2017 Reading Challenges

My 2017 Reading Challenges


Read 70 books this year

2017 Reading Challenge

Sarah has read 1 book toward her goal of 70 books.

Disclaimer for this challenge: I'm challenging myself to read half of the 52 categories

Around the World in 52 Books:
(Challenges in bold have been completed)

  1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (link)
  2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view
      • Baby Doll – Hollie Overton
  3. A book you meant to read in 2016
  4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
      • Caraval – Stephanie Garber
  5. A historical fiction
      • A Heart’s Home – Colleen Coble
  6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
      • Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
  7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
      • Guardians of Being – Eckhart Tolle
  8. A book written by a person of color
      • When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon
  9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
  10. A dual-timeline novel
      • A Long Walk to Water – Linda Sue Park
  11. A category from another challenge
      • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  12. A book based on a myth
      • Heartless – Marissa Meyer
  13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
  14. A book with a strong female character
      • Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Lies – Greg Rucka
  15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
  16. A mystery
  17. A book with illustrations
      • If the Raindrops United – Judah Friedlander
  18. A really long book (600+ pages)
  19. A New York Times best-seller
      • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  20. A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading
      • Kindred Spirits – Rainbow Rowell
  21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read
      • Openly, Honestly – Bill Konigsberg
  22. A book by an author you haven't read before
      • On The Island – Tracey Garvis-Graves
  23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list (link)
  24. A book written by at least two authors
  25. A book about a famous historical figure
      • Loving vs. Virginia – Patricia Hruby Powell
  26. An adventure book
  27. A book by one of your favorite authors
      • Very Good Lives – J.K. Rowling
  28. A non-fiction
  29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) - check all the editions
      • Allentown: A Photographic Journey in the Heart of Buffalo, NY – William Faught
  30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)
      • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre
  32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
      • Everything I Need to Know About Love I learned from a Little Golden Book – Diane Muldrow
  33. A magical realism novel
  34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
      • The Spy – Paulo Coelho
  35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
  36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)
  37. A book you choose randomly
      • Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life – Mary Schmich
  38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
  39. An epistolary fiction
  40. A book published in 2017
  41. A book with an unreliable narrator
  42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
  43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
      • Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
  44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" (link)
  45. A book with a one-word title
      • Holes – Louis Sachar
  46. A time travel novel
      • Flame in the Mist – Renee Ahdieh
  47. A past suggestion that didn't win (link)
  48. A banned book
  49. A book from someone else's bookshelf
      • And I Darken – Kiersten White
  50. A Penguin Modern Classic- any edition
  51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)
      • Straight James/Gay James – James Franco
  52. A book set in a fictional location
      • A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray

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