December 29, 2015

2015 Bookish Challenges

I participated in six (6) reading/bookish challenges in 2015. Click the title for my previously published review of each book.

2015 Goodreads Challenge: Read 75 books.
Challenge Met: I read 80 books this year. (107% of goal)
2015 Pages Challenge: Read 20,000+ pages.
Challenge Met: I read 24,301 pages this year and counting. (122% of goal)

Perpetual Kinsey Millhone Challenge: Read books in Kinsey Millhone alphabet series.
Challenge Met: I read book M this year. (100% of goal)

2015 Diversity on the Shelf: Read 19-24 books by or about a person of color.
Challenge Met: I read 31 books by or about a person of color this year. (129% of goal)

1.   Destiny's Captive by Beverly Jenkins 
2.   Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
3.   Hope to Die by James Patterson
4.   Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
5.   Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
6.   Selected Letters of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes
7.   Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely
8.   Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely
10. For Your Love by Beverly Jenkins 
11. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
12. The Ultimate Betrayal by Kimberla Lawson Roby
13. Bed & Breakfast Bedlam by Abby L. Vandiver
14. Coastal Cottage Calamity by Abby L. Vandiver
15. Maya Mound Mayhem by Abby L. Vandiver
16. Naughtier Than Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey
17. One Night by Eric Jerome Dickey
18. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19. Perfect Peace by Daniel Black
20. Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith
21. What I Know For Sure by Oprah
22. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
23. A Moment of Silence by Sister Souljah
24. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
25. Pleasantville by Attica Locke
26. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
27. Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray
29. Loving Day by Mat Johnson
30. Perfect Peace by Daniel Black

2015 New Authors Challenge: Read 15 books by authors new to me.
Challenge Met: I read 35 books by authors new to me this year. (233% of goal)

1.   Bright Side by Kim Holden 
2.   Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
3.   Poisoning the Pecks of Grand Rapids by Tobin T. Buhk
4.   Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
5.   Stealing Marilyn Monroe by Sophie Warren
7.   Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely
8.   Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9.   The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
10. Perfect Peace by Daniel Black
11. The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango
12. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
13. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
14. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
15. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
16. The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase
17. I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
18. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
19. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
20. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
21. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
22. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
23. The Facts of My Life by Charlotte Rae
24. Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray
25. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
26. You by Caroline Kepnes
27. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
28. The Two-Family House* by Lynda Cohen Loigman
29. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
30. Loving Day by Mat Johnson
31. The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor
32. Day Four by Sarah Lotz
33. Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith
34. Freedom's Child* by Jax Miller
35. Nine Minutes* by Beth Flynn

View all of Literary Marie's Memes and Reading Challenges here. 2016 Bookish Challenges will be posted soon. I welcome all recommendations so let me know if you are a book blogger hosting a challenge or a participant of a cool reading challenge.

*Review to be posted in early 2016.


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