2015 Reading

2015 Reading Challenge (Must be first-time reads, and no book can count for more than one challenge.)

  1. A book with more than 500 pages (Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin, 748 pages)
  2. A book published in 2015 (The Shadow Cabinet, Maureen Johnson)
  3. A book with a number in the title (Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel)
  4. A book written by someone under 30 (The DUFF, Kody Keplinger [written as a senior in high school])
  5. A book with nonhuman characters (Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman)
  6. A funny book (Yes Please, Amy Poehler)
  7. A mystery or thriller (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley)
  8. A book with a one-word title (Invisibility, Andrea Cremer & David Levithan)
  9. A short story collection (Stone Mattress: Nine Tales, Margaret Atwood)
  10. A book set in a different country (The Girl with All the Gifts, M. R. Carey)
  11. A nonfiction book (Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg)
  12. A popular author’s first book
  13. A book from an author I love that I haven’t read yet (The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman)
  14. A book that a friend recommended (Oryx & Crake, Margaret Atwood)
  15. A Pulitzer Prize-winner (All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doess [2015 Pulitzer winner])
  16. A book based on a true story (Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel)
  17. A book at the bottom of my to-read list (Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh)
  18. A book that scares me
  19. A book more than 100 years old (Kilmeny of the Orchard, L.M. Montgomery [published in 1910])
  20. A book based entirely on its cover
  21. A memoir (Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, Maya van Wagenen)
  22. A book I can finish in a day (Better Off Friends, Elizabeth Eulberg)
  23. A book with antonyms in the title
  24. A book set somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit
  25. A book published in 1985
  26. A book with a color in the title (Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson)
  27. A book by an author I’ve never read before (Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell)
  28. A book I own but have never read (The Martian, Andy Weir)
  29. A book set in South Carolina
  30. A book originally written in another language (Madame de Villeneuve’s The Story of the Beauty and the Beast [translated from French])
  31. A book written by an author with my initials (The Girl Who Came Home, Hazel Gaynor)
  32. A play
  33. A book I started but never finished (I Never Had It Made, Jackie Robinson)
  34. A classic science fiction novel
  35. A book that became a movie or TV show (Under the Dome, Stephen King)

TOTAL BOOKS READ IN 2015: Fiction

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doess*
The Book of Strange New Things, Michel Faber*
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell*
Dietland, Sarai Walker*
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower Book 2), Stephen King*
Every Storm, Lori Wick
Full Disclosure, Dee Henderson*
The Girl Who Came Home, Hazel Gaynor*
The Girl with All the Gifts, M. R. Carey*
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee*
Kilmeny of the Orchard, L.M. Montgomery*
The Martian, Andy Weir*
Oryx & Crake, Margaret Atwood*
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #5), Ann Brashares
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel*
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales, Margaret Atwood*
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin*
The Story of the Beauty and the Beast, Madame de Villeneuve*
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley*
This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz*
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger*
Topics About Which I Know Nothing, Patrick Ness*
Under the Dome, Stephen King*
Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin*
The World According to Garp, John Irving*
The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood*

Nonfiction
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson*
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel*
I Never Had It Made, Jackie Robinson*
Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg*
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis*
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, Maya van Wagenen*
Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters, Mallory Ortberg*
Yes Please, Amy Poehler*

Young Adult & Children’s Books
Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins*
Beauty, Robin McKinley
Beauty and the Beast (Fairie Tale Collection #1), Jenni James*
Better Off Friends, Elizabeth Eulberg*
Bloom, Elizabeth Scott
The Book of Broken Hearts, Sarah Ockler*
Catching Jordan, Miranda Kenneally
Dreamland, Sarah Dessen
The DUFF, Kody Keplinger*
Dust & Decay, Jonathan Maberry*
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Forever in Blue (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #4), Ann Brashares
Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman*
Geek Girl, Holly Smale*
Girls in Pants (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #3), Ann Brashares
Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh*
The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer
I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson*
I’ll Meet You There, Heather Demetrios*
Invisibility, Andrea Cremer & David Levithan*
My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick*
Perfect You, Elizabeth Scott
The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness*
Rot & Ruin, Jonathan Maberry*
Saint Anything, Sarah Dessen*
Savage Drift (Monument 14 #3), Emmy Laybourne*
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones, Alvin Schwartz
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #2), Ann Brashares
The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3), Maureen Johnson*
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares
Something, Maybe, Elizabeth Scott
Something Real, Heather Demetrios*
Stealing Parker, Miranda Kenneally
Things I Can’t Forget, Miranda Kenneally
Through to You, Lauren Barnhardt*
The Unwritten Rule, Elizabeth Scott
We All Looked Up, Tommy Wallach*

Comic Books & Graphic Novels

Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Stay Fly, Kelly Sue DeConnick*
Daytripper, Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba
Doctor Who: The Ripper, Tony Lee*
Saga Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan*
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman*
The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House, Neil Gaiman*
The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country, Neil Gaiman*
The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman*
The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You, Neil Gaiman*
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, Zack Whedon*

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