Book Challenges

Books Read in 2015

  1. The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister // Historical fiction
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (#1) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (#2) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  4. This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner // YA sci-fi
  5. The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events #7) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade fiction
  6. Snow Like Ashes (#1) by Sara Raasch // YA fantasy
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#3) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  8. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer // YA SFF
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (#4) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  10. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner // YA sci-fi
  11. The Young Elites (#1) by Marie Lu // YA fantasy
  12. The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (#5) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  14. Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #0.5) by Marissa Meyer // YA SFF
  15. A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle // Modern fantasy classic
  16. Splintered (#1) by A. G. Howard // YA fantasy
  17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  18. The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead // YA urban fantasy
  19. Trickster’s Choice (Daughter of the Lionness #1) by Tamora Pierce // YA fantasy
  20. The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade
  21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  22. A Darker Shade of Magic (#1) by V. E. Schwab // SFF
  23. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes // Literary fiction
  24. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey // YA SF, dystopian
  25. Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A. G. Howard // YA fantasy
  26. Spelled by Betsey Schow // YA fantasy
  27. The Slippery Slope (Unfortunate Events #10) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade fiction
  28. Zodiac by Romina Russell // YA SF
  29. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter // literary fiction, fantasy
  30. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund // YA SFF
  31. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard // YA SFF, dystopian
  32. Tik-Tok of Oz (#8) by L. Frank Baum // Middle grade fantasy
  33. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy // Fiction & literature, Russian lit
  34. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey // YA urban fantasy
  35. The Boy with the Hidden Name (Otherworld #2) by Skylar Dorset // YA fantasy
  36. Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A. G. Howard // YA fantasy
  37. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R. R. Martin // Fantasy
  38. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Curse #2) by Marie Rutkoski // YA fantasy
  39. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin // YA contemporary, paranormal romance
  40. Undertow by Michael Buckley // YA SF, dystopian
  41. The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon // SFF
  42. The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey // YA SF, dystopian
  43. Trickster’s Queen (Daughter of the Lionness #2) by Tamora Pierce // YA fantasy
  44. The Grim Grotto (Unfortunate Events #11) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade fiction
  45. The Penultimate Peril (Unfortunate Events #12) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade fiction
  46. The End (Unfortunate Events#13) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade fiction
  47. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes // Literary fiction
  48. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A. S. King // YA contemporary fiction
  49. You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison // YA contemporary
  50. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner // YA SF, dystopian
  51. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas // NA fantasy
  52. Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray // YA historical fantasy
  53. Burning Kingdoms (Internment Chronicles #2) by Lauren DeStefano // YA SFF, dystopian
  54. The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin // YA contemporary, paranormal romance
  55. Lion Heart (Scarlet #3) by A. C. Gaughen // YA fantasy
  56. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne // Classic SF
  57. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin // YA contemporary, paranormal romance
  58. Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy #1) by Kerstin Gier // YA SFF
  59. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell // YA fantasy
  60. Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy #2) by Kerstin Gier // YA SFF
  61. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan // Contemporary fiction
  62. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway //Literary fiction
  63. Stardust by Neil Gaiman // Fantasy
  64. Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes //Literary fiction
  65. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie // Classic mystery
  66. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn // Fiction
  67. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins // Fiction
  68. Jackaby (#1) by William Ritter // YA historical SFF, mystery
  69. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman // YA historical, western
  70. Wither by Lauren DeStefano // YA dystopian
  71. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly // Historical fiction
  72. The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson // Fiction
  73. Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy #3) by Kerstin Gier // YA SFF
  74. Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter // YA historical SFF, mystery
  75. Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone // YA fantasy, contemporary
  76. Persuasion (Heirs of Watson Island #2) by Martina Boone // YA fantasy, contemporary
  77. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas // high fantasy
  78. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas // high fantasy
  79. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas // high fantasy
  80. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas // high fantasy
  81. Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan // YA fantasy, paranormal romance
  82. The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson // YA urban fantasy, mystery
  83. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn // Fiction, mystery
  84. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman // Middle grade fantasy
  85. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated) by J. K. Rowling // Fantasy
  86. Need by Joelle Charbonneau // YA fiction
  87. The Martian by Andy Weir // Sci-fi
  88. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood // Scifi, dystopian
  89. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer // YA sci-fi
  90. Illuminae (#1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff // YA sci-fi
  91. Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) // YA fantasy, paranormal romance
  92. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan // YA fantasy
  93. Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith // Fiction, mystery
  94. The Wrath and the Dawn (#1) by Renee Ahdieh // YA fantasy, fairy tale retelling
  95. Their Fractured Light (Starbound Universe #3) // YA sci-fi

