jan Karon's "Father Tim" series - this book slightly compares to those.  It's a small town story about  family and how they intereact with the town and themselves.  It was a quick, easy read - when I was done, I actually wanted to read books 1 and 2 and continue on with the series so they are on my "wish list". 

Since I finished this book last night, I'm on the lookout for a book with a one word title :-)