~ 2015 Reads

2015 Reading Challenges

Yay, another year’s about to end, a new one would begin.
I did well in reading more than 100 books this 2014, but I messed up my challenges when I changed my hosting (i.e. links and posts went topsy-turvy), which I did around the middle of the year, and I don’t want to go back to each post, oh well. Lesson learned: BACK UP.

So this 2015, I AM READY, YEAH!  I haven’t chosen any book yet as I wanted it to just flow.  I will try to simplify my challenges’ links, maintain them in one post and hopefully, complete them all at the end of next year.

2015 READING CHALLENGES 

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      1. Pleasure Extraordinaire by Liv Bennett
      2. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris
      3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
      4. A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales #1) by Eloisa James
      5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
      6. Stalk Me (Keatyn Chronicles, #1) by Jillian Dodd
      7. White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer Armentrout
      8. Looking Out, Looking In by Ronald Adler
      9. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture by Julie T. Wood
      10. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
      11. Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3) by Johanna Lindsey
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      1. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
      2. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
      3. Inch by Inch by Leo Leonni
      4. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
      5. The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf
      6. Cliff Notes on The Picture of Dorian Gray 
      7. Pele, the Fire Goddess by Dietrich Varez
      8. Demeter and Persephone by Hugh Lupton
      9. Persephone by Warwick Huttton
      10. White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer Armentrout
      11. Looking Out, Looking In by Ronald Adler
      12. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture by Julie T. Wood
      13. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
      14. Waiting is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie, #22) by Mo Willems 
      15. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life by Kimberly Dean
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          1. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
          2. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
          3. Inch by Inch by Leo Leonni
          4. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
          5. The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf
          6. Waiting is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie, #22) by Mo Willems 
          7. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life by Kimberly Dean
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            1. Pleasure Extraordinaire 1 (Pursuit #4) by Liv Bennett 
            2. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris
            3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
            4. A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales #1) by Eloisa James
            5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
            6. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
            7. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
            8. Inch by Inch by Leo Leonni
            9. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
            10. The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf
            11. Cliff Notes on The Picture of Dorian Gray 
            12. Stalk Me (Keatyn Chronicles, #1) by Jillian Dodd
            13. Pele, the Fire Goddess by Dietrich Varez
            14. Demeter and Persephone by Hugh Lupton
            15. Persephone by Warwick Huttton
            16. White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer Armentrout
            17. Looking Out, Looking In by Ronald Adler
            18. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture by Julie T. Wood
            19. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
            20. Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3) by Johanna Lindsey
            21. Myth and Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology by Julia Wood
            22. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
            23. Waiting is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie, #22) by Mo Willems 
            24. Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore
            25. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life by Kimberly Dean
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              JAN – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.  Book to Movie or Audio. Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie or listen to the audio book as well. 
              FEB – Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore.  Award Winner Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award. Here’s a list of literary awards to help you get started on your search: Literary Awards. 
              MAR- Genre Jumble Read a book in a genre that you’ve never tried or that you’re least familiar with. For example, if you typically reach for romance novels, try a mystery this time. Ask your local librarian for great suggestions on the genre your least familiar with. 
              APR- Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem.  Read a murder/mystery book, a book in which someone dies of mysterious causes, or a book in which the truth must come out. 
              MAY – White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer Armentrout.  Library Love. Show your library some love and visit your local branch. Choose a book to read that they have on display. 
              JUN – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Take A Trip Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different than the one you live in or choose a book written by an author that is from a country different than your own. 
              JUL- Standing Up Read a book in which the main character stands up for themselves, stands against an enemy, or stands up for something they believe in. 
              AUG – The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.  Alternate Reality. Read a book that’s set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world. A Dystopian book will count this month as well. 
              SEP – The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.  Furry Friends. Read a book that includes an animal either as a main character or supporting character. Horses, cats, dogs, insects, bird, etc. The book doesn’t have to be about the animal but the animal needs to play some sort of role in the story or be mentioned several times throughout the book. 
              OCT- Goblins, and Ghost, and Ghouls, Oh My! Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, funky fantasy creatures- it’s up to you! 
              NOV- An Oldie but a Goodie. Pick a book published before 2000 that you’ve always wanted to read, but just never got to. Or pick a book set in the past (before 2000). 
              DEC- That’s a Wrap.  Finish a series you’ve been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished.
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                JAN – Bird, Girl, Ever, Silence, Bad, Truth, End

                FEB – Key, Water, Lie, Chase, Heir, Once – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

