Monday, January 9, 2017

Reading Goals and Challenges for 2017

Didn't quite reach my goal for 2016, but I'm not stressed about it. My number goal for 2017 is 40, I decided to stick to doable instead of pushing it. As far as the challenges go, I've chosen two for 2017- so far- Book Riot's Read Harder and Better World Books 2017 challenge.

I'm going to try this again- Maybe I'll get it done this year if I have the books listed beforehand. We shall see....

Book Riot’s Read Harder 2017 Challenge

1. Read a book about sports. Fourth Down and Inches (l)

2. Read a debut novel. The Bell Jar (k)

3. Read a book about books. The Book of Lost things (l)

4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author. The Sound of Things Falling (l)

5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. Girl in Translation (l)

6. Read an all-ages comic. X-men- The Age of Proteus (h)

7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. The Secret Garden (k)

8. Read a travel memoir. Deep South (l)

9. Read a book you’ve read before. The Gunslinger (l)

10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. The Accursed (k)

11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. Miral (l)

12. Read a fantasy novel. A Court of Thorns and Roses (k)

13. Read a nonfiction book about technology. Elon Musk (l)

14. Read a book about war. The Zookeeper’s Wife

15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. If I was Your Girl (k)

16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country. American Psycho (k)

17. Read a classic by an author of color. Their Eyes were Watching God (k)

18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead. Ms. Marvel vol 1 No Normal

19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper) The Orenda or Soul Mountain

20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels) Tipping the Velvet

21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women) In the Fat or Angelina’s Children

22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere) The Doll. The Lost Stories (h)

23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet Dead, The Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins) Ode to Common Things

24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension) If I could Tell You or Song of Solomon

Better World Books 2017 Reading Challenge

A food memoir Toast (l)

A collection of short stories The Doll (h)

A young adult novel Legend (l)

A book with a color in the title Red Queen (l)

A book that’s more than 100 years old The Woman in White (k)

A book you picked based on its cover Asylum (l)

A book set in a place you want to visit A Yorkshire Christmas (k)

A book based on a fairytale Scarlet (l)

A National Book Award Winner Sophie’s Choice (l)

A book that takes place in a forest The Last Unicorn (h)

A romance that takes place during travel Dragonfly in Amber (h)

A book under 200 pages Fourth Down and Inches (l)

A book over 400 pages The Historian (h)

A banned book American Psycho (k)

A nonfiction book about nature The Hidden Life of Trees (l)

A fantasy novel A Court of Thorns and Roses (k)

A book by a person of color The Song of Solomon (h)

A book by a female writer The Butterfly Garden (k)

A book of poetry Milk and Honey (l)

A book set in Asia Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (k)

A book about immigrants Americanah (l)

A book about a historical event The Devil in the White City or The Rape of Nanking

A book with a child narrator Tell the Wolves I’m Home (l)

A book translated from another language Madame Bovary or The Sound of Things Falling

A book that’s been adapted into a movie The Girl with All the Gifts (k)
(Bonus: Watch the movie and compare)

*Parenthesis are personal notes to remind myself where I can find the books. =)