I officially completed these four challenges and enjoyed each one. I’ll post a list soon of my 2016 Reading Challenges. Favorite books from each 2015 challenge are:
3. RTK Classic Book Club:
The Hound of the Baskervilles. Arthur Conan Doyle’s mysteries always satisfy. Carrie is taking a break from hosting this challenge in 2016.
4. Newbery Through the Decades:
Inside Out & Back Again. But it’s hard to choose! I did several re-reads in this category—books I’d read as a child seem different when read as an adult. Just as good, but deeper.
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If you want to organize your reading list in 2015, here are 4 great challenges to help you.
Some have strict guidelines, but others are loose about how and when you’d like to participate. Books can overlap between challenges, but not within challenges.
The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile
Anna Karenina, Becoming a Vessel God Can Use, Fever 1793, Billy Budd, The Little Prince, Life as a Vapor, Gathering Blue, The Invisible Man, The Catcher in the Rye, A Woman’s Journey to the Heart of God, For Women Only, Destiny and Deliverance.
Becoming a Woman of Freedom
The Goal: Read and post about a minimum of six classic books (1965 is the cut-off date; twelve categories to choose from)
- A 19th Century Classic (
Frankensteinby Mary Shelley)
- A 20th Century Classic (
The Catcher in the Ryeby J. D. Salinger)
- A Classic by a Woman Author (
Middlemarchby George Eliot)
- A Classic in Translation (
The Little Princeby Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
- A Very Long Classic Novel (
Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy
- A Classic Novella (
The Invisible Manby H. G. Wells)
- A Nonfiction Classic (
Abandonment to Divine Providenceby Jean-Pierre de Caussade)
- A Classic Children’s Book (
Laddieby Gene Stratton-Porter)
The Goal: Read one classic per month from the list provided. Choose any or all months.
My Picks: June–
The Little Prince; August– Laddie; October–The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Goal: Read one classic a month from the provided list of eligible titles of Newbery Medal winners, sorted by decades, beginning with the 1920s. Choose any or all months from January–October.
- January (1920s)–
Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeonby Dhan Gopal Mukerji
- February (1930s)–
Mr. Popper’s Penguinsby Richard Atwater
- March (1940s)–
Blue Willowby Doris Gates
- April (1950s) –
The Witch of Blackbird Pondby Elizabeth George Spears
- May (1960s) –
A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L’Engle
- June (1970s) –
The Westing Gameby Ellen Raskin
- July (1980s) –
The Wish Giverby Bill Brittain
- August (1990s) –
The Giverby Lois Lowry
- September (2000s) –
Feathersby Jacqueline Woodson
- October (2010s) –
Inside Out & Back Againby Thanhha Lai
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What’s a book you must get read this year? Please share in the comments.
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