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message 1: by Luella (last edited Aug 11, 2015 04:05PM) (new)

Luella | 20 comments I decided to do a challenge with a friend of mine, and I will post the updates here.
Rules:
-A book may be used for several items on the list.
-The book has to be finished in 2015.
-I have decided not to use America/England for the different country. Many of the books I read are set there, and it becomes tiresome to list
-I have decided not to use English for the different language. Many of the books I read are English, and it becomes tiresome to list
-If bold, the book is finished. If not, it is listed there as an idea for the future

The Challenge:
*A book with more than 500 pages - Die unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende READ 11/06/2015
*A classic romance
*A book that became a movie - Die unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende READ 11/06/2015
*A book published this year
*A book with a number in the title - The One by Kiera Cass READ 30/01/2015
*A book written by someone under 30 - Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche READ 09/02/2015
*A book with nonhuman characters - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami READ 01/02/2015
*A funny book - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion READ 20/01/2015
*A book by a female author - The Elite by Kiera Cass READ 26/01/2015
*A mystery or thriller - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami READ 01/02/2015
*A book with a one-word title - The Elite by Kiera Cass READ 26/01/2015
*A book of short stories - The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard by Kiera Cass READ 12/02/2015
*A book set in a different country - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion READ 20/01/2015
*A nonfiction book
*A popular author's first book - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams READ 27/06/2015
*A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami READ 01/02/2015
*A book a friend recommended - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion READ 20/01/2015
*A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
*A book based on a true story
*A book at the bottom of your to-read list - Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche READ 09/02/2015
*A book your mom[/dad, LR] loves
*A book that scares you
*A book more than 100 years old
*A book based entirely on its cover - Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche READ 09/02/2015
*A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
*A memoir
*A book you can finish in a day - The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard by Kiera Cass READ 12/02/2015
*A book with antonyms in the title
*A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit - Die unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende READ 11/06/2015
*A book that came out the year you were born [1989]
*A book with bad reviews
*A trilogy - The One by Kiera Cass READ 30/01/2015
*A book from your childhood
*A book with a love triangle - The Elite by Kiera Cass READ 26/01/2015
*A book set in the future - The Elite by Kiera Cass READ 26/01/2015
*A book set in high school - Fallen by Lauren Kate READ 06/05/2015
*A book with a colour in the title
*A book that made you cry
*A book with magic - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami READ 01/02/2015
*A graphic novel
*A book by an author you've never read before - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion READ 20/01/2015
*A book you own but have never read - Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche READ 09/02/2015
*A book that takes place in your hometown [Utrecht/Rotterdam]
*A book that was originally written in a different language - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami READ 01/02/2015
*A book written by an author with your same initials [LR]
*A play - De laatkomer by Dimitri Verhulst READ 05/02/2015
*A banned book
*A book based on or turned into a TV show - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams READ 27/06/2015
*A book you started but never finished - The Elite by Kiera Cass READ 26/01/2015


message 2: by Luella (last edited Jan 31, 2015 04:15AM) (new)

Luella | 20 comments 20/01/2015
I finished The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. This fits within the following items:
* A funny book
* A book set in a different country (mainly Australia, a bit USA)
* A book a friend recommended (I borrowed it from Ariane)
* A book by an author you've never read before


message 3: by Luella (last edited Jan 27, 2015 06:04AM) (new)

Luella | 20 comments 26/01/2015
I finished The Elite by Kiera Cass. This fits within the following items:
(If striked through, this means I've already used this category for another book)
*A book by a female author
*A book with a one-word title
*A book a friend recommended (Rianne)
*A book with a love triangle
*A book set in the future
*A book you started but never finished (started: 03/11/2014)

If I ever read The One by Kiera Cass (I plan to do so, I have hopes that one will be better than this one), I am able to use it for 'a trilogy', because then I have actually read the whole trilogy.


message 4: by Holly, That Geeky One (new)

Holly (hollycoulson) | 1949 comments Mod
That's amazing progress, Luella!


message 5: by Luella (last edited Jan 31, 2015 04:12AM) (new)

