My 2017 Reading Challenge

“A book is a device to ignite the

imagination.” — Alan Bennett


I mean, who doesn’t love curling up with a cup of peppermint tea and a great book? Throw in a snack and a scented candle and suddenly the whole night has passed me by.

To those of you who follow me on Twitter, you’ll probably already know that I’m a huuuuge¬†reader. Currently, my TBR list stands at 450 books and growing, which is clearly ridiculous. I’ve set my Goodreads reading goal for 2017 at 90 books and so far, I’ve read 7 of that 90. On top of this, I decided to combine PopSugar’s Reading Challenges for 2017 and 2016 to make a little reading challenge of my own for the coming year. The aim is to push myself to read books that are outside my comfort zone.

I’ll be using this post as a guide, so that when I read something from this list, I can cross it off.

It’s also the year that I’ll push myself to read the Game of Thrones series which I am SO intimidated by! But we’ll see how it goes.

  • A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read.
  • A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long.
  • An audiobook.
  • A book that is a story within a story.
  • A book with multiple authors.
  • An espionage thriller.
  • A book involving travel.
  • A book with a subtitle.
  • A book that is being 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 non-human perspective.
  • 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 novel set during wartime.
  • 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 written by someone you admire.
  • A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017.
  • The first book in a series you haven’t read before.
  • A book recommended by an author you love.
  • A bestseller from 2016.
  • A book that takes place over a character’s life.
  • A book with an eccentric character.
  • A book that’s more than 600 pages.
  • A book that’s more than 800 pages.
  • A book about a difficult topic.
  • A book based on mythology.
  • A book based on a fairytale.
  • A YA bestseller.
  • A book set in Europe.
  • A book that’s under 150 pages.
  • A New York Times bestseller.
  • A book you can finish in a day.
  • A self-improvement book.
  • A book at least 100 years older than you.
  • A science-fiction novel.
  • A book with a protagonist who has your occupation.
  • A prequel to a book you’ve read.
  • A dystopian novel.
  • A book of poetry.
  • A classic from the 20th century.
  • An autobiography.
  • A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with.

I’ve also been thinking about doing book reviews on this blog? Is that something anybody would be interested in..?

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the next post!



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