2017 Reading Challenges

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The updates

Goodreads Reading Challenge

Challies.com 2017 Reading Challenge

Popsugar Reading Challenge

Source: Popsugar
Source: Popsugar
  • General
    1. A book recommended by a librarian: William & Kate: The Love Story: A Celebration of the Wedding of the Century, Robert Jobson (June)
    2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long: Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay, Jill Mansell (June)
    3. A book of letters: 84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (January)
    4. An audiobook: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (June)
    5. A book by a person of colour:  When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon (September)
    6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
    7. A book that is a story within a story: De Kaartendans, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    8. A book with multiple authors: Never Never, Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fischer (March)
    9. An espionage thriller: Poirot quitte la scène, Agatha Christie (October)
    10. A book with a cat on the cover: De Zwarte Madam, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: You are my Density, Robst (January)
    12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read: Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom (January)
    13. A book by or about a person who has a disability: Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer (July)
    14. A book involving travel: Best Laid Plans, Tamie Dearen (February)
    15. A book with a subtitle: Her Best Match: A romantic comedy, Tamie Dearen (February)
    16. A book that’s published in 2017: Secrets of a Happy Marriage, Cathy Kelly (June)
    17. A book involving a mythical creature: Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
    18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: Knowledge is Power, Robst (January)
    19. A book about food: Christmas at the Dancing Duck, Daisy James (October)
    20. A book with career advice: The Story of Awkward, R.K. Ryals (July)
    21. A book from a nonhuman perspective: Het Hondenparadijs, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    22. A steampunk novel
    23. A book with a red spine: De Dromendiefstal, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    24. A book set in the wilderness: De Brief voor de Koning, Tonke Dragt (July)
    25. A book you loved as a child: The Railway Children, E. Nesbit (January)
    26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited: Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Hamlet, Shakespeare (February)
    28. A novel set during wartime: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    29. A book with an unreliable narrator: Mouthful of Forevers, Clementine von Radics (October)
    30. A book with pictures: De Bokkenrijders, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz (January)
    32. A book about an interesting woman: Girl Online Going Solo, Zoe Sugg
    33. A book set in two different time periods: Geschiedenis van de Europese Literatuur en Cultuur vanaf 1750, Rita Ghesquière (February)
    34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title: Thursday’s Children, Rumer Godden (January)
    35. A book set in a hotel: Girl Online On Tour, Zoe Sugg
    36. A book written by someone you admire: Geschiedenis van de Europese Literatuur en Cultuur tot 1750, Rita Ghesquière (February)
    37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
    38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas: The Little Village Christmas, Sue Moorcroft (October)
    39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before: The Best is Yet to Come, Tamie Dearen (February)
    40. A book you bought on a trip: Vous Revoir, Marc Levy (January)
  • Advanced
    1. A book recommended by an author you love: De Wilde Weldoener, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    2. A bestseller from 2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, J.K. Rowling (August)
    3. A book with a family-member term in the title: De Gebroeders Leeuwenhart, Astrid Leeuwenhart (July)
    4. A book that takes place over a character’s life span: De ondergang van het Britse koningshuis, Susan Blackhall & Nigel Blundell
    5. A book about an immigrant or refugee: Harlekijntje op het Jan Klaasseneiland, Josephine Siebe (October)
    6. A book from a genre / subgenre that you’ve never heard of: The Housweife Assasin’s Handbook, Josie Brown (February)
    7. A book with an eccentric character: What a Girl Wants, Kate Perry (February)
    8. A book that’s more than 800 pages: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Eliezer Yudkowsky (February)
    9. A book you got from a used book sale: Five on Treasure Island, Enid Blyton
    10. A book that’s been mentioned in another book: Het Eiland Amoras, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book about a difficult topic: More Than This, Patrick Ness
    12. A book based on mythology: Harlekijntje op Reis, Josephine Siebe (October)

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge(s)

  • Reading for fun
    1. A book you chose for the cover: Her Best Match, Tamie Dearen (February)
    2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able: Just One Day, Gayle Forman
    3. A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    4. A book you’ve already read: Knowledge is Power, Robst (January)
    5. A juicy memoir: Dat gebied waar mensen zijn
    6. A book about books or reading: 84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (January)
    7. A book in a genre you usually avoid: Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom (January)
    8. A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read: What a Girl Wants, Kate Perry (February)
    9. A book in the blacklist of a new favourite author
    10. A book recommended by someone with great taste: The Railway Children, E. Nesbit (January)
    11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet: Vous Revoir, Marc Levy (January)
    12. A book about a topic or subject you already love: Don’t Look Back in Anger, Robst (January)
  • Reading for growth
    1. A Newbery Award winner or Honor book
    2. A book in translation: Thursday’s Children (Maar ik wil dansen), Rumer Godden (January)
    3. A book that’s more than 600 pages
    4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: Hamlet, Shakespeare (February)
    5. A book of any genre that addresses current events: De Wilde Weldoener, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    6. An immigrant story
    7. A book published before you were born: Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    8. Three books by the same author: In this world and the NextBanking on Her, and You are my Density, by Robst (January)
    9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz (January)
    10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: Prinses Zagemeel, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book nominated for an award in 2017
    12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner

The United States of YA

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Read Around the World Challenge

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