2017 reading challenge!

Welcome to 2017 everyone! It’s a new year which means…new reading challenges! Last year I took part in the Around the World in 52 books and thought it was brilliant so I have continued it on this year! There are new topics which you can see here and you can find suggestions for each week here. Basically you have 52 challenges which y0u have to complete throughout the year, you can use the same book for more than one challenge however most people (me included) have gone with one book per challenge. After doing so well last year I figured why not take the same approach?

So below I have included my list of the 52 books which I am reading this year, if you were here last year you will know that I post updates on my progress throughout the year, you can also check my progress out on goodreads here to see which books I am reading. The books I haven’t read will be displayed in purple and if I have read them they will be black. As it is the first of January I haven’t read any books yet! Also if you want to learn more about the book you can click their names to be linked to their goodreads page. So lets get on with the challenge!

  1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 = The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson
  2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view) = Me before you by Jojo Moyes
  3. A book you meant to read in 2016 = The act of falling by BD Aiken
  4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E” = Hannibal by Thomas Harris
  5. A historical fiction = The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
  6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 = Ready player one by Ernest Cline
  7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title = All the birds in the sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  8. A book written by a person of colour = The color purple by Alice Walker
  9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list = Cinder by Merissa Meyer
  10. A dual-timeline novel = The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  11. A category from another challenge (a book you brought on a trip) = Me being me is exactly as insane as you being you by Todd Hasak-Lowy
  12.  A book based on a myth = The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  13. A book recommended by one of your favourite authors = The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton – Kate Morton said she liked it as a child
  14. A book with a strong female character = The hunger games by Suzanne Collins
  15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland) = The little mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
  16. A mystery = The woman in cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  17. A book with illustrations = Harry potter and the Philosopher’s stone (illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling)
  18. A really long book (600+ pages) = Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  19. A New York Times best-seller = The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading = Follow me by Angela Clarke
  21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read = The exposure by Tara Sue Me
  22. A book by an author you haven’t read = The girl In the Ice by Robert Bryndza
  23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list = Treasure island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  24. A book written by at least two authors = Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  25. A book about a famous historical figure = Soulless by Gail Carriger
  26. An adventure book = Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  27. A book by one of your favourite authors = Fantastic beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling
  28. A non-fiction = Scrappy little nobody by Anna Kendrick
  29.  A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre)– check all the editions = Alicia by D.J. Baldock
  30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books = Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  31. A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre = Thriller – psychological = The girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
  32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle) = Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  33. A magical realism novel = The night circus by Erin Morgenstern
  34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere = Private peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty = The princess diaries by Meg Cabot
  36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee = Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  37. A book you choose randomly = Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature = Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  39. An epistolary fiction = The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
  40.  A book published in 2017 = Brake failure by Alison Brodie
  41. A book with an unreliable narrator = The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  42. A best book of the 21st century (so far) = Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold) = The girl with all the gifts by M.R. Carey
  44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next” = Searched for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the result came up with the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  45. A book with a one-word title = Chakana by W.E. Lawrence
  46. A time travel novel = First fifteen lives of Harry August by Claire North
  47. A past suggestion that didn’t win (a book you’re expecting to hate) = Grey by E.L. James
  48. A banned book = Catching fire by Suzanne Collins
  49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf = Goodreads friend Beth’s shelf – New moon by Stephenie Meyer
  50. A Penguin Modern Classic– any edition =  Diary of a young girl by Anne Frank
  51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays) = Flying Lessons and other stories by Ellen Oh
  52. A book set in a fictional location = Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by J.K. Rowling

Are you taking part in this challenge? If so what books have you chosen? Link yours in the comments below. Also don’t forget you can keep up with my progress on Goodreads, why not send me a friend request? Have a great 2017 and let’s make it a good reading year!

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