2015 Reading Challenge – Are You In?

For those of you who are book lovers, like me, you will know how much fun it is when people recommend new novels to you. It’s quite a personal thing, taking something that had such an impact on you and sharing those feelings with someone else, or at least that’s what we hope to achieve, it’s really quite special.

But as well as receiving recommendations, and giving them, I also enjoy a good reading challenge. Anyone who is a member of Goodreads is aware that you can set yourself a target of how many books you’d like to try to read in a year. Now of course I will be doing this again for 2015, but I wanted something that would really get me thinking and also open my eyes to new authors and worlds. I’m something of a believer in signs and a few times now I have been sent the same ‘2015 Reading Challenge’ by friends and relatives, so I’m going to do it. And I was wondering how many of the beautiful readers of my blog out there are going to play along? It’s quite an extensive list but it fills me with excitement of the journey I will go on and makes me wonder how many new loves (of the literary kind) I will ignite in the New Year.

So without further ado here is a full list of the ‘2015 Reading Challenge’ I will be taking on in just a couple of days;

A book with more than 500 pages

A classic romance

A book that became a movie

A book published this year

A book with a number in the title

A book written by someone under 30

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 of short stories

A book set in a different country

A nonfiction 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 book

A book based on a true story

A book at the bottom of your to-read list

A book your mom loves

A book that scares you

A book more than 100 years old

A book based entirely on its cover

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

A memoir

A book you can finish in a day

A book with antonyms in the title

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

A book that came out 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 colour 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 have never read

A book that takes place in your hometown

A book that was originally written in a different language

A book set during Christmas

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

So as you can it’s a pretty long list, some of them may be trickier than others, such as a banned book or by an author with the same initials. It’s going to be challenging but it’s going to be immensely fun and of course, I’m going to share the entire journey with all of my followers. With that in mind, if any of you can recommend any books that will help tick something off the list, then please do get in touch by commenting below, or alternatively you can head over to Twitter @GinaAlanaLane and tweet me with your suggestions.

Happy reading fellow bookworms, and a Happy New Year to you all.