2017 Reading Challenge

My 2017 Reading Challenge

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This year I challenged myself to read 52 books in 52 weeks. For inspiration I sought out a challenge on Pinterest and found this one by POPSUGAR and then chose my books. You may note that there are only 48 books listed here and my goal is 52. I opted to leave myself some room for spontaneity, and recommendations from friends. When I read books that aren’t on this list I will add them. I am also planning to review each book I read, so keep an eye out for those!

I’m tracking my progress in my bullet journal. IMG_20170722_124524706_HDR_picmonkeyed.

It looks like a bookshelf and I love it!

Another way I am tracking and sharing my progress is GoodReads.com : they also have an app which you can get here GoodReads App. GoodReads is a great network for readers. You can see books that your friends are reading, discuss and rate books, read reviews before you get started, enter for giveaways, and join discussions with your favorite authors. You can also track your completion of a book, so if you’re reading a digital copy and are afraid of losing your page, you can track it through the app or website. They also have a feature called bookshelves, so you can divide your to-read list into categories based on genre, or subject matter. I use this feature to group books that help with my research either for my book-in-progress, or this blog, or any other passion projects I might have going.

My 2017 Reading List

Gregor the Overlander by Susanne Collins *Completed*

Dare Me by Megan Abbott *Completed*

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova *Completed*

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan *Completed*

arry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling *Completed*

Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card *Completed*

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer *Completed*

Frozen Heat by Richard Castle *Completed*

All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue *Completed*

Legend by Marie Lu *Completed*

Dewey the Library Cat by Vicki Myron *Completed*

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn *Completed*

Cinder by Marissa Meyers *Completed*

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire *Completed*

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin *Completed*

The Family Corleon by Ed Falco *Completed*

Scarlett by Marissa Meyers *Completed*

Cress by Marissa Meyers *Completed*

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger *Completed*

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer *Completed*

Winter by Marissa Meyers *Completed*

Fairest by Marissa Meyers *Completed*

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford *Completed*

Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark *Completed*

Heartless by Marissa Meyers *Completed*

Stars Above by Marissa Meyers *Completed*


Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi *Completed*

The Circle by Dave Eggars *Completed*

Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney *Completed*


Smart Cookies by Jennifer Barrett *Completed*


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling *Completed*

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling *Completed*

Wild by Cheryl Strayed *Completed*

Sold by Patricia McCormick *Completed*

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams *Completed (01/18)*

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury *In Progress*

I didn’t finish all of these, but a few made it on to 2018’s reading list. Perhaps if I read all of my prompt books I can read the rest of these as well!

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows by J.K. Rowling

Territory by Emma Bull

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher


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