Books Read in 2014

  1. Star Cursed (Cahill Witch Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood // YA fantasy
  2. Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King // Horror-mystery
  3. The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher // YA
  4. Tyger Tyger (The Goblin Wars #1) by Kersten Hamilton // YA fantasy
  5. The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater // YA fantasy
  6. The Blonde by Anna Godbersen // Historical fiction
  7. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer // YA sci-fi
  8. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snickett // Middle grade
  9. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Short Stories vol 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle // Classic literary fiction, mystery
  10. Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead // Sci-fi
  11. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein // YA historical fiction
  12. The Crown of Embers (Fire & Thorns #2) by Rae Carson // YA fantasy
  13. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum // Middle grade fantasy
  14. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn // YA
  15. Vicious (#1) by V. E. Schwab // Sci-fi
  16. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison // Fantasy
  17. The Last Olympian (PJO #5) by Rick Riordan // Middle grade fantasy
  18. The Bitter Kingdom (Fire & Thorns #3) by Rae Carson // YA fantasy
  19. Life, The Universe, and Everything (Hitchhiker’s #3) by Douglas Adams // Classic sci-fi
  20. The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier // Literary fiction
  21. Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things #2) by Anna Godbersen // YA historical fiction
  22. The Diviners (#1) by Libba Bray // YA fantasy & historical fiction
  23. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin // Literary fiction
  24. The Maze Runner (#1) by James Dashner // YA sci-fi
  25. The Madman’s Daughter (#1) by Megan Shepherd // YA fantasy
  26. Across the Universe (#1) by Beth Revis // YA sci-fi
  27. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade
  28. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness // YA sci-fi
  29. The Angel’s Game (Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon // Literary fiction
  30. Ignite (#1) by Erica Crouch // YA fantasy
  31. City of Glass (TMI #3) by Cassandra Clare // YA fantasy
  32. City of Fallen Angels (TMI #4) by Cassandra Clare // YA fantasy
  33. A Feast for Crows (ASoIaF #4) by George R.R. Martin // Fantasy, high fantasy
  34. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor // YA fantasy
  35. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey // Literary fiction
  36. The Road to Oz (Oz #5) by L. Frank Baum // Middle grade fantasy
  37. The Archived (#1) by Victoria Schwab // YA sci-fi/fantasy
  38. The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) by Kelley Armstrong // YA paranormal
  39. Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray // YA fantasy
  40. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi // YA dystopian
  41. Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa // YA fantasy
  42. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare // YA urban fantasy
  43. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare // YA urban fantasy
  44. Legend (#1) by Marie Lu // YA dystopian, sci-fi
  45. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (#1) by Jenny Han // YA contemporary
  46. The Giver by Lois Lowry // Middle grade dystopian
  47. Dorothy Must Die (#1) by Danielle Paige // YA fantasy
  48. A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis // YA sci-fi
  49. The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong // YA paranormal
  50. The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle #3) by Libba Bray // YA fantasy
  51. The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa // YA fantasy
  52. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell // YA contemporary
  53. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1) by April Genevieve Tucholke // YA paranormal
  54. Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis // YA sci-fi
  55. Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu // YA dystopian, sci-fi
  56. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller // YA historical fiction
  57. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong // YA fantasy
  58. If I Stay (#1) by Gayle Forman // YA contemporary
  59. Rebel Belle (#1) by Rachel Hawkins // YA paranormal-contemporary
  60. Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo // YA fantasy
  61. The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness // YA sci fi-dystopian
  62. The Emerald City of Oz (Oz #6) by L. Frank Baum // Middle grade fantasy
  63. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart // YA contemporary
  64. The Unbound (The Archived #2) by Victoria Schwab // YA sci-fi
  65. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu // YA dystopian, sci-fi
  66. Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman’s Daughter #2) by Megan Shepherd // YA fantasy
  67. Panic by Lauren Oliver // YA contemporary
  68. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) by Catherynne M. Valente // Middle grade fantasy
  69. The Prisoner of Heaven (Cemetery of Forgotten Books #3) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon // Literary fiction
  70. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie // Mystery
  71. The Stolen Ones by Richard Montanari // Mystery & thriller
