2015 Reading Challenge

Mitt bibliotek

I need a challenge, so I thought a reading challenge would be nice. I got this list from popsugar. Lets begin!

  1. A book with more than 500 pages (The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan)
  2. A classic romance (Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare)
  3. A book that became a movie (Divergent – Veronica Roth)
  4. A book published this year (Rogue – Julie Kagawa)
  5. A book with a number in the title (What is Art and 100 other very important questions – Ernst Billgren)
  6. A book written by someone under 30 (Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  7. A book with nonhuman characters (The Golem and The Djinni – Helene Wecker)
  8. A funny book (Britt-Marie var här – Fredrik Backman)
  9. A book by a female author (Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  10. A mystery or a thriller (The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes)
  11. A book with a one-word title (Insurgent – Veronica Roth)
  12. A book of short stories (The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami)
  13. A book set in a different country (Vi kom över havet – Julie Otsuka)
  14. A nonfiction book (The Underground Girls of Kabul – Jenny Nordberg)
  15. A popular author’s first book (Outlander – Diana Gabaldon)
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet (Revival – Stephen King)
  17. A book a friend recommended (The Appeal – John Grisham)
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book (Tinkers – Paul Harding)
  19. A book based on a true story (Bokklubben vid livets slut – Will Schwalbe)
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list (Jag heter inte Miriam – Majgull Axelsson)
  21. A book your mom loves (Gone with the wind – Margaret Mitchell)
  22. A book that scares you (House of Dark Shadows – Robert Liparulo)
  23. A book more than 100 years old (Frankenstein – Mary Shelley)
  24. A book based entirely on its cover (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith)
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t (Lord of the Flies – William Golding)
  26. A memoir (I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai)
  27. A book you can finish in a day (The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  28. A book with antonyms in the title (Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia)
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (The Ice Twins – S.K Tremayne)
  30. A book that came out the year you were born (Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones)
  31. A book with bad reviews (Modelland – Tyra Banks)
  32. A trilogy (Legend Trilogy – Marie Lu)
  33. A book from your childhood (Agnes Cecilia – Maria Gripe)
  34. A book with a love triangle (Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire)
  35. A book set in the future (Partials – Dan Wells)
  36. A book set in high school (Jag blundar tills jag finns – Marie Björk)
  37. A book with a color in the title (The Blue Notebook – James A. Levine)
  38. A book that made you cry (Fault in our stars – John Green) 
  39. A book with magic (The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern)
  40. A graphic novel (Walking Dead Vol. 3 – Robert Kirkman)
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before (Tomorrow I’ll be Twenty – Alain Mabanckou)
  42. A book you own but never read (Bellman and Black – Diane Setterfield)
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown (Mig Äger Ingen – Åsa Linderborg)
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language (Lilla Smycket – Patrick Modiano)
  45. A book set during Christmas (Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – Agatha Christie)
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials (Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola)
  47. A play (The respectful prostitute – Jean-Paul Sartre)
  48. A banned book (The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky)
  49. A book based on a or turned into a TV show (Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris)
  50. A book you started but never finished (Moby Dick – Herman Melville)


  • Finished September 2015

2 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenge

  1. Hi Elzaaaa!

    Your challenge list kept me occupied for a few minutes and I must admit that it was more interseting than the film I was watching. Anywaysss…here is a few suggestions:

    Hunger by Knut Hamsun (11, 27, 31 & 41) – good luck finding it!!!
    The Outsider by Albert Camus (27 & 44)
    The Idiot by Fydor Dostoevsky (23 & 16)
    White Nights by F.Dostoevsky (23 & 37)

    A Farewell to Arms by E.Hemingway which I did not know where to pt it. How he ends the story is just…WoW..mind blowing…!!!!

    One more thing before I go back to the film (that’s if I could finish it tonight it goes for 3 hours lol). Since you’re a Murakami expert I was thinking to read The Elephant Vanishes to familiarise myself with his writing style as a starter because as you know its a collection of short stories which makes it even easier to get to know him.
    Then I came across your review on The Elephant Vanishes. You preferred Kafka on the Shore.
    What do you think? I guess my next book is going to be one of Murakami’s but not sure which one!

    • Sajjad!! 😀

      Lol I’m glad you liked my challenge =) And thank you for the suggestions! I will definitely look it do them!

      Have already read The Idiot by Dostoevsky, loved it but not as much as Crime and Punishment ! Read that one 😉

      Oh yeah.. A Farewell to Arms.. you gave me that one! I will read it soon =)

      Well.. I think you should start with Kafka on the Shore! It’s my all time favorite with Murakami. Norwegian Wood is good as well but if you really want to get to know Murakami then Kafka on the Shore is the right one to read =)
      Tell me what you thought about it! =)

      Nice to hear from you, thought you disappeared 😉

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