2015 Reading Challenge

I’ve been toying with the idea of embarking on some kind of reading challenge for a while, so today I was surfing the net and came across this pretty cool challenge from PopSugar. The goal is to read 52 books, but as I am not crazy (not that the goal is crazy, I’m just very aware that I wouldn’t pull it off), I’ll probably skip some numbers and fuse others…


So, I’m setting myself up to read 36 books during this year, I’m aiming a bit higher then when I first set my number on Goodreads… let’s see how it goes! I’ll be marking my progress as I go along.

  1. A book with more than 500 pages – City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), Cassandra Clare
  2. A classic romance – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  3. A book that became a movie – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews
  4. A book published this year – An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir
  5. A book with numbers in the title – The One Thing, Marci Lyn Curtis
  6. A book written by someone under 30 – A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas
  7. A book with non-human characters – The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss
  8. A funny book – Attachments, Rainbow Rowell 
  9. A book by a female author – You had me at hello, Mhairi McFarlane
  10. A mystery or thriller – The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, Max Wirestone
  11. A book with a one-word title – Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
  12. A book of short stories – The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
  13. A book set in a different country – The Year of Taking Chances, Lucy Diamond
  14. A non-fiction book – Bossypants, Tina Fey and Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg
  15. A popular author’s first book – Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
  16. A book from an author you love but haven’t read yet – Landline, Rainbow Rowell
  17. A book a friend recommended – More Happy Than Not, Adam Silvera
  18. A Pulitzer-Prize winning book – To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  19. A book based on a true story – Love at First Type: A Chronicle of Addiction to Online Dating, Robert D. Spake
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list – Finding Cinderella, Colleen Hoover
  21. A book that your mum loves
  22. A book that scares you – Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas and Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas
  23. A book that’s more than 100-years-old – Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  24. A book based entirely on the cover – The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me, Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice
  25. A book you were supposed to read at school but didn’t finish – Os Maias, Eça de Queirós (I was really not able to finish it back then, not sure if I have the balls to pick it up again…)
  26. A memoir – Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, Maya Van Wagenen
  27. A book you can finish in a day – Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, J.K. Rowling
  28. A book with antonyms in the title – Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen (cheat!)
  29. A book set in a country you want to visit – The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  30. A book that came out the year you were born 
  31. A book with bad reviews – Nirvana, J.R. Stewart
  32. A trilogy – Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me, Tahereh Mafi
  33. A book from that reminds you of your childhood – A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale, Liz Braswell
  34. A book with a love triangle – To all the boys I’ve loved before, Jenny Han & P.S. I Still Love You, Jenny Han
  35. A book set in the future – Armada, Ernest Cline
  36. A book set in high school – Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
  37. A book with a color in the title – Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
  38. A book that made you cry – My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga
  39. A book with magic – Love in the Time of Global Warming,  Francesca Lia Block
  40. A graphic novel – Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before – The Perfect Match, Katie Fforde
  42. A book you own but you’ve never read – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown – Os Maias, Eça de Queirós (It’s the closest I can get… I guess it’s sort of takes place in Lisbon sometimes, though it’s a Lisbon from long ago)
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language – Les Miserábles, Victor Hugo
  45. A book set during Christmas – Girl Online, Zoe Sugg
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials
  47. A play 
  48. A banned book – To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (cheat!)
  49. A book based on or turned into a television show – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
  50. A book you started but never finished – The Iliad, Homer

Quite excited about this :D! (in bold are the ones I already finished)

54 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenge

  1. Kim @ Tranquil Dreams says:

    Now this is super cool. My goal on Goodreads is 40 book sthis year. So its not a huge stretch plus some books I’ve already read cover a few categories so maybe i’ll forego a few of these. Plus, some of these categories, I had already planned to explore 🙂

    Awesome stuff! I’ll be giving this a go too!

    Good luck with the challenge! 🙂

  2. impossiblegirl123 says:

    Super cool! I already managed a few of those myself (feeling really proud!), but I might do the challenge too. So far I accomplished:
    A book that became a movie – The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
    A book published this year – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (not quite finished but almost)
    A book with numbers in the title – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
    A book you can finish in a day – Kingsmen: the Secret Service because it’s a graphic novel hahaha
    A book with a color in the title – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (same as you! yay)
    and a couple others hahaha

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