Update: The reading challenges of 2015

So, at the start of this year I told you about the reading challenges that I would be taking part in 2015. So let’s check up on my progress a little and see how I fare.

The Goodreads challenge:

So far I have read 8 books out of 75, which is 11%. Goodreads also tells me that I’m 4 books behind on schedule. I know I can definitely catch up on this seeing as I’m reading a couple of really chunky books at the moment (yes that’s more than one chunky book at the same time, it amazes me too). I’m also planning to read some graphic novels, so this doesn’t worry me all too much just yet. I still have a lot of time and more importantly, a lot of books that I want to be reading.

The Popsugar Reading Challenge:

I am making only a little headway on this challenge, not only because I’m not reading all that much, but also because I don’t know which books I will be putting for which challenge. So I’m actually having a bit of a hard time matching books to challenges so far. Maybe it’ll be better for me to just wait a while. Because 1q84 could be matched to so many different challenges (it takes place in a different country, it’s a trilogy, it’s the first time I’m reading this author, technically it’s also a one-word title, it has a number in the title, it’s a book my mom loves) so I might just have to shuffle it to wherever I need it the most I guess.

But here is where I’m currently at: (very unimpressive, I know):

A book with more than 500 pages – I am currently reading the luminaries ( Eleanor Catton) which is well over 500 pages. Once I get through this beautiful book, I can justifiably cross this item off the list.
A classic romance
A book that became a movie
A book published this year
A book with a number in the title: 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami) definitely has a number in the title, so soon this will be done.
A book written by someone under 30: I was thinking of reading Vicious (V. E. Schwab) for this challenge
A book with nonhuman characters
A funny book
A book by a female author
A mystery or thriller
A book with a one word title
A book with short stories: For this challenge I was thinking about reading The Angel Esmeralda (Don DeLillo)
A book set in a different country
A non-fiction book
A popular author’s first book
A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
A book a friend recommended
A Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A book based on a true story
A book at the bottom of your TBR list
A book your mom loves
A book that scares you
A book more than a 100 years old
A book based entirely on its cover
A book you were supposed to read in school and didn’t
A memoir
A book with antonyms in the title
A book you can finish in a day
A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to go
A book published the year you were born
A book with bad reviews
A Trilogy
A book from your childhood
A book with a love triangle
A book set in the future
A book set in high school
A book with a color in the title
A book that made you cry
A book with magic
A graphic novel
A book by an author you’ve never read before
A book you own but never read
A book that takes place in your hometown
A book that was originally written in another language: This could be pretty much any book I read in Dutch…
A book set during Christmas
A book by an author who had your same initials
A play
A banned book
A book based on or turned into a tv show
A book you started but never finished

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