Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge

Posted January 2, 2015 in BOOKS, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

This challenge is hosted by Popsugar. The idea is to tick off 50 books in different themes/categories on their list. The original challenge post is here

I don’t think I’ll manage all 50, so I’m aiming for 25 instead.

Progress: 7/50 as of 15/12/15.

Books I May Read for the Challenge

Book titles in red are those that I currently own.

1) A book with more than 500 pages: Allegiant.
2) A classic romance: Jane Eyre.
3) A book that became a movie: Gone Girl.
4) A book published this year: Vanishing Girls
5) A book with a number in the title: Nineteen Eighty Four, Farenheit 451, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
6) A book written by someone under 30: Throne of Glass, Vitro.
7) A book with non-human characters: Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
8) A funny book: Anything by Robert Rankin.
9) A book by a female author: Fever by Lauren DeStefano.
10) A mystery or thriller: The Wrath of Angels.
11) A book with a one-word title: Meritopolis.
12) A book of short stories: Animal Crackers, Through a Tangled Wood, Brave New Love, Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales, Corsets and Clockwork.
13) A book set in a different country: The Notebook, The Liar, Fight Club, Life of Pi.
14) A non-fiction book: The Good Birth Companion.
15) A popular author’s first book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
16) A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: The Raven Boys, The Hum of Sin Against Skin.
17) A book a friend recommended: Desperation.
18) A Pulitzer prize winning book: To Kill a Mockingbird.
19) A book based on a true story: A Street Cat Named Bob.
20) A book at the bottom of your to read list: The Notebook, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Greatest Show Off Earth, Stardust, Cold Kiss, The Hippopotamus, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, The Liar, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, His Dark Materials, Middlemarch.
21) A book your mum loves: Anything by Robert Rankin.
22) A book that scares you: Bad Men.
23) A book more than 100 years old: Middlemarch, The Odyssey, The Secret Garden.
24) A book based entirely on its cover: Fated.
25) A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: Pride and Prejudice (never finished).
26) A memoir: Eric Sykes: If I Don’t Write It Nobody Else Will, The Fry Chronicles, Michael Palin Diaries: The Python Years.
27) A book you can finish in a day: The Kill Order.
28) A book with antonyms in the title: Brightest Kind of Darkness.
29) A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: Othello (Venice).
30) A book that came out the year you were born: The Cat Who Went Underground, Total Recall, Rain Man, The Unadulterated Cat.
31) A book with bad reviews: The Prey, Possessed, Circle 9. 
32) A trilogy: The Maze Runner.
33) A book from your childhood: The Hobbit.
34) A book with a love triangle: The Demon Girl.
35) A book set in the future: The Body Electric.
36) A book set in high school: Hush Hush.
37) A book with a colour in the title: The Color Purple.
38) A book that made you cry: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, My Sister’s Keeper, The Hunger Games, Mockingjay, The Time Traveller’s Wife, Marley and Me, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Notebook?
39) A book with magic: You Are Mine.
40) A graphic novel: Death Note Vol 1: Boredom, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman Vol 1, Marvel 1602, Astonishing X-Men, Vol 1: Gifted, X Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home, X Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine: Origin. 
41) A book by an author you’ve never read before: Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft.
42) A book you own but have never read: any from my TBR list.
43) A book that takes place in your home town: Coffin, Scarcely Used by Colin Watson. Apparently this is based on my home town.
44) A book that was originally written in a different language: Doctor Faustas
45) A book set during Christmas: A Christmas Carol
46) A book written by an author with your same initials: The Uncommon Reader, Of Poseidon, The Darkest Minds. 
47) A play: As You Like It.
48) A banned book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Animal Farm, The Handmaid’s Tale, Nineteen Eighty Four, Farenheit 451, Frankenstein, His Dark Materials, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
49) A book based on or turned into a TV show: A Clash of Kings.
50) A book you started but never finished: Everville: The First Pillar.
Have you signed up for the Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?



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