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
- A 19th century classic (published 1800-1899). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- A 20th century classic (published 1900-1967). Youth by Isacc Asimov
- A classic by a woman author.
- A classic in translation.
- A classic published before 1800. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- A romance classic.
- A gothic or horror classic.
- A classic with a number in the title.
- A classic about an animal or animal title.
- A classic set in a place you’d like to visit.
- An award-winning classic.
- A Russian classic.
last edited 2/17/2017