Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge

I know, I know – there’s still a little less than 3 days left in 2015.
Unfortunately, I also know that that just means my exams are that much closer, and that I can’t really afford to read anymore (at least, not for leisure) until they’re at least halfway done – so that just means I’ll have to do my round up now!

As you may (or may not) have seen on Goodreads, or Tumblr, I did manage to get to my reading goal of reading 150 books this year (considering that, originally, the goal was a mere 100 books, I guess you could say that’s quite something!

I had, however, also set myself the challenge of (hopefully) completing the Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge – and here’s the final result for that one!
Unfortunately, I didn’t quite manage to get everything done but, hey, I did my best, and I actually didn’t do too shabby either!

(The ones in bold are the ones I didn’t get done)

The original printable for the challenge
  1. A book with more than 500 pages: Arthur, koning voor altijd & Het boek Merlijn
  2. A classic romance: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare
  3. A book that became a movie: If I Stay, Gayle Forman
  4. A book published this year: P.S. I still love you, Jenny Han
  5. A book with a number in the title: Two’s Company, Jill Mansell
  6. A book written by someone under 30: 
  7. A book with nonhuman characters: Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
  8. A funny book: Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  9. A book by a female author: Just Between Us, Cathy Kelly
  10. A mystery or a thriller: Devil in a blue dress, Walter Mosely
  11. A book with a one-worded title: Hernani, Victor Hugo
  12. A book of short stories: My True Love Gave to Me, Stephanie Perkins
  13. A book set in a different country: L’énigme du retour, Dany Laferrière
  14. A nonfiction book: Graces Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a grown-up, Grace Helbig
  15. A popular author’s first book: Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: Lady Susan, Jane Austen
  17. A book a friend recommended: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  19. A book based on a true story: L’Ignorance, Milan Kundera
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list: L’énigme du retour, Dany Laferrière
  21. A book your mom loves: Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
  22. A book that scares you: De Gifmenger, Willem Brakman
  23. A book ore than 100 years old: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, P.C. de Laclos
  24. A book based entirely on its cover: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Benjamin Alire Saez
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: The Virginian, Owen Wister
  26. A memoir: 
  27. A book you can finish in a day: The Island of Adventure, Enid Blyton
  28. A book with antonyms in the title: 
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: De Kinderen van Bolderburen, Astrid Lindgren
  30. A book that came out the year you were born: Kiss, Jill Mansell
  31. A book with bad reviews:
  32. A trilogy: Shatter Me / Unravel Me / Fracture Me, Tahereh Mafi
  33. A book from your childhood: Thursday’s Children, Rumer Godden
  34. A book with a love triangle: Miranda’s Big Mistake, Jill Mansell
  35. A book set in the future: The Next Together, Lauren James
  36. A book set in high school: Notable, Marni Bates
  37. A book with a colour in the title: Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
  38. A book that made you cry: Where She Went, Gayle Forman
  39. A book with magic: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  40. A graphic novel: The Kite Runner, graphic novel, Khaled Hosseini
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before: NW, Zadie Smith
  42. A book you own but have never read: Don Quichotte, Cervantes
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown: I don’t think this actually exists?
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language: Pippi Langkous, Astrid Lindgren
  45. A book set during Christmas: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials: Are there any writers out there with the initials SAV?
  47. A play: Jacques le Fataliste et son maître, Diderot
  48. A banned book: The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
  49. A book based on or turned into a TV-show: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
  50. A book you started but never finished: Le Diable Amoureux, Jacques Cazotte
That leaves me with a total of only 6 items I didn’t manage – and considering the fact that I’m pretty sure at least two of those don’t even exist (seriously – does anybody know of any authors with the initials SAV??) I’d say I didn’t do so shabby 🙂
Did you participate in any reading challenges? Or do you know of any fun ones for 2016? Be sure to let me know below, I would love to read your list!