Reading Outside the Box 2014

The idea of this challenge is read books outside your typical comfort zone. There are 25 books in this challenge, one for each square:

The challenge is hosted by Alison at The Cheap Reader and most of the categories are pretty self-explanatory. 

My Progress & Linked Reviews
Chunkster (600+ page) - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (5.3.2014)
Graphic Novel - Boxers by Gene Luen Yang (3.30.2014)
Mystery - Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (2.20.2014)
Middle Grade Fiction - The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen (1.26.2014)
Self Published - Sand by Hugh Howey (1.18.2014)
Reading by Ear - Peter and The Starcatchers by Dave Barry (1.7.2014)
Poetry - Colors Passing Through Us by Marge Piercy (1.4.2014)
Accidentally Watched the Movie First - How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (4.12.2014)
Fantasy - The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni (2.9.2014)
Relive the Magic - Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (9.28.2014)
Gathering Dust - The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg (4.19.2014)
Young Adult Fiction - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (5.17.2014)
Try a Classic - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (2.22.2014)
Award Winner - Paperboy by Vince Vawter (3.6.2014)
Biography - Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup by Judith Fradin (2.3.2014)
Science Fiction - Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner (1.6.2014)
Loved by Others - Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (1.3.2014)
Historical Fiction - Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson (2.15.2014)
Lost in Translation - 
Romance - If I Stay by Gayle Forman (8.9.2014)
Picture Book - The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (3.23.2014)
Second Chance - Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (12.12.2014)
Contemporary Fiction - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (6.30.2014)
Non Fiction Book - The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins (1.20.2014)
Adult Fiction - The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (8.3.2014)

Here are brief explanations for the unclear ones:
* Relive the Magic: Reread a book you really enjoyed as a kid but haven’t touched it since then.
* Gathering Dust: You’ve had this book for years and you still haven’t read it.
* Loved By Others: Other people really love this book but for whatever reason you haven’t read it yet.
* Lost in Translation: This book was originally written in another language.
* Second Chance: You read this book a while back and didn’t enjoy it, didn’t finish it, or were on the fence about it. Time to give it another try!

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