This list currently reflects the books I have read, am reading, or will read to finish the 2015 Reading Challenge. Bolded titles are completed and have links to my reviews. Have you read any of them? Are they on your “to read” list? Comment below!

  • A book with more than 500 pages—Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  • A classic romance—Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  • A book that became a movie—The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A book published this year—How to Grow Up: A Memoir by Michelle Tea
  • A book with a number in the title—Five on Finniston Farm by Enid Blyton
  • A book written by someone under 30—The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • A book with nonhuman characters—The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • A funny book—Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis
  • A book by a female author—The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • A mystery or thriller—Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • A book with a one-word title—Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • A book of short stories—One Night Stands and Lost Weekends by Lawrence Block
  • A book set in a different country—Baking Cakes in Kilagi by Gaile Parkin
  • A nonfiction book—Taming the Infinite: The story of mathematics from first numbers to chaos theory by Ian Stewart
  • A popular author’s first book—No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • An unread book from an author you love—Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • A book a friend recommended—The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • A Pulitzer Prize-winning book—The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • A book with antonyms in the title—Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit—A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  • A book that came out the year you were born—Fall Out of Heaven by Alan Cheuse
  • A book with bad reviews—The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
  • A trilogy—His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  • A book from your childhood—The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • A book with a love triangle—Wuthering Heights by Emile Brontë
  • A book set in the future—Dune by Frank Herbert
  • A book set in high school—Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • A book with a color in the title—Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • A book that made you cry—Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • A book with magic—Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
  • A graphic novel—American-Born Chinese by Gene Luan Yang
  • A book by an author you’ve never read—Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  • A book you own but have never read—The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain
  • A book that takes place in your hometown—Bombay Talkie by Ameena Meer
  • A book based on a true story—Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read pile—Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
  • A book your mom loves—Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A book that scares you—Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
  • A book more than 100 years old—The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  • A book based entirely on its cover—This Book is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t—Estrella distante by Roberto Bolaño
  • A memoir—The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everthing Else by Christopher Beha
  • A book you can finish in a day—El regalo mágico by Nicholasa Mohr
  • A book originally in a different language—Small Memories by José Saramago
  • A book set during Christmas—The Case of the Missing Snowman by James Preller
  • A book written by an author with the same initials as you—Spook by Mary Roach
  • A play—Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • A banned book—The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A book based on or turned into a TV show—Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
  • A book you started but never finished—The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
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