With 2015 half over, here is my pop sugar reading challenge mid-year assessment. I have read 24/48 categories (50% completion). I think my list is missing two categories, but for the life of me I can't find the two missing categories after looking at the lists multiple times - if you see a category missing, please let me know. The category fillers read in June are bold faced.

 

My challenge goal of reading 4 classic books is actually a little ahead of schedule. I started the choice for the third quarter over the weekend while the NOOK was re-charging. So far, 2/4 books for 50% goal completion.

 

My challenge goal of reading 125 books is on pace to be completed before December (50 days, 76 books = 60% completion), so I may up the number come the fall.

 

1. A book with more than 500 pages

       - Scoop by Kit Frazier (663 pages)

 

2. A classic romance

 

3. A book that became a movie

       - Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena Miller (made-for-cable-tv channel UP)

 

4. A book published this year

       - Obsessed in Death (...In Death #40) by JD Robb (published February 2015)

 

5. A book with a number in the title

 

6. A book written by someone under 30

 

7. A book with non-human characters

       - Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George 

 

8. A funny book

 

9. A book by a female author

       - Unraveled (Turner series #2) by Courtney Milan

 

10. A mystery or thriller

 

11. A book with one word title

         - Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

 

12. A book of short stories

         - Brave New Century (Historical Christian Romance Anthology) by various authors

 

13. A book set in a different country

         - Suddenly Tamed (Exotic Locales #1) by Sarah Vicks (British India)

 

14. A non-fiction book

 

15. A popular author's first book

 

14. A book from an author you love but haven't read yet

 

15. A book a friend recommended

 

16. A Pulitzer Prize winning book

 

17. A book based on a true story

 

18. A book at the bottom of your TBR pile

      - Sheikh's Desert Duty (THE CHATSFIELD) by Maisey Yates

 

19. A book your mom loves

 

20. A book that scares you

         - Sisters in Love (Love in Bloom #1) by Melissa Foster (scares me that therapists would sleep with their patients; scares me that grown ass women act like they are in high school)

 

21. A book more than 100 years old

         - Little Women by L.M. Alcott (1865)

 

22. A book based entirely on its cover

 

23. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't

 

24. A memoir

         - Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

         - Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth

 

25. A book you can finish in a day

      - Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey novella) by Deanna Raybourn

 

26. A book with antonyms in the title

 

27. A book set somewhere you have wanted to visit

        - Ms. America and the Offing on Oahu by Diana Dempsey (Hawaii)

 

28. A book that came out the year you were born

 

29. A book with bad reviews

 

30. A trilogy

 

31. A book from your childhood

 

32. A book with a love triangle

         - The Perfect Match (Blue Heron #3) by Kristin Higgins

 

33. A book set in the future

         - Concealed in Death (...In Death #39) by JD Robb

 

34. A book set in high school

         - You are Here (Harlequin's More Than Words Series) by Liz Fichera

 

35. A book with a color in the title

         - Red at Night (Harlequin's More Than Words Series) by Katie McGarry

 

36. A book that made you cry

 

37. A book with magic

         - Ember (Darkest London series #.05) by Kristin Callihan 

 

38. A graphic novel

         - Wonder Woman: Odyssey Volume One by J. M. Straczynski

 

39. A book by an author you have never read before

         - To Catch a Spinster (Book One in The Reluctant Brides Series) by Megan Bryce

 

40. A book you have own by never read

 

41. A book that takes place in your hometown

 

42. A book that was originally written in a different language

 

43. A book set during Christmas

         - His Mistletoe Bride by Vanessa Kelly

 

44. A book written by an author with the same initials as you

 

45. A play

 

46. A banned book

         - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

 

47. A book based on or turned into a TV show

 

48. A book you have started but never finished

         - Possessed by the Devil by Dr. Andrew Sneddon (started reading April 2014 - finished March 2015)