2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Lindsay has read 2 books toward her goal of 52 books.
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I mentioned recently that I had 2 goals for 2015 with regards to reading. First, is to read 52 books for my Goodreads challenge (to the right), 1 per week. The second challenge was to complete the POPSUGAR reading challenge that I listed below (see their original post here). I'll be regularly updating this page so that you can keep up with my progress. If I complete the whole POPSUGAR challenge, it will already take me up to 52 books. I am hopeful that this will keep me motivated throughout the year and not just in January. We shall see!

2015 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Completed: 41

Failed: 11

A book with more than 500 pages

  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl

A classic romance - FAILED!

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A book that became a movie

  • The Martian by Andy Weir

A book published this year

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A book with a number in the title

  • Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith

A book written by someone under 30

  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Braken

A book with nonhuman character

  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A funny book

  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler

A book by a female author

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

A mystery or thriller

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A book with a one-word title

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A book of short stories

  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

A book set in a different country

  • The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith

A nonfiction book

  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe

A popular author’s first book

  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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

  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell

A book a friend recommended

  • Unwind by Neal Schusterman

A Pulitzer Prize-winning book - FAILED!

  • The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz or
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

A book based on a true story

  • Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

A book at the bottom of your to-read list - FAILED!

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

A book your mom loves - FAILED!

  • Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope, and repair by Anne Lamott or
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

A book that scares you - FAILED!

  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist 

A book more than 100 years old

  • The War of the World by H.G. Wells

A book based entirely on its cover

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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

  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

 A memoir

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir by Lev Golinkin

A book you can finish in a day

  • Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories by Reza Farazmand

A book with antonyms in the title - FAILED!

  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit - FAILED!

  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

A book that came out the year you were born

  • Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

A book with bad reviews - FAILED!

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman

A trilogy

  • The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
    • The Final Empire
    • The Well of Ascension
    • The Hero of Ages

A book from your childhood - FAILED!

  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

A book with a love triangle

  • A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A book set in the future

  • Old Man's War by John Scalzi

A book set in high school

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 

A book with a color in the title

  • Black Science, Volume 1 by Rick Remender

A book that made you cry

  • A Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A book with magic

  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

A graphic novel

  • The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

A book by an author you’ve never read before

  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

A book you own but have never read

  • Daemon by Daniel Suarez

A book that takes place in your hometown

  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

A book that was originally written in a different language

  • Blindness by Jose Saramago

A book set during Christmas

  • Harry Potter Re-Read

A book written by an author with your same initials - FAILED!

  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

A play - FAILED!

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

A banned book

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

A book based on or turned into a TV show

  • A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

A book you started but never finished

  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin