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2015 Reading Challenge

I know we’re already 5 months into 2015, but I thought I would start a reading challenge as of today, May 1st.  I got the inspiration from a friend of mine who is also doing a reading challenge for this year.   After searching on Pinterest for more ideas of themes to read about, I found a few more similar challenges.  I took them all, and made my ‘perfect challenge list’ and I thought I would share it with you all.  


I was always big into reading.  Even as a child in elementary school I was choosing chapter books from the library while my peers were choosing short stories.  I was even told I was going too advanced for my age and to choose a book like my friends, and not get ahead of myself.   

I’ve read many series, but lately I haven’t been taking the time for myself, to do things I really enjoy – like reading! I want to be able to sit with a mug of tea, candles lit, and a good book.  This challenge will help me get back into that groove.  My list has 42 ‘themes’ and I understand I may not finish it in 2015, but I don’t want to set myself up for failure, so if I don’t finish them all by December 31st, it’s no big deal.. I will continue into 2016, and get these books read as fast as I can.   I plan to get all these books as paper-backs, not through an e-reader.  There’s just something about flipping the page of a real book that can’t be satisfied by swiping to the next page on an e-reader.   

Comment below if you’ve ever done a similar challenge, or if you have suggestions on books that fit certain themes that you think I should read! 

2015 Reading Challenge List

  1. A book that was made into a movie
  2. A book based on/turned into a TV show
  3. A book you picked solely because of the cover
  4. A book your friend loves
  5. A book with a color in the title 
  6. A book with a female heroine
  7. A book set in the summer
  8. A book with a blue cover
  9. A book you were supposed to read in school, but didn’t
  10. A book “everyone” but you has read
  11. A book with a great first line
  12. A book with pictures
  13. A book based on a true story
  14. A book with more than 500 pages
  15. A classic romance 
  16. A book published this year
  17. A book with a number in the title
  18. A funny book
  19. A mystery/thriller
  20. A popular authors first book
  21. A book of short stories
  22. A memoir 
  23. A book set in high school
  24. A trilogy/series
  25. A book written by an author with your initials
  26. A book you can read in a day
  27. An adult book
  28. A book in a genre you don’t usually read
  29. A book currently on the best-sellers list
  30. A historical themed book
  31. A book with a 1 word title
  32. A banned/highly debated book
  33. A book written by a celebrity
  34. A book you can learn something from
  35. A book written by someone from my province
  36. A book that takes place in the past
  37. A book based on a place I want to visit
  38. A non-fiction book about a topic I know nothing about
  39. A book on relationships
  40. A book about finances
  41. A cookbook
  42. A book about pets

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