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2015 Reading Assignment Challenge Signup

Posted by Caitie F on December 17, 2014

Because I want to be ambitious next year, and I want to plan out my reading a little bit more! 2015HWLogo-300x300Here are the basic rules (and click on the image above to sign up!):

  • Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in 2015. This is the point of the challenge: You’re committing to reading a set list of books and a certain number of them each month. It’s your chance to finally hold yourself accountable for those books you keep promising yourself you’ll read!
  • You may read any genre or any format (i.e., eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover). But they must be published before January 1, 2015 and they must be at least 100 pages

And I am going for Level 5. Yep. Four books a month. 48 books in 2015 that I am planning on reading. My TBR pile/list is out of control and this should help! Since I am doing a higher level there is a pass and extra credits I can do too. The first 14 are easy, they are on my TBR Challenge.The next 34 will be more difficult to pick! My list is part random.org of my TBR list, part books I really want to get to.

My list of books still unread can be found below, here is the list of what I have read and when is right here:

Jan 15: House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Jan 23: The Cuckoo’s Calling by “Robert Galbraith”
Jan 24: Redshirts by John Scalzi 
Jan 24: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King – DNF
Feb 6: I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
Feb 11: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Feb 16: Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Feb 21: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Mar 1: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Mar 12: Fire by Kristin Cashore
Mar 26: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Mar 31: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Apr 6:  Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Apr 7: Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Apr 23: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Apr 25: Clariel by Garth Nix
May 2: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
May 27: Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson
May 29: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
May 31: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
June 12: Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg (DNF)
June 22: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
June 26: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
June 27: Bass Ackwards and Belly Up Elizabeth Craft
July 5: The Magician King by Lev Grossman
July 5: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
July 21: More Than This by Patrick Ness (DNF)
August 16: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
August 30: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
September 6: In the Woods by Tana French
October 20: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
November 19: Wish by Alexandra Bullen
November 20: Dear American Airlines: A Novel by Jonathan Miles (DNF)
December 4: Dauntless by Jack Campbell
December 12: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
December 19: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
December 20:  Unwind by Neal Shusterman
December 24: Demon Seed by Dean Koontz (DNF)
December 25: Stiff by Mary Roach
December 26: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

2. Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore
16. The Map of Time by Felix J Palma
22. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
28. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
32. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
38. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
44. The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
48. Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Wow that is an eclectic list!So glad DNFs count because I might have a couple…

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5 Responses to “2015 Reading Assignment Challenge Signup”

  1. […] 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge Signup […]

  2. Ah, Catie, finally some I know! Pride & Prejudice, of course, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers was FANTASTIC! I didn’t realize Garth Nix had another out, but I”ve read the Sabrael/Lirael set and I assume this one follows.

    I don’t think I could do this challenge. Not because of the 4 books a month – I do more than that anyway. But I like to read what strikes my mood at the time, so I’d be in hot water if I had to choose my books at the beginning of the year. Picking 12 was enough for me! Good luck to you.

  3. Good list. I’ve read a few on your list and enjoyed all of them. There’s also a couple in my TBR pile, so I’ll be interested to see how you enjoy them.

  4. Caryn said

    Read CLARIEL next because I love that series!

    • Caitie F said

      Okay! I LOVE the first three and have no idea why I have put off reading it. Think I will even take it w/ me to dr appointment tomorrow.

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