2017 Reading Challenge

by - Friday, January 27, 2017


Hello All! I'm super excited to be sharing this challenge with you guys. Over the winter break I read a couple of books as I normally do when I'm on break from school. The sad thing about that is, that is normally the only chance I get to really read. Between work and family and general exhaustion, I don't usually get around to reading much. Well, I vowed to change that this year. And so far, so good.

Luckily, I had a change of positions at work that doesn't really require me to work as much at home anymore. That has helped a lot. I've also noticed that since I've been getting back into reading as avidly as I did as a teen, that I'm not as interested in binge watching t.v. anymore. BONUS!! haha

So, I went on Pinterest and found a challenge that suited me. One that would challenge me as a reader. I love the one that this blogger created and I think you will too! Without further ado, here is the challenge and the books that I'm really looking forward to reading this year.

* You can find the original challenge at hannahbraime.com. Check her out. She also has a 52 book challenge for you over-achievers.

  1. A book you read in school: The Scarlet Letter
  2. A book from your childhood: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
  3. A book published over 100 years ago: Persuasion
  4. A book published in the last year: Small Great Things
  5. A non-fiction book: Day of Infamy
  6. A book written by a male author: The Fault in Our Stars
  7. A book written by a female author: The Indian in the Cupboard
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer (think Paul Kalathani or Richard Branson): Leah Remini-Troublemaker
  9. A book that became/is becoming a film: Wild
  10. A book published in the 20th Century: Fahrenheit 451
  11. A book set in your hometown/region: Two by Two
  12. A book with someone’s name in the title: What Alice Forgot
  13. A book with a number in the title
  14. A book with a character with your first name
  15. A book someone else recommended to you
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day: Breakfast at Tiffany's
  18. A previously banned book: The Color Purple 
  19. A book with a one-word title: Coraline
  20. A book translated from another language: Anna Karenina
  21. A book that will improve a specific area of your life: Uninvited
  22. A memoir or journal: Talking as Fast as I Can
  23. A book written by someone younger than you: P.S. I Love You
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll be visiting this year: 
  25. An award-winning book: Looking for Alaska
  26. A self-published book: Justice for Emily
I'm still looking for recommendations to fill in the blanks. Leave me your recommendations in the comments. :) I look forward to hearing from you guys!

P.S. Click the book titles to go to Good Reads to check them out. 

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