Jun 21

Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017 wrap-up

Wild Goose Chase 2017

This challenge is hosted by The Bookshelf Gargoyle and I joined to further my wish to do more category challenges this year. I got it done in the first half of the year by reading a book from each category. I list in parentheses the books I set aside from shelves in January to read for this challenge, and then after in bold what I actually ended up reading. Only two of the seven were the books I planned, but they were still from my TBR shelves, except #3 which was a borrowed book I read and gave back to the owner.

Book title categories with my TBR hopefuls in parentheses and actual reads in bold:

1. word or phrase relating to wildness–any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich) The Darling Dahlias & the Naked Ladies, by Susan Wittig Albert
2. species of bird (or the word “bird”) (The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah; Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews; or The Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart) Swan for the Money (Meg Langslow #11), Donna Andrews
3. exotic or far-flung location–fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton or Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
4. object you might hunt for (A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley; Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen; or The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal) A Shooting Star, Wallace Stegner
5. synonym for chase (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc.) (Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard) Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard
6. means of transport (Trains & Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith) Trains and Lovers, Alexander McCall Smith
7. object you might take on a search or hunt (The Water Room by Christopher Fowler) The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2), Rick Riordan

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