Reading Challenge 2015

If I’ve done a review of the book, I’ll link it from here. Otherwise, this will serve as a way of seeing my progress with the challenge.

I’ve updated this list to show what books I intend to read for each item – if an item doesn’t have a book against it yet, please feel free to make a suggestion!

There is every possibility that I’ll double up on a few of the items while missing some others – this will be mainly due to availability issues (I won’t be able to buy many books, so I’ll be relying on what I already own or can borrow from somewhere), but also due to my personal preferences. Some sorts of books I just can’t get into, and I refuse to waste time reading a book I find boring. Any “additional” books will be listed under the number they best apply to. I’ve put a separate little collection for Terry Pratchett, because they could fit under several different items (notably numbers 8, 33, and 39), and I’m half-way through my Pratchett re-read.

Final book count for 2015 – 51

Visit my Goodreads 2015 Challenge page for a full list of all the books I read this year.

Finished reading book
Currently reading

  1. A book with more than 500 pages – A Game of Thrones; George R.R. Martin (and the rest of the series)
  2. A classic romance – Wuthering Heights; Emily Brontë
  3. A book that became a movie – The Book Thief; Markus Zusak
  4. A book published this year – Leila’s Secret; Kooshyar Karimi
  5. A book with a number in the title – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest; Ken Kesey
  6. A book written by someone under 30 – I Am Malala; Malala Yousafzai
  7. A book with non-human characters – The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring; David Michie
  8. A funny book
  9. A book by a female author – The Tiger’s Wife; Téa Obreht
  10. A mystery or thriller – Under the Dome; Stephen King
  11. A book with a one-word title – Wild; Cheryl Strayed
  12. A book of short stories – Trigger Warning; Neil Gaiman
  13. A book set in a different country – Wild Swans; Jung Chang
  14. A nonfiction book – The Common Thread; Martha Manning 
    • The Shadow Club; Roberto Casati
    • Mother Tongue; Bill Bryson
    • What I Wish I Knew About Nursing; Allie & Marty Wilson
    • The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective People; Jonathan Biggins
    • So Stressed; Stephanie McClelland & Beth Hamilton
    • The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet; Jennifer Walters (never finished this in 2015)
    • The Haitch Factor; Susan Butler
  15. A popular author’s first book
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – The Wind Through the Keyhole; Stephen King
  17. A book a friend recommended – The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays & Stories; Marina Keegan
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book – The Goldfinch; Donna Tartt
  19. A book based on a true story – A Thousand Splendid Suns; Khaled Hosseini
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list
  21. A book your Mum loves
  22. A book that scares you – The Shining; Stephen King
  23. A book more than 100 years old – Emma; Jane Austen
  24. A book based entirely on its cover – The Night Circus; Erin Morgenstern
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school and didn’t – Tess of the D’Urbervilles; Thomas Hardy
  26. A memoir – Me of the Never Never; Fiona O’Loughlin
  27. A book you can finish in a day – The Power of No; Beth Wareham
  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 (1989) – The Joy Luck Club; Amy Tan
  31. A book with bad reviews
  32. A trilogy – Farseer trilogy; Robin Hobb
  33. A book from your childhood – A Little Princess; Frances Hodgson Burnett
  34. A book with a love triangle
  35. A book set in the future – The Martian; Andy Weir
  36. A book set in high school – The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Stephen Chbosky
  37. A book with a colour in the title – The Silver Chair; C.S. Lewis
  38. A book that made you cry – Still Alice; Lisa Genova
  39. A book with magic – Seventh Son; Orson Scott Card
  40. A graphic novel – My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy; Grace Mineta
    • Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo; Grace Mineta
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before – Eleanor & Park; Rainbow Rowell
  42. A book you own but have never read – Memoirs of a Geisha; Arthur Golden
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown – Plato’s Cave; Russell Proctor
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language – Kafka on the Shore; Haruki Murakami
  45. A book set during Christmas – 1225 Christmas Tree Lane; Debbie Macomber
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials (KR)
  47. A play – Macbeth
  48. A “banned book” – Fahrenheit 451; Ray Bradbury
  49. A book based on/turned into a TV show – Call the Midwife; Jennifer Worth
  50. A book you started but never finished – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Stephen R. Covey

Terry Pratchett:

  1. Jingo
  2. The Last Continent
  3. Carpe Jugulum
  4. The Fifth Elephant
  5. The Truth
  6. Thief of Time
  7. The Last Hero
  8. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
  9. Night Watch

4 thoughts on “Reading Challenge 2015

  1. May I suggest some books for your reading list?
    A funny book – Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
    A graphic novel – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi or In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman

  2. Pingback: Books… | Thoughts of My Mad Life

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