2015 Reading Challenge

2015_readingchallengeFINALI was late to the party with the 2015 Reading Challenge, jumping on board in April.

I finished off the year at 35/50 categories, totaling 37 Challenge books! (One category was a trilogy.) Not too shabby. If you’re wondering my total books reading in 2015, Goodreads says I finished the year with 82 books read.

If I finished the book, I linked to either my review or the Goodreads page. (Some books I read before I started my blog in February, and there were a couple of audio books I just never got around to reviewing here at Hidden Staircase.)

For fun I listed the books I had identified for the Challenge. Some of these I started but didn’t get finished by the end of the year. Hopefully they can roll into the 2016 Reading Challenge!


A book with more than 500 pages

Wanted to read: Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George

A classic romance

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

A book that became a movie

A book published this year

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

A book with a number in the title

Murder in Court Three by Ian Simpson

A book written by someone under 30

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

A book with nonhuman characters

Dog on It by Spencer Quinn

A funny book

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

A book by a female author

The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart

A mystery or thriller

The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian

A book with a one-word title

Swansong by Damien Boyd

A book of short stories

Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries Edited by Martin Edwards

A book set in a different country

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

A nonfiction book

Wanted to read: Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

A popular author’s first book

Wanted to read: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

A book a friend recommended

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A Pulitzer Prize winning book

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A book based on a true story

Wanted to read: Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn

A book at the bottom of your to-read list

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

A book your mom loves

The Heist by Daniel Silva

A book that scares you

You by Caroline Kepnes

A book more than 100 years old

Wanted to read: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A book based entirely on its cover

The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi

A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t

A memoir

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

A book you can finish in a day

Elijah Dart: Angel of Death by Jonathan Ferrara

A book with antonyms in the title

Wanted to read: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

The Blood Promise by Mark Pryor

A book that came out the year you were born

Wanted to read: A Family Affair by Rex Stout

A book with bad reviews

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

A trilogy

Witching Savannah by J.D. Horn

A book from your childhood

The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

A book with a love triangle

Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke

A book set in the future

A book set in high school

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

A book with a color in the title

The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes by Cathy Ace

A book that made you cry

The Black Reckoning by John Stephens

A book with magic

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

A graphic novel

Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (review coming soon)

A book by an author you’ve never read before

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl

A book you own but have never read

And Be a Villain by Rex Stout

A book that takes place in your hometown

Wanted to read: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

A book that was originally written in a different language

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

A book set during Christmas

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

A book written by an author with your same initials

Wanted to read: Case Histories or A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

A play

Wanted to read: An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

A banned book

An Invitation to the Butterfly Ball by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Jane Breskin Zalben

A book based on or turned into a TV show

Wanted to read: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas

A book you started but never finished

I have a bunch of books sitting around that fit into this category. 🙂

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