Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

I know it's a little late in the month but hey, I have the whole year to do this and so I figured that I would take part in this reading challenge in 2015.  I found it over at Pop Sugar and it just looks so cool.  They have a printable version of the list over on their website which you can visit to print off but I wanted to type out the list so I can put some book ideas from my tbr pile on the list so I have an idea where I'm going and when I do my monthly wrap-ups I'll talk about which ones I have read and such.  Anyway, there are 50 things on the list and a total of 52 books to be read so here is my rough list of what I hope to read for the challenge.

1. A book with more than 500 pages (The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson)

2. A classic romance (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)

3. A book published this year (Firefight by Brandon Sanderson)

4. A book that became a movie (Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell)

5. A book with a number in the title (7 Scorpions: Revolution by Mike Saxton)

6. A book written by someone under 30  (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)

7. A book with nonhuman characters (Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen)

8. A funny book (The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett)

9. A book by a female author (Ghost Walk by Heather Graham)

10. A mystery or thriller (Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl)

11. A book with a one-word title (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer)

12. A book of short stories (The Thing on the Doorstep and other weird stories by H. P. Lovecraft)

13. A book set in a different country (Middlemarch by George Eliot)

14. A nonfiction book (Mycophilia by Eugenia Bone)

15. A popular author's first book  (Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder)

16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet (Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson)

17. A book a friend recommended (The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld)

18. A Hugo award winning book (Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)

19.  A book based on a true story  (Envy by Gregg Olsen)

20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list (Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith)

21. A book your mum loves (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling)

22. A book that scares you (The Voices by F. R. Tallis)

23. A book more than 100 years old (Five Children and It by E. Nesbit)

24. A book based entirely on its cover (Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas)

25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't

26. A memoir 

27. A book you can finish in a day (Real Murders by Charlaine Harris)

28. A book with antonyms in the title

29. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit (Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning)

30. A book that came out the year you were born (The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan)

31. A Book with Bad Reviews (Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith)

32. A trilogy (The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker)

33. A book from your childhood (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling)

34. A book with a love triangle (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) 

35. A book set in the future (Equinox by Lara Morgan)

36. A book set in high school (Passing Strange by Dan Wells)

37. A book with a colour in the title (Red Rain by R. L. Stine)

38. A book that made you cry

39. A book with magic (Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews)

40. A graphic novel

41. A book by an author you've never read before (The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima)

42. A book you own but have never read (Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan)

43. A book that takes place in your hometown (The Killing Hour by Paul Cleave)

44. A book that was originally written in another language (The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

45. A book set during Christmas

46. A book written by an author with your same initials (Quicksilver by R. J. Anderson)

47. A play

48. A banned book (Candide by Voltaire)

49. A book based on or turned into a TV show (The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith)

50. A book you started but never finished (Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes)

So that is my list.  A couple of them I don't have any books in my tbr pile that will match those and so I am leaving them blank for the time being and we shall see how they go in the end.  I did make a change so one of the book categories is a Hugo award winner now instead of a Pulitzer Prize winner.


  1. I really like this reading challenge! Good luck :D

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