2015 Reading Challenges

ClassicsI know from my site stats that my Reading Challenges page doesn’t get a ton of traffic, and I’m cool with that because it’s mostly for my list loving self. 😉 I would like to point it out though, and point out some of the awesome link ups I’m participating in:

2015 Birthday Month Reading Challenge

2015 Hard Core Re-reading Challenge

Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies Reading Challenge 2015

For my own personal Classics Challenge, I’ll be reading the following in 2015:

  1. Persuasion by Jane Austen (re-read)
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (re-read)
  3. The A. B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie
  4. Crooked House by Agatha Christie (re-read)
  5. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  6. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (re-read / read aloud)
  7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (re-read)
  8. The View From Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
  9. The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis (re-read / read aloud)
  10. The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis (re-read / read aloud)
  11. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (re-read / read aloud)
  12. A Year and a Day by William Mayne (read aloud)
  13. Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (re-read / read aloud)
  14. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (re-read / read aloud)
  15. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (read aloud)
  16. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (read aloud)

Classics Challenge Possibles:

  1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (re-read / read aloud)
  2. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  3. The Golden Road by L. M. Montgomery (re-read / read aloud)
  4. The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery (re-read / read aloud)
  5. The Once and Future King by T. H. White (re-read)

In 2015, for my personal Poirot Challenge, I’ll be reading the novels and short stories from 1935 – 1936, including:

  1. Three Act Tragedy 1935
  2. Death in the Clouds 1935
  3. The ABC Murders 1936
  4. Murder in Mesopotamia 1936
  5. Cards on the Table 1936

If you’ve read these lists, and / or my challenge page, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of overlap. What can I say? I’m efficient. 😉

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8 thoughts on “2015 Reading Challenges

  1. mtsedwards says:

    I suppose that makes sense since lists are generally to be admired and don’t necessarily elicit commentary? But I do appreciate them and I like these because of your efficient overlap. ;p I probably need to get on the ball with classics meself.

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    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Funnily, my Top Ten Tuesday posts garner the most views and comments. I’m sure it’s mostly because of the link up, but still. I created the classics challenge because I OWN a bunch of classics that I either haven’t read or want to read with my kids (via audiobook usually).

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  2. Whitney @ Whitney a la mode says:

    I love to see so many Agatha Christies on there and I’m pretty partial to Le Petit Prince (it’s the French teacher in me). Just out of personal curiosity, why do you do so many re-reads? As you know, I love to read but I don’t re-read very often. It does’t really appeal to me.

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    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      A number of my re-reads are books I love and want to share with my kids. The rest are because I develop attachments to the characters and want to visit them again, or because I want to see if I glean new insight into a book that I read at an earlier period of my life (Little Women is a completely different book as a girl, a wife, and a mom).

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  3. Dagny says:

    I’m also doing Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies and keeping track at Goodreads as you know. I’m at Level 4 – 20 books. I haven’t listed them, but did a rough count by author and have about 25 either in house or at the local library.

    I get it about the rereads. I only have a handful of books which I reread, but once in a while, when I’m really fond of a particular series and it’s characters, I like to reread them to trace the character development and/or to follow a character that I either didn’t like much in the beginning, or thought they were blah, but came to really like later in the series.

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