So, It’s 1am on New Year’s Day.  I’m not going to put a lot of thought into this post at the moment, but will keep updating it, so check back!

I didn’t do any reading challenges last year (aside from telling Goodreads that I’d read 20 books – I read 23!).  I’m going to attempt a few this year.

December 29th – Final results in!  No individual blog posts, though.  Maybe next year.

readinglist

Banned Books Challenge:

Hosted by: Buckling Bookshelves.

Level: Making Waves  Complete!

1.  Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

2.  Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger

(I took them from this list.)

Flights of Fantasy

Hosted by: Alexa Loves Books Complete! (I originally challenged myself to 4 books. Some more are being added as I find them. :) )

1.  Beowulf

2.  Something More Than Night, Ian Tregellis

3.  The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis

4.  Gemini Cell, Myke Cole

5.  The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)

TBR Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Evie
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Level: A Friendly Hug (Planned)  A Firm Handshake (Complete!)

1.  Beowulf

2.  Something More Than Night, Ian Tregellis

3.  An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield

4.  Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

5.  Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

6.  United Moon Colonies, Tom Merritt

7.  The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

8.  The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler

9.  2312, Kim Stanley Robinson

10.  The Sentimentalists, Johanna Skibsrud

11.  Hypatia, Charles Kingsley

12.  Hypatia of Alexandria, Michael A. B. Deakin

13.  The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis

14.  Star Wars: Kenobi, John Jackson Miller

15.  The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemmingway

16.  Civvy Street, Heather Anne Davidson

17.  The Republic, Plato

18.  The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)

Non-Fiction Reading Challenge

Hosted by: The Introverted Reader

Level: Explorer (Planned) Dilettante (Complete!)

1.  An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield

2.  The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

3.  Hypatia of Alexandria, Michael A. B. Deakin

4.  Civvy Street, Heather Anne Davidson

5.  The Republic, Plato

6.  Odysseus in America, Jonathan Shay

7.  Joss Whedon, Mary Alice Money, ed.

8.  Gallipoli, Peter Hart

European Reading Challenge

Hosted by:  Rose City Reader

Level:  Five Star (Deluxe Entourage)  Complete!

1.  Beowulf  

2.  Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

3.  The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

4.  Hypatia, Charles Kingsley

5.  Hypatia of Alexandria, Michael A. B. Deakin

6.  The Republic, Plato

7.  The Dark Monk, Oliver Potzsch

8.  The Alexandreis, Walter Chatillon

11.  Paradise Lost, John Milton

12.  Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

13. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

14.  The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis

15.  The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)

16.  Gallipoli, Peter Hart

17. The Roving Eye, Michael Wells

Books in Translation Challenge

Hosted by: The Introverted Reader

Level: Conversationalist (Planned) Beginner (Complete!)

1.  Beowulf

2.  The Dark Monk, Oliver Potzsch

3.  Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

4.  The Republic, Plato

5.  The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)

New [to me] Author Challenge

Hosted by: Literary Escapism Complete! (15)

1. Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five)

2.  J. D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye)

3.  Ian Tregellis (Something More Than Night)

4.  Chris Hadfield (An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth)

5.  Joseph Campbell (The Hero With a Thousand Faces)

6.  Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

7.  Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)

8.  Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Aurora Leigh)

9.  Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep)

10.  Kim Stanley Robinson (2312)

11.  Johanna Skibsrud (The Sentimentalists)

12.  Charles Kingsley (Hypatia)

13.  Michael A. B. Deakin (Hypatia of Alexandria)

14.   C. S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters)

15.  John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Kenobi)

16.  Heather Anne Davidson (Civvy Street)

17.  Plato (The Republic)

18.  Homer (The Odyssey)

19.  Cherie Priest (Boneshaker)

20.  Andy Weir (The Martian)

21.  Phil Klay (Redeployment)

22.  Myke Cole (Gemini Cell)

23.  Jonathan Shay (Odysseus in America)

24.  Elliot Ackerman (Green on Blue)

25. Peter Hart (Gallipoli)

26. Michael Wells (The Roving Eye)

 Let Me Count the Ways

Hosted by: avanticiera

Level: Platinum (Planned) Gold (Complete!)

Goal: 7,000 pages

Progress: 5495/7000 (Not including eBooks)

Pre-Printing Press

Hosted by: All Booked Up  Complete (1-3 books)

1.  Beowulf

2.  The Alexandreis, Walter Chatillon

3. The Republic, Plato

4.  The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)

Library Challenge

Note: I’m not a fan of checking books out of the library for two reasons. a. I usually can’t read them fast enough. b. I enjoy actually owning the books. If I pick well, however, I think I can accomplish this goal!

Hosted by: bookjourney.net

Level: Novice Complete!

  1. Paradise Lost, John Milton (I actually own the complete works of Milton, but the books will probably fall apart if I try to read it.)
  2. Boneshaker, Cherie Priest
  3. The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)  (You’ll see this up above in the TBR challenge. Again, I already owned this book, but my edition is much too unwieldy to read on the go! Who knew I needed to look at book dimensions when purchasing online at a ridiculous discount?)
  4. Joss Whedon, Mary Alice Money, ed.
  5. Green on Blue, Elliot Ackerman

Outdo Yourself

Hosted By: The Book Vixen
2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Level: Getting my Heart Rate Up

Goal: two more books, for a total of 25 (last year: 23).  Tie

Progress: 23/25

Reading England

Hosted by: Behold the Stars

Level: 1-3 Counties

1.  Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Chunkster Challenge

Hosted by: Vasilly  Complete!

(Not officially signed up)

  1. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  2. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  3. 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson
  4. Hypatia, Charles Kingsley
  5. The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fitzgerald, trans.)
  6. The Dark Monk,  Oliver Pötzsch
  7. Joss Whedon, Mary Alice Money, ed.
  8. Gallipoli, Peter Hart

Literary Movement Challenge

I don’t actually expect to complete this challenge in 2015, but like the idea of it.  I will try it as an ongoing thing.

Hosted by: Fanda Classiclit

1.  Beowulf (Medieval)

2.  Paradise Lost, John Milton (Renaissance)

Reading Challenge Challenge!

How meta!

Hosted by: Reading Challenge Addict

Level: In Flight

Goal: 13 (out of 14)

Progress: 10/13

(See above)

 

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