2015 Reading Challenge

These last two years, I have read a startlingly low number of books compared to the years before. At the end of 2014, I decided that I would take part in the 2015 Reading Challenge and I was thrilled to find a group on Goodreads that was filled with other people attempting the challenge as well.

Here are the books I plan on reading to complete this challenge:

✔ 1. a book with more than 500 pages – COMPLETED
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

✔ 2. a romance – COMPLETED
Wings of Shadow

✔ 3. a book that became a movie – COMPLETED
The Maze Runner

4. a book published this year
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

✔ 5. a book with a number in the title – COMPLETED
Quite Ugly One Morning

✔ 6. a book written by someone under 30 – COMPLETED

✔ 7. a book with nonhuman characters – COMPLETED

✔ 8. a funny book – COMPLETED
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

9. a book by a female author – CURRENTLY READING / Scholastic Siren Book Club March 2015 Selection
Yes Please!

✔ 10. a mystery or thriller – COMPLETED
The Chalk Girl

✔ 11. a book with a one-word title – COMPLETED

12. a book of short stories
Through the Woods

13. a book set in a different country

✔ 14. a nonfiction book – COMPLETED
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

15. a popular author’s first book
Fight Club

16. a book from your favorite author that you haven’t read yet
Bone By Bone
Monday’s Lie

17. a book a friend recommended
The Ritual Bath
The Handmaid’s Tale

18. a Pulitzer-prize winning book
To Kill a Mockingbird*

✔ 19. a book based on a true story
Girl, Interrupted
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

20. a book at the bottom of your to read list
How to Be a Woman

21. a book your mom or dad loves
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

22. a book that scares you
Gone Girl
Pride and Prejudice

23. a book more than 100 years old
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

24. a book based entirely on its cover
The Glittering World

25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
The Catcher in the Rye
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

✔ 26. a memoir – COMPLETED

✔ 27. a book you can finish in a day – COMPLETED
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

28. a book with antonyms in the title
Something Old, Something New
Big Little Lies

29. a book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

30. a book that came out the year you were born
Weetzie Bat
Remember Me

31. a book with bad reviews

32. a trilogy; the first
Bloodsucking Fiends*

33. a trilogy; the second
You Suck*

34. a trilogy; the third
Bite Me*

35. a book from your childhood
The Giver*
The Princess Diaries*

36. a book with a love triangle
Bridget Jones’s Diary

37. a book set in the future
Brave New World

38. a book set in high school
Vampire Academy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

39. a book with a color in the title
Red Rising
Red Queen

40. a book that made/makes you cry
The Collector
The Color Purple

41. a book with magic
Written in Red
The Golem and the Jinni

42. a graphic novel
Seconds: A Graphic Novel

43. a book by an author you’ve never read before
The Magician’s Lie

44. a book you own but have never read
Judas Child
A Wrinkle in Time

45. a book that takes place in your hometown
The Stepford Wives

46. a book that was originally written in another language
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

47. a book set during Christmas (or similar holiday)
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

48. a book written by an author with your same initials
The Light Catcher

49. a play
A Streetcar Named Desire*
The Glass Menagerie*

50. a banned book
Fahrenheit 451*

51. a book based on OR turned into a tv show
A Game of Thrones
Oryx and Crake
Dead Until Dark
666 Park Avenue

52. a book you started but never finished
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

*Books I’ve read before this challenge

Topics will get a check mark once I’ve read one of the books, and then a “COMPLETED” once I’ve read all of the books listed under that topic. The non-fiction section has the most options because I am not one to read a lot of non-fiction. I would like to be more open minded when it comes to reading non-fiction books, plus I’ve been able to find quite a few that I’m interested in reading.

You can obviously tell that I’m not that great at choosing just one book for each required topic, but my reading goal for this year is 100 books.  I’m planning to read every book on this list (75 in all), plus a great deal more!

Is anyone else participating in this 52 book challenge? What books do you plan on reading?

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2 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenge

  1. Angela Wiebe says:

    I have not seen this challenge before. Looks like a good one.

    My short term book goal is 88 but my long term goal is 100 book for this year. I was one short last year!!

    I found you via NovelTea Book Club!! Can’t wait to see your progress!

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