2015 Challenges

Here’s my challenge list for 2015. These are all of the challenges that are lasting all year long and/or are generally ongoing. For my one-time challenges, readathons, and read-a-longs that I join, check here!

Click to learn more and track my progress: Fairytale Retelling Challenge | Reread Challenge | 105 Challenge | TBR Pile Challenge | Library Challenge | Series-A-Month Challenge | Flights of Fantasy Challenge | Book Blogger Organization Challenge | Audiobook Challenge  (links jump to their section on this page)


 

The Daily ProphecyFairy Tale Retelling Challenge

Details

Original sign-up post: HERE
Hosted by: The Daily Prophecy
Purpose: Read fairy tale retellings throughout 2015 and reach levels with your reading.
My goal: Reach Big Bad Wolf level (10-15 books)
TBR: (Image of first book in series represents entire series)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Splintered (Splintered, #1)WinterspellPrincess of Thorns

  1. Princess of Thorns – Stacey Jay
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  3. Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult
  4. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  5. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  6. Mirrored – Alex Flinn
  7. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  8. Scarlet – Marissa Meyer
  9. Cress – Marissa Meyer
  10. Winter – Marissa Meyer
  11. The Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz
  12. Penny Dora 1 – Michael Stock
  13. Fairest – Marissa Meyer

The 2015 Re-Read Challenge

Reread Challenge

Details

Original sign-up post: HERE
Hosted by: So Obsessed With and Belle of the Literati
Purpose: Reread as many books as you’d like throughout 2015. Review the books including the following information: when I first read, what I remember, why I wanted to reread, how I felt after rereading, and would I reread again.
My goal: Reread the books on my TBR, either physical copies or by audio.
TBR: (Image of first book in series represents entire series)


The Truth About ForeverThis LullabyA Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

  1. HP Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
  2. HP Chamber Secrets – JK Rowling
  3. HP Prisoner Azkaban – JK Rowling
  4. HP Goblet Fire – JK Rowling
  5. HP Order Phoenix – JK Rowling
  6. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  7. What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
  8. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
  9. HP Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling
  10. HP Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
  11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chobsky

105 challenge

105 Challenge

Details

Hosted by: ReadWriteLove28
Purpose: Read 105 books in 2015. The books will be are broken down into 14 different categories with decreasing numbers of books in each category. (Example: 14 new releases, 13 mystery, 12 contemporary etc.)
My goal: Read all 105 books in my categories below. I’ll only be including rereads in the category for rereads; no double counting in general.
TBR: To be determined. I don’t want to restrict my TBR within each category, because I know I won’t get it done that way.

14 new releases

  1. The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
  2. Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel
  3. Emmy & Oliver – Robin Benway
  4. Even When You Lie to Me – Jessica Alcott
  5. When – Victoria Laurie
  6. Play On – Michelle Smith
  7. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  8. The Pretty App – Katie Sise
  9. Kissing in America – Margo Rabb
  10. All We Have Is Now – Lisa Schroeder
  11. Jesse’s Girl – Miranda Kenneally
  12. Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
  13. The Revenge Playbook – Rachael Allen
  14. Signs Point to Yes – Sandy Hall

13 YA contemporary

  1. Meant to Be – Lauren Morrill
  2. This Is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer E. Smith
  3. The Boyfriend App – Katie Sise
  4. The Disenchantments – Nina LaCour
  5. Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty
  6. Charmed Thirds – Megan McCafferty
  7. Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen
  8. Fourth Comings – Megan McCafferty
  9. Perfect Fifths – Megan McCafferty
  10. PS I Still Love You – Jenny Han
  11. Cut Both Ways – Carrie Mesrobian
  12. Stealing Parker – Miranda Kenneally
  13. Racing Savannah – Miranda Kenneally

12 debuts

  1. My Last Kiss – Bethany Neal
  2. Tease – Amanda Maciel
  3. The Falconer – Elizabeth May
  4. The One Thing – Marci Lyn Curtis
  5. The One That Got Away – Bethany Chase
  6. Even in Paradise – Chelsey Philpot
  7. Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
  8. Rules for 50/50 Chances – Kate McGovern
  9. The Night We Said Yes – Lauren Gibaldi
  10. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  11. My Life Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick
  12. Nantucket Blue – Leila Howland

