2015 Reading Challenges Update!

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Initially my goal was to read about 30 books, repeat books in several categories and so on, now I’m convinced that I’ll be able to read the 52 books! I also had initially set the books for each of the topics, but soon discovered that that wouldn’t work… lol. So, this is the progress so far:

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, 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
11. A book with a one-word title – Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

books_112. 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 (I now realize that this is not actually he first book, but I’m too lazy to change all the links)
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
19. A book based on a true story – Love at First Type: A Chronicle of Addiction to Online Dating, Robert D. Spake
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
26. A memoir – Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, Maya Van Wagenen

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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
29. A book set in a country you want to visit – The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
32. A trilogy – Shatter MeUnravel MeIgnite 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

books_337. 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, 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, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
45. A book set during Christmas – Girl Online, Zoe Sugg
49. A book based on or turned into a television show – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

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To read (15):

10. A mystery or thriller
18. A Pulitzer-Prize winning book
20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list
21. A book that your mum loves
24. A book based entirely on the cover
25.A book you were supposed to read at school but didn’t finish
28. A book with antonyms in the title
30. A book that came out the year you were born
31. A book with bad reviews
43. A book that takes place in your hometown
44. A book that was originally written in a different language
46. A book written by an author with your same initials
47. A play
48. A banned book
50. A book you started but never finished

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This one has a bit more progress than the Popsugar one, that’s because I started to read a lot of stuff that I can’t fit in the other one anymore. My initial number was something like 30 books, I then changed it around April to 51, to fit the Popsugar challenge (given that 1 book that I had already read is not on Goodreads). Now I’m almost done! 12 books ahead of schedule and with 3 more months left to go in the year. I also have all my reviews up to date, which is kind of amazing.

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53 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenges Update!

  1. Ashley says:

    Great progress on your challenge! 🙂
    I gave up on mine. I didn’t plan it out too well. I’m hoping to try again next year, but with an actual plan this time.

  2. Anne says:

    I laughed when you put down CoM and ToG as books that scared you. I was scared too when I read CoM!! I was super spooked because it reminded me of Uprooted, another book that gave me the creeps. Good job on your progress; it’s wayy better than mine so don’t quit!

    • MyTinyObsessions says:

      I don’t know yet… I know I missed an opportunity when reading A Whole New World, I could have used it for that one… but I’m sure I’ll come across some book with bad reviews, lol, right? what are you thinking?

  3. impossiblegirl123 says:

    Man you are more than just right on track – you’re like miles ahead. I think I am only 3 books ahead of schedule … I feel so slow now. But I am getting there, The Next Together arrived in the mail today, but I am still on the Magician’s Land.

  4. freadombooktube says:

    Wow! This is awesome! I had seen that reading challenge around in the beginning of the year but I didn’t really motivate myself to do it. It looks really awesome now though haha I hope you’ll accomplish all of it! My only reading goal this year is to read 100 books, and I’m at 80 read so I hope I’ll be able to pull it off.

  5. Kendra says:

    Wow! You’re doing great! I wish I had the skills you do! 🙂

    I was thinking… For Popsugar #47: A Play. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is pretty amazing and hilarious. It’s rather short too, less than 100 pages. Not sure if you needed a title or if you already had one, but saw it and thought I would recommend it.

    Happy reading!

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