This is my second update post for the 2015 Reading Challenge I’ve been doing this year. My overall goal for this year is to read 70 books, and hopefully 50 of them will be from doing this challenge, though I’m thinking I might not get a chance to complete certain categories, as I doubt I’ll be reading any plays, short stories or books I was supposed to read in school. But anyway, I’ll do my best, and I’m doing well. So far I have read 39/70 books (though a couple of those have been wattpad stories, which still count because they were wonderful and not grammar/spelling-error dribble). For this challenge, I have read a total of 21/50 books so far woot! Here they are:
1) Pulitzer Prize Winner – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (read my review)
2) A book with more than 500 pages – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (read my review)
3) Mystery/Thriller – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (read my review).
4) Graphic Novel – Blue by Pat Grant (read my review)
5) A book that was made into a film – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (read my review)
6) A book set during Christmas – Landline by Rainbow Rowell (read my review)
7) Book by author I’d never read before – The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan (read my review). I also read Sarah Crossan’s Apple & Rain (read my review).
8) Book written by author under 30 – Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy (read my review)
9) Book based on the cover – Beware The Wild by Natalie C. Parker (read my review)
10) Funny Book – Ask The Passengers by A.S King (read my review)
11) Female Author – We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (read my review)
12) Over 100 years old – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (read my review)
13) Finish In One Day – Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (read my review)
14) Bad Reviews: Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi (I also read the two sequels, though I haven’t gotten around to writing a review of my own)
15) Trilogy: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (even though it’s not technically a trilogy, but I didn’t know that when I read them so it counts!) (read my review)
16) Futuristic: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares (read my review)
17) Set in High School: Speak by Laura Halse Anderson (still need to write my review!)
18) Foreign/Translated: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (read my review)
19) Love Triangle: Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle (haven’t bothered to write a review, but it wasn’t bad).
20) Different Country: Vivian Versus The Apocalypse & Vivian Versus America by Katie Coyle (read my review)
21) 2015 Publication: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (read my review if you dare. It’s only short and only kind-of spoilery. I’ll probably write a longer review at some point because that’s how much I loved this book).