5.13.2017

2017 Reading Challenge

There were challenges from my 2016 lists that I didn't tackle. So I'm back with two more reading challenges for this year:

I'm going to try again to read harder this year based on Book Riot's challenge!

Read a book about sports:

Read a debut novel:

Read a book about books:

Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author:
Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative:
Read a book published between 1900 and 1950:

Read a travel memoir:

Read a book you’ve read before:

Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location:

Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location:
Read a fantasy novel:

Read a nonfiction book about technology:

Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+:

Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country:

Read a classic by an author of color:

Read a superhero comic with a female lead:
Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey:

Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel:

Read a book published by a micropress:

Read a collection of stories by a woman:

Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love:

Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color:
My second challenge is POPSUGAR's challenge:

A book recommended by a librarian:

A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long:

A book of letters:

An audiobook:

A book by a person of color:
A book with one of the four seasons in the title:

A book that is a story within a story:

A book with multiple authors:

An espionage thriller:

A book with a cat on the cover:
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym:

A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read:

A book by or about a person who has a disability:

A book involving travel:

A book with a subtitle:
A book that's published in 2017:
A book involving a mythical creature:
A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile:
A book about food:
A book with career advice:

A book from a nonhuman perspective:

A steampunk novel:

A book with a red spine:

A book set in the wilderness:
A book you loved as a child:

A book by an author from a country you've never visited:

A book with a title that's a character's name:
A novel set during wartime:

A book with an unreliable narrator:

A book with pictures:

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you:
A book about an interesting woman:
A book set in two different time periods:
A book with a month or a day of the week in the title:
A book set in a hotel:

A book written by someone you admire:

A book that's becoming a movie in 2017:

A book set around a holiday other than Christmas:
The first book in a series you haven't read before:
A book you bought on a trip:

Advanced challenges:

A book recommended by an author you love:

A bestseller from 2016:

A book with a  family-member term in the title:

A book that takes place over a character's life span:
A book about an immigrant or refugee:

A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of:

A book with an eccentric character:

A book that's more than 800 pages:

A book you got from a used book sale:

A book that's been mentioned in another book:

A book about a difficult topic:
A book based on mythology:

And I'm back to doing my local library system's reading challenge:

A book originally published in a language other than the one you normally read in
A book that is at least 100 years older than you are

A book you originally read in school (or as a child)

A book set in your home state or country:
A travel book or travel memoir

A book that’s been on your “to read” list (mental or physical) for more than a year

A book with a viewpoint different than your own

A book you started and never finished


A science fiction or fantasy book
A book of essays or short stories

Two or more connected books (duology, trilogy, series, etc.)

A book with a cover that is green