2015 Book Challenge's

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  1. For 2014, I read 20 books in total. Not bad but I want to raise the bar this year and read much more then that. I have set my Goodread's 2015 challenge at 50 books. A bit of an over shot compared to last year. BUT! I have challenges this year. Simple ones that I've taken from other lists of challenges, some I added my self but still its an average sized list. So, I have only three rules for myself for this list of challenges.
    RULES, #2a0847 1. One Book per challenge: Meaning if I choose one book for a challenge, that is the only challenge I can use it for.
    2. One Challenge, two books MAX: Meaning I can read two different books that correspond to one challenge, but no more then two(Unless it's the Trilogy challenge).
    3. Deadline 11:59 pm on December 31, 2015: I have to finish all of the challenges before January 1, of 2016.


    Pretty simple I think. Now, I'll list all of the challenges I've come up with, for myself.
    CHALLENGES, #2a0847 A book that became a movie
    A popular author’s first book
    A nonfiction book
    A book you own but have never read
    A book you can finish in a day
    A book from your childhood
    A book you started but never finished
    A book with a love triangle
    A book set in a different country
    A book that made you cry
    A book set in the future
    A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
    A classic romance
    A mystery or a thriller
    A memoir
    A book based on a true story
    A banned book
    A trilogy
    A graphic novel
    A book by an author
    you've
    never read before
    A book with a one word title
    A book by a female author
    A book by a male author
    A book published this year
    A book based entirely on its cover
    A book with a number in the title
    A book with a color in the title
    A book of short stories
    A Book Over 500 Pages



    I think that's a healthy list, but if you have any Challenges that you think would be good for my list let me know. And would anyone join me in doing this Year long challenge? I might make a group for it so we can all chat about what our choices for each challenge will be and talk about our reading so far for it. I am very excited for the new year for reading!
     
    #1 Altered, Jan 7, 2015
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  2. An anthology on fairy-tale themed short stories?
     
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  3. I don't think I'll be joining you on this challenge because I've already got my own (read through at least 30 of the items on my large list of books and series to read), but I have some suggestions.

    I'd suggest adding more genre things to cover all the bases. For genres, off the top of my head it looks like you're missing horror, fantasy, sci-fi, historical, humor/satire, and crime/detective (which is sufficiently different from mystery/thriller to be its own item). You could also add one to read a book of poetry. Even if you already read a lot of any of those kinds of books, if it's meant to be a challenge that other people can join in on then it seems like covering everything would make sense.

    Maybe add an item for reading a full religious text. They can be rather interesting even if you don't believe in whatever they preach.

    You could also add some time period ones. Something like 'read a book originally published before the year 1800,' 'read a book originally published in the 1800's,' and 'read a book originally published in the 1900's and before the year you were born' could work.

    Oh, how about 'read a book you think you'll hate.' Could make for some fun discoveries, no?
     
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  4. Updated Challenge List

    CHALLENGES, #2a0847
    A book that became a movie
    A popular author’s first book
    A nonfiction book
    A book you own but have never read
    A book you can finish in a day
    A book from your childhood
    A book you started but never finished
    A book with a love triangle
    A book set in a different country
    A book that made you cry
    A book set in the future
    A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
    A poetry book
    A classic romance
    A modern romance
    A mystery or a thriller
    A horror novel
    A fantasy novel
    A scifi novel
    A historical fiction novel
    A contemporary novel
    A paranormal novel
    A book that made you laugh
    A detective/crime novel
    A memoir
    A book based on a true story
    A banned book
    A standalone
    A duology
    A trilogy
    A graphic novel
    A book by an author you've never read before
    A book with a one word title
    A book by a female author
    A book by a male author
    A book published this year
    A book that is 15 years old
    A book that is 25 years old
    A book that is 50 years old
    A book that is 100 years old
    A book based entirely on its cover
    A book with a number in the title
    A book with a color in the title
    A book of short stories
    A Book Over 500 Pages

     
    #4 Altered, Jan 7, 2015
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  5. @Jorick Thank you for the suggestions, I compiled this list while half asleep and I, indeed, left out many of the genre I had wanted to read more of this year. Thank you and I hope you can complete your own challenge for this year.
     
  6. I'm really enjoying this list of books to read. Not entirely sure I can actually accomplish all of them but I'll have to bookmark it for later.
     
