Reading Challenges

I can’t resist a challenge. which is how I ended up signing up for twelve different reading challenges (and I might sign up for a few more). I didn’t know reading challenges were even a thing two hours ago, so, yes, it’s possible I’m being a little overzealous. Read on to see which reading challenges I’m attempting this year, as well as to chart my progress.

2015 ALPHABET SOUP CHALLENGE (23/27)

  • AThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie | The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Alice in Rapture, Sort Of | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | All But Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Alice in April by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Alice In-Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Alice the Brave by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Alice in Lace by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Alice on the Outside by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • BBreakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote | Beloved by Toni Morrison | The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • CCareer of Evil by Robert Galbraith | Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • DThe Diviners by Libba Bray | Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill | The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • EEverything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng | Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • F – Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick | Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman | The Fever by Megan Abbott
  • G – The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman | The Good Lord Bird by James McBride | The Grooming of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • HThe Heiresses by Sara Shepard | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras | Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes | The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde | I Take You by Eliza Kennedy | I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • JJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • KKing Lear by William Shakespeare
  • L – The Last Days of California by Mary Miller | Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • MMiddlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides | Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari | The Martian by Andy Weir
  • NNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro | Need by Joelle Charbonneau
  • OThe One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis | Outrageously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • P – Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Q
  • RRules of Civility by Amor Towles | Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • SSo You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson | Seed by Lisa Heathfield | The Setup Man by T.T. Monday | Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • T – Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed | The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell | This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp | The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan | These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  • UUnder a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
  • V
  • W – Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim | We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie | Weightless by Sarah Bannan | What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty | Wonder by R.J. Palacio | Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling | We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • X
  • Y – You by Caroline Kepnes | Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • Z
  • #10% Happier by Dan Harris

2015 BANNED BOOKS CHALLENGE (17/15)

  1. The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  6. Alice in Rapture, Sort Of by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  7. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  8. Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  9. All But Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  10. Alice In-Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  11. Alice the Brave by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  12. Alice in Lace by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  13. Outrageously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  14. Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  15. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  16. Alice on the Outside by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  17. The Grooming of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

2015 TBR PILE CHALLENGE (14/12)

  1. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  2. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  3. The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
  4. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  5. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  6. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  7. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  10. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  11. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  13. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  14. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

BOOKS I ALREADY OWN CHALLENGE: (10/10)

  1. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  2. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  4. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  5. I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
  6. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  7. I’ll Give the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  8. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  9. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

2015 WOMEN CHALLENGE (50/20)

I’m going to be attempting level three of this challenge: Wonder Woman — read 20+ books written by female authors.
So far:
1. Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim
2. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
4.  Seed by Lisa Heathfield
5. Weightless by Sarah Bannan
6. The Fever by Megan Abbott
7. The Heiresses by Sara Shepard
8. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
9. The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
10. Persuasion by Jane Austen
11. You by Caroline Kepnes
12. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
13. The Diviners by Libba Bray
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison
15. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
16. I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
17. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
18. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
19. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
20. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
21. Wonder by RJ Palacio
22. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
23. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
24. The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
25. Alice in Rapture, Sort Of by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
26. Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
27. All But Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
28. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
29. Alice in April by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
30. Need by Joelle Charbonneau
31. The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis
32. Alice In-Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
33. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
34. Alice the Brave by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
35. Alice in Lace by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
36. How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
37. Outrageously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
38. Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
39. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
40. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
41. Alice on the Outside by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
42. The Grooming of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
43. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
44. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
45. Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
46. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
47. Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
48. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
49. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
50. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

2015 NON-FICTION READING CHALLENGE (11/10)

Going for level four, explorer (six to ten books).
 So far:
  1. Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim
  2. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  4. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  5. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  6. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  7. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  8. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  9. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  10. Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  11. Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

AUTHORS A-Z READING CHALLENGE: (22/26)

  • AChimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All Be Feminists | Sherman Alexie: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | Megan Abbott: The Fever | Jane Austen: Persuasion | Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale | Aziz Ansari: Modern Romance
  • B – Sarah Bannan: Weightless | Libba Bray: The Diviners | Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
  • CTruman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany’s | Joelle Charbonneau: Need | Marci Lyn Curtis: The One Thing
  • DSarah Dessen: Saint Anything | Jennifer Donnelly: These Shallow Graves
  • EJeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
  • FAnne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • G – Neil Gaiman: Fortunately, the Milk | Robert Galbraith: Career of Evil
  • HTerry Hayes: I Am Pilgrim | Lisa Heathfield: Seed | Dan Harris: 10% Happier
  • IKazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  • JLisa Jewell: The Third Wife | Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • KSuki Kim: Without You, There Is No Us | Caroline Kepnes: You | Eliza Kennedy: I Take You | E. Katherine Kottaras: How to be Brave | Mindy Kaling: Why Not Me?
  • LStacey Lee: Under a Painted Sky
  • MJames McBride: The Good Lord Bird | Mary Miller: The Last Days of California | T.T. Monday: The Setup Man | Toni Morrison: Beloved | Liane Moriarty: What Alice Forgot | Julie Murphy: Dumplin | Marissa Meyer: Cinder
  • NJandy Nelson: I’ll Give You the Sun | Marieke Nijkamp: This Is Where It Ends | Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You | Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: The Alice Series
  • OJenny Offill: Dept. of Speculation
  • PPhilip Pullman: The Golden Compass | Amy Poehler: Yes Please | R.J. Palacio: Wonder
  • QMatthew Quick: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  • R – Jon Ronson: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed | Rick Riordan: The Titan’s Curse
  • SSara Shepard: The Heiresses | Cheryl Strayed: Tiny Beautiful Things | Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In | Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe | William Shakespeare: King Lear
  • TAmor Towles: Rules of Civility | Maggie Thrash: Honor Girl
  • U
  • V
  • WOscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest | Andy Weir: The Martian
  • X
  • YNicola Yoon: Everything, Everything
  • Z

AUTHORS FIRST NAME A-Z READING CHALLENGE: (16/26)

  • AAmy Poehler: Yes, Please | Aziz Ansari: Modern Romance | Amor Towles: Rules of Civility | Andy Weir: The Martian | Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • B – Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • CChimamnda Ngozi Adiche: We Should All Be Feminists | Cheryl Strayed: Tiny Beautiful Things | Caroline Kepnes: You | Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You | Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
  • DDan Harris: 10% Happier
  • EEliza Kennedy: I Take You | E. Katherine Kottaras: How to be Brave
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • JJames McBride: The Good Lord Bird | Jon Ronson: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed | Jane Austen: Persuasion | Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex | Jandy Nelson: I’ll Give You The Sun | Joelle Charbonneau: Need | Jenny Offill: Dept. of Speculation | Jennifer Donnelly: These Shallow Graves | Julie Murphy: Dumplin’
  • KKazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  • LLisa Heathfied: Seed | Lisa Jewell: The Third Wife | Libba Bray: The Diviners | Liane Moriarty: What Alice Forgot
  • MMatthew Quick, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock | Mary Miller: The Last Days of California | Megan Abbott: The Fever | Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale | Marieke Nijkamp: This Is Where It Ends | Marci Lyn Curtis: The One Thing | Maggie Thrash: Honor Girl | Mindy Kaling: Why Not Me? | Marissa Meyer: Cinder
  • NNeil Gaiman: Fortunately, the Milk | Nicola Yoon: Everything, Everything
  • OOscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest 
  • P Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass | Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: The Alice Series
  • Q
  • RR.J. Palacio: Wonder | Rick Riordan: The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian | Robert Galbraith: Career of Evil
  • SSuki Kim: Without You, There Is No Us | Sherman Alexie: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | Sarah Bannan: Weightless | Sara Shepard: The Heiresses | Sarah Dessen: Saint Anything | Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In | Stacey Lee: Under a Painted Sky | Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • TTerry Hayes, I Am Pilgrim | Truman Capote: Breakfast at TIffany’s | T. T. Monday: The Setup Man | Toni Morrison: Beloved
  • U
  • V
  • WWilliam Shakespeare: King Lear
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Protagonists Starting with Every Letter: (20/26)

  • AAdrian Wolfe, The Third Wife | Anne Elliott, Persuasion | Alice Love, What Alice Forgot | Alice McKinley, The Alice series | Aristotle, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • BBen McKinley: The Alice series
  • C – Calliope Stephanides, Middlesex | Coromoran Strike, Career of Evil | Linh Cinder, Cinder
  • DDeenie Nash, The Fever
  • EEvie O’Neill, The Diviners
  • FFareed, This Is Where It Ends
  • GGloucester, King Lear | Georgia, How to Be Brave
  • HHolly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • I
  • JJunior Spirit, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | Jess, The Last Days of California | Jack Worthing, The Importance of Being Earnest | Johnny Adcock, The Set Up Man | Jude Sweetwine, I’ll Give You the Sun | Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre | Josephine Montfort
  • KKatey Kontent, Rules of Civility | Kathy H., Never Let Me Go | Kaylee Dunham, Need
  • LLyra Belacqua, The Golden Compass | Leonard Peacock, Forgive Me Leonard Peacock | Lily Wilder, I Take You | Lydia Lee: Everything I Never Told You
  • MMark Watney, The Martian | Maggie Sanders, The One Thing | Madeline, Everything, Everything | Maggie Thrash, Honor Girl
  • NNatasha Saybrook, The Heiresses
  • OOffred, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • PPilgrim, I Am Pilgrim | Pearl, Seed
  • QQuintus (Daedalus), The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • RRachel Elizabeth Dare, The Last Olympian
  • SSethe, Beloved | Sydney Stanford, Saint Anything | Samantha, Under a Painted Sky
  • T
  • U
  • VVia Pullman, Wonder
  • WThe Wife, Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill | Willowdean Dickinson, Dumpin’ by Julie Murphy
  • X
  • Y
  • ZZoe Nightshade, The Titan’s Curse

