2015 Reading Challenge

A reader since 1996 and a passionate book buyer, it only makes sense to challenge myself to read and review 50 books in 2015. That gives me a little over a week to read each book of my choice and write down my thoughts. Shouldn’t be difficult, right?

Here are my rules:

  1. All books must be borrowed from the library or a friend. No books will be bought to help me complete this challenge.
  2. Reviews must be 250+ words and posted before beginning the next book.

Below is a list of the books I’ve read, with each title linked to its review. Wish me luck!

1. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn — review

2. “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling — review

3. “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union” by Michael Chabon — review

4. “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler — review

5. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg — review

6. “Cuckoo’s Calling” by Roger Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) — review

7. “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker — review

8. “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova — review

9. “Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham — review

10. “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” by Jill Lepore — review

11. “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert — review

12. “#GIRLBOSS” by Sophia Amoruso — review

13. “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin — review

14. “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert — review

15. “Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story” by Chuck Klosterman — review

16. “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac — review

17. “The Opposite of Loneliness” by Marina Keegan — review

18. “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan — review

19. “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon — review

20. “Herland” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman — review

21. “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess — review

22. “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather — review

23. “As You Wish” by Cary Elwes — review

24. “The Last Storyteller” by Frank Delaney — review

25. “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff — review

26.”My Age of Anxiety” by Scott Stossel — review

27. “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields — review

28. & 29. “Mississippi Jack” & “My Bonny Light Horseman” by L.A. Meyer — review

30. “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley — review

31. “4:50 From Paddington” by Agatha Christie — review

32. “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — review

33. “Writings to Young Women From Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom & Virtues” — review

34. “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry — review

35. “Dubliners” by James Joyce — review

36. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan — review

37. “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen — review

38. “Fight Club” by Chuck Palaniuk — review

39. “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie — review

40. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris — review

41. “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — review

42. “The Invisible Orientation” by Julie Sondra Decker — review

43. “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay — review

44. “The Third Coast” by Thomas Dyja — review

45. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman — review

46. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella — review

47. “Brooklyn” by Colm Tóibín — review

48. “The Children’s Blizzard” by David Laskin — review

49. “Those Who Save Us” by Jenna Blum — review

50. “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert — review


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