  72. The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things #3) by Anna Godbersen // YA historical fiction
  73. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan // YA fantasy
  74. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami // Literary fiction
  75. Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna #2) by Stephanie Perkins // YA contemporary
  76. The Bone Season (#1) by Samantha Shannon // Sci-fi
  77. The Miserable Mill (Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket // Middle-grade fiction
  78. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White // YA fantasy
  79. Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead // YA urban fantasy
  80. Persuasion by Jane Austen // Literary fiction & classics
  81. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller // YA sci-fi
  82. The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes // Literary fiction
  83. Scarlet (#1) by A.C. Gaughen // YA historical & fantasy
  84. The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead // Sci-fi
  85. Under the Never Sky (#1) by Veronica Rossi // YA sci-fi
  86. Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger // Historical urban fantasy, steampunk
  87. Doctor Who: Eleven Doctors, Eleven Stories by Various authors // Short story collection, sci-fi
  88. Parallel by Lauren Miller // YA contemporary sci-fi
  89. The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason // YA historical urban fantasy, steampunk
  90. The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan // YA fantasy
  91. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman // Fantasy
  92. Doll Bones by Holly Black // Middle grade mystery
  93. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge // YA fantasy
  94. Isla and the Happily Ever After // YA contemporary
  95. Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood // YA historical fantasy
  96. The Girl Who Kissed a Lie by Skylar Dorset [novella] // YA fantasy
  97. Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen // YA fantasy
  98. Compulsion by Martina Boone // YA fantasy, contemporary
  99. The Strange Adventures of H. P. Lovecraft by Mac Carter // Graphic novel
  100. The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith // Mystery
  101. Between the Spark and the Burn (Between #2) April Genevieve Tucholke // YA fantasy-adventure
  102. Amber House by Kelly More, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed // YA fantasy
  103. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan // YA fantasy
  104. The Austere Academy (Unfortunate Events #5) by Lemony Snicket // Middle grade fiction
  105. Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi // YA sci-fi
  106. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas // High fantasy
  107. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas // High fantasy
  108. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater // YA contemporary-fantasy [REREAD]
  109. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater // YA contemporary-fantasy [REREAD]
  110. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas // High fantasy
  111. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater // YA contemporary-fantasy
  112. The Silence of Six by E. C. Myers // YA mystery
  113. Neverwas (The Amber House Trilogy #2) by Kelly Moore, Larkin Reed, Tucker Reed // YA SF/F
  114. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano // YA SF-dystopian
  115. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan // YA fantasy
  116. This Night So Dark (Starbound #1.5) [novella] by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner // YA SF/F
  117. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #4) by Douglas Adams // SF/F
  118. Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong // Paranormal mystery
  119. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson // YA contemporary
  120. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer // YA SF/F [re-read]
  121. The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6) by Lemony Sniket // Middle grade fiction
  122. Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi // YA SF/F
  123. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour // YA contemporary
  124. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer // YA SF/F [re-read]
  125. Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #5) by Douglas Adams // SF/F
  126. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley // YA historical fiction
  127. The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld #1) by Skylar Dorset // YA fantasy
  128. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Oz #7) by L. Frank Baum // Middle grade fantasy
  129. The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan // YA fantasy
  130. The Winner’s Curse (#1) by Marie Rutkoski // YA fantasy

2 thoughts on “Book Challenges

    • As far as medical-related books go, Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan mysteries are the closest I’ve read to that subject. If you’re not familiar, the main character is a forensic anthropologist and she helps solve crimes. Some of those also have cool story lines, like mob/gang crimes and stuff.

      Other than that… There are some books in the “listopia” section of Goodreads! I just searched “medical” and it gave me these lists. Of books mentioned in the very first list, Brave New World sticks out to me — that was my gateway into reading sci-fi/dystopian books!

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