2015 Reading Challenge Books in Review


And the last four books of the year were…

2015 end of year books

I’m currently only reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell



I have written over 100 reviews of Indie books this year and read over 200 books total.

I have spent my annual budget for books with a combination of Kindle Unlimited subscription, Patreon support of an author, GoFundMe of a bookstore, Kickstarter support of a book project, kindle downloads, and print books. I have gone to the following events to support authors and pick up new books: Marissa Meyer book signing in Tacoma for the Fairest Release, AFK I Heart Authors in February, an author signing at St. James, Author release party at the AFK, AFK Staycation author event, 2 author releases in North Bend, and a multi-author release party at UW Bellevue bookstore. What book events have you gone to this year?

2015 reading challenge popsugar

I completed 43/50 of the following Reading Challenges

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  X
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  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  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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  X
31 A book with bad reviews Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James  Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
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  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  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  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

The books I read this year so far:

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