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2015 Reading Goals wrap-up

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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.

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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.

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