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31 December 2015 @ 11:59 pm
2015 Reading Challenge (Progress: 31/50)  
For Christmas, I got a Kindle (aka a e-reader) and it seems like, since it's easier to find room for it in my bag every morning than for an actual book, I read more books in 3 weeks than in the past three months. So I decided to to a reading challenge for 2015. I am not sure whether I'll be able to read all those different types of books, but I'll try. I want to read new things, things I've never tried before and I guess it's a good opportunity.


I'll be doing this Challenge that was shared on MadmoiZelle (a feminist French webzine that is really amazing) and I'll be updating this list every time I read a book that fit in one of the categories. Even though some of the books can fit in many categories, I choose to have a different book per category, the challenge is greater that way.

  • A book with more than 500 pages: Les 7 roses de Tokyo by Inoue Hisashi

  • A classic romance: La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas

  • A book that became a movie: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

  • A book published this year:

  • A book with a number in the title: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

  • A book written by someone under 30: Sales Jeunes by Galaad Moine (it's the book my friend wants to publish and it was really good *_* I seriously hope he'll find a publisher and I can't wait for him to write Volume 2)

  • A book with non-human characters: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

  • A funny book:

  • A book by a femal author: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

  • A mistery or thriller: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

  • A book with a one-word title: Crossed by Ally Condie

  • A book of short-stories:

  • A book set in a different country: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (I mainly read books written by English-speaking writers, this one is easy because books written in English are not often set in France)

  • A nonfiction book:

  • A popular author's first book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

  • A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet: A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett

  • A book a friend recommended: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

  • A Pulitzer-price winning book:

  • A book based on a true story:

  • A book at the bottom of you to-read list: Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomerry

  • A book your mom loves: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

  • A book that scares you:

  • A book more than 100 years old: Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomerry

  • A book based entirely on its cover: Blossoms and Shadows by Lian Hearn

  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:

  • A memoir:

  • A book you can finish in a day: Les Malheurs de Sophie by La Comtesse de Ségur

  • A book with antonyms in the title:

  • A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

  • A book that came out the year you were born:

  • A book with bad reviews:

  • A trilogy: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

  • A book from your childhood: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

  • A book with a love triangle: Matched by Ally Condie

  • A book set in the future: Reached by Ally Condie

  • A book set in high-school:

  • A book with a color in the title:

  • A book that made you cry: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  • A book with magic: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

  • A graphic novel:

  • A book by an author you've never read before: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • A book you own but have never read:

  • A book that takes place in your hometown: La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas

  • A book that was originally written in another language: L'incolore Tsukuru Tazaki et ses années de pélerinage by Haruki Murakami

  • A book set during Christmas:

  • A book written by an author with your same initials:

  • A play:

  • A banned book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  • A book based on or turned into a TV show: The 100 by Kass Morgan

  • A book you started but never finished: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

I'll do my best from now on then! What shall I treat myself with at the end of the year if I manage to finish it? Any idea?
Current Location: Paris
Current Mood: determineddéterminé
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tink_chantink_chan on January 22nd, 2015 11:32 am (UTC)
A new book as reward?
This challenge sounds amazing and pretty motivating. I think I could try too, well...a book taking place in my hometown sounds difficult to find (If you were born in Paris or Tokyo or even New York is easy but in my case...an historical document about WWII perhaps >.>)
I was really wondering if I should buy a kindle too lately. Is it really better than a digital tablet?
Mayura: dori samamayura_news on January 22nd, 2015 11:44 am (UTC)
A new book is a weekly reward for me haha 8D I'll probably go for some expensive pastries somewhere famous in Paris \o/

Some of the books in the list seem difficult to find for me too, but I'll try to find one for each category. Where is your hometown?

A Kindle is nice. I don't have a tablet (my sister does) and the good thing with an e-reader is that the light is made so that it looks like a real book, it really does not hurt the eyes and it's really comfortable. But it's just for reading books, no movie or game on it :) Depends on what you want to do with it. If it's just for reading books, I think it's better than a tablet :)

Edited at 2015-01-22 11:45 am (UTC)
tink_chantink_chan on January 22nd, 2015 12:15 pm (UTC)
Buy some delicious cake at 'Aki', I'm particularly fond of their Mont-blanc *yummy*
I was born in Caen, so the historical doc are numerous but if I look for a novel...
I already have some ideas about this list but can I really find a book written by an author with my initials?!
Apart this, it sounds totally doable.
Yes, it would be for reading only, my main problem is that I have to straddle stacks of books to climb on my bed and the walls of my house are already covered by shelves. I guess a kindle would be more convenient.
Mayuramayura_news on January 22nd, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
Toute ma famille est de Caen !!! \o/
Ouais je pense que soit tu dois avoir des trucs sur la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, soit si tu cherches dans les romans/nouvelles type Maupassant ou Zola, y'a forcément un truc en Normandie. XD (Ou sinon faut lire un livre sur le Stade Malherbe de Caen 8D)

(Oui je passe en français ce sera plus simple XD)

J'avais pas pensé à Aki, mais un bon gâteau au maccha me paraît aussi une très bonne idée *_* (Je pensais à un truc cher dans le Marais xD)

Le truc avec les initiales c'est mega chaud.

Pour le Kindle, le fait que j'avais plus de place dans ma chambre m'a fait GRANDEMENT penché en sa faveur XD
tink_chantink_chan on January 22nd, 2015 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ahh le monde est petit!
Oh oui, le roulé au maccha c'est une tuerie tout comme leurs melon pan! Ca fait partie de mon tour obligatoire quand je fais un petit tour à Paris.
Je pense que cette idée de challenge est sûrement le bon argument dont j'avais besoin pour faire pencher la balance, j'irais faire un petit tour à la fnac...
Oui, c'est ce que je pensais pour Caen et ça cochera aussi la case non-fiction book!
Pour la couleur 50 shade of Grey devrait marcher...c'est l'occasion ou jamais\O/
Mayuramayura_news on January 23rd, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
Leur religieuse me fait souvent de l'oeil, je pense que je n'arriverai pas à me décider XD Je verrai, d'ici là. Je vais souvent à Aki donc je pense que j'irai plus chez un pâtissier renommé *_*

Ce challenge, c'est une façon de se motiver à lire des choses nouvelles \o/