2017 Reading Challenges

This year I have decided to participate in three different reading challenges. The first, of course, is the Goodreads reading challenge. My goal for the year is 115. Last year I was able to read 111 books, so hopefully this goal is achievable.

The next challenge I decided to participate in is called “Beat the Backlist” sponsored by NovelKnight. This challenge is essentially a way to get through all the books I have purchased the past year but was unable to read.

The third, and final, challenge I will be participating in this year is called “Back to the Classics” sponsored by Books and Chocolate. This is a way for me to read more classics this year.

Goodreads Reading Challenge

So far I’ve read 11 out of 115 books. (9.5%)

Beat the Backlist

Books that are crossed out have been completed. These will be completed in no particular order.

  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • How to be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis
  • Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • The Underground Railroad by Coulson Whitehead
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  • The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
  • Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephenie Perkins
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • The Siren by Kiera Cass
  • Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
  • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  • Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  • Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
  • Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
  • Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliot
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, & Cynthia Hand
  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn

Back to the Classics

  1. A 19th century classic (published 1800-1899). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  2. A 20th century classic (published 1900-1967). Youth by Isacc Asimov
  3. A classic by a woman author.
  4. A classic in translation.
  5. A classic published before 1800. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  6. A romance classic.
  7. A gothic or horror classic.
  8. A classic with a number in the title.
  9. A classic about an animal or animal title.
  10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit.
  11. An award-winning classic.
  12. A Russian classic.

last edited 2/17/2017