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Saturday, November 7, 2015

2015 Book Challenge

This past year - I did my first book challenge.  I have always enjoyed reading, but I was stuck in a rut.  My rut was Dystopian futures.  I realized how bad it was when my mom - whom I was sharing my books with - told me no more trilogies "that take place in weird futures".

I went online to look for new books, and came across GoodReads "50 Books in a Year Challenge".  I thought it sounded like a great way to get me out of a rut.  They would give me the categories, and I would chose books to meet those.

I had a friend that participated in the challenge with me.  (She finished by September).  We are going to do the challenge again in 2016, and we are looking forward to it.

Here were the books I read in 2015.  I am going to put my reviews of each book onto this blog, and then will continue with my

A Book that has more than 500 pages - 11/22/63
A Classic Romance - Pride and Prejudice
A Book that Became a Movie - The Giver
A Book Published This Year-End of Days
A Book with a number in the title - NOS4A2
A book written by someone under 30 - The Bell Jar
A book with non human characters- Too Many Curses
A funny book - Skinny Dip
A book by a female author - Eleanor and Park
A mystery or thriller - Kite Runner
A book with a one word title - Choke
A book of short stories - Philip K Dick Book
A book set in a different country - All the Light we cannot see
A non-fiction book - Brain on Fire
A popular author's first book - Gregor the Overlander
A book a friend recommended - Defending Jacob
A book from an author that you love but haven't read yet -
                            Songs of the Humpback Whale
A book based on true story- Not What we were Expecting
A Pulitzer Prize winning book - Olive Kitteridge
A book at the bottom of your "to read" list - We are Water
A book your mom loves - Sarah's Key
A book more than 100 years old - The Dubliners
A book that scares you - Creed
A book based entirely on its cover - Still Alice
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't -
A memoir - Yes Please
A book you can finish in a day - Fahrenheit 451
A book with antonyms in the title - Big Little Lies
A book set somewhere you have always wanted to visit -
                              Room with a View
A book that came out the year you were born - High Rise
A book with bad reviews - Catch 22
A trilogy - The Moon Dwellers
A book from your childhood - Wait Til Helen Comes
A book with a love triangle - Unearthly
A book set in the future - Undivided
A book set in a high school  - Before I Fall
A book with a color in the title - Redshirts
A book that will make you cry - A Child called "It"
A book with magic - The Night Circus
A graphic novel - Y the Last Man
A book by an author you have never read before -
               Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
A book you own but never read - The Given Day
A book that takes place in your home state -
             Please Ignore Vera Dietz
A book that was originally written in a different language -
                           The Master and Margarita
A book set during Christmas - Gabriel's Gift
A book written by the author with your same initials -
                         A  Book by James Patterson
A play - Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
A banned book - The Golden Compass
A book based or turned into a TV show/movie -
             The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
A book you started but never finished - 1984

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