Reading Challenge Update #1

We’re about one quarter through 2016 – whhhaaaaaat? That’s out of control, friends. As you may or may not know, I created a reading challenge for myself in order to branch out in my reading. Below, I’ve bolded the challenges I’ve completed and included the title that allowed me to cross that off my list. (I just finished re-reading the last few chapters of City of Heavenly Fire in preparation for Cassandra Clare’s new Lady Midnight. So, that’s a book I’ll be starting today!)

Challenges completed: 14/50

  1. A winner from the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards
  2. A book about books – Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  3. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge
  4. A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (who/what/when/where/why)
  5. A book set more than 100 years ago – The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson (read my full review HERE)
  6. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
  7. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
  8. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
  9. A historical fiction book – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (read my full review HERE)
  10. An award winning book (ex: Newberry Medal, National Book Award, etc.)
  11. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public – The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
  12. A book published in 2016
  13. A book with a blue spine or cover
  14. A book with a horrible/ugly cover
  15. A book picked for you by someone else
  16. A favorite book you read for a second time – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (read my full review HERE)
  17. A book you feel that everyone has read but you
  18. A book recommended by a famous person
  19. A book you know nothing about – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (read my full review HERE)
  20. A book set in the country of your ancestors
  21. A book with a child as the main character – Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Daysby G. Willow Wilson
  22. A book with an unreliable narrator
  23. A book whose main character shares your name (first, middle, or last)
  24. A book set during a war (historical or fictional war)
  25. A chick-lit book
  26. A book written before you were born
  27. A collection of poems
  28. A book outside your comfort zone (genre, topic, number of pages, etc.)
  29. A book about second chances – Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado
  30. A prequel to a book series
  31. A book that has more than one author – Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, & Maureen Johnson (read my full review HERE)
  32. A book by an author who is from a different country
  33. A book that’s an author’s debut novel – Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  34. A book that you got for free
  35. A book that was made into a TV movie, series, or mini-series
  36. A play that was adapted into a musical or a movie – Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  37. A book that’s on the bestseller list
  38. A book spun off from another book  (examples: Death Comes to PemberleyPride & Prejudice & ZombiesConfessions of an Ugly Stepsister)
  39. A book that made you laugh out loud – For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
  40. An audiobook
  41. A book your grandma (or other family member) loves
  42. A book with a nonhuman protagonist – Ms. Marvel, Volume 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson
  43. A book that takes place at a university
  44. A mystery or thriller
  45. A book recommended by a blog or Booktube video
  46. A book that takes place during a holiday
  47. A book you own, but haven’t read
  48. A book that you’ve “been meaning to read”
  49. A book you read with a friend or a book club – The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin (read my full review HERE)
  50. A book you saw someone reading

How far are you in your reading goals for 2016? Do you have any suggestions for the challenges I have left? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading! – Caitlyn

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