11 from authors previously read

  1. The DUFF – Kody Keplinger
  2. Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo
  3. HP Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
  4. HP Chamber Secrets – JK Rowling
  5. Landline – Rainbow Rowell
  6. Complete Nothing – Kieran Scott
  7. HP Prisoner Azkaban – JK Rowling
  8. Just One Year – Gayle Forman
  9. Ruin and Rising – Leigh Bardugo
  10. HP Order Phoenix – JK Rowling
  11. HP Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling

10 new adult

  1. All Lined Up – Cora Carmack
  2. All Broke Down -Cora Carmack
  3. Losing It – Cora Carmack
  4. All Played Out – Cora Carmack
  5. The Deal – Elle Kennedy
  6. Last Will and Testament – Dahlia Adler
  7. Call Me, Maybe – Ellie Cahill
  8. The Mistake – Elle Kennedy
  9. Faking It – Cora Carmack
  10. Snowed Over – Angie Stanton

9 ARCs

  1. Perfect Couple – Jennifer Echols
  2. All Fall Down – Ally Carter
  3. The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord
  4. Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
  5. Promposal – Rhonda Helms
  6. When Joss Met Matt – Ellie Cahill
  7. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  8. Things We Know by Heart – Jessi Kirby
  9. 99 Days – Katie Cotungo

8 already owned on Kindle

  1. On the Fence – Kasie West
  2. Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult
  3. Behind the Scenes – Dahlia Adler
  4. Cress – Marissa Meyer
  5. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  6. I Am Princess X – Cherie Priest
  7. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
  8. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith

7 series-starters

  1. Get Even – Gretchen McNeil
  2. Just One Day – Gayle Forman
  3. Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty
  4. These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  5. The Program – Suzanne Young
  6. Only Everything – Kieran Scott
  7. The Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz

6 nonfiction (memoir, humor, etc.)

  1. Yes Please – Amy Poehler
  2. Full Frontal Feminism – Jessica Valenti
  3. The Disaster Artist – Greg Sestero
  4. Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari
  5. The Internet is a Playground – David Thorne
  6. Bossypants – Tina Fey

5 time-bending/parallel universe

  1. Pivot Point – Kasie West
  2. Split Second – Kasie West
  3. Maybe in Another Life – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  4. Resonance – Erica O’Rourke
  5. Parallel – Lauren Miller

4 rereads (not done exclusively via audio)

  1. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  2. What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
  3. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chobsky

3 books owned before college

  1. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
  2. Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling

2 books with pink covers

  1. Something True – Kieran Scott
  2. The Good Girls – Sara Shepard

1 book out of my “comfort zone”

  1. Nowhere But Home – Liza Palmer

 

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TBR Pile Challenge

Details

Hosted by: Roof Beam Reader
Purpose: Read 12 books that have been on your TBR list for over a year. (Nothing published after January 1st, 2014 will count)
My goal: Read one book a month (or 12 throughout the year) that were published in 2013 or earlier. My own personal goal is that these will be MOSTLY books I’ve already purchased and currently own. Both physical and e-books apply.
TBR: Any book from my owned shelves on Goodreads (Kindle or physical) that was published in 2013 or earlier. I’ll choose depending on my mood, but I will definitely get to all of these:

Thirteen Reasons WhyOh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods. #1)The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)Amy and Roger's Epic DetourThe Selection (The Selection, #1)

  1. The DUFF – Kody Keplinger
  2. Meant to Be – Lauren Morrill
  3. Just One Day – Gayle Forman
  4. Nowhere But Home – Liza Palmer
  5. The Boyfriend App – Katie Sise
  6. The Disenchantments – Nina LaCour
  7. Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty
  8. Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty
  9. These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  10. Charmed Thirds – Megan McCafferty
  11. Fourth Comings – Megan McCafferty
  12. Perfect Fifths – Megan McCafferty
  13. Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult
  14. The Program – Suzanne Young
  15. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  16. Stealing Parker – Miranda Kenneally
  17. Things I Can’t Forget – Miranda Kenneally
  18. Racing Savannah – Miranda Kenneally
  19. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
  20. Full Frontal Feminism – Jessica Valenti
  21. Where the Stars Still Shine – Trish Doller
  22. The Lying Game – Sara Shepard
  23. Never Have I Ever – Sara Shepard
  24. Two Truths and Lie – Sara Shepard
  25. Hide and Seek – Sara Shepard
  26. Cross My Heart, Hope to Die – Sara Shepard
  27. Seven Minutes in Heaven – Sara Shepard
  28. What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
  29. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  30. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
  31. Nantucket Blue – Leila Howland
  32. How to be Bad – 3 authors
  33. Two-Way Street – Lauren Barnholdt
  34. Scarlet – Marissa Meyer
  35. The Disaster Artist – Greg Sestero
  36. Hollywood is like High School with Money – Zoey Dean
  37. Out of Sight, Out of Time – Ally Carter
  38. United We Spy – Ally Carter
  39. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  40. Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
  41. Icing on the Lake – Catherine Clark
  42. The Internet is a Playground – David Thorne
  43. Bossypants – Tina Fey
  44. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith
  45. Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander
  46. Faking It – Cora Carmack
  47. Decked with Holly – Marni Bates
  48. Snowed Over – Angie Stanton

