2015 Reading Challenge

So as my bio says, I am a book hoarder. Seriously. Every time I go into a bookstore I’m always scanning the shelves for something that looks interesting or has been on my reading list. (And that reading list, I’m probably going to die before I can complete it.)

My friend Heather added me to her reading challenge page and I totally took her up on it. And I am so excited! For me personally, I had my own rules for the challenge.

1. It had to start January 1, 2015.

2. Books I have not read yet. (unabridged and abridged excluded)

So here is my list for 2015:

A book with more than 500 pages (The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling 5/12/15)

A classic romance

A book that became a movie (American Sniper by Chris Kyle 1/9/15)

A book published this year (The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 1/10/15)

A book with a number in the title (The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 7/8/2015)

A book written by somebody under 30 (Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 11/15/15)

A book with nonhuman characters

A funny book

A book by a female author (The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor 7/6/2015)

A mystery or thriller (The Ambition by Lee Strobel 1/4/15)

A book with a one-word title (Unwritten by Charles Martin 7/26/2015)

A book of short stories

A book set in a different country (The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith 2/11/15)

A nonfiction book (The Romanov Sisters 7/7/2015)

A popular author’s first book (Attachments by Rainbow Rowell 8/20/15)

A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet (Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith 11/12/15)

A book a friend recommended (Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast 5/29/2015)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning book (All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 6/15/2015)

A book based on a true story

A book at the bottom of your to read list (The Martian by Andy Weir 9/9/15)

A book your mom loves

A book that scares you

 A book more than 100 years old

A book based entirely on its cover (The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth GIlbert 6/19/2015)

A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t

A memoir (Bossy Pants by Tina Fey April 2015)

A book you can finish in a day (Paper Towns by John Green 1/3/15)

A book with antonyms in the title (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 10/2/2015)

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 9/7/2015)

A book that came out the year you were born

A book with bad reviews

A trilogy (The Selection Series by Kiera Cass 4/8/2015)

A book from your childhood (Catherine: The Great Journey by Kristina Gregory 7/16/15)

A book with a love triangle (City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare 5/1/2015)

A book set in the future (The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey July 2015)

A book set in high school (An Abundance of Katherines by John Green January 2015)

A book with a color in the title (A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch 6/16/2015)

A book that made you cry (Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell June 2015)

A book with magic (Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 11/19/2015)

A graphic novel

A book by an author you’ve never read before (The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons 6/12/2015)

A book you own but have never read (The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton 11/14/15)

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 (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 6/29/15)

A book based on or turned into a tv show

A book you started but never finished (Si-cology 101 by Si Robertson 1/1/15)

Happy reading ya’ll!



  1. aimeelena · January 4, 2015

    Good luck! I don’t think I would ever have enough discipline to read that many books with all those constraints.

    • brose612 · January 5, 2015

      Thanks! I’m trying get as many in as I can before the school semester starts. Hopefully I can make it! 🙂

  2. Megan · January 5, 2015

    I recently stated folling this blog and I love it! It categorizes the books so nicely : http://andreareadsamerica.com/

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