Category Archives: 2015 Book Challenge

Task #3: A Book That Became a Movie – The Two Towers

My wife had never read these books or watched the movies, the latter because she wanted to read the books first. So to assist her with her most worthy goal I have been reading them aloud to her. She loved … Continue reading

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Task #30: A Book that Came out the Year You were Born – Mattimeo

“Every person should have a hard cover copy of the book they first fell in love with.” I was sitting in my Children’s Literature class at the time and I knew exactly which book was my first love: Redwall. I … Continue reading

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Task #29: A Book More than 100-Years-Old – The Wind in the Willows

I grew up with this story, but never the book. I remember watching the animated movie of The Wind in the Willows several times and the scenes of the animated Mr. Toad stand out to me most of all. Between … Continue reading

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Task #19: A Book Based on a True Story – The Wright Brothers

Everyone knows the Wright brothers and what they did, but how many people really know about their lives and what it took for them to accomplish their goal of building the first plane piloted by a man? Do we know … Continue reading

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Task #21: A Book Your Mom Loves – The Razor’s Edge

I have met many people who, when discussing books that have been made into movies, have commented that they prefer to watch the movie first then read the book. According to them, this helps them to enjoy both. I thought … Continue reading

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Task #12: A Book of Short Stories – David and Goliath

To start: I know that David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell isn’t an established book of short stories. But it is a set of short stories told in a manner that intertwines events and principles to bring the audiences attention … Continue reading

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Task #24: A Book Based Entirely on its Cover – Invisible

I have only ever read one of James Patterson’s books and that was Sundays at Tiffany’s. It was a great book, I liked his writing voice, but I hadn’t ever read any of the mystery/thrillers that he’s so famous for. … Continue reading

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