2017 Reading Challenges

This year I'm embarking on a year-long book buying ban.  I have over 200 books sitting in my house waiting to be read, and I work at a freaking library for goodness sake.  I should be able to do this.  But when I fail, I'll keep track of my failure here.  I'm also tracking some other goals on this page with the actual challenges.

Back to the Classics 2017  (4/12)

  • Need to finish at least 6 categories
  • Books need to have been written prior to 1967.
The Categories:

  1. 19th Century Classic:  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
  2. 20th Century Classic:  Giovanni's Room
  3. Classic by a woman author:  Little Women
  4. Classic in Translation:
  5. Classic published before 1800:
  6. Romance Classic:
  7. Gothic/Horror Classic:
  8. Classic with a Number in the Title:
  9. Classic about an Animal/Animal in the Title:
  10. Classic set in a place I'd like to visit:  Wide Sargasso Sea
  11. Award Winning Classic:
  12. Russian Classic:

POPSUGAR's 2017 Reading Challenge   (19/40 and 6/12)
  1. A book recommended by a librarian:  Small Great Things
  2. A book that's been on my TBR list for way too long:  Little Women
  3. A book of letters:  Hey Harry, Hey Matilda
  4. An audiobook:  Stargirl
  5. A book by a person of color:  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title:
  7. A book that is a story within a story
  8. A book with multiple authors  My Lady Jane
  9. An espionage thriller
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read  Norse Mythology
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
  14. A book involving travel  Isla and the Happily Ever After
  15. A book with a subtitle  We Were Feminists Once:  From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement
  16. A book that's published in 2017  History Is All You Left Me
  17. A book involving a mythical creature  Carry On
  18. A book I've read before that never fails to make me smile  Anna and the French Kiss
  19. A book about food
  20. A book with career advice
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
  22. A steampunk novel
  23. A book with a red spine  The Hate U Give
  24. A book set in the wilderness
  25. A book I loved as a child
  26. A book by an author from a country I've never visited  Wide Sargasso Sea
  27. A book with a title that's a character's name  Lola and the Boy Next Door
  28. A novel set during wartime
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator
  30. A book with pictures  The Astronaut Wives Club
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than me  Paper Boats
  32. A book about an interesting woman  Circling the Sun
  33. A book set in two different time periods
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title  The Wednesday Wars
  35. A book set in a hotel
  36. A book written by someone I admire  March Trilogy
  37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  39. The first book in a series I haven't read before
  40. A book I bought on a trip
*Advanced categories
  1. A book recommended by an author I love
  2. A bestseller from 2016  The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
  3. A book with a family-member term in the title  The Silent Wife
  4. A book that takes place over a character's life span  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  5. A book about an immigrant or refugee  Brooklyn
  6. A book from a genre/subgenre I've that I've never heard of
  7. A book with an eccentric character
  8. A book that's more than 800 pages
  9. A book I got from a used book sale
  10. A book that's been mentioned in another book  Men Explain Things to Me
  11. A book about a difficult topic  Everyday Sexism
  12. A book based on mythology  Norse Mythology




Book Buying Ban broken:  (Date)        
How many books purchased this year for me:  0






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Reading All Around the World (5/50)

Hosted by Jean at Howling Frog Books;
Track "where" I've read for five years, reach 50 different countries by January 1, 2022.  Fiction by authors who do not/have not lived in that country to not count.  I'm starting January 1, 2017.









 'Just for fun' - Keep track of the states in which the books I'm reading are set:  (12/50)
I've done this for a couple of years now.  Also tracking countries that do not count in the "Reading All Around the World" Challenge as it is fiction by an author that has not lived in that country for a significant period of time.
  1. Alabama                                                      
  2. Alaska -
  3. Arizona    - Stargirl
  4. Arkansas
  5. California  -   Lola and the Boy Next Door
  6. Colorado  - 
  7. Connecticut - Small Great Things 
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida  - 
  10. Georgia  
  11. Hawaii   
  12. Idaho 
  13. Illinois  - The Silent Wife
  14. Indiana   -
  15. Iowa  -
  16. Kansas   
  17. Kentucky - Long Way Home
  18. Louisiana 
  19. Maine  -
  20. Maryland  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Upside of Unrequited
  21. Massachusetts -  Little Women
  22. Michigan 
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi - 
  25. Missouri  - 
  26. Montana  -
  27. Nebraska 
  28. Nevada  
  29. New Hampshire  
  30. New Jersey - 
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York  -  History Is All You Left Me, The Wednesday Wars, Brooklyn
  33. North Carolina 
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio  
  36. Oklahoma  Some Assembly Required
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania  - 
  39. Rhode Island  - 
  40. South Carolina - Geekerella
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee 
  43. Texas   - All Lined Up, All Broke Down
  44. Utah - By Your Side
  45. Vermont  
  46. Virginia 
  47. Washington - 
  48. West Virginia  
  49. Wisconsin  -
  50. Wyoming
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Pacific


Monthly Stats:
  • January
    • Total Books - 13
    • Total Pages  - 3,627
    • Female Authors - 11
    • POC - 1
    • Nonfiction - 3
    • LGBTQ - 0
  • February
    • Total Books - 10
    • Total Pages - 2,783
    • Female Authors - 7
    • POC - 2
    • Nonfiction - 3
    • LGBTQ - 3
  • March
    • Total Books - 14
    • Total Pages - 3,603
    • Female Authors - 8
    • POC - 6
    • Nonfiction - 7
    • LGBTQ - 0
  • April
    • Total Books - 14
    • Total Pages - 3,294
    • Female Authors - 9
    • POC - 6
    • Nonfiction - 4
    • LGBTQ - 3
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