Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Word Scribbler Reading Challenge - Week 33/34

Welcome to week 34 of my 52 book reading challenge (1 book per week for a year).

This week:

33. A book set in London.
34. A book about a road trip/journey.

Book Blurb - The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London #0.5)

*This is a mini prequel to the series and only 86 pages long*

On a cold night, Stephen Dene goes to the Eton boathouse to perform a desperate act. But someone stops him along the way, sending his life in a new and decidedly strange direction, leading him to London, to two new friends and to a world of shadows and mystery.


Book Blurb - The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London #1)

*I'm fascinated by the Jack the Ripper mystery and love the tv shows Ripper Street and Whitechapel, so to read it in fiction is perfect :) *

Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux flies to London for the start of a new life at boarding school. But her arrival is overshadowed by a sudden outbreak of brutal murders, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper.

'Rippermania' grabs hold of London, and the police are stumped with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory has seen their prime suspect on the school grounds. But her friend Jazza didn't see anyone.

So why could only Rory see him? And what is he planning to do next?


Book Blurb - The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

*I've owned this book for ages. I'm looking forward to finally reading this!*

In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara.

Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries -- full of disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy and laddish improvisations. During his travels through Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, Che's main concerns are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it.

Within a decade the whole world would know his name. His trip might have been an adventure of a lifetime -- had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure. 

If you want to join in with my reading challenge this week you can read the same book as me (info/purchase links are on the right), or choose from your own book collection or local library/bookshop. If you do want to join in please leave a comment below this blog post with the book you're reading and/or tweet your chosen book tagging me @word_scribbler . Share this blog post with other readers, tell them what book you're currently reading and discover new books to read :) 
1. A book with 'Winter' in the title.  I READ Winter Wonderland by Belinda Jones. REVIEW
2. A book set on or by the sea/ocean.  I READ The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. REVIEW
3. A book with a red cover.  I READ Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong . 
4. A book with a colour in the title. I LISTENED TO the audiobook of The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner (read by Tom Hiddleston!) :) 
5. A book with 'Love' in the title. I READ A Very Accidental Love Story by Claudia Carroll. 
6. A book that has been made into a movie or tv show. I READ Insurgent by Veronica Roth AND Paper Towns by John Green.
7. A book recommended by a friend. I READ Looking for Alaska by John Green.
8. A book set in a place you want to visit. I READ The Apartment in Rome by Penny Feeny AND The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones.
9. A classic. I READ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
10. A book set in a city. I READ A Week In December by Sebastian Faulks.
11. A book with an orange cover. I READ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
12. A book with 'Spring' in the title. I READ Promises of Spring by Jenny Lane.
13. A memoir / autobiography or similar. I READ On Writing by Stephen King.
14. A book written by a UK author. I READ Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. 
15. A collection of short stories. I READ LOL (a romantic comedy anthology).
16. A book with food in the title. I READ Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher.
17. A book set in your favourite place. I READ Paris for One by Jojo Moyes.
18. A book your mum loves. I READ Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
19. A book with a yellow cover. I READ Catch Me If You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson.
20. A trilogy. I READ The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare.
21. A book with 'Summer' in the title. I READ A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly.
22. A book with a music industry theme/musician character. I READ Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot.
23. A book that was originally written in a different language. I READ The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain.
24. A book everyone has read but you. I READ Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
25. A book where the main character has your dream job. I READ The Secret of Happy Ever After by Lucy Dillon.
26. A book with a green cover. I READ Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
27. A book set in France. I READ When I Fall in Love by Miranda Dickinson.
28. A book with a film industry theme/character. I READ I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk.
29. A book set in your hometown. I READ Poppyland by Raffaella Barker.
30. A book by one of your favourite authors. I READ The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.
31. A book set in Italy. I
 READ The Wife Who Ran Away by Tess Stimson.
32. A book with a blue cover. I READ Soulmates by Holly Bourne.
33. A book set in London. I'M READING The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London #1).
34. A book about a road trip/journey. I'M READING 
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.
35. A book with a one-word title.
36. A book set in the countryside.
37. A book with 'Autumn' in the title.
38. A book with a purple cover.
39. A book set in New York.
40. A book with a number in the title.
41. A book with an animal on the cover.
42. A 'banned book'.
43. A book that was published the year you were born.
44. A book set in Los Angeles.
45. A book with a black and white cover.
46. A book with 'Chocolate' in the title.
47. A book published this year.
48. A book set at Christmas time.
49. A book by an author with the same first name as you.
50. A book with snow on the cover.
51. A book you learned about because of this challenge.
52. Reread your favourite book.

My chosen books for weeks 33 and 34 are -  The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London #1) and The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

What are you reading for weeks 33 and 34
33. A book set in London.
34. A book about a road trip/journey.

I'd love some recommendations for my 'to read' list :)

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