Sunday, December 28, 2014

2015 Reading Challenge

I've now had five people tell me I should do the Pop Sugar 2015 Reading Challenge, so I feel like it's a must. Which, let's be honest, I might legit struggle with because I will be having Penelope and I don't know how much reading time I'll actually get. But I'm also going to try to combine that with my 2015 Good Reads challenge, and this year I'm going to go for 110 books.

Do you follow me on Good Reads? If not, head HERE and do so while looking at my 2014 challenge.


So the Pop Sugar 2015 Reading Challenge is kind of a tricky sumabitch because it's lengthy and it's going to require me to really dig deep for books. And because I am a ridiculous over planner, I've done just that. So I give to you the challenge AND the book I'm picking to complete that challenge. (Mostly to keep myself on track and help me with a shopping list. The bonus is that some of these I may have already purchased oh.... awhile ago and just haven't gotten to them. So it's going to make me read stuff I already bought.)

Disclaimer: for those of my local friends who are partaking in this and would like to borrow books, the ones marked with an * are ones that I currently own. 

*ALSO- I am including a link to the Good Reads page of EACH book, so you can add it to your list or see what it's about.

A book with more than 500 pages: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin*
A classic romance: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin*
A book that became a movie: The Maze Runner by James Dashner*
A book published this year: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
A book with a number in the title: Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day *
A book written by someone under 30: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh*
A book with nonhuman characters: Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
A funny book: I Thought We Agreed to Pee in the Ocean by Alena Dillon *
A book by a female author: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova*
A mystery or thriller: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn *
A book with a one-word title: Halo Series (Halo, Hades, Heaven) by Alexandra Adornetto*
A book of short stories: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
A book set in a different country: Fog Island Mountain by Michelle Bailat-Jones *
A nonfiction book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 
A popular author's first book: Irish Thoroughbred by Nora Roberts
A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet: Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard *
A book a friend recommended: God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo *
A Pulitzer-Prize winning book: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
A book based on a true story: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 
A book at the bottom of your to-read list: Outlander by Gabaldon
A book your mom loves: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 
A book that scares you: An Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice *
A book more than 100 years old: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy *
A book based entirely on its cover: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz *
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
A memoir: Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir by Kathy Griffin *
A book you can finish in a day: A Hero's Heart by Amber Daulton 
A book with antonyms in the title: Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson *
A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman *
A book that came out the year you were born: The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
A book with bad reviews: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
A trilogy: Halo Series (Halo, Hades, Heaven) by Alexandra Adornetto*
A book from your childhood: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A book with a love triangle: Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur 
A book set in the future: Insurgent by Veronica Roth *
A book set in high school: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater *
A book with a color in the title: The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton *
A book that made you cry: Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson *
A book with magic: Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost *
A graphic novel: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh*
A book by an author you've never read before: The Devil You Know by Jenna Black *
A book you own but have never read: Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost *
A book that takes place in your hometown: The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
A book that was originally written in a different language: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy *
A book set during Christmas: A Hero's Heart by Amber Daulton
A book written by an author with your same initials: If Tomorrow Never Comes by Sidney Sheldon
A play: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
A banned book: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A book based on or turned into a TV show: Vampire Academy Collection 1-3 by Richelle Mead*
A book you started by never finished: Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie *

Yes, some of these books are listed twice. Nowhere in the challenge did it say I couldn't use one book to fulfill a few requirements. Some are books that have been on my shelf for quite a while and I haven't gotten to, so this will kick me into gear.

I hope you join in! If you are, send me a link to your blog post, or friend me on Good Reads!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

wow this is a long one. I think using the same book for multiple categories is a good idea. I LOVE Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, so I hope you do too.

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

I love it! I just bought a bunch of books from Goodwill and I need to sit down and make a list as well. Thanks for sharing! :)