Thursday, January 1, 2015

Challenges for 2015

In 2015 I am planning on doing three challenges.  Yep, only three.  I am notoriously bad at sticking to them, so next year no pressure.

my read shelf:
Chrizette's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
Firstly, I will off course be doing the Goodreads challenge.  I will be trying for 50 books which is going to be tough - it means almost a book a week and that might be a bit ambitious for me.  But it needs to be a challenge.  For two years now I have stuck to 25 books and have reached that goal, so next year . . . a challenge.



Secondly, the Audiobook challenge.  This year I made the challenge easily and next year will be the "Look Ma no hands - 50+" level for me.  As I said previously, 50 books is a bit ambitious but hey, let's give it a go!

Lastly, I have made this list below.  A fun idea for bringing a wider choice of books into your life.  I have borrowed ideas for various lists and if you have any ideas to add, please let me know.  The ones that I do not get to fill, will be moved over to next year.  I want to try and keep the list going . . .

That is it - what are your challenges for the new year?


My own Challenge list (compiled from all the challenges out there)

1.  A book with more than 500 pages.
2.  A book that became a movie.
The Ruins (21/01/2015)
3.  A book that became a TV series.
4.  A book with a number in the title.
Station Eleven (23/01/2015)
5.  A book written by someone under 30.
6.  A book with non human characters.
Horns by Joe Hill (13/01/2015)
7.  A funny book.
8.  A book with a one-word title.
9.  A book of short stories.
10. A non-fiction book.
11. A popular author's first book.
12. A Prize winning book.
13. A book based on a true story.
14. A book chosen entirely based on the cover.
15.  A book with food/cooking featuring heavily.
16. A trilogy.
17. A book with a colour in the title.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (03/01/2015)
18. A book that made you cry.
19. A graphic novel.
Saga Volume 1 (23/01/2015)
20. A book set during Christmas.
21. A book you started but never finished.
22. A book by an "auto-buy-for-you" author.
23. A book published this year.
24. A book published in 2014.
The Truth of the cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (11/01/2015)
24. A book published before 2014.
25. A book published before you were born.
26. A book published within the last month.
27. A book where you hated the main character.
The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison (07/01/2015)
28. A re-read.
29. A book with a fun dog-character.
Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt (04/01/2015)
30. A book written by a celebrity.
31. A book you saw someone reading.
32. A memoir.
33. A biography.
34. A horror book.
35. A traditional/contemporary fiction book.
36. A historical novel.
37. A mystery book.
38. A psychological thriller.
39. A science fiction book set in future on earth.
40. A science fiction book set in another world.
41. A cozy mystery.
42. A book with an angel.
43. A book written by a South African author.
44. A re-telling of a classic story.
45. A book featuring books or a bookstore.
46. A book where the main character is being hunted (can be a killer, a victim, etc)
47. A book with a day of the week in the title.
48. A book with a month in the title.
49. A book with a game being a big part of the story (online games, TV show games, etc)
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (16/01/2015)

A - Z Location Challenge:
A
B
C  -  Chicago, USA  -  The Silent Wife (07/01/2015)
D
E
F
G  -  Gideon, New Hampshire, USA - Horns (13/01/2015)
H
I
J
K
L
M  -  Mars - Red Rising (03/01/2015)
N
O
P   -  Passaic County, USA  - Open and Shut (04/01/2015)
Q
R
S  -  Scotland - The Truth of the cave in the Black Mountains (11/01/2015)
T  - Toronto, Canada  -  Station Eleven (23/01/2015)
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

A - Z Character Name Challenge:
A  -  Andy  - Open and Shut (04/01/2015)
B
C
D  -  Darrow - Red Rising (03/01/2015)
E
F
G
H
I  -  Ig  -  Horns (13/01/2015)
J  -  Jodi  -  The Silent Wife (07/01/2015)
K  - Kirsten - Station Eleven (23/01/2015)
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S  -  Sean  - Wolf in White Van (16/01/2015)
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

2 comments:

  1. Love your personal challenges and glad to see you joined the audio challenge.

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