What I’m Reading: The 2017 Reading Challenge

If you read my 10 Goals for 2017 post, you know that one of my personal goals is to read 18 books this year. To clarify, I don’t want to just read 18 random books, but 18 specific books selected from categories outlined in the 2017 Reading Challenge from Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy. There are two tracks: Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth. I’m choosing a little of both.

18 books I'm planning to read for the 2017 Reading Challenge.

Reading for Fun

A book you chose for the cover: 

  • I haven’t picked this one yet but I’ll know it when I see it

A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:

A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit:

A book you’ve already read:

A Juicy Memoir:

A book about books or reading:

A book in a genre you usually avoid:

A book in the backlist of a new favorite author:

A book recommended by someone with great taste:

A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet:

A book about a topic or subject you already love:

Reading for Growth

A Newbery Award winner or Honor book:

A book in translation:

A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection:

A book of any genre that addresses current events:

An immigrant story:

A book published before you were born: 

A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner:

I know there will be books I read this year that aren’t on this list, but I’m excited to tackle some subjects that I wouldn’t normally gravitate towards.

What are you reading this year??


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3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The 2017 Reading Challenge

    • sweeterstill says:

      Thanks for checking it out, Jessica! I’m looking forward to reading so many of them, it’s hard to know where to start 🙂

  1. Elena says:

    Have you done a post updating how this is going? I am curious! I read The Namesake this month and found it so deeply moving and artfully written. If you end up liking it and particularly like her writing, I would recommend her memoir on learning the Italian language called In Other Words. I read that last month and LOVED it, which is why I moved on to reading fiction by her. I LOVED The War That Saved My Life!!!! I am excited to read the follow-up which releases soon, I think. And Mere Christianity was a tough but such thought-provoking read! I read it alongside my now husband while we were dating long distance. We’d share what we thought about each chapter over FaceTime dates. OK now for the ones I have not read (but have on my TBR list): A Year in Provence, Bridge to Have, One Hundred Years of Solitude. What were your thoughts, if you have gotten to them?

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