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Update on the 2015 Reading Challenge

By Sara Zwicker @SaraZwicker

Hey friends!  Sorry for the radio silence the past week, you know how it goes.  Life gets busy and time is precious and we have to make trade offs.  But, I’m back and I wanted to do a bit of a mid year update since we are officially halfway through the year and that means I am halfway through the Popsugar Book Challenge and it seemed like this was a good time to start recapping the books I have finished so far in 2015. I am really enjoying this challenge because it is forcing me to read genres that I would never had read if not for this challenge.  So, here is what I have covered so far!reading

  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 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. A book with a number in the title Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  6. A book written by someone under 30 After by Anna Todd
  7. A book with nonhuman characters
  8. A funny book
  9. A book by a female author Bright Side by Kim Holden
  10. A mystery or thriller
  11. A book with a one-word title Gus by Kim Holden
  12. A book of short stories
  13. A book set in a different country Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  14. A nonfiction book
  15. A popular author’s first book
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read Confess by Colleen Hoover
  17. A book a friend recommended The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
  19. A book based on a true story Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  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 high school, but didn’t
  26. A memoir  American Sniper by Chris Kyle
  27. A book you can finish in a day Free Fall by Paula Bowman
  28. A book with antonyms in the title Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
  30. A book that came out the year you were born
  31. A book with bad reviews
  32. A trilogy Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem by Lauren Oliver
  33. A book from your childhood
  34. A book with a love triangle Hourglass by K.S. Smith
  35. A book set in the future
  36. A book set in high school #Scandal by Sarah Ockler
  37. A book with a color in the title Grey by E.L. James
  38. A book that made you cry Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  39. A book with magic  Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
  40. A graphic novel The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  42. A book you own, but have never read
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown
  44. A book that was originally written in a different 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  She’s come Undone by Wally Lamb

So far, this reading challenge been a lot of fun, but I am still having trouble neatly fitting all the books I am reading into the right categories.  I still have a bunch of books that I have read that don’t fit really into any of these categories, but I am okay with that. I have already read 60 books this year (just counted them on my Goodreads) so those that don’t fit will just not go towards this challenge.

I look forward to checking off more of these categories in the weeks to come.  Stay tuned for more and have a great week!

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Have you read any great books lately? Tell me about them!!


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