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  Reading Challenge 2015

Link to sign up post: here

This is a little bit different from the rest of the challenges. It is more of a checklist of different types of books to read during the year to make your reading experience that bit more… well challenging!


Books Read for Challenge:

1. A book with more than 500 pages

2. A classic romance

3. A book that became a movie

4. A book published this year

5. A book with a number in the title

6. A book written by someone under 30

7. A book with nonhuman characters

8. A funny book

9. A book by a female author

10.  A mystery or thriller

11. A book with a one word title

12. A book with short stories

13. A book set in a different country

14. A non-fiction book

15. A popular author’s first book

16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet

17. A book a friend recommended

18. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel

19. A book based on a true story

20. A book at the bottom of your TBR list

21. A book your mom loves

22. A book that scares you

23. A book more than a 100 years old

24. A book based entirely on its cover

25. A book you were supposed to read in school and didn’t

26. A memoir

27. A book with antonyms in the title

28. A book you can finish in a day

29.  A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to go

30. A book published the year you were born

31. A book with bad reviews

32. A Trilogy

33. A book from your childhood

34. A book with a love triangle

35. A book set in the future

36. A book set in high school

37. A book with a colour in the title

38. A book that made you cry

39. A book with magic

40. A graphic novel

41. A book by an author you’ve never read before

42.  A book you own but never read

43. A book that takes place in your hometown

44. A book that was originally written in another language

45. A book set during Christmas 

46. A book by an author who had your same initials

47. A play

48.  A banned book

49. A book based on or turned into a tv show

50.  A book you started but never finished




Man Booker Prize Winners

Link to sign up post: here

Another one of my weird goals of 2015 is to read all the novels which have been awarded the Man Booker Prize.


1969 P H Newby – Something to Answer For

1970 Bernice Rubens – The Elected Member

1971 V S Naipaul – In a Free State

1972 John Berger – G

1973 J G Farrell – The Siege of Krishnapur

1974 Nadine Gordimer – The Conservationist

Stanley Middleton – Holiday

1975 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala – Heat and Dust

1976 David Storey – Saville

1977 Paul Scott – Staying On

1978 Iris Murdoch – The Sea, the Sea

1979 Penelope Fitzgerald – Offshore

1980 William Golding – Rites of Passage

1981 Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

1982 Thomas Keneally – Schindler’s Ark

1983 J M Coetzee – Life & Times of Michael K

1984 Anita Brookner – Hotel du Lac

1985 Keri Hulme – The Bone People

1986 Kingsley Amis – The Old Devils

1987 Penelope Lively – Moon Tiger

1988 Peter Carey – Oscar and Lucinda

1989 Kazuo Ishiguro – The Remains of the Day

1990 A S Byatt – Possession

1991 Ben Okri – The Famished Road

1992 Michael Ondaatje – The English Patient

Barry Unsworth – Sacred Hunger

1993 Roddy Doyle – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

1994 James Kelman, -How Late It Was, How Late

1995 Pat Barker – The Ghost Road

1996 Graham Swift – Last Orders

1997 Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things

1998 Ian McEwan – Amsterdam

1999 J M Coetzee – Disgrace

2000 Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin

2001 Peter Carey -True History of the Kelly Gang

2002 Yann Martel – The Life of Pi

2003 DBC Pierre – Vernon God Little

2004 Alan Hollinghurst – The Line of Beauty

2005 John Banville – The Sea

2006 Kiran Desai – The Inheritance of Loss

2007 Anne Enright – The Gathering

2008 Aravind Adiga – The White Tiger

2009 Hilary Mantel – Wolf Hall

2010 Howard Jacobson – The Finkler Question

2011 Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

2012 Hilary Mantel – Bring Up the Bodies

2013 Elanor Catton – The Luminaries

2014 Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North




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