2017 Reading Challenge

2016 is coming to a close, and we are looking forward to what next year will hold. This year held its ups and downs for everyone, and while we look for the good, sometimes it helps to escape into a good book for a while! I don’t know about ya’ll, but I absolutely LOVE having a challenge put together to change my reading habits a little for the year. I try to find books outside of my comfort genresĀ that I can enjoy. I have found that by having something to work for, a Reading Challenge, really helps to get out and find those books that are just waiting to be discovered, or in some cases, rediscovered.

My family and I put together a challenge each year, something that we can work for and see how far we can get each year. It can get interesting trying to figure out how to fit those books into the categories provided! I missed it by seven books this year! I read more than is on my sheet, but I could not get them into the categories I had left.

Here is how it works. There are 50 categories. Each category is a different book! Some of them are easy, to fill, while some are a bit harder to find. Are you game!? Check out the categories below!!

2017 Reading Challenge

  1. A collection of short stories
  2. A YA novel
  3. A book that is more than 100 years old
  4. A book you chose based on the cover
  5. A book based on a fairy tale
  6. A book that takes place in a forest
  7. A book under 200 pages
  8. A book over 400 pages
  9. A book over 800 pages
  10. A banned book
  11. A fantasy novel
  12. A book about a historical event
  13. A book that has been translated from another language
  14. A National Book Award Winner
  15. A book you haven’t read since High School
  16. A book set in the state where you live
  17. A book set in Europe
  18. A New York Times best seller
  19. A book becoming a movie this year
  20. A book recommended by a librarian
  21. A book you can finish in one day
  22. A horror novel
  23. A true crime novel
  24. A book from Oprah’s book club
  25. A science fiction novel
  26. A book recommended by a family member
  27. A graphic novel
  28. A book published in 2017
  29. A book that takes place during summer
  30. A book that is a part of a series
  31. A book that is a continuing part of a series (does not have to follow the one above)
  32. A murder mystery
  33. A Classic Book
  34. A book from the library
  35. An Autobiography
  36. A book about a Road Trip
  37. A book about a culture that you are unfamiliar with
  38. A book that takes place on an Island
  39. A book guaranteed to bring you joy
  40. A book set in the country you live in
  41. A book by an author that you have never read before
  42. A Pulitzer Prize Winner
  43. A book written by an author with your initials
  44. A book with a one word title
  45. A book of poetry
  46. A book set in Asia
  47. A book with royalty in it
  48. A popular book that has no interest to you
  49. A book based on a true story
  50. A book with a red spine

Now, doesn’t that sound like fun!? I love doing these each year! Finding new books, and rediscovering some that I have really enjoyed in the past, makes for the fun! We hope you enjoy this challenge!!