Just over a year ago I made my first Bookopoly TBR board and decided to make Bookopoly reading challenge a buddy reading project with a booklover friend Vivone. You can check out that first Bookopoly post HERE. Since then we had many changes to our boards to make them fit more to our reading habits and preferences.
One of the requirements for the Bookopoly board was a set of 16 Chance Cards with book titles for a random draw each time we end our movement on a Chance Card tile. Eight Chance Cards have titles of eight books I am looking forward to read and other eight Chance Cards have titles of books I am less excited about but still want to read. I decided to use this opportunity and use books that I already own and choose the titles from my own bookshelves. This resulted in first 15 out of 16 titles to be books I already own and is something I am very happy about.
Here are the first 16 book titles I put on Chance Cards:
The Chosen Half-Elf (Elfes #4) by Éric Corbeyran, Jean-Paul Bordier (Illustrator) ★★★★
The Scent of Shadows (Signs of the Zodiac #1) by Vicki Pettersson ★★★★
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux ★★
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon ★★★★
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos ★★★
Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★
Pride (Shifters #3) by Rachel Vincent ★★★★★
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu ★★★
Naked City by Ellen Datlow (Editor) ★★★★
Elminster: The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms: Elminster #1) by Ed Greenwood ★★★★
Master of Chains (Forgotten Realms: The Fighters #1) by Jess Lebow ★★★
The Hedge Knight: The Tales of Dunk and Egg by George R.R. Martin ★★★★
Time Weaver (Drakon #5) by Shana Abe ★★★
Antologija suvremene japanske novele by Kazuo Tanaka (Editor) ★★★★
Real World by Natsuo Kirino ★★★
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice
Some books I put on Chance Cards I ended up reading for some other reading challenges and the amount of times I landed on the Chance Card tile was surprisingly high. This resulted in me needing a new set of 16 titles for Chance Cards! This time I decided to use all the titles from my own bookshelves and it is a big part of the reason why I have not updated my TBR Jar Draw project. The purpose of my TBR Jar Draw project was to read the books from my own shelves and I have been doing that surprisingly well in the last few years.
At the moment I am reading the last book from the first set – The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice and have already drawn a new Chance Card from the second batch and have added the Bajki robotów by Stanisław Lem to my reading for October ( I am not sure if I’m going to make it by the end of the month since life interrupts a lot of my reading sessions lately).
Here are the 16 new book titles for Chance Cards:
Bajki robotów by Stanisław Lem
Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming (Millennial Contest #1) by Roger Zelazny, Robert Sheckley
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo
A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet #2) by Madeleine L’Engle
Necroscope (Necroscope #1) by Brian Lumley
The Poison Diaries (The Poison Diaries #1) by Maryrose Wood
The Great Book of Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1-10 ) by Roger Zelazny
Concertina: The Life And Loves Of A Dominatrix by Susan Winemaker
Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7) by Kevin Hearne
Loki: Where Mischief Lies (Marvel Press Novels) by Mackenzi Lee
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home (Broken Heart #4) by Michele Bardsley
Love In Vein: Tales of Vampire Erotica by Poppy Z. Brite
Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1) by Michelle Paver
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 2 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) by Nancy Holder
Neuromancer (Sprawl #1) by William Gibson
First sixteen books for Chance Cards have amounted to 5081 pages and are mostly around 300 pages long each. The longest book from the first batch is 539 pages long and the shortest is only 55. From all the book titles I had on my Chance Cards only one book was rated with two stars and I did not particularly liked it. In contrast 9 out of 16 books I loved and rated four or five stars. I am happy to report that this made me read trough some books that I had on my shelf for years and I even liked them more than I expected to. I had a clear vision of the books I was looking forward to read and this might be why I read some of them even before I pulled their Chance Card out for Bookopoly. This might happen again with the new batch and I refuse to save or hold the titles just because I will pull their Chance Card eventually. When I pull a title I have already read I just draw the next one until I run out of Chance Cards.
The second batch of sixteen books I have chosen have a bit more pages total – 6501. The average book is around 350 long and the biggest difference is with the book with the most pages. The longest book in the second batch has 1258 pages and the shortest has 166. I realize that I might have to give myself more time to finish my Bookopoly reading in the future, since my schedule is more busy than it was last few years. Right now I am quite busy with reading for work and some of my books have taken the back seat until I ease into things I have on my plate right now. The amount of books in English language ratio and books in Croatian language remains the same and I still have a lot of variety in genres. Some of the books on my lists are older and not so well known but I always have some popular and bestseller titles I have yet to read.
What do you think about my lists and book choices? Have you read any and what did you think about them?
Leave a comment and let me know!