2015 Reading Challenge List

I just realized I never actually posted a list of the books I plan to read for my Reading Challenge! (Suggestions for the unmarked categories would be greatly appreciated!)

Bold = Completed (* = reviewed on this blog), Italics = Not Completed

1) A book with more than 500 pages: The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)

2) A classic romance: Rebecca* (Daphne Du Maurier)

3) A book that became a movie: Princess Bride (William Goldman)

4) A book published this year: The Darkest Part of the Forest* (Holly Black)

5) A book with a number in the title: Life of Pi* (Yann Martel)

6) A book written by someone under 30: Fairytales for Wilde Girls (Allyse Near)

7) A book with non human characters: Redwall* (Brian Jaques)

8) A funny book: Good Omens* (Neil Gaiman)

9) A book by a female author: In the Shadow of Blackbirds (Cat Winters)

10) A mystery or thriller: The Yard (Alex Grecian)

11) A book with a one word title: Hunters (Aoife Sheridan)

12) A book of short stories: Geektastic (Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci)

13) A book set in a different country: Full Dark House (Christopher Fowler)

14) A nonfiction book: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Randall Munroe)

15) A popular author’s first book: The Silver Pigs (Lindsey Davis)  

16) A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: The Reluctant Assassin (Eoin Colfer)

17) A book a friend recommended:

18) A Pulitzer Prize winning book: A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)

19) A book based on a true story: Blood Royal (Eric Jager)

20) A book at the bottom of your to-read list: The Magicians (Lev Grossman)

21) A book your mom (or dad) loves: The Moonspinners (Mary Stewart)

22) A book that scares you: Asylum (Madeleine Roux)  

23) A book more than 100 years old:

24) A book chosen based entirely on it’s cover: Astray (Emma Donoghue)

25) A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t:

26) A memoir: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson)

27) A book you can finish in a day: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman)

28) A book with antonyms in the title: Seriously…I’m Kidding (Ellen Degenres)

29) A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: A Clockwork Scarab (Colleen Gleason)

30) A book that came out the year you were born: Fevre Dream (George RR Martin)

31) A book with bad reviews:

32) A trilogy: Everlost, Everwild, Everfound (Skinjacker Series) – Finished #1 (Neil Shusterman)

33) A book from your childhood: A Wrinkle In Time (Madeline L’Engle)

34) A book with a love triangle: The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater)

35) A book set in the future: Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

36) A book set in high school: Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)

37) A book with a color in the title: Black Ice (Andrew Lane)

38) A book that made you cry: Looking For Alaska (John Green)

39) A book with magic: The Color of Magic (Terry Pratchett)

40) A graphic novel: Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes (Neil Gaiman)

41) A book by an author you’ve never read before: The Buntline Special (Mike Resnick)

42) A book you own but haven’t read yet: House of Dark Shadows (Robert Liparulo)

43) A book that takes place in your hometown (or surrounding area): Night of the Hunter (Davis Grubb)

44) A book that was originally written in a different language:

45) A book set during Christmas: The Twelve Deaths of Christmas (Marion Babson)

46) A book by an author with your same initials: Dead End in Norvelt (Jack Gantos)

47) A play:

48) A banned book: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (Fannie Flagg)

49) A book based on or turned into a TV show: Rememberance of the Daleks (Ben Aaronovitch)

50) A book you started but never finished: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps (Kelly Williams Brown)

I’ve completed 24 out of 52 so far; not too shabby. I’m currently reading A Confederacy of Dunces for the Pulitzer Prize category. Wish me luck! 🙂


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