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There’s two weeks (ish) left of the year and I have no chance of completing this challenge. I thought I’d post how far I got before I go for a new challenge for 2016 (thinking of using one from Pop Sugar here http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2016-39126431 )

I love book challenges like these as they give you the opportunity to try new authors and genres you may not normally read.

This is what I achieved this year:

2015 Reading challenge

  • With more than 500 pages – The White Princess Philippa Gregory
  • Classic Romance
  • Book that became a movie – Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
  • Book published this year (2015) – The Accidental Alchemist – Gigi Pandian (Jan 8th)
  • With a number in the title – 314 A.R. Wise
  • Written by someone under 30
  • With non human characters Quest – Angie Sage (slightly cheating wit h witches and wizards)
  • A funny book
  • By a female author – Sins of the Night Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • A mystery/thriller – Along Came a Spider James Patterson
  • One word title – Uglies Scott Westerfield
  • Book of short stories – The Wolfmen – Stephen Jones
  • Set in a different country – All I did was shoot my man – Walter Mosley (USA)
  • Nonfiction book – To Buy or Not to Buy April Lane Benson
  • Popular authors first book – PD James Cover Her Face
  • A book by an author you love but haven’t read yet – The Japanese Devil Fish Girl Robert Rankin
  • Book recommended by a friend – Station 11 Emily st John Mandel
  • Pulitzer prize winning book Sarah Waters – The little Stranger (Man Booker Prize – slight cheat)
  • Based on a true story
  • From the bottom of the to-read pile A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness
  • A book your mum loves
  • A book that scares you Terry Hayes I am Pilgrim (biotech warfare)
  • More than 100 years old – Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
  • Based on its cover The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel
  • Supposed to read in school but didn’t
  • A memoir – Seven Deadly Sins Corey Taylor
  • You can finish in a day Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde RL Stevenson
  • With antonyms in the title
  • Set somewhere you want to visit
  • Came out in the year I was born (1972)
  • With bad reviews – Maximum Ride James Patterson (book club reviews)
  • A trilogy
  • From my childhood – Five Children and It E. Nesbit
  • With a love triangle
  • Set in the future – Wool Hugh Howey
  • Set in a high school – Battle Royale Houshun Takami
  • With a colour in the title
  • That made me cry
  • With magic – Magyk Angie Sage
  • A graphic novel – American Vampire Vol 1 Stephen King & Scott Snyder
  • An author you’ve never read before Mask of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler
  • Own but have never read The Cosmic Ordering Service Barbel Mohr
  • Takes place in my hometown (Leeds)
  • Originally written in a different language Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow
  • Set at Christmas
  • Author with my initials (KW)
  • A play
  • A banned book
  • Based on or turned into a TV show
  • Started but never finished – The Waves Virginia Woolf
  • A book from each decade starting 1920’s
  1. 1920’s –
  2. 1930s –
  3. 1940s –
  4. 1950s –
  5. 1960s – Kes – Barry Hines
  6. 1970s – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John Le Carre
  7. 1980s – Bonfire of the Vanities
  8. 1990s – Skellig – David Almond
  9. 2000s – Sex, Lies & Vampires – Katie McAllister
  10. 2010s – “I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes