Thought I’d give you a detailed update about what I’ve been reading, and how I’m progressing with my goals!
- A book with more than 500 pages
I still haven’t read A Game of Thrones – but I have organised a read-a-long with my friend later this month, which I will be telling you about closer to the time!
- A classic romance ~ Persuasion ~ 23.3.15
I thought I’d be reading Pride and Prejudice, but I actually picked up another Jane Austen – Persuasion!
- A book that became a movie ~ Fifty Shades of Grey
Don’t yell at me! People are free to read what they want to, and we should not be judged for that. It doesn’t change who we are.
- A book published this year ~ Red Queen
So looking through the books I’ve read this year, and I decided to change a few, I know I had this with ‘A book with a colour in the title’ but I read Scarlet! So…
- A book with a number in the title ~ The 5th Wave
- A book written by someone under 30 ~ Torment
Lauren Kate is under 30 (or she was when she wrote it I believe…)
- A book with non-human characters ~ Cinder
What’s to say? You can’t get much more cool than cyborgs.
- A funny book ~ The Humans
It’s not really a funny book, but it was very satirical, and I really enjoyed the subtle humour
- A book by a female author ~ we were liars
The first book I read in 2015!
- A mystery or thriller
… Not yet …
- A book with a one-word title ~ Legend
Well that’s that!
- A book of short stories
I decided not to put ‘Let it Snow’ for this one – I’m more likely to read another collection of short stories than a Christmas book!
- A book set in a different country ~ The Dream Thieves
- A nonfiction book ~ Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Neurosurgery
Finally finished this! This took me a good 3-ish months on and off to get through; but so worth it, loved it!
- A popular author’s first book ~ Eragon
Christopher Paolini’s first book! I love Christopher Paolini, and his series has been a huge bestseller!
- A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
- A book a friend recommended ~ The Giver
My book swapping buddy lent this to me
- A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
- A book based on a true story
Do No Harm would count for this as well, but I won’t! I’ll find something…
- A book at the bottom of your to-read list
- A book your mum loves
- A book that scares you
- A book more than 100 years old
- A book based entirely on its cover ~ Love Letters to the Dead
- A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
I read all the books I was supposed to!
- A memoir
Again, Do No Harm!
- A book you can finish in a day ~ The Elite
It is a pretty short book!
- A book with antonyms in the title
I don’t think I’ve done this…
- A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit ~ Eldest
Bending the rules a little here – I know Eragon’s land doesn’t actually exist, but Alaglaesia is my number 1 tourist destination!
- A book that came out the year you were born
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, A Walk to Remember, there were lots!
- A book with bad reviews
- A trilogy
I read the Fifty Shades trilogy, but I’ve already used Fifty…
- A book from your childhood
Might read Ingo, Inkheart, or Magyk – loved those!
- A book with a love triangle ~ The One
- A book set in the future ~ Cress
- A book set in high school ~ Fallen
- A book with a colour in the title ~ Scarlet
- A book that made you cry ~ The Kite Runner
Honestly, I never cry at books, but this was the closest I got to!
- A book with magic ~ The Night Circus
The most magical book I’ve read for a long time!
- A graphic novel ~ Deathnote Black Edition Vol 1
I don’t know if this counts… But it’s the closest for me!
- A book by an author you’ve never read before ~ 13 Reasons Why
Written by Jay Asher; I never even heard of him!
- A book you own but have never read ~ Inheritance
Doesn’t this count for all books? But seriously, this is the most fitting. I loved the first 3 books, and I bought the last one, but never got round to reading it, until now!
- A book that takes place in your hometown
- A book that was originally written in a different language
- A book set during Christmas ~ Let It Snow
- A book written by an author with 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
Technically Inheritance could count for this too…
That took a surprisingly long time, but I’m glad I did it, I didn’t realise how many I’d completed already!
I’ve done 25 challenges out of 50 – exactly halfway! I’m right on track.
Thank you for reading!
~ Catriona ~