2015 Reading Challenge Status

2015readingchallengeAs the year 2015 is rapidly approaching its end, I’m wondering if I have enough time to finish my year’s reading challenge. Actually, I think it’ll be a scramble for time…I’m a slow-ish reader and often too busy with work to sit down and read for hours a day. I’m thinking that maybe just 30 minutes a day will help me reach the end of my list and if not, then it’s really no big deal.

Reading should, after all, be done for fun and not as a chore…at least now that I’m not in school anymore and have the possibility of deciding for myself what to read, when, how much, etc.

So, what’s the status of the 2015 Reading Challenge? I know I’ve cheated from the very beginning as I’m pretty sure I was supposed to read 50 books in total (one for each bullet point). I have, however, grouped as many of them together in order to read fewer books…

At time time, I’ve yet to cross off the following from my list:

  • A classic romance
  • Published this year
  • With a number in the title (I just started reading 18 1/2 Minutes: Nixon’s Darkest Secrets Revealed by Ronald C. Meyer)
  • A book with a one-word title
  • A popular author’s first book (I just started reading This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
  • A Pulitzer Prize winning book
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list
  • A book your mom loves
  • A book that scares you
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t (I already know this one…To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf! I tried reading it twice by kept falling asleep so I left it unread.)
  • A memoir
  • A book with antonyms in the title
  • A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (are there any books set in Fiji?)
  • A book that came out the year you were born (1978)
  • A book from your childhood
  • A book with a love triangle
  • A book set in high school (really?)
  • A book with a color in the title (The Color Purple, maybe)
  • A book that made you cry (can’t think of any)
  • A book with magic
  • A graphic novel
  • A book that takes place in your hometown (Korsor, Denmark…I haven’t been able to find any! Maybe I’ll just switch “hometown” for “home country”)
  • A book set during Christmas
  • A banned book
  • A book you started but never finished

OMG!!! I didn’t even realize the list was still so LONG….

Any suggestions to good books that could fit any of these criteria? I am totally open to suggestions.


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