Heads Up: There are going to be a lot of Stephen King books on this list.
A book with more than 500 pages
IT – Stephen King
I read this book almost every year, either the entire book or my favorite parts. It always come with me on trips and vacations. It still scares the crap out of me.
A classic romance
A book that became a movie
A book published this year (2015)
A book with a number in the title
Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann / The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
I always imagine I would read this to my grandfather if he was still alive.
A book written by someone under 30
A book with non-human characters
A funny book
A book by a female author
A mystery or thriller
A book with a one-word title
A book of short stories
Different Seasons | Night Shift | Skeleton Crew | Nightmares & Dreamscapes – Stephen King
My favorite collection is Different Seasons, which includes the novellas The Body (adapted into Stand By Me), Apt Pupil, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption & The Breathing Method.
A book set in a different country
The Beach – Alex Garland
Read this for the first time when I was in Thailand. It definitely added to the mood.
A non-fiction book
On Writing – Stephen King
Writing Popular Fiction – Dean Koontz
A popular author’s first book
A book by an author you love but haven’t read
Hearts in Atlantis – Stephen King
A book a friend recommended
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
Recommended by Kristine, who also bought and sent me the book.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Kristine got me this book. I should finish it.
A book based on a true story
A book at the bottom of your to-read list
A book your mom loves
A book that scares you
A book more than 100 years old
A book based entirely on its cover
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
Bossypants – Tina Fey
A book you can finish in a day
A book with antonyms in the title
A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
A book that came out the year you were born (1984)
Thinner – Stephen King as Richard Bachman
List of other ’84 books
A book with bad reviews
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
A book from your childhood
A book with a love triangle
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
I liked the Peeta/Katniss/Gale triangle because I had no idea how it was going to turn out or what to expect – people kept dying left and right and I couldn’t decide how I wanted it to end.
A book set in the future
A book set in high school
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
A book with a color in the title
A book that makes you cry
A book with magic
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
How the hell did they manage to make three long movies out of this?
A graphic novel
A book by an author you’ve never read before
A book you own but have never read
11/22/63 – Stephen King
A book that takes place in your hometown (Krylbo/Avesta)
I googled and found Lasaros Tårar by Henrik Tord, so I guess I should read that. (Or write my own book about it.)
A book that was originally written in a different language (excluding English because duh)
Drengene fra Mafeking (The Boys of Mafeking) – S.N. Holck (DK, read in Swedish)
I loooved this book when I was a kid, which is super weird because it’s about the siege of Mafeking and the boer war and is rather heavy for a nine-year-old.
A book set during Christmas
A book written by an author with your same initials (CJ)
A banned book
A book based on or turned into a TV show
Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell
A book you started but never finished
The Maze Runner – James Dashner
The writing put me off on the first page. How can he not hear anything if he’s screaming his head off at the same time?