2015 Reading Challenge

screen-shot-2015-01-02-at-12-17-22-pmAll my friends knows how much of a reading-maniac I am, so on New Year, one of them sent me this printable from POPSugar. It was a reading challenge for 2015 and of course, I just have to do it! I also found many other book blogs that are doing the challenge as well. Among these are Cate @ Reading Good Books and Sofia @ The Reading Fangirl. I got inspired by the way Cate is doing the reading challenge, so here are the books that I plan to read for the different challenges:

  1. A book with more than 500 pages: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. 528 pages. (I need to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer first, though…)
  2. A classic romance: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, hopefully…
  3. A book that became a movieThe DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  4. A book published this yearThe Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
  5. A book with a number in the titleFour by Veronica Roth (I don’t even know why I still haven’t read it…)
  6. A book written by someone under 30Popular by Maya Van Wagenen (I might change this, cause I’m not that intrigued yet…)
  7. A book with nonhuman charactersCinder by Marissa Meyer (There are humans here (I think?), but the main character is a cyborg. That’s not exactly human. Counts right? // I am going to read the whole series.)
  8. A funny bookTop Ten Clues you’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
  9. A book by a female authorLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  10. A mystery or thriller: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  11. A book with a one word title: Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  12. A book with short stories: My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
  13. A book set in a different country: I live in Norway, nothing is ever set here (which is okay, it’s boring here anyways). But I’ll list Love and Other Foreign Words by Eric McCahan
  14. A non-fiction bookThe Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
  15. A popular author’s first bookAttachments by Rainbow Rowell
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yetPaper Towns by John Green (I know, it’s slightly embarrassing that I still haven’t read it…)
  17. A book a friend recommended: I haven’t really been recommended any books… I usually am the one recommending…
  18. A Pulitzer Prize winning novelTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  19. A book based on a true storyEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  20. A book at the bottom of your TBR listWe Should Hang Out Sometime; Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist (as of 01/03/15)
  21. A book your mom loves: Mom doesn’t read…
  22. A book that scares youAlice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (I’m not a big fan of zombies…)
  23. A book more than a 100 years oldThe Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (It’s exactly 105 years old)
  24. A book based entirely on its coverOver You by Emma McLaughlin
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school and didn’tUncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  26. A memoirIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  27. A book you can finish in a dayThe Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  28. A book with antonyms in the title: Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer (I know it’s not exactly antonyms… Per se.. But the idea is, right?)
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to goAmy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  30. A book published the year you were born: Apparently Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell was oublished in 1996. Maybe I’ll give it a chance…
  31. A book with bad reviewsLet’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (I’ve heard some bad reviews…)
  32. A TrilogyThe Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  33. A book from your childhoodMatilda by Roald Dahl
  34. A book with a love triangle: Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins (This love triangle will be epic and if you’ve read Rebel Belle then you know what I’m talking about)
  35. A book set in the future: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  36. A book set in high school: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  37. A book with a color in the titleScarlet by Marissa Meyer
  38. A book that made you cry: So… A reread or a new one? I’m going to pick the latter and list If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  39. A book with magic: Cress by Marissa Meyer
  40. A graphic novelV for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd (Illustrator)
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
  42. A book you own but never read: Looking for Alaska by John Green
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown: I’m neither a big fan of the city I was born in nor the city my parents are from, so I won’t do this one.. Hehe.
  44. A book that was originally written in another language: Pieces of You by Tablo (Stealing this one from Cate, cause I love Tablo too)
  45. A book set during ChristmasEx-mas by Kate Brian
  46. A book by an author who had your same initialsThe Frog Princess by E. D. Baker (Seriously, it was suprisingly hard to find an author with the initials E.B.)
  47. A play: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  48. A banned book: The Giver by Lois Lowry
  49. A book based on or turned into a tv show: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  50. A book you started but never finished: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

So that is my take on the challenge. Hopefully, I’ll read all the book I listed. I may change it up midway through it without further notice, but yeah… We’ll see how it goes. Now I hope that you, too, will try this challenge and for those of you who are; good luck!

– Ellen

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