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Library Challenge

Details

Hosted by: Book Journey
Purpose: Check out books from your local library (any format) and move up to different levels. For example, “Novice” is level one and includes 1-5 checkouts.
My goal: Reach the highest level (Going Pro) with over 28 checkouts. I need to use my library even more and spend less money! To keep things challenging for me, I am going to limit myself to ONLY physical books. No audio or e-books!
TBR: To be determined! This will depend on what I want to read and what strikes me when I get to the library.

  1. Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo
  2. The Secrets of Lily Graves – Sarah S
  3. My Last Kiss – Bethany Neal
  4. This Is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer E. Smith
  5. Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel
  6. Ruin and Rising – Leigh Bardugo
  7. The Falconer – Elizabeth May
  8. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  9. The Disenchantments – Nina LaCour
  10. Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty
  11. Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty
  12. Charmed Thirds – Megan McCafferty
  13. Fourth Comings – Megan McCafferty
  14. Perfect Fifths – Megan McCafferty
  15. Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
  16. Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
  17. Where the Stars Still Shine – Trish Doller
  18. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
  19. What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
  20. The Night We Said Yes – Lauren Gibaldi
  21. Resonance – Erica O’Rourke
  22. The Remedy – Suzanne Young
  23. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly – Stephanie Oakes
  24. Magnolia – Kristi Cook
  25. A Madness so Discreet – Mindy McGinnis
  26. I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
  27. Fairest – Marissa Meyer
  28. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith

 

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

Details

Hosted by: Hello, Chelly and Alexa Loves Books
Purpose: Read as many fantasy books as you’d like throughout the year.
My goal: Read 20 fantasy books this year, which will include a reread of the Harry Potter series.
TBR: (Image of first book in series represents entire series; second book in Grisha trilogy is shown because I’ve already read the first book but plan to finish the trilogy this year)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)The Darkest Part of the Forest

  1. Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo
  2. HP Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
  3. HP Chamber Secrets – JK Rowling
  4. Princess of Thorns – Stacey Jay
  5. The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
  6. Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
  7. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  8. HP Prisoner Azkaban – JK Rowling
  9. HP Goblet Fire – JK Rowling
  10. Ruin and Rising – Leigh Bardugo
  11. The Falconer – Elizabeth May
  12. HP Order Phoenix – JK Rowling
  13. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  14. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  15. Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
  16. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  17. HP Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling
  18. Scarlet – Marissa Meyer
  19. Truthwitch – Susan Dennard
  20. Cress – Marissa Meyer
  21. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  22. Winter – Marissa Meyer
  23. The Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz
  24. Penny Dora 1 – Michael Stock
  25. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  26. Fairest – Marissa Meyer

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Book Blogger Organization Challenge

Hosted by: The Book Addict’s Guide
Purpose: Get your blog organized throughout the first six months of the year. There will be different themes to each month that help determine areas of your blog to focus on.
My goal: Follow along with the “schedule” for the year and get my blog in tip-top shape. Since moving to self-host and changing my theme around, I have a lot of images to update from old posts and links to make sure work.
Schedule: (copied directly from Brittany’s sign-up page!)

