The Challenges for 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! Things have been a little slow on the review front at the end of last year, but I’ve got them queued up for the start of this. There are also a couple of challenges I’ve started for last year so I’ll finish, and then I’ll be onto 2017. Here are the challenges I’m going for this year – it’s Goodread’s “Around the Year in 52 Books” again –   and with an overall goal of 70 books this year, there’ll be a good few wildcards as well. Wish me luck!

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
2. A book with at least two perspectives
3. A book you meant to read in 2016
4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter ‘E’
5. A historical fiction book
6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
8. A book written by a person of colour
9. A book in the middle of your TBR
10. A dual-timeline novel
11. A category from another challenge -> A book with a red spine (Popsugar 2017)
12. A book based on a myth
13. A book recommended by one of your favourite authors
14. A book with a strong female character
15. A book written or set in Scandinavia
16. A mystery book
17. A book will illustrations
18. A really long book (600+ pages)
19. A New York Times best-seller
20. A book you’ve owned for a while but haven’t got around to reading
21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read
22. A book by an author that you haven’t read before
23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list
24. A book written by at least two authors
25. A book about a famous historical figure
26. An adventure book
27. A book by one of your favourite authors
28. A non-fiction book
29. A book published outside one of the four main publishing houses
30. A book from Goodreads’ “Top 100 YA Books”
31. A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre
32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitles)
33. A magical realism novel
34. A book set in, or written by, an author from the southern hemisphere
35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee
37. A book you choose randomly
38. A novel inspired by a classic work of literature
39. An epistolary novel
40. A book published in 2017
41. A book with an unreliable narrator
42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
43. A book with a chilling atmosphere
44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next”
45. A book with a one-word title
46. A time travel novel
47. A past suggestion that didn’t win -> A book with fewer than 1,000 Goodreads ratings
48. A banned book
49. A book from someone else’s library
50. A Penguin Modern Classic
51. A collection
52. A book set in a fictional location


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