Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge

For this year's Reading Goals I set it at 150 books and comics over at Goodreads. Then I found cool categories and challenges so thought I'd add them as well! 
I had to re-evaluate the list and cut it down a bit because well I couldn't find books that fit into those categories and/or it was repetitive, OR it was something that wouldn't count in the challenge like "A Book from your Childhood" these are the ones I've read already so it wouldn't count for this year's challenge.
Final category count is at: 50
Also adding links to reviews.

151/150 Books [Goodreads Reading Challenge]
  1. A Book With More Than 500 Pages - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. 529 Pages.
  2. A Classic Romance - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Because fairy tales are classic romance! ;) :P
  3. A Book That Became a Movie - Paper Towns by John Green. The movie released this year!
  4. A Book Published This Year - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Published on 6th October 2015
  5. A Book With a Number in the Title - November 9 by Colleen Hoover.  "9" :P
  6. A Book With Non-Human Characters - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. It was full of magic, vampires (the non-sparkly kind), and some other fantasy creatures! ;) 
  7. A Funny Book - You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. It was quirky, hilarious and inspiring... ♥
  8. A Book by a Female Author - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Chose this book because Maggie Stiefvater is probably one of my favorite authors. I'd read anything she writes.
  9. A Mystery or a Thriller - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.
  10. A Book With a One Word Title - Inked by Eric Smith.
  11. A Book of Short Stories - Tell Me a Story by Ravinder Singh. Collection of short stories by different authors.
  12. A Book Set in a Different Country - Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. Chose this because the book spans across Manhattan, Spain and Paris!
  13. A Popular Author's First Book - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.
  14. A Book From An Author You Love, That You Haven’t Read Yet - The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. I will read everything Uncle Rick writes. I do not care what age the books are "meant" for.
  15. A Book a Friend Recommended - Loosing Me Finding You by Natalie Ward. Recommended to me by my book reading partner in crime Athy! Buddy-read this book with her too! :)
  16. Book Your Mom Loves - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  17. A Book that Scares You - The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. Not as scary as the first book though :/
  18. A Book Based Entirely on its Cover - Cinder by Marissa Meyer and All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
  19. A Book You Were Supposed to Read in School But Didn't - In my school we didn't have "Reading Lists" or any specific books that we were supposed to read, so..... :|
  20. A Memoir - You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. ♥
  21. A Book You Can Finish in a Day - The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram. Finished it in one day! :D
  22. A Book with Antonyms in the Title - Loosing Me Finding You by Natalie Ward. Loosing x Finding
  23. A Book Set Somewhere You've Always Wanted to Visit - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Always wanted to visit Paris and this book just reinforced that!
  24. A Book that Came Out The Year You Were Born - The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman
  25. A Trilogy - Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee. The series was supposed to have five books but it ended up being a trilogy.
  26. A Book with a Love Triangle - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.
  27. A Book Set in the Future - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. It has a long long history and is set after a fictional WW IV
  28. A Book Set in High School - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.
  29. A Book with a Color in the Title - Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  30. A Book that Made You Cry - November 9 by Colleen Hoover. This year I've read a lot of books that made me tear up. But books by CoHo almost always make me cry. Some times in a good way, sometimes I ugly cry too.. :P
  31. A Book with Magic - Inked by Eric Smith. "Be Fearless. Be Bold. Be Magic."
  32. A Book by an Author You've Never Read Before - Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  33. A Book You Own But Have Never Read - Tell Me a Story by Ravinder Singh. I kept putting off reading this one.
  34. A Book written by an Author With Your Same Initials - I couldn't find any interesting books by authors with the initials TR. X_X
  35. A Book Based on or Turned into a TV Show - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  36. An Anthology - Tell Me a Story by Ravinder Singh. 
  37. A Book Published by an Indie Press - Diamond Sky by Diana Nixon. All of the Love Lines series are published by an Indie Press.
  38. A Microhistory - I've been looking all year for a microhistory book that would interest me, but I couldn't find anything, and now I finally find one and I don't have time to read it. :/ Migrating this to next year.
  39. A Book by A Person Whose Gender Is Different From Your Own - Red Rising by Peirce Brown.
  40. A YA novel - 17 Marigold Lane by RM Gilmore
  41. A Sci-Fi Novel - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  42. A Genre You Would Not Normally Read -  Sloth by Ella James. I've been debating if I should put this up here, and I've decided not to. Review link will open up to Goodreads where I have put up my review.
  43. A Book That Is A Retelling Of A Classic Story  - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.  
  44. An Audiobook - I miserably failed to finish this one. I fell asleep every time. Will read the book for The Illustrated Man (the audiobook I failed to finish) next year!
  45. A Collection of Poetry - Pieces of Mel by Melina Turner. Collection of poetry of varying genres.
  46. A Graphic Novel or a Collection of Comics of any kind - The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman
  47. A Book That You Would Consider A Guilty Pleasure - Scooby Doo Comics! I've been enjoying reading these. Childhood memories!! ♥
  48. A Self-Improvement Book or Self-Help Book - How To Remember Things by Arthur Richards.
  49. A Steampunk Book -  The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. And/Or For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Petrefund.
  50. A Dystopian Book - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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