  • JANUARY: Reading challenges & resolutions
    • Picking challenges, making resolutions, scheduling, forming plans, picking reading/blogging buddies
  • FEBRUARY: Blog maintenance
    • Updating old reviews, pages, layouts, features/memes, contact info
    • Clean up images, broken links
    • SEOs
  • MARCH: Social Media + Review Outlets
    • Update social media accounts: bios, who you follow, delete old accounts you won’t use, resolve to use some accounts more
    • Organize Goodreads shelves: duplicate copies, version of books, creating shelves, removing shelves
    • Cross-posting
  • APRIL: Graphics, HTML, CSS, Plug-ins
    • Update graphics for posts/memes/events, update button, update header
    • Learn Photoshop/Gimp/PicMonkey
    • Brush up or try to learn simple HTML and CSS (for layouts, fonts, etc). Take this month to delve into the scary world of coding! (Or at least teach yourself one new thing!)
  • MAY: Book clean-up + spring cleaning!
    • Culling shelves, giveaways, donations, giving back borrowed books
    • Reading books you were given as gifts, ARC catch up
    • Rearranging shelves, updating Goodreads again, giving back borrowed books
    • More cross-posting & cleaning up GR shelves
  • JUNE: Freebie
    • Recapping what you’ve organized, focus on biggest area of need, review TBR list

PrintAudiobook Challenge

Hosted by: The Book Nympho and Hot Listens
Purpose: Outdo your previous year of audiobooks and challenge yourself to listen more. Any genres and rereads count.
My goal: Reach the My Precious level (30-50 audiobooks). I usually can do one per week but I may need to take some breaks in between. This range allows me some wiggle room and I’ll set my official goal at 35.
TBR: (Image of first book in series represents entire series; pictures below are current audiobooks I own that I plan to listen to, but obviously the list will get much longer!)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)orange is the new blackeverything is illuminatedbelzharroomies

  1. HP Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
  2. HP Chamber Secrets – JK Rowling
  3. Yes Please – Amy Poehler
  4. Get Even – Gretchen McNeil
  5. Losing It – Cora Carmack
  6. Landline – Rainbow Rowell
  7. Tease – Amanda Maciel
  8. HP Prisoner Azkaban – JK Rowling
  9. HP Goblet Fire – JK Rowling
  10. When – Victoria Laurie
  11. HP Order Phoenix – JK Rowling
  12. Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen
  13. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  14. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  15. Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
  16. Get Dirty – Gretchen McNeil
  17. The Lying Game – Sara Shepard
  18. Never Have I Ever – Sara Shepard
  19. Two Truths and Lie – Sara Shepard
  20. Hide and Seek – Sara Shepard
  21. Cross My Heart, Hope to Die – Sara Shepard
  22. Seven Minutes in Heaven – Sara Shepard
  23. What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen
  24. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
  25. Two-Way Street – Lauren Barnholdt
  26. The Boy Most Likely To – Huntley Fitzpatrick
  27. HP Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling
  28. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  29. A Madness so Discreet – Mindy McGinnis
  30. The Disaster Artist – Greg Sestero
  31. The Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz
  32. Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari
  33. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  34. Fairest – Marissa Meyer
  35. Bossypants – Tina Fey
  36. Faking It – Cora Carmack

Ongoing Challenges

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Series-A-Month Challenge

Details

Original sign-up post: HERE
Hosted by: Love at First Page
Purpose: Read a series each month. It must be a series with at least two out of 3+ books published or a completed duology.
My goal: Keep track of the series I read on my series tracker and try to read one a month, or at least one every other month.
TBR: (Image of first book in series represents entire series)

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)The Boyfriend App (App, #1)All Lined Up (Rusk University, #1)The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)Only Everything (True Love, #1)Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

Updates & Progress

  • 2014
    • November: The Maze Runner (original trilogy, not including prequels or novellas)
    • December: None
  • 2015
    • January: None
    • February: True Love Trilogy by Kieran Scott; Just One Day (3 books) by Gayle Forman
    • March: None
    • April: Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty (first two books)
    • May: Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty (final three books)
    • June: Hundred Oaks by Miranda Kenneally
    • July: Daylight Falls by Dahlia Adler (duology) and The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
    • August:
    • September:
    • October:
    • November:
    • December:

10 responses to “2015 Challenges

  1. […] I used to be adamantly against the idea of rereading. I didn’t understand why you’d want to spend time reading something you’ve already read. You remember everything from the first time you read it and then it’s boring, right? — Very, very wrong. I always knew that Harry Potter would likely be the one exception to my rereading rule. I knew it’s a world I could always love and revisit. After finishing my audio reread of The Sorcerer’s Stone, I knew that rereading this series AND other books would be something I could get on board with. Why not revisit old favorites? I barely remember what happened in the last book I read, let alone something I read 5-10 years ago. Now, rereading is something I definitely plan to do more of. I even joined the challenge. […]

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