AUDIOBOOK CHALLENGE: (14/12)

Stenographer level (10-12 audiobooks) So far:

  1. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  2. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  3. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  4. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  5. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  6. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  8. The Setup Man by T.T. Monday
  9. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  10. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  11. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  12. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  13. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  14. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

BACK TO CLASSICS READING CHALLENGE: (8/12)

  1. A 19th Century Classic: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  2. A 20th Century Classic: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  3. A Classic by a Woman Author: Beloved by Toni Morrison
  4. A Classic in Translation.
  5. A Very Long Classic Novel: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (515 pages)
  6. A Classic Novella: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  7. A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title.
  8. A Humorous or Satirical Classic.: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  9. A Forgotten Classic.
  10. A Nonfiction Classic.: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  11. A Classic Children’s Book:
  12. A Classic Play: King Lear by William Shakespeare

DIVERSITY ON THE SHELF 2015: (13/13)

Reading books by authors of color. I’m going to attempt level three of the challenge — read thirteen to eighteen books by authors of color. So far:

  1. Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite – Suki Kim
  2. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  3. We Should All Be Feminists by- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  5. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  6. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  7. This Is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  8. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  9. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  11. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  12. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
  13. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling

READING ROAD TRIP 2015 CHALLENGE (27/50)

I’m not really going for a specific number here, I’m just interested to see where the books I’m reading tend to be set.

  1. AlabamaWeightless by Sarah Bannan | This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  4. Arkansas
  5. CaliforniaThe Setup Man by T.T. Monday | I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson | Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  6. ColoradoThe Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  7. ConnecticutThe One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida: I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
  10. Georgia: Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  11. Hawaii: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois: Yes Please by Amy Poehler | How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  17. Kentucky: Beloved by Toni Morrison
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland: The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  21. Massachusetts: The Heiresses by Sara Shepard | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  22. Michigan: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada – The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  29. New Hampshire: Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
  30. New Jersey: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  31. New Mexico: The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
  32. New York: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes | The Fever by Megan Abbott | Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote | The Diviners by Libba Bray | Wonder by RJ Palacio | Rules of Civility by Amor Towles | These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly | The Last Olympian
  33. North Carolina: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  39. Rhode Island: You by Caroline Kepnes
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas: The Martian by Andy Weir | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  48. West Virginia: Alice In-Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  49. Wisconsin: Need by Joelle Charbonneau
  50. Wyoming

AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGES:

READ ONE BOOK FOR EACH INHABITED CONTINENT: (5/6)

  1. Asia: Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim
  2. Africa: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngozi Adiche
  3. Australia: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  4. Europe: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  5. North America: The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
  6. South America

COUNTRIES CHALLENGE:

  • Australia: What Alice Forgot
  • China: The Martian | Cinder
  • Greece: Middlesex
  • Italy: I Am Pilgrim
  • Mexico: The Setup Man
  • Netherlands: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Nigeria: We Should All Be Feminists
  • North Korea: Without You, There Is No Us
  • Palestine: I Am Pilgrim
  • Turkey: I Am Pilgrim | Middlesex
  • United Kingdom: Career of Evil | Fortunately, the Milk | The Golden Compass | The Importance of Being Earnest | Jane Eyre | King Lear | Never Let Me Go | Persuasion | Seed | The Third Wife
  • United States of America: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | The Alice Series | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe | Beloved | Breakfast at Tiffany’s | Dept. of Speculation | The Diviners | Dumplin’ | Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | Everything I Never Told You | The Fever | Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock | The Good Lord Bird | The Handmaid’s Tale | The Heiresses | How to be Brave | I Am Pilgrim | I Take You | I’ll Give you the Sun | The Last Days of California | The Last Olympian | Need | The One Thing | This Is Where It Ends | Rules of Civility | Saint Anything | The Setup Man | These Shallow Graves | The Titan’s Curse | Under a Painted Sky| We Have Always Lived in the Castle | Weightless | Wonder | Yes Please | You

