The 26 books I read in 2015
(A Roundup)

Last year, I decided to take the Popsugar Reading Challenge i found on Pinterest (follow me!) as my one and only New Years Resolution. I was able to read 26 of 52 books in the challenge, which is half and I’m pretty proud of myself! *high five* I shared reviews on all of the books (except The Beginning of Everything which I totally forgot to add). Here is a roundup on all of the books I read!

A book based entirely on it’s cover – The Here and Now by: Ann Brashares
A book set during Christmas – Let it Snow by: John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
A book based on a true story – Eat, Pray, Love by: Elizabeth Gilbert
A book you can finish in a day – The Duff by: Kody Keplinger
A book with more than 500 pages – The Interestings by: Meg Wolitzer
A book with a one-word title – Wild by: Cheryl Strayed
A book with magic – Fan Girl by: Rainbow Rowell
A Pulitzer Price winning book – All the Light You Cannot See by: Anthony Doerr
A popular author’s first book – Still Alice by: Lisa Genova
A mystery or thriller – Gone Girl by: Gillian Flynn
A book by an author you love that you haven’t read yet – Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell
A classic romance – Price and Prejudice by: Jane Austen
A book with bad reviews – If I Stay by: Gayle Forman
A book that made you cry – The Book Thief by: Markus Zusak
A book set in another country – Above the East China Sea by: Sarah Bird
A book with a love triangle – The Husband’s Secret by: Diane Moriarty
A book that became a movie – Paper Towns by: John Green
A book published this year – Emmy & Oliver by: Robin Benway
A book by a female author – Girl on the Train by: Paula Hawkins
A book a friend recommended – Orphan Train by: Christina Baker Kline
A book by someone under 30 – Love, Fortunes and Other Disasters by: Kimberly Karalius
A book by an author you’ve never read before – The Beginning of Everything by: Robyn Schneider (totally forgot to review, oops!)
A book set in high school – Love Like Crazy by: Megan Squires
A book with non-human characters – Carry On by: Rainbow Rowell
A book with a color in the title – Grey by: E.L. James
A book at the bottom of your to-read list – Landline by: Rainbow Rowell

Books I purchased but didn’t have time to read:

A book more than 100 years old – Ann of Green Gables by: L.M. Montgomery
A book that was originally written in a different language – The Japanese Love by: Isabel Allende
A book with antonyms in the title – Life and Other Near Death Experiences by: Camille Pagán
*Just finished this one and I absolutely LOVED it! Part of it was set in Puerto Rico (!!!)
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t – To Kill a Mockingbird by: Harper Lee
A funny book – Where’d You Go Bernadette? by: Maria Semple (this book isn’t available on the Kindle in English, finally found it at Narita Airport and then accidentally left it on my last flight… UGH!)

Books I started but didn’t finish:

iBlog: Everything you need to know about blogging by: Amy Stults, Jimmie Lanley and Jemerrill Stewart (why? I felt like I knew most of the things they were talking about and I got bored..)

It Starts with Food by: Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig (why? I’ll finish it when I do the challenge)

Unbroken: A WWII story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by: Laura Hillenbrand (why? could not get past all the technical aviation writing and got bored.. oops)

Lock In by: John Scalzi (why? could not for the life of me get into it)

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Even though I wasn’t able to complete the challenge, I’m really happy with how much I read in 2015! It was a great New Year’s Resolution and I may try and finish it in 2016!

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • I loved “Let it Snow” with John Green and more. I don’t think that book gets enough attention from JG fans!

    • Sorry for the super late reply! Finally catching up on all this blogging after a hectic few months!! I loved loved loved Let it Snow! I heard they’re making it a movie!!!! ^_^