Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge!

My mom mentioned a book challenge she was doing this year and I love the idea so much I'm going to do it too!  Here is the list.

1. A book with more than 500 pages
2. A classic romance
3. A book that became a movie
4. A book published this year
5. A book with a number in the title
6. A book written by someone under 30
7. A book with nonhuman characters
8. A funny book
9. A book by a female author
10. A mystery or thriller
11. A book with one-word title
12. A book of short stories
13. A book set in a different country
14. A nonfiction book
15. A popular author's first book
16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet
17. A book a friend recommended
18. A Pulitzer Prize winning book
19. A book based on a true story
20. A book at the bottom of your to read list
21. A book your mom loves
22. A book that scares you
23. A book more than 100 years old
24. A book based entirely on it's cover
25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
26. A memoir
27. A book you can finish in a day
28. A book with antonyms in the title
29. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
30. A book that came out the year you were born
31. A book with bad reviews
32. A trilogy
33. A book from your childhood
34. A book with a love triangle
35. A book set in the future
36. A book set in high school
37. A book with a color in the title
38. A book that made you cry
39. A book with magic
40. A graphic novel
41. A book by an author you've never read before
42. A book you own, but have never read before
43. A book that takes place in your hometown
44. A book that was originally written in a different language
45. A book set during Christmas
46. A book written by an author with your same initials
47. A play
48. A banned book
49. A book based on or turned into a TV show
50. A book you started but never finished

Some of these will be easy like read a mystery, because that's what I'm reading right now, but some of these will be hard!!  If any of you have suggestions for the hard ones such as a play (something other than Shakespeare?), a graphic novel or a first book by a popular author (who the heck is popular??) feel free to share them!  I'm going to try to read only books I've never read before, so that makes it a little more difficult because I've read a LOT of books!  Anyway I'm really excited about trying this!  Let me know if you decide to as well.


  1. A friend on Facebook just recommended this website http://apps.wbur.org/books/ and I think it's going to be a HUGE help!! Thank you Dexter's Mom!!!!

  2. Did you know that at least in Finland this year is the year of books :) (I don't know if this is globally thing or just a Finn thing...). We have a quite similar challenge for the year (with some different parts in it). I thought about taking the challenge but I don't know, I have so much books to read for my school already :/ Sure some of them would fit perfectly in the list but I would like to choose those books especially for the challenge. I also thought that maybe I could just read the books from the categories I've never read yet. For example, in Finnish challenge, I've never read books from anyone who has similar initials with me or I think I've never read a book that was published in my birth year.
    But I don't know yet. Maybe I'll leave the challenge in some other year :)


    1. If you have the time you should try it! It's been a lot of fun and I've read books I never would have tried otherwise. You don't have to finish the challenge or stress about it. Just do it for fun! :D


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