Full House Reading Challenge 2015



Library book:  City of Savages  by: Lee Kelly
A top book of 2015 for you:  The Martian  by: Andy Weir
You heard about the book online:  Shadow and Bone  by: Leigh Bardugo
Set in the southern hemisphere:  Life in Outer Space  by: Melissa Keil  (Australia)
Published in 2015:  Go Set a Watchman  by: Harper Lee
Novella:  The Little Prince  by: Antoine de Saint Exupery
Setting that you now want to visit:  Neverland in Alias Hook  by: Lisa Jensen
Award winning:  A Dance with Dragons  by: George R.R. Martin
First in a series:  The Rosie Project  by: Graeme Simsion  (Don Tillman series)
A keeper:  The Martian  by: Andy Weir
Author outside your own country:  J.K. Rowling (The Casual Vacancy)
Book by author you really like:  The Hypnotist's Love Story  by: Liane Moriarty
Published 2000-2013:  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand  by: Helen Simonson  (2010)
Outstanding hero/heroine:  Kaz in Six of Crows  by: Leigh Bardugo
Won or borrowed:  The Dead Zone  by: Stephen King
Book set in northern hemisphere:  Someday, Someday, Maybe  by: Lauren Graham  (USA)
Debut novel:  The Girl on the Train  by: Paula Hawkins
Published pre-2000:  The Dead Zone  by: Stephen King (1980)
Author new to you:  Rosamund Hodge (Cruel Beauty)
Second book or more in a series:  First Frost  by: Sarah Addison Allen (#2 in Waverly Family series)
Been on your TBR list "forever":  The Shining  by: Stephen King
Published in 2014:  Bird Box  by: Josh Malerman
Type of book you rarely or never read: Non-fiction historical like The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse  by: Piu Marie Eatwell and The Devil in the White City  by: Erik Larson
You love the cover: Illusions of Fate  by: Kiersten White

Updated: 12/30/15


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What's in a Name? 2015



The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories:
  • A word including ‘ing’ in it:  The Shining  by: Stephen King
  • A colour: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender  by: Leslye Walton
  • A familial relation:  The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse  by: Piu Marie Eatwell
  • A body of water:  The Lake House  by: Kate Morton
  • A city:  The Little Paris Bookshop  by: Nina George
  • An animal:  Bird Box  by: Josh Malerman








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2014 Review



Challenges in which I participated:
Where Are You Reading?  My Map
What's in a Name? (finished 1 of 5)
Dystopia Reading Challenge (finished 4 of 7)
R.I.P. IX (finished 3 of 4)


# of books read:
58
Down from 60 in 2013, down from 75 in 2012, up from 39 in 2011, 30 in 2010, 28 in 2009, & 48 in 2008.  Down from 81 in 2007.

My favorites (in the order I read them):
Trim Healthy Mama  by: Serene C. Allison
The Fault in Our Stars  by: John Green
Room  by: Emma Donoghue
Big Little Lies  by: Liane Moriarty
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend  by: Matthew Dicks
All the Light We Cannot See  by: Anthony Doerr
Outlander  by: Diana Gabaldon

Most recommended:
Room  by: Emma Donoghue

Least favorite:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane  by: Neil Gaimon

# of non-fiction:
3

Repeated authors:
Cassandra Clare (6) (Mortal Instruments)
AnnaLisa Grant (3) (The Lake)
Maggie Steifvater (5) (including The Wolves of Mercy Falls)
Liane Moriarty (3)
Amanda Hocking (4) (Watersong)
Lauren Oliver (2)
Alice Hoffman (2)









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