Pop Sugar's 2015 Reading Challenge Mid-Year Review and Update

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)