Reading Challenge 2015

by courtvanhaaren

The start of a new year is close, and I cannot wait to see what the new year has in store for me as a reader and writer. There are a lot of plans in the works, some that will take time to implement, but they are still in the works regardless. I will probably post about them in the new year when the time comes.

Added in the mix is a Reading Challenge that my friend Carlyn found. A few of us decided to accept the challenge, and planned out the books accordingly. As far as reviewing I will not review some, maybe even most, of the list below. Some would require reviewing the books in the series beforehand, some just will get pushed aside to allow other reviews to be done. However, if any of the books listed below spark enough interest to ask for a review, I wouldn’t mind reviewing them at all.

But if you want to know how the reading challenge is going, you can friend me on Goodreads and see the progress of all the books.

So, following along with the picture provided, here are the books as part of my 2015 Reading Challenge:

A book with 500 or more pages: 

womaninwhite

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

A Classic Romance

persuasion

Persuasion by Jane Austen

A book that became a movie

endersgame

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

A book published this year

vanishinggirls

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

A book with a number in the title 

catch22

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A book written by someone under 30

thisside

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A book with nonhuman characters 

screwtape

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

A funny book 

goodomens

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

A book by a female author 

songofsolomon

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

A mystery or thriller

gonegirl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

A book with a one word title 

neverwhere

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

A book of short stories

assasinblade

The Assasin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

A book set in a different country

anna

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

A nonfiction book 

cagedbird

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

A popular author’s first book 

piano

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

A book from an author you love but haven’t read yet 

casualvacancy

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

A book a friend recommended 

statprob

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith

A Pulitzer Prize winning book 

gonewith

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

A book based on a true story 

annefrank

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

A book at the bottom of your to read list

tenant

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte’

A book your mom loves

hearts

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

A book that scares you 

sleepyhollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

A book more than 100 years old 

othello

Othello by William Shakespeare

A book based entirely on its cover

shine

Shine by Lauren Myracle

A book that you were supposed to read in school but didn’t 

gideon

Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis

A memoir 

glasscastle

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

A book you can finish in a day

monstercalls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A book with antonyms in the title 

warpeace

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit 

chasingathens

 

Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada

A book that came out the year you were born

honestillusions

Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts

A book with bad reviews

frozen

Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz

A trilogy

lotr

Lord of  the Rings Trilogy by JRR  Tolkien

A book from your childhood 

littlewomen

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A book with a love triangle

shadow

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

A book set in the future

brave

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

A book set in high school 

beastly

Beastly by Alex Flinn

A book with a color in the title 

thecolorpurple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

A book that made you cry 

sweetfar

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

A book with magic

diviners

The Diviners by Libba Bray

A graphic novel

seconds

Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

A book by an author you’ve never read before

lolita

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

A book you own but have never read

allegiant

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

A book that takes place in your hometown

aiden

Aiden by Derek and Nathan Howe

A book that was originally written in a different language

inkheart

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

A book set during Christmas

holly

The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan

A book written by an author with your same initials

fools

The Fool’s Girl by Celia Rees

A play 

earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

A banned book

sonslovers

Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence

A book based on or turned into a TV show 

thrones

Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

A book you started but never finished 

pandemonium

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

 

It seems like a daunting list, but I’m excited regardless. I really tried to stray away from books that I’ve read before or that would be in my comfort zone. I’m really pumped to start this challenge to help broaden the genres I read and to hopefully gain some new favorite. (All though I know not all of them will be winners.)

2015 is about to be insane.

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