2017 Reading Challenge


In 2017, it is my goal to read books that fit in the following categories. This should be fun but also hard- I can’t wait! What do you think I should read for some of these? Almost this entire challenge is taken from the amazing Modern Mrs. Darcy blog.

  1. A Book In Spanish:
  2. A Book I Chose for the Cover:
  3. A Book With a Reputation for Being Unputdownable:
    The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  4. A Book Set Somewhere I’ve Never Been, But Want to Visit:
    Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  5. A Book I’ve Already Read*:
  6. A Juicy Memoir:
    The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fischer
  7. A Book About Books or Reading:
    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Schaffer & Anne Barrows
  8. A Book in a Genre I Usually Avoid:
    Warrior Goddess Training
  9. A Book I Don’t Want to Admit I’m Dying to Read:
  10. A Book in the Backlist of a New Favorite Author:
  11. A Book Recommended by Someone With Great Taste:
    The Handmaid’s Tale
  12. A Book You Were Excited to Buy But Haven’t Read:
    Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  13. A Book About A Topic You Already Love:
  14. A Newberry Award Winner/Honor Book:
    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  15. A Book in Translation:
    100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel GarcΓ­a MΓ‘rquez
  16. A Book Longer Than 600 Pages:
    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  17. A Book of Poetry, a Play, or an Essay Collection:
  18. A Book of Any Genre That Addresses Current Events:
    Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
  19. An Immigrant Story:
    In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
  20. A Book Published Before You Were Born*:
    Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
  21. Three Books By the Same Author:
  22. A Book By an #ownvoices/#diversebooks Author:
  23. A Book with an Unreliable Narrator or Ambiguous Ending:
  24. A Book Nominated for an Award in 2017:
  25. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award Winner:
    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


*These categories are the same or very similar to 2016 categories and may be swapped out at some point for something different.