Luella | 20 comments 30/01/2015
I finished The One by Kiera Cass. This fits within the following items:
(If striked through, this means I've already used this category for another book)
*A book with a number in the title
*A book by a female author
*A book with a one-word title
*A book a friend recommended (Rianne)
*A trilogy
*A book set in the future


message 6: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 01/02/2015
I finished Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. This fits within the following items:
(If striked through, this means I've already used this category for another book)
*A book with nonhuman characters
*A mystery or thriller (well, I think it could be classified as such. No idea if this is official)
*A book set in a different country
*A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet (I love 1Q84 and liked South of the Border, West of the Sun )
*A book set in the future
*A book with magic (Again, I would call it magical. It's not the Harry Potter kind of magic though)
*A book that was originally written in a different language (Japanese)


message 7: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 05/02/2015
I finished De laatkomer by Dimitri Verhulst. This fits within the following items:
(If striked through, this means I've already used this category for another book)
*A funny book
*A book with a one-word title
*A book set in a different country (Belgium)
*A book a friend recommended (Ariane)
*A book by an author you've never read before
*A play (Well, technically it is not a play. But I have seen a play based on it, and that felt as a book reading, so I am going to count it as a play. I liked it, though. This was the play: http://www.nnt.nl/voorstellingen/1036... )


message 8: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 09/02/2015
I finished Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche. This fits within the following items:
(If striked through, this means I've already used this category for another book)

*A book written by someone under 30 (she celebrated her 30th birthday in the year it came out, so she was under 30 when she wrote it)
*A funny book
*A book by a female author
*A book with a one-word title
*A book set in a different country (Germany)
*A book at the bottom of your to-read list
*A book based entirely on its cover
*A book you own but have never read
*A book that was originally written in a different language
*A book you started but never finished


message 9: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 12/2/2015
I finished The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard by Kiera Cass. This fits within the following items:
(If striked through, this means I've already used this category for another book)

*A book by a female author
*A book of short stories
*A book you can finish in a day
*A book set in the future
*A book you own but have never read


message 10: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 07/03/2015
I finished Just Past Midnight by Amanda Stevens.
I read this because I forgot my e-reader and could buy it as a bookazine for €2,99.
Sadly, it does not fit in any of the categories I haven't used yet, and I am too lazy to find out in which it does fit that are alreadt striked through.


message 11: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 07/03/2015
I finished Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Again, it does not fit in any unused categories, but I wanted to read it because I read the Mortal Instrument series as well. Furthermore it is just some light reading while finishing my thesis (soon! hopefully...)


message 12: by Margriet (new)

Margriet Assen | 51 comments Good luck on your thesis, Luella! And meanwhile happy reading!


message 13: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 22/03/2015
I finished Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Just like Clockwork Angel, it does not fit in any unused categories.


message 14: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 02/04/2015
I finished Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Just like the two previous books, it does not fit in any unused categories.


message 15: by Margriet (new)

Margriet Assen | 51 comments What is your next book going to be? From an unused categorie perhaps? I really like 'A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit'. I 'm going to remember this for my challenge!


message 16: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 06/05/2015
I finished Fallen by Lauren Kate, is:
A book set in high school


message 17: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 11/06/2015
I finished Die unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende. This is:

*A book with more than 500 pages (mine was just short under this number, but I've seen editions with 500+ pages)
*A book that became a movie (never seen it, but nevertheless...)
*A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit (visiting your own phantasy seems pretty perfect, doesn't it?)


message 18: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments How did you like the book? I only recently discovered it was a book, I loved the film as a child (my dog was even called after the dragon in the story :-)).


message 19: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments Camille wrote: "How did you like the book? I only recently discovered it was a book, I loved the film as a child (my dog was even called after the dragon in the story :-))."

I have mixed feelings. The first half was absolutely amazing, but from the moment Bastian entered the land itself, it went downhill, and became boring. I suppose it is just not that interesting if someone has unlimited powers and cannot be hurt. Everything he did seemed 'random'. I have heard that the film covers about the first half of the book, and if it does, I support that choice and definitely would like to see it :)


message 20: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 27/06/2015
I finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
This is:
*A popular author's first book
*A book based on or turned into a TV show (never seen it)


message 21: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 11/07/2015
I finished Lycidas by Christoph Marzi
I seem to be really bad at this challenge-stuff, because it does not fit in any unused categories. However, reading it was great fun, and, actually, really motivating to read more :)


message 22: by Luella (new)

Luella | 20 comments 09/09/2015
I finished Maalstroom by Frode Granhus. It was nice, but - again - useless for the challenge...


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