Book Riot Reading Challenge: 2015 Review

Book Riot put out a reading challenge this year called the “Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge.” In comparison to other reading challenges I participated in this year, this was the “harder” challenge. However, I ended up finishing the challenge so here’s my reads:

  • By an author under 25: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. 4/5 stars.
  • By an author over 65: The Door by Margaret Atwood. 4/5 stars.
  • A collection of short stories: Violent Ends. 4/5 stars.
  • An indie published book: Tomboy by Liz Prince. 4/5 stars.
  • About or by someone in the LGBTQ community: Winger by Andrew Smith. 4/5 stars.
  • By an author with opposite gender as me: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. 4/5 stars.
  • Takes place in Asia: Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki. 4/5 stars.
  • By an author from Africa: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 4/5 stars.
  • By or about someone from an indigenous culture: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown. 4/5 stars.
  • A microhistory: Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. 3/5 stars.
  • A YA novel: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. 5/5 stars.
  • A Sci-Fi novel: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. 3/5 stars.
  • A Romance novel: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. 3/5 stars.
  • A prize winner from the last decade: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. 3/5 stars.
  • A retelling: Cinder by Marissa Meyer. 4/5 stars.
  • An audiobook: Conversion by Katherine Howe. 3/5 stars.
  • A collection of poetry: Crank by Ellen Hopkins. 2/5 stars.
  • A recommend read: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. 3/5 stars.
  • Originally published in another language: The Dinner by Herman Koch. 3/5 stars.
  • A graphic novel: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol 1 by Magical Quartet. 5/5 stars.
  • A guilty pleasure: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. 5/5 stars.
  • Published before 1850: Macbeth by Shakespeare. 4/5 stars.
  • Published this year: You by Caroline Kepnes. 5/5 stars.
  • Self-improvement book: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. 4/5 stars.

Average Rating for all books in the Book Riot Challenge: 3.79/5 stars.


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