2015 Popsugar reading challenge recap

As some of you may know, in 2015 I decided to give a try to the 2015 Posugar reading challenge. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to complete it, since I chose to read a book for each category instead of reading a book fitting for more than one tumblr_inline_mto62sIH831qid2nw

My goal was reading 52 books. I read a total of 49 books; I started the other three books but I didn’t manage to finish them within the time frame. However, I finished one of them in early January. Even though I didn’t manage to complete the challenge, I feel quite satisfied with my result happy2

Here is a brief recap:

1. A book with more than 500 pages: Vanity Fair: A novel without a Hero by W. M. Thackeray (★★★★)
2. A classic romance: The Princess Bride by W. Goldman (★★★★)
3. A book that became a movie: The Book Thief by B. Percival (★★★★)
4. A book published this year: Red Queen by V. Aveyard (★★★★)
5. A book with a number in the title: Fahrenheit 451 by R. Bradbury (★★★)
6. A book written by someone under 30: The Diary of Anne Frank (★★★★)
7. A book with nonhuman characters: The Jungle Book by R. Kipling (★★★★)
8. A funny book: 10 regole per fare innamorare by G. Scilla (★★★)
9. A book by a female author: Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James (★★)
10. A mystery or thriller: Reconstructing Amelia by K. McCreight (★★★★)
11. A book with a one word title: Cinder by M. Meyer (★★★)
12. A book with short stories: Sessanta racconti by D. Buzzati (★) I don’t think I’ll ever complete it
13. A book set in a different country: The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones by C. Clare (★★★)
14. A non-fiction book: Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens by S. Freud (★★★★)
15. A popular author’s first book: Divergent by V. Roth (★★★★)
16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: Guerre del mondo emerso I – La setta degli assassini by L. Troisi (★★★★)
17. A book a friend recommended: Non ti lascerò mai solo by G. Panariello (★★)
18. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel: The Old Man and the Sea by E. Hemingway (★★★)
19. A book based on a true story: Eat, Pray, Love by E. Gilbert (★★★)
20. A book at the bottom of your TBR list: 1Q84 book 2 by H. Murakami (★★★★)
21. A book your mom loves: Roots: The Saga of an American Family by A. Haley (★★★★★) I finished this one in the first days of January
22. A book that scares you: Dead Girls Are Easy by T. Garey (★★★)
23. A book more than a 100 years old: Madame Bovary by G. Flaubert (★★★ by now) I plan to complete this one in the future
24. A book based entirely on its cover: The Devil Will Come by G. Cooper (★★★★)
25. A book you were supposed to read in school and didn’t: La coscienza di Zeno by I. Svevo (★★★)
26. A memoir: I am Malala by M. Yousafzai (★★★★)
27. A book with antonyms in the title: Angels & Demons by D. Brown (★★★★★)
28. A book you can finish in a day: Nina e il potere di Absinthium by M. Witcher (★★★)
29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to go: 1Q84 book 1 by H. Murakami (★★★★)
30. A book published the year you were born: Bridget Jones’s Diary by H. Fielding (★★★★)
31. A book with bad reviews: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (★★★)
32. A Trilogy: The Hunger Games (★★★★★), Catching Fire (★★★★★), Mockingjay (★★★★★) by S. Collins
33. A book from your childhood: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (★★★★★)
34. A book with a love triangle: The Selection by K. Cass (★★★★)
35. A book set in the future: Ready Player One by E. Cline (★★★★★)
36. A book set in high school: Vampire Academy by R. Mead (★★★)
37. A book with a color in the title: The color Purple by A. Walker (★★★★)
38. A book that made you cry: Innamorata di un angelo by F. Bosco (★★★★)
39. A book with magic: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (★★★★★)
40. A graphic novel: Anya’s Ghost by V. Brosgol (★★★★)
41. A book by an author you’ve never read before: La luna e i falò by C. Pavese (★★★)
42. A book you own but never read: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by T. Capote (★★)
43. A book that takes place in your hometown: Canale Mussolini by A. Pennacchi (★★★)
44. A book that was originally written in another language: Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James (★★★)
45. A book set during Christmas: A Christmas Carol by C. Dickens (★★★)
46. A book by an author who had your same initials: Insatiable by M. Cabot (★★★★)
47. A play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare (★★★)
48. A banned book: 1984 by G. Orwell (★★★★)
49. A book based on or turned into a tv show: A Game of Thrones by G. R. R. Martin (★★★★★)
50. A book you started but never finished: Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson (★★★★)

3,6 ★ on average


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