2018

Photo: congerdesign / Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons
Photo: congerdesign / Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons
The book year of 2018

Check out the list of some of the stories and books that I read in 2018. My aim is also to participate in the Helmet reading challenge 2018 (check out below all the 50 categories of the challenge), although I’m happy that the rules are pretty loose so I’ll give my efforts as far as that goes. Under each finished book are marked the items from the Helmet Reading Challenge. Many may apply to a single work.

  1. Chuck Klosterman: But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past (2016)
    -> 6. The book has been published in more than one format
    -> 22. The book has references to popular culture
  2. Tuomas Kyrö: Mielensäpahoittaja (The Grump, 2010)
    -> 3. A book that starts a series
    -> 10. A book chosen for you by a friend or family member (my sister in fact)
  3. Antti Tuomainen: Mies joka kuoli (The Man Who Died, 2016)
    -> 21. A book that takes you out of your comfort zone (crime thriller)
  4. Antti Tuomainen: Palm Beach Finland (2017)
    -> 4. The book title has a place in it (tourism resort)
  5. Pekka Seppänen: Nyman (2018)
    -> 49. A book published in 2018
  6. Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind (2014)
    -> 45. An award winning non-fiction book
  7. Veikko Huovinen: Lampaansyöjät (1970)
    -> 38. The book cover has a vehicle on it (car)
    -> 46. The book title is just one word
  8. Claire North: The End of the Day (2017)
    -> 14. The book takes place in two or more countries (all over the globe)
  9. Pajtim Statovci: My Cat Yugoslavia (2014)
    -> 5. The book takes place in the decade you were born in (the flashbacks take place in the 1980’s)
    -> 19. A book about parenthood (sort of yes)
    -> 26. A book about a place you have not been to (Kosovo)
    -> 27. A book about a LGBT family or couple (gay couple)
    -> 35. A book about a country that was part of the Eastern Bloc
    -> 39. The book is written by an immigrant
  10. Veikko Huovinen: Kylän koirat (1962)
    -> 26. A book about a place you have not been to (Kainuu)
    -> 40. The book has a pet in it (dogs)
  11. Clifford D. Simak: Time Is the Simplest Thing (1961)
    -> 33. A survival story
  12. Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies – A Biography of Cancer (2010)
    -> 45. An award winning non-fiction book
  13. Frederick Downs: The Killing Zone – My Life in the Vietnam War (1978)
    -> 12. A graphic novel
    -> 24. A sad book

Check out the books I read in 2017, 2016 and books to read in the future.

“There is no loss, if you cannot remember what you have lost.”
~Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Helmet Reading Challenge 2018 categories (applied ones in Italics):

1. A book where someone moves to a new place
2. A book of poetry from your country
3. A book that starts a series
4. The book title has a place in it
5. The book takes place in the decade you were born in
6.  The book has been published in more than one format
7. The book takes place in a ficticious country or world
8. A book written by a Baltic author
9. The book cover has only one color
10. A book chosen for you by a friend or family member
11. A book that end well
12. A graphic novel
13. The book has just one or two characters
14. The book takes place in two or more countries
15. A book translated by an award winning translator
16. A book where someone reads book
17. A book about a social injustice
18. A book about making movies
19. A book about parenthood
20. A memoir or a biography of an artist
21. A book that takes you out of your comfort zone
22. The book has references to popular culture
23. The book includes a sea or an ocean
24. A sad book
25. A collection of short stories
26. A book about a place you have not been to
27. A book about a LGBT family or couple
28. The book title has words in alphabetical order
29. The book has a dragon in it
30. The book is connected to the time of World War I
31. Starting a book that slightly frightens you
32. Someone goes to school or studies in the book
33. A survival story
34. Something is born or created in the book
35. A book about a country that was part of the Eastern Bloc
36. The book has a poem as an important part
37. The author has the same name as a family member
38. The book cover has a vehicle on it
39. The book is written by an immigrant
40. The book has a pet in it
41. A book chosen at random
42. The book title has an adjective in it
43. A Finnish book that has been translated to another language
44. The book is connected to a game
45. An award winning non-fiction book
46. The book title is just one word
47. The book is told from the perspective of a child
48. A book in which I would like to be the protagonist
49. A book published in 2018
50. A book recommended by library personnel

Advertisements