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

I read 81 out of 115 books. (70.4%)

revised goal to 100 books

I read 81 out of 100 books. (81%)

Beat the Backlist

(8/37 completed)

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

Back to the Classics

(5/12 completed)

  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. 1984 by George Orwell
  9. A classic about an animal or animal title. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  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