                MAR – Kind, Face, Power, City, Blue, Night, To 

                APR – Dream, Prince, Long, Wind, Rose, The, Rock

                MAY – Ash, Road, Thief, Bend, In, Far

                JUN – My, Together, Whisper, Win, Soul, Sleep

                JUL – Sun, Unto, Energy, Fate, High, Look

                AUG – Fall, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now

                SEP – Color, Touch, Life, Day, How, Sweet

                OCT – Ghost, Home, Beach, Away, Test, Number

                NOV – Rise, Holiday, And, Little, Call, Dark -Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris

                DEC – Space, Mirror, Over, Flower, Trap, Cold

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                    1. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
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                    • A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales #1) by Eloisa James. Retellings (of fairytale, legends or myth). 
                    • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A book set in a country starting with the letter S (eg. Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Slovakia).  
                    • PI Crime (fiction featuring a private investigator).
                    • A novel published before you were born.
                    • Contemporary romance.
                    • Fiction for foodies (fiction featuring food/food related business).
                    • Microhistory (Non Fiction) 
                    • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. Science Fiction set in space. 
                    • Sports (Fiction or Non fiction) 
                    • Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture by Julia T. Wood. Featuring diversity. 
                    • Epistolary Fiction (fiction written in the format of letters/emails/diary entries).
                    • Middle Grade/YA Adventure.
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                        1. A book with more than 500 pages.
                        2. A classic romance.
                        3. A book that became a movie.
                        4. A book published this year.
                        5. A book with a number in the title.
                        6. A book written by someone under 30.
                        7. A book with non-human characters. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
                        8. A funny book.
                        9. A book by a female author. A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales #1) by Eloisa James
                        10. A mystery of thriller.
                        11. A book with a one-word title.
                        12. A book of short stories.
                        13. A book set in a different country.
                        14. A nonfiction book. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture by Julie T. Wood
                        15. A popular author’s first book.
                        16. A book from an author you love and haven’t read yet.
                        17. A book a friend recommended.
                        18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
                        19. A book based on a true story.
                        20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list.
                        21. A book your mom loves.
                        22. A book that scares you.
                        23. A book more than 100 years old.
                        24. A book based entirely on its cover.
                        25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t.
                        26. A memoir.
                        27. A book you can finish in a day.
                        28. A with antonyms in the title.
                        29. A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit.
                        30. A book that came out the year you were born.
                        31. A book with bad reviews.
                        32. A trilogy.
                        33. A book from your childhood.
                        34. A book with a love triangle.
                        35. A book set in the future.
                        36. A book set in high school.
                        37. A book with a color in the title.
                        38. A book that made you cry.
                        39. A book with magic.
                        40. A graphic novel.
                        41. A book by an author you’ve never read before.
                        42. A book you own but have never read.
                        43. A book that takes place in your hometown.
                        44. A book that was originally written in a different language. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (originally written in Spanish).
                        45. A book set during Christmas.
                        46. A book written by an author with your same initials.
                        47. A play.
                        48. A banned book.
                        49. A book based on or turned into a TV show (turned into a TV show, True Blood). Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris
                        50. A book you started but never finished.
                        • Alchemist, The by Paulo Coelho
                        • Bride, The by Julie Garwood
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                        • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse,, #1) by Charlaine Harris
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                        • F
                        • Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3) by Johanna Lindsey
                        • House on Mango Street, The by Sandra Cisneros
                        • I
                        • J
                        • Kiss at Midnight, A by Eloisa James
                        • Looking Out, Looking In by Ronald B. Adler
                        • Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
                        • N
                        • O
                        • P
                        • Q
                        • R
                        • Stalk Me (Keatyn Chronicles, #1) by Jillian Dodd
                        • T
                        • U
                        • V
                        • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
                        • X
                        • Y
                        • Z
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                      Looking Out, Looking In by Ronald B. Adler. A word including ‘ing’ in it (The Time Of Singing, Dancing To The Flute, Lex Trent Fighting With Fire)

                      A colour (The Red Queen, White Truffles In Winter, On Gold Mountain).

                        A familial relation (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone, Dombey And Son, My Cousin Rachel) By all means include in-laws, step, and halves. 

                          A body of water (The River Of No Return, Black Lake, Beside The Sea).

                            A city (Barcelona Shadows, Shanghai Girls, Under The Tripoli Sky).

                              Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. An animal (Black Swan Rising, The Leopard Unleashed, The Horse And His Boy). 

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