Popsugar 2015 reading challenge

Last year one of my friends did the Popsugar 2015 reading challenge, which involved reading 52 books from different categories in the year. When I found out that he was doing this towards the end of the year I was pretty jealous because it sounded so fun. I decided to do the 2016 reading challenge with him this year… but I didn’t like the categories so much, so I’m doing the 2015 reading challenge instead, one year behind. This seemed like an opportunity to jot down my thoughts about the books I’ve been reading. So here is the list, and my entries so far:

  • A book with more than 500 pages – A History of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr
  • A classic romance
  • A book that became a movie – Enigma, Robert Harris
  • A book published this year
  • A book with a number in the title – The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes
  • A book written by someone under 30 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  • A book with nonhuman characters – A Dog’s Purpose, W Bruce Cameron
  • A funny book – The Apologist, Jay Rayner
  • A book by a female author – A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan
  • A mystery or thriller – Significance, Lise Sonntag
  • A book with a one-word title – Hiroshima, John Hersey
  • A book of short stories – Smoke & Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
  • A book set in a different country – The Holy Woman, Qaisra Shahraz
  • A nonfiction book – I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that, Ben Goldacre
  • A popular author’s first book – The Mystery at Stiles, Agatha Christie
  • A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet – All For You, Laura Florand
  • A book a friend recommended – The Song of Achilles, Madeleine Mann
  • A Pulitzer-Prize winning book – Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  • A book based on a true story
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list
  • A book your mother loves – The Wild Rose, Doris Mortman
  • A book that scares you – The Noonday Demon, Anthony Solomon
  • A book more than 100 years old – Coriolanus, William Shakespeare
  • A book based entirely on its cover – When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanthi
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t – A Collection of Letters, Pliny the Younger
  • A memoir – The Psychopath Inside, James Fallon
  • A book you can finish in a day – Chase Me, Laura Florand
  • A book with antonyms in the title – Up the down staircase, Bel Kaufman
  • A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
  • A book that came out the year you were born
  • A book with bad reviews – Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
  • A trilogy (x3)
  • A book from your childhood – The Famous Five and the Blue Bear Mystery, Enid Blyton
  • A book with a love triangle – The Libriomancer, Jim C Hines
  • A book set in the future – Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
  • A book set in high school – Looking for Alaska, James Green
  • A book with a colour in the title – Brown-Eyed Girl, Lisa Kleypas
  • A book that made you cry – You Before Me, Jojo Moyes
  • A book with magic – The Tempest, Shakespeare
  • A graphic novel
  • A book by an author you’ve never read before – Eric Schlosser, Gods of Metal
  • A book you own but have never read
  • A book that takes place in your home town – Granchester Grind, Tom Sharpe
  • A book that was originally written in a different language
  • A book set during Christmas – Christmas in the Snow, Karen Swan
  • A book written by an author with your same initials – Stalking Sapphire, Mia Thompson
  • A play – Arcadia, Tom Stoppard
  • A banned book – Cancer Ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • A book based on or turned into a TV show – Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay
  • A book you started but never finished