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My Picks for the 2015 Reading Challenge

Last week I mentioned that I had came across an awesome book challenge posted by PopSugar.

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50 Categories. 52 books.

I have to admit, it took me way too long to find the books in each of these catagories. I tried to branch out of my comfort zone while also looking at reviews to pick books I think I’d actually enjoy reading. (btw, I hadn’t paid much attention to GoodReads but their list functionality was a HUGE help!).

So here they are, my books for the 2015 Reading Challenge!

A book with more than 500 pages

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark

A classic romance

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A book that became a movie

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A book published this year (2014)

All the Light We Can Not See by Anthony Doerr

A book with a number in the title

Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich

A book written by someone under 30

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

A book with non human characters

Watership Down by Richard Adams

A funny book

WTF, Evolution?!: A Theory of Unintelligible Design by Mara Grunbaum

A book by a female author

Assuming Names by Tanya Thompson

A mystery or thriller

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James

A book with a one-word title

Angelfall by Susan Ee

A book of short stories

Rouges by George R.R. Martin (yep, he writes more than just the Game of Thrones books. Check out Fevre Dreams

A book set in a different country

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

A non fiction book

The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne

A popular authors first book

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

a book from an author that i love that i haven’t read yet

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

a book a friend recommended

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

a Pulitzer prize winning book

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

a book based on a true story

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

a book at the bottom of your to read list

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

a book your mom loves

I still need to ask her about her fav books

a book that scares you

Prisoner 489 by Joe Lansdale

a book more than 100 years old

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

a book based entirely on its cover

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

a book I was supposed to read in school but didn’t

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

a memoir

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

a book I can finish in a day

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

a book with antonyms in the title

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

a book set somewhere i’ve always wanted to visit

The Enchanted April by Elisabeth von Arnim

a book that came out the year you were born

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

a book with bad reviews

You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson

a trilogy

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

a book from your childhood

Superfudge by Judy Blume

a book with a love triangle

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

a book set in the future

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

a book set in high school

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

a book with a color in the title

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

a book that made you cry

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

a book with magic

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

a graphic novel

100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello

a book by an author i’ve never read before

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

a book i own but have never read

Tommo and Hawk by Bryce Courtenay

a book that takes place in My hometown (i picked state: Virginia)

Wish You Well by David Baldacci

a book that was originally written in another language

The Wreath by Sigrid Undset

a book set during christmas

Mistletoe and Mochas by Patricia D. Eddy

a book written by an author with my initials

Sex Lies and Bonsai by Lisa Walker

a play

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf by Edward Albee

a banned book

Fanny Hill by John Cleland

a book based on, or turned into, a tv series

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro

a book i started but never finished

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain


That’s it! I tend on sticking to this list unless I can’t find one of these books. In that case I’ll swap it out for another. I was in the bookstore yesterday and stumbled across The Strain so I’ve already gotten started on the list!

What books do you want to read in 2015?


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