Reading Challenges

2016 Reading Challenge

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2015 Reading Challenge

I am doing the 2015 Ultimate Reading Challenge proposed by If you'd like more details about the challenge, click here. I'll record the books I read here, as I finish them. I plan on writing a book review on each book, too. So, I say.

A book with more than 500 pages  (close enough 464 pages) One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
• A classic romance
A book that became a movie  Austenland by Shannon Hale
• A book published this year
 A book with a number in the title One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
A book written by someone under 30  Thug Kitchen by Thug Kitchen (Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis)
• A book with nonhuman characters
A funny book Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
A book by a female author The Isabel Factor by Gayle Friesen
  A mystery or thriller   Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
• A book with a one-word title
• A book of short stories
• A book set in a different country 
A nonfiction book Yes Please by Amy Poehler
• A popular author's first book
A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet The Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry
• A book a friend recommended
A book based on a true story  The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
• A book on the bottom of your to-read list
• A book your mom loves
• A book that scares you
• A book more than 100 years old
A book based entirely on its cover  Mrs. Kormel is Not Normal! by Dan Gutman
• A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
A memoir Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
A book you can finish in a day Me, Jane by Patrick McDonnell
A book with antonyms in the title  Thief of Hearts by Laurence Yep
• A book set somewhere you've always to visit
A book that came out the year you were born The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West
A book with bad reviews Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
• A trilogy  The Vanishing Thief The Counterfeit Lady, and The Royal Assassin  by Kate Parker
A book from your childhood Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue by Maurice Sendak
• A book with a love triangle
• A book set in the future
A book set in high school The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
• A book with a color in the title
• A book that made you cry
A book with magic The Game by Laurie R. King
• A graphic novel
A book by an author you've never read before Murder Alfresco by Nadia Gordon
• A book you own but have never read
• A book that takes place in your hometown
• A book that was originally written in a different language
• A book set during Christmas
• A book written by an author with your same initials
• A play
• A banned book
• A book based on or turned into a TV show
A book you started but never finished Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Ha! Books that Don't Fit Any Category.

Happy Birthday, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman
Judy Moody, M.D. by Megan McDonald
Later, Gator by Laurence Yep
How I Survived Being a Girl by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
China Dolls by Lisa See
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo


  1. I'm not a fast reader so I know that I can't read books from all of these, but I think it'll be fun to read from different types.

    1. Hi, Norma.

      Excuse me for responding several months later. The challenge has opened my reading horizon this year. Usually I read cozy mysteries because they're quick and easy. No fuss to thinking about. It's good for me to explore other genres. For awhile I tried searching for books that fit these categories, but I lost interest in many of them by the 3rd chapter. So, I decided to just read what I feel like and see if they fit anywhere on the list.

  2. Reading Challenge? This so totally rocks! i read soooo much . . . hmmmm.

    PS - I have learned bunches from you - I have decided to e-x-p-a-n-d a bit - following in your footsteps . . SO - THANK YOU in advance. love & love to YOU!!!!

    1. Hi Georgy,

      Does this mean you'll be doing a reading challenge? Cool! Big hugs with much ove to you, too!


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