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The reading challenge; conclusion

Let’s get this over with.

I already mentioned that this challenge will remain a non-completion. Does it bother me? Nope. Zero percent. Because I’m so fucking easy-going.

I did complete the following of the challenge:

A satirical bookUppgång & Fall by Liv Strömquist.
A National Book Award Winner. Flickvännen by Karolina Ramquist
A YA bestseller. Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Loved this book, planning a reread!
A book translated to English. Unspeakable things: sex, lies and revolution by Penny Laurie. Feminism at its best ♥♥♥. It was translated from English, not the other way around. I don’t think it matters into which language it was translated. Positive.
A book set in Europe. Flickvännen by Karolina Ramqvist.
A book under 150 pages. The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave.
A New York Times Bestseller. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Highly recommended!
A self-improvement book. Reclaiming yourself from binge eating.
A book you can finish in a day. The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave.
A book written by a celebrity. The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave.
A book that’s more than 600 pages. Odinsbarn by Siri Pettersen.
A science-fiction novel. Det Grönare Djupet by Johanna Nilsson.
A graphic novel. Can we just not talk about this book? I made such a terrible choice a just want to forget it. 
A book published in 2016. Kill the boy band by Goldy Moldavsky
by A book that takes place during summer. Flickvännen by Karolina Ramqvist. Officially known as my cheat book. Fits all categories!?!
A book and its prequel. Kallocain by Karin Boye + Det Grönare Djupet by Johanna Nilsson.
A murder mystery. Blythewood by Carol Goodman. Which is probably stretching it a bit.
A dystopian novel. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. Been looking forward to for such a long time, was a little disappointed. Just a little.
A book with a blue cover. Twitchhiker by Paul Smith.
The first book you see in a bookstore. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie. Best thing about the book: the cover.
A classic book from the 20th century. Kallocain by Karin Boye. Another cheat book. 
A book from the library.  Unspeakable things: sex, lies and revolution by Penny Laurie.
An autobiography. Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. Read multiple times before, I do love it.
A book about a road trip. Europa kreuzweise by Blixa Bargeld. Another favorite read.
A book that takes place on an island. The Expedition; A Love Story by Bea Uusma. It takes place on Kvitøya. Well partly. (I excel at stretching it, in case that wasn’t clear.)
A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy. by Nina Hemmingsson

Books that I couldn’t be bothered with/didn’t have time for/struggled to find:

A book based on a fairy tale.
A book you haven’t read since high school. In my defense, there’s probably reason for that..?
A romance set in the future. How does one go about finding this book, how??
A book that’s becoming a movie this year. Could have read Allegiant, but was clearly not a priority.
A book recommended by someone you just met. That was never going to happen anyway, I don’t meet people /hardcore introvert
A political memoir. I do feel a bit bad about this one. I feel I need more political memoirs in my life. I should speak to a librarian about this.
A book at least 100 years older than you.
A book from Oprah’s book club.
A book recommended by a family member.
Does it count if I read a book I got from a family member..?
A book with a protagonist that has your occupation.
A book written by a comedian.
A book of poetry.
 I knew what I was going to read! It just turned out to not be too easy to get my hands on.
A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with.

Had I embarked on this challenge 13 weeks earlier, it’d been a done deal. Probably. Maybe. ..except for that recommended by someone you just met. That was never happening.

I could start on the 2017 challenge. It looks like fun.

Or I could just read what I want to read. It’s not as if I’m lacking ideas.

xo,

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