03 January 2016

2015 Reading Challenge

I attempted to do POPSUGAR's 2015 reading challenge this past year. The list included 52 books to read. I didn't start the challenge until August, so I think making it through 47 and a half books is pretty good! Here is the list:


  1. A book with more than 500 pages (Illuminae by Annie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
  2. A classic romance
  3. A book that became a movie (The Lost World by Michael Crichton)
  4. A book published this year (UnBound by Neal Shusterman)
  5. A book with a number in the title (100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know: How to save money, solve problems, and improve your home by Family Handyman Magazine)
  6. A book written by someone under 30 (Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer)
  7. A book with nonhuman characters (The Infernal City by Greg Keyes)
  8. A funny book (I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan)
  9. A book by a female author (Yes Please by Amy Poehler)
  10. A mystery or thriller (Raging Heat by Richard Castle)
  11. A book with a one-word title (Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams)
  12. A book of short stories (Prep for Doom by E.R. Arroyo)
  13. A book set in a different country (A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White)
  14. A nonfiction book (Moody Bitches by Julie Holland)
  15. A popular author’s first book (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling)
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet (Among Monsters by Jamie McGuire)
  17. A book a friend recommended (Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll)
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book (I only got through page 53 of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan)
  19. A book based on a true story (What We Saw by Adam Hartzler)
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list (The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer)
  21. A book your mom loves (Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss)
  22. A book that scares you (Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart)
  23. A book more than 100 years old (The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  24. A book based entirely on its cover (Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard)
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
  26. A memoir (Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson)
  27. A book you can finish in a day (Parenting is Easy: You're Probably Just Doing It Wrong by Sarah Given)
  28. A book with antonyms in the title (Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres)
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (Until the Beginning by Amy Plum)
  30. A book that came out the year you were born (Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton)
  31. A book with bad reviews (Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation by Brit Morin)
  32. A trilogy (The Hybrid Chronicles: What's Left of MeOnce We WereEchoes of Us by Kat Zhan)
  33. A book from your childhood (Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss)
  34. A book with a love triangle (The Heir by Kiera Cass)
  35. A book set in the future (This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death by Ryan North [editor])
  36. A book set in high school (Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson)
  37. A book with a color in the title (The Black Reckoning by John Stephens)
  38. A book that made you cry (What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi)
  39. A book with magic (Spelled by Betsy Schow)
  40. A graphic novel (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails: The Official Graphic Novel Prelude by Jackson Lanzing & Collin P Kelly)
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before (Younger by Suzanne Munshower)
  42. A book you own but have never read (Love Me Sweet by Tracy Brogan)
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language (The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami)
  45. A book set during Christmas (By Winter’s Light by Stephanie Laurens)
  46.  A book written by an author with your same initials (Need by Joelle Charbonneau)
  47. A play
  48. A banned book (The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure)
  49. A book based on or turned into a TV show (The Walking Dead: Book Eleven by Robert Kirkman)
  50. A book you started but never finished (The Fall by R.J. Piñeiro)

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