2015 Reading Goals wrap-up
For 2015 I aimed to read 100 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge and to complete the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.
I managed to read 126 books so I completed the Goodreads Challenge.
BookRiot Read Harder Challenge
The purpose of the Read Harder Challenge is to help you broaden your reading experience and I found it really great. While I generally consider my reading taste to be quite broad it was still good to challenge myself to think more about what I'm reading, and particularly the experiences I'm reading about.
A book published by an indie press: Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier (published by Allen & Unwin). My review here.
A YA novel: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
A book that is a retelling of a classic story: Fairest by Marissa Meyer
A book published this year: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
A book by a person whose gender is different from your own: The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
A book that you would consider a 'guilty pleasure': Slammed by Colleen Hover (New Adult)
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind: Amulet Vol 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
An audiobook: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kahling
A sci-fi novel: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
A book that takes place in Asia: Family Life by Akhil Sharma
A collection of short stories: My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
A romance novel: Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers
A book by an author from Africa: Every Day is for the Theif by Teju Cole
A book that someone else has recommended to you: The Winner's Curse by Maria Rutkoski
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture: Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
I didn't complete the challenges to read a book written by someone when they were under the age of 25, a book written by someone when they were over the age of 80, a microhistory, A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade (though I did read Beloved which won the Pulitzer in 1988), a collection of poetry, a book originally published in another language, a book published before 1850 and a self-improvement book.