2015 Reading Challenge

A refresher:  On December 29, 2014, I sat on my beach house couch, and Pinned my heart out.  In doing so, I came across a Popsugar reading challenge for 2015.  Fifty books covering a variety of serious and not-so-serious categories.  Each time I finished a book, I opened up my draft post and slotted it where it belonged.

I updated you all halfway through the year.

And now we’re at the end.  I didn’t finish the challenge, but that’s totally fine.  I had fun plugging books in wherever they fit, and the empty categories will just have to wait.

This year’s challenge is up here.  I’ll be back in July to let you know how I’m doing.

2015 reading challenge results:

  1. A book with more than 500 pages – The Marvels, by Brian Selznick
  2. A classic romance
  3. A book that became a movie
  4. A book published this year – Fish in a Tree, by Linda Mullaly Hunt
  5. A book with a number in the title
  6. A book written by someone under 30 – It Was Me All Along, by Andie Mitchell
  7. A book with nonhuman characters
  8. A funny book – Why Not Me, by Mindy Kaling
  9. A book by a female author – Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult
  10. A mystery or thriller – Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
  11. A book with a one-word title – Mosquitoland, by David Arnold
  12. A book of short stories – Auggie and Me, by RJ Palacio
  13. A book set in a different country – The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
  14. A nonfiction book – Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
  15. A popular author’s first book
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – Who Do You Love, by Jennifer Weiner
  17. A book a friend recommended – Voracious, by Cara Nicoletti
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book – All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  19. A book based on a true story – The Royal We, by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list
  21. A book your mom loves
  22. A book that scares you
  23. A book more than 100 years old
  24. A book based entirely on its cover – The Guest Cottage, by Nancy Thayer
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
  26. A memoir – I’ll Drink to That, by Betty Halbreich
  27. A book you can finish in a day – Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher
  28. A book with antonyms in the title
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
  30. A book that came out the year you were born
  31. A book with bad reviews – Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee
  32. A trilogy – Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, by Lauren Oliver
  33. A book from your childhood
  34. A book with a love triangle – Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill
  35. A book set in the future – The Heir, by Kiera Cass
  36. A book set in high school – I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
  37. A book with a color in the title
  38. A book that made you cry – The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes
  39. A book with magic – Hugo and Rose, by Bridget Foley
  40. A graphic novel – This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before – The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander
  42. A book you own but have never read – She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown – The Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language
  45. A book set during Christmas
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials
  47. A play – Hold Me Closer, the Tiny Cooper Story, by David Levithan
  48. A banned book
  49. A book based on or turned into a TV show
  50. A book you started but never finished – Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo

Books I’ve Read that Don’t Fit in These Categories:  Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, by Frank Bruni; Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman; Oh Yeah, Audrey, by Tucker Shaw; I Take You, by Eliza Kennedy; The Knockoff, by Jo Piazza and Lucy Sykes; Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella; YOLO Juliet, by Brett Wright; Oh! You Pretty Things, by Shanna Mahin; Graduates in Wonderland, by Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale; The Primates of Park Avenue, by Wednesday Martin; Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce; The Almost Nearly Perfect People, by Michael Booth; Little Children, by Tom Perotta; The Look of Love, by Sarah Jio; Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen; An Age of License, by Lucy Knisley; Challenger Deep, by Neal Shusterman

8 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenge

  1. Great job! I think your mom loved “Challenger Deep,” plus it had a nonhuman character. So . . . 2 parrots with 1 stone?

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