Book Challenge 2015

I consider myself a reader, and one of my goals this year is to read more books.

When I was younger I’d call myself a book worm, proudly so, but now I just say I’m a reader. It doesn’t feel like I do read that many books in a year. Sometimes I read three books in ten days, but then I get into a funk and don’t read anything for a month. Since I was a teacher up until three weeks ago, spending my days with kids aged 12-15, I’ve mostly been reading young adult fiction. Which I love!  But I feel I should broaden my reading a bit because I am getting bored with the same story over and over again.

I believe setting a number of books to read is going to make me want to read more consistently, so I set my goal to 52 on Goodreads. This is probably both doable for me in a year, and also probably the number of books I usually read, I just never counted before.

To broaden my horizon and to get myself out of the YA fiction, I found a challenge which I feel is really giving me something to sink my teeth in.

Book Challenge 2015 – the list

  1. a book with more than 500 pages
  2. a classic romance
  3. a book that became a movie
  4. a book published this year
  5. a book with a number in the title
  6. a book written by someone under 30
  7. a book with nonhuman characters
  8. a funny book
  9. a book by a female author
  10. a mystery or thriller
  11. a book with a one-word title
  12. a book of short stories
  13. a book set in a different country
  14. a non-fiction book
  15. a popular author’s first book
  16. a book from an author you love that you haven’t yet read
  17. a book a friend recommended
  18. a Pulitzer Prize-winning book
  19. a book based on a true story
  20. a book at the bottom of your to-read list
  21. a book your mom loves
  22. a book that scares you
  23. a book more than 100 years old
  24. a book based entirely on its cover
  25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
  26. a memoir
  27. a book you can finish in a day
  28. a book with antonyms in the title
  29. a book set somewhere you always wanted to visit
  30. a book that came out when you were born
  31. a book with bad reviews
  32. a trilogy
  33. a book from your childhood
  34. a book with a love triangle
  35. a book set in the future
  36. a book set in high school
  37. a book with a color in the title
  38. a book that made you cry
  39. a book with magic
  40. a graphic novel
  41. a book by an author you haven’t read before
  42. a book you own but haven’t read
  43. a book that takes place in your hometown
  44. a book that was originally written in another language
  45. a book set during Christmas
  46. a book written by an author with your same initials
  47. a play
  48. a banned book
  49. a book based on or turned into a TV show
  50. a book you started but never finished

(since #32 is a trilogy, this adds up to 52 books)
Any suggestions on books are welcome, and if you’d like to join in, please do so!


About thereseastrom

A wife, mother of two, teacher and new, but firm, believer in minimalism. Trying to get all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
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2 Responses to Book Challenge 2015

  1. Anne Lene says:

    Ive got a couple of books for you 🙂
    A book you can read in one hour – Who moved my cheese – by spencer johnson
    A book you can read in a day – The alchemist – by paulo coelho
    I have several suggestions for books turned into movies, so let me know if you run into trouble on this one, which i doubt 😉

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