2015 Reading Challenge {Week Ten}

reading-quotes-8I can’t believe we are 10 weeks into the 50 Books Reading Challenge.  I have finished eleven books so far in 2015, quite a few that I would not have picked up if we weren’t doing the Popsugar Challenge.  Here’s a quick rundown of the categories I have already covered: 

  1. A book published this year The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. A book set in a different country Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
  3. A nonfiction book I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sherida
  4. A book based entirely on its cover Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  5. A trilogy The Black Jewels Trilogy {Daughter of the Blood/Heir to the Shadows} (I still need to read the third book in the trilogy)
  6. A book with a love triangle Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
  7. A book that made you cry We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  8. A book with magic The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
  9. A book you own, but have never read Sandstorm by James Rollins
  10. A book written by an author with your same initials The Skinwalker’s Apprentice: An Emerald Kipp Novella by Claribel Ortega

So far, it has been a great experience and has led to some great conversations, both in my Mom Facebook Group and my real life book club.  Also, it has been a lot easier to put the books I’m reading into categories than I thought it would be.  Everything has fit. Boom!

Last week I finished The Skinwalker’s Apprentice: An Emerald Kipp Novella {meh!} and picked up the first of several books that I discovered while working on a Fiction March Madness bracket for my library: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.  1484518_10104901665669589_6957816998548989369_nI want to start off by saying, I like this book.  A lot.  But {there’s always a but}, it jumps around quite a bit, and due to the craziness of last week {it was my son’s third birthday this past Sunday}, I haven’t been able to sit down and really commit to reading like I normally do.  Because of this, I keep losing my interest.  Every time I pick it up, I need to remember where I am, what has happened, where it falls into the timeline of the story… Hopefully I’ll be able to really dive in and enjoy now that life is settling back down to normal.  That’s the goal.  It is a really interesting book though and I’m looking forward to seeing where it will go.

As I mentioned before, I am running a Fiction March Madness program on my library’s Facebook page.  I tallied up last week’s votes and we are now in the Sweet 16. March Madness 2015 Sweet 16 There are some great books in the bracket, so please take a look {and vote for your favorites!!!!!!!!} here.  Want to get a better view of the book covers?  You can find them here.

Playing along with the Popsugar Challenge?  Tell me about it!  Read any great books {or terrible books}?  I would love for you to share them with me.

Happy reading everyone!


2 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenge {Week Ten}

  1. I just finished Unbroken, I didn’t think I’d like it, it took me a bit to get into it, but its about an Olympic runner and a war POW, I cried, a lot…I am really glad I kept reading. I am still reading Girl on a Train, I will finish it this weekend and I started She’s Come Undone (my book I started but never finished).

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