Well, I think it's safe to say I'm not going to finish the McCullough in 2016, and in fact, have given myself permission to cease reading it. It's more like a chore than a pleasure now, and I have SO many books I WANT to read in the coming months.

ChrisP, thank you so much for starting this. I really enjoyed participating, and am looking forward to the 2017 Challenge!

Book published this year: Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer DONE
Book I can finish in a day: Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline DONE
Book I've been meaning to read: The Door, Magda Szabo DONE
Book recommended by local librarian or bookseller: Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help, Larissa MacFarquar DONE
Book I should have read in school: Animal Farm, George Orwell DONE
Book chosen for me by a loved one: Selkirk's Island, Diana Souhami DONE
Book banned at some point: Holes, Louis Sachar DONE
Book I previously abandoned: The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough DIDN'T FINISH
Book I own but have never read: Billy Bathgate, E.L. Doctorow DONE
Book that intimidates me: The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett DONE
Book I've read already at least once: Harpo Speaks, Harpo Marx DONE