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Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge


Ok, so last year I had a HUGE list of points that I had to hit with my reading challenge. I am afraid that I only made it about 66% of the way through the list. However, I DID read a much wider variety of books last year than I ever have. Going by the numbers I read and reviewed 78 books in 2016. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. I had a blast diving into new genres, reading new authors, and experiencing new settings. So overall, the reading challenge was a success, it got me out of the box and into a much broader world of books. 


THIS year, I have compiled a new list with new challenges. I have taken ideas from Pinterest like I did last year. I am hoping to mark off quite a few of these this year, but if not, I know that I will be experiencing great books regardless if it meets the criteria for the challenge. I will be carrying over a few books from last year because I really do want to read them. All in all, I am planning on cutting back on how many books I read strictly for reviewing purposes and stick to MY authors this year. Support them and their new releases and then leave time to tackle these books that have been on my TBR for far too long. 

My goodreads challenge this year is 52 books. This list has 33 items. We shall see how far I get this year. I hope this list inspires you to experience new books this year! If you have any suggestions, please let me know! 

As always,
Happy Reading!
  • A book recommended by a friend
  • A classic from the 20th century
  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book that's been on your TBR for way too long Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  • An audiobook - The Goose Girl (Started)
  • A book with one of the four seasons in the title (Winter - Marissa Meyer)
  • A book with multiple authors In the Shadow of Denali - Tracie Peterson & Kimberly Woodhouse
  • An espionage thriller (Ronie Kendig or In Sheep's Clothing - Susan May Warren) 
  • A book from a genre you don't normally read (Always Watching - Lynette Eason)
  • A book involving travel - The Illusionist's Apprentice - Kristy Cambron
  • A book with a subtitle
  • A book published in 2017 Never Forget - Jody Hedlund
  • A book involving mythical creatures Matefinder - Leia Stone
  • A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile - Just the Way You Are - Pepper Basham
  • A book from a nonhuman perspective - Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
  • A steampunk novel
  • A book with a red spine The Choosing - Rachelle Dekker
  • A book you loved as a child
  • A novel set during wartime - When Tides Turn - Sarah Sundin
  • A book with pictures
  • A book about an interesting woman - The Memoir of Johnny Devine - Camille Eide
  • A book set in two different time periods 
  • A book written by someone you admire (Behind the Scenes- Jen Turano)
  • A book that's becoming a movie in 2017 (Hidden Figures)
  • The first book in a series you haven't read before - A Change of Fortune - Jen Turano
  • A book you bought on a trip
  • A book recommended by an author you love - The Goose Girl (Jody Hedlund recommends it)
  • A book with an eccentric character The Lady and the Lionheart - Joanne Bischof
  • A book that is more than 800 pages...We shall see
  • A book based on mythology
15% as of 2/16/17 Yay! 

And my Goodreads Challenge is at 25%!!! I have read 14 of 52 books!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Challenge! Love the Chronicles of Narnia and need to read the last one in the series over again. Especially for your two boys, you might like our website www.discoversuccess.info which recommends good books. Books can be searched by character name (kids like books w/their own name), habits that can be taught using book, author, etc. Hope you enjoy!

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  2. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson is really good and so is her Blackmoore. Read that one, too. I liked it even more than Edenbrooke.I wasn't sure I would when I first started it, but I really enjoyed it.

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