2015 Reading Challenge Update

2015 reading challenge popsugar

reading to 101


I’ve passed the 100 book mark for 2015, but haven’t yet checked off each challenge item. What are the hardest items of the challenge for you to complete?

The Challenge 2014 2015
1 A book with more than 500 pages Shift (Silo #2) by Hugh Howey (608) Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
2 A classic romance Wildest Dreams by Stefany Rattles  Shatterd & Scarred (The Sacred Hearts MC, #1) by AJ Downey
3 A book that became a movie The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  The Duff by Kody Keplinger
4 A book published this year Unseen by Stephanie Erickson Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets by Jeffrey Cook
5 A book with a number in the title 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6 A book written by someone under 30 Deny the Moon by Melissa Graham  Silent Circle by Cassandra Larsen
7 A book with nonhuman characters Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island by Cameron Pierce Cinder by Marissa Meyer
8 A funny book This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper Yes Please by Amy Pohler
9 A book by a female author The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The Enchanted Forest by Patricia Wrede From the Wreckage by Michele G. Miller
10 A mystery or thriller Cache a Predator by M. Weidenbenner  Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
11 A book with a one-word title Room by Emma Donoghue Cress by Marissa Meyer
12 A book of short stories Free-Flowing Stories by FVP authors  The Fierce Reads Anthology by Anna Banks
13 A book set in a different country The 100-Foot Journey by Richard Morais  Yassa: Genghis Khan’s Coming of Age Taley by Jo Michaels
14 A nonfiction book Rock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel by Cathy Yardley You Are a Writer So Start Acting Like One by Jeff Goins
15 A popular author’s first book Looking for Alaska by John Green  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
16 A book from an author you love that you hadn’t read yet Silo by Hugh Howy  The Stillness of the Sky by Starla Huchton
17 A book a friend recommended Heart of Africa by Loren Lockner  The Crossing Hour by Quoleena Sbrocca
18 A Pulitzer Prize-winning book X The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
19 A book based on a true story Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean  Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham
20 A book at the bottom of your to-read list I, Robot by Isaac Asimov  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
21 A book your mom loves Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
22 A book that scares you Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The Shining by Stephen King
23 A book more than 100 years old X
24 A book based entirely on its cover The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island by Cameron Pierce Food Rules: An Eater’s manual by Michael Pollan
25 A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t NA NA
26 A memoir X  Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
27 A book you can finish in a day If I stay by Gayle Foreman The Encounter by Katherine Applegate
28 A book with antonyms in the title Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
29 A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit X  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
30 A book that came out the year you were born X
31 A book with bad reviews Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
32 A trilogy Maze Runner by James Dashner The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
33 A book from your childhood The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The Enchanted Forest by Patricia Wrede The Visitor by Katherine Applegate
34 A book with a love triangle The Thousand Year Curse (Curse Books, #1) by Taylor Lavati  Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate
35 A book set in the future The Maze Runner by James Dashner  Feed by M.T. Anderson
36 A book set in high school The Moment Before by Suzy Vitello The Duff by Kody Keplinger
37 A book with a color in the title Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
38 A book that made you cry Ghostwriter by Tyan Wyss  Don’t Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham
39 A book with magic Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Sticks and Sontes by Shawn McGuire
40 A graphic novel X
41 A book by an author you’ve never read before Unseen by Stephanie Erickson Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich
42 A book you own but hadn’t read before X  The Truth About Mud by Christina L. Rozelle
43 A book that takes place in your hometown The Siren Suicides by Ksenia Anske  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
44 A book that was originally written in a different language X
45 A book set during Christmas The French for Christmas by Fiona Valpy  Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
46 A book written by an author with your same initials The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury  Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
47 A play X
48 A banned book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  Speak by Laurie Anderson
49 A book based on or turned into a TV show X Animorphs by Katherine Applegate
50 A book you started but never finished A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Choke by Chuck Pahlaniuk

3 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenge Update

      • It makes sense, for sure. I don’t see myself reading a romance novel anytime soon though, let alone a classical one. Not to mention so many others listed there!
        Best of luck to you! I am intrigued to know how many you manage by the end of the year.


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