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  7. I think I'd like to join. This seems fun. Because of my busy schedule, I think I'll just do eleven books this year unless completing a book that I set down unfinished last year counts. Then I'll go for twelve. Hahah
     
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  8. I'm sooo up for this!
    Time to find me a copy of Super Fudge!
     
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  9. Awesome ^_^ I've already chosen my books for every challenge so I'm all set for the year, but I've left a few empty so that way I can read something that I'm in the mood for.

    You're gonna do the reading challenge with me? Yay!
     
  10. This is very interesting. Currently the only reading challenge I've put forth for myself is to read 55 books this year. I may try to add this in there to spice things up a bit. :)
     
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  11. There are 52 challenges, but with the duology challenge and trilogy challenge you'll be well over 55 books.
     
  12. Also, as a side note, last year I read a book entirely based on the cover art/title and was pleasantly surprised.
    The Book (open)
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  13. That looks like an interesting book. I do that all the time though, sometimes I find good books, sometimes their amazing and other times I feel like I wasted my time.
     
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  14. I'm going to leave this here as a reference for myself because I like keeping myself ultraorganized when I do things like this:

    2015 Book Challenge, tan
    1. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (In Progress...)
      - A book you started but never finished
    2. TBD...
      - A book that became a movie
    3. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
      - A book you own but have never read
    4. TBD...
      - A book set in a different country
    5. TBD...
      - A book based on a true story
    6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
      - A banned book
    7. TBD...
      - A book by an author you've never read before
    8. TBD...
      - A book by a female author
    9. TBD...
      - A book published this year
    10. TBD...
      - A book based entirely on its cover
    11. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman (In Progress)
      - A book of short stories
    12. TBD...
      - A book with a color in the title
     
    #14 Thought Manifest, Jan 26, 2015
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  15. Thank you. I think I forgot to hit CTRL+C on one of them that I highlighted. I probably would have noticed it eventually... in seven months or so... hahah Fixed it!
     
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  16. Yeah but it's better to be all set to go now :)
     
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  17. Books
    A book that became a movie- The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [In progress...]
    A popular author’s first book- Divergent by Veronica Roth [Finished]
    A nonfiction book- American Sniper by Chris Kyle
    A book you own but have never read- Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    A book you can finish in a day- Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson [In progress...]

    A book from your childhood- Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
    A book you started but never finished- Happy Ever After by Adele Geras [In progress...]

    A book with a love triangle- Splintered by A.G. Howard
    A book set in a different country- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
    A book that made you cry- Looking for Alaska by John Green
    A book set in the future- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
    A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet- Paper Towns by John Green
    A classic romance- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    A modern romance- Bared to You by Sylvia Day

    A poetry book- The Odyssey by Homer
    A horror novel- Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
    A fantasy novel- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
    A scifi novel- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    A historical fiction novel- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    A contemporary novel- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    A paranormal novel- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
    A dectective/crime novel- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    A mystery or a thriller- Joyland by Stephen King
    A memoir- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    A book based on a true story- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
    A banned book- Frankenstien by Mary Shelley

    A standalone- Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
    A duology- Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
    A trilogy- Legend, Prodigy and Champion by Marie Lu
    A graphic novel- The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and Dallas by Gerrad Way[Finished]

    A book by an author you’ve never read before- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
    A book with a one word title- Origin by Jessica Khoury
    A book by a female author- These Broken Stars and This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner [In progress...]

    A book by a male author- The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
    A book that is 15 years old- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

    A book that is 25 years old- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
    A book that is 50 years old- Dune by Frank Herbert
    A book that is 100 years old- Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    A book published this year- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
    A book based entirely on its cover- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    A book with a number in the title- 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
    A book with a color in the title- Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
    A book of short stories- Lick the Razor by D. B. Tarpley
    A Book Over 500 Pages- The Host by Stephine Meyer
     
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  18. Ooh, I'm reading Divergent right now. It's pretty good so far :) -Even though I really dislike the faction she ended up in...-

    Was Frankenstein banned? o.O People bans the oddest things sometimes :o *Need to google this*
     
  19. I've read it a year before the movie came out, but I want to finish the triology so I want to read it from the beginning.

    Yeah I looked it up to make sure.
     
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