A TO Z PLACES CHALLENGE: (18/26)

  • AAdamsville, Alabama – Weightless by Sarah Bannan | Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • BBath, England, United Kingdom – Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • C– Chicago, Illinois – Yes Please by Amy Poehler, How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras | Cincinnati, Ohio – Beloved by Toni Morrison | Camp Bellflower, Georgia – Honor Girl | Clover City, Texas – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • DDryden, New York – The Fever by Megan Abbott | Detroit, Michigan – Middlesex
  • E El Paso, Texas – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz | England – King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • FFerndean, England – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • G– Gaza Strip, Palestine – I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes | Republic of Gilead – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • HHertfordshire, England, United Kingdom – The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde | Houston, Texas – The Martian
  • IIslington, London, United Kingdom – The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
  • JJiuquan, China – The Martian
  • K Kansas Territory, United States – The Good Lord Bird by James McBride | Key West, Florida – I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
  • LLittle Compton, Rhode Island – You by Caroline Kepnes | Lakeview, North Carolina – Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen | Lost Cove, California – I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson | Los Angeles, California – Everything, Everything
  • M Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts – The Heiresses by Sara Shepard | Mars, Space – The Martian, Andy Weir | Middlewood, Ohio – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • NNew York, New York – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, The Diviners by Libba Bray, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles | Nottowa, Wisconsin, Need by Joelle Charbonneau | These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly |The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan | New Beijing, China – Cinder
  • O Oxford, England, United Kingdom – The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman | Opportunity, Alabama: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp | Ocean City, Maryland – Alice in Rapture, Sort Of
  • P – Pyongyang, North Korea– Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  • Q
  • R River Heights, New York – Wonder,
  • SSpokane, Washington – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie | Sydney, Australia: What Alice Forgot | Silver Spring, Maryland – The Agony of Alice | San Francisco, CA – The Titan’s Curse
  • TTijuana, Mexico – The Setup Man by T.T. Monday
  • U
  • V – Van Horn, Texas – The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

BOOK RIOT 2015 READ HARDER CHALLENGE: (22/24)

  1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65: Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  3. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people): Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  4. A book published by an indie press: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  7. A book that takes place in Asia: Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim
  8. A book by an author from Africa: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngozi Adiche
  9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans,Aboriginals, etc.) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  10. A microhistory: So, You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  11. A YA novel: Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  12. A sci-fi novel: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. A romance novel: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.): The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  16. An audiobook: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
  17. A collection of poetry
  18. A book that someone else has recommended to you: The Diviners by Libba Bray
  19. A book that was originally published in another language
  20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?): Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  21. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over): The Heiresses by Sara Shepard
  22. A book published before 1850: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  23. A book published this year: Seed by Lisa Heathfield
  24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”): Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

POPSUGAR 2015 READING CHALLENGE: (47/50)

  1. A book with more than 500 pages: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  2. A classic romance: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  3. A book that became a movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  4. A book that was published this year: Seed by Lisa Heathfield
  5. A book with a number in the title: 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  6. A book written by someone under thirty: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  7. A book with nonhuman characters: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  8. A funny book: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
  9. A book by a female author: The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
  10. A mystery or thrillerNeed by Joelle Charbonneau
  11. A book with a one-word title: Weightless by Sarah Bannan
  12. A book of short stories: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  13. A book set in a different country: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  14. A nonfiction book: Without You There Is No Us by Suki Kim
  15. A popular author’s first book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  16. A book from an author you loved: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  17. A book a friend recommended: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  18. A Pulitzer-Prize winning book: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  19. A book based on a true story: The Fever by Megan Abbott
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list: The Diviners by Libba Bray
  21. A book your mom loves
  22. A book that scares you: You by Caroline Kepnes
  23. A book more than 100 years old: The Importance of Being Earnest
  24. A book based entirely on its coverAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  25.  A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
  26. A memoir: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  27. A book you can finish in a day: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
  28. A book with antonyms in the title: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  30. A book that came out the year you were born: Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  31. A book with bad reviews: The Heiresses by Sara Shepard
  32. A trilogy: The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  33. A book from your childhood: The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  34. A book with a love triangle: The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
  35. A book set in the future: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  36. A book set in high school: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  37. A book with a color in the title: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
  38. A book that made you cry: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  39. A book with magic: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  40. A graphic novel: Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  42. A book you own but have never read:I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown: The Setup Man by T.T. Monday
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language
  45. A book set during Christmas: Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials:The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  47. A play: King Lear by William Shakespeare
  48. A banned book: Beloved by Toni Morrison
  49. A book based or turned into a TV show: Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
  50. A book you started but never finished: The Titan’s Curse
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