Book Challenge 2015

Happy New Year to my lovely readers!

Every year, I aim to read as many books as possible to expose myself to new genres, de-stress and inspire my own writing. Below are the books I have read this year. Please comment below if you have any questions, book suggestions, etc. I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I will! :)

I noticed that a lot of my blogs are based on the books I read, so I will also provide links to those when they arise.

Books I’ve Read in 2015:

1. The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero (1/12/2015)
2. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (1/29/2015)
3. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (2/3/2015)
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2/9/2015)
5. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (3/21/2015)
6. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (3/22/2015)
7. Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth (5/18/2015)
8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (5/22/2015)
9. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (5/24/2015)
10. Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov (6/4/2015)
11. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell (6/6/2015)
12. Winkie by Clifford Chase (6/11/2015)
13. I’m Only Here For The WiFi by Chelsea Fagan (6/18/2015)
14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (6/23/2015)
15. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (7/6/2015)
16. Dating Up by J. Courtney Sullivan (7/24/2015)
17. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (9/23/2015)
18. The Mathematics of Love by Hannah Fry (10/1/2015)
19. When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (11/12/2015) — Adventures in Florida: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Currently Reading:

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
2. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
3. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness by Amit Sood
4. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux


Read the recap for 2011 here.
Read the recap for 2012 here.
Read the recap for 2013 here.
Read the recap for 2014 here.


  1. I decided to do this as well, and I’m really excited about it. I just finished my first book too, which was the last book in the Hunger Games series (which was amazing, and I highly recommend it!).

    How was Howl’s Moving Castle? Should I add it to my list?

    1. Congratulations on that :) I’m so excited to try out this challenge — even if I don’t read 50 books, at least I will have gotten to read a lot more than I did last year. I’ve definitely heard good things about Hunger Games… I’m hoping my friend has it up at school with him so I can borrow it soon!

      Howl’s Moving Castle was great! I could not put it down — the characters are memorable and the story itself is really interesting. You should definitely read it!

  2. Hello there!
    I’ve been searching the internet for people who are also doing the 50 Book Challenge and I came across your blog. I wanted to follow people from WordPress who are doing it so I can also see what other people are reading. Hope you don’t mind me following your blog. :)

    1. Hi! :) I’m so excited to find others who are doing this! Congratulations on trying out this challenge, and best of luck. Currently I’m working on A Mercy by Toni Morrison and it’s pretty good so far. Welcome to the blog! I hope you enjoy!

    1. I absolutely loved it — I think I read it in a day, it was that good :) Definitely emotional and I nearly cried a few times, but it has a great ending that will be worth it. Highly recommend it!

    1. I know exactly how you feel! I got the idea from a friend of mine and am so glad I did it. Even though I’m running a tad behind my goals, I’m still reading a lot more than I would have otherwise. I would totally suggest doing a 50 book challenge or even a 30 or 15 book challenge, depending on what you have time for.

    1. I have very mixed feelings about the book (and the series as a whole). It’s definitely a page-turner, but not very well-written. In my opinion, the main characters are not particularly likeable and their whole relationship seems extremely unhealthy. (I think a lot of younger girls are going to end up looking for a Christian Grey type when they are older because they think they can “change” him, and that’s really sad.) However, I really wanted to see what the fuss was about and why so many people were reading it. I’m planning to finish the series, but I don’t take it very seriously. It’s a fast read though – definitely worth taking a look!

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