Reading Challenges 2017

All books are subject to change depending on how much time and energy I have throughout the year.  (Most likely I’ll end up counting books for multiple challenges, I just want to have spares in case.)

  1. Diverse Reads
    1. Jan: Magnus Chase #1
    2. Feb: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
    3. March: The Real Boy
    4. April: Cold Summer
    5. May: The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew
    6. June: ?
    7. July: ?
    8. Aug: Funny Boy
    9. Sep: Better Nate Than Never
    10. Oct: For Today I Am A Boy
    11. Nov: Shame the Stars
    12. Dec: Soulmated
  2. GWB Book Bingo
  3. Back to the Classics
    1. Little Women (19th Century)
    2. Brave New World (20th Century)
    3. Sense and Sensibility (Woman Author)
    4. Fahrenheit 451 (Numbers)
    5. 100 Years of Solitude (Translation)
    6. The Female Quixote (pre-1800)
    7. Pride and Prejudice (Romance)
    8. A Little Princess (Location)
    9. Picture of Dorian Gray (Gothic)
    10. To Kill A Mockingbird (Animal)
    11. Caddie Woodlawn (Award Winner – Newbery)
    12. Ruslan and Ludmila (Russian)
  4. Keyword Challenge
    1. A Long Way Gone (Jan – Way)
    2. Promises to the Dead (Feb – Promise)
    3. Silence – Natasha Preston (March – Silence)
      1. OR Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
    4. The Hero and the Crown (April – Crown)
    5. Shadow – Michael Morpurgo (May – Shade)
    6. One Bullet Away (June – One)
    7. Honor Before Glory (July – Before)
    8. Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism (Aug – My)
    9. Between the World and Me (Sep – Between)
    10. Sketch Your World (Oct – You)
    11. The Art of Urban Sketching (Nov – Place)
    12. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Dec – Will)
  5. Wild Goose Chase
    1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Wild) – 02 Jan 2017
    2. Fledgling: Jason Steed (Bird)
    3. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster (Location)
    4. The Pearl that Broke Its Shell (Hunt)
    5. Sisters in Arms: The Women Who Flew in WWII (Chase)
    6. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (Transport)
    7. Lock and Key: The Initiation (Object)
  6. Monthly Motif
    1. Children of the Lamp #1 (Jan – Diversify)
    2. Alex Rider #1 (Feb – Undercover)
    3. The Clay Lion (March – Time Travel)
    4. God in Pink (April – Award Winner – Lambda Literary Awards)
    5. Hidden Figures (May – Adaptation)
    6. Magyk (June – Travel)
    7. Flyte (July – Fantasy)
    8. Physik (Aug – Elements)
    9. The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle (Sep – Creepy)
    10. Queste (Oct – Challenge)
    11. Syren (Nov – Last Chance)
    12. Darke (Dec – Favourite)
  7. Colour Coded
    1. PathFinder (Blue)
    2. Fyre (Red)
    3. SandRider (Yellow)
    4. The Princes of Ireland (Green)
    5. StarChaser (Brown)
    6. Bloodline – Claudia Gray (Black)
    7. Unwind (White)
    8. The Merciless (Other)
    9. Pumpkinflowers (Implies)
  8. Alphabet Soup
    1. W – Wild
  9. Mount TBR
    1. To be filled in as I go (90% of the books for other challenges would also count here)
  10. Reading Challenge Addict
    1. …This seems apt.
  11. All About Austen
    1. To be filled in as I go
  12. Award Winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Little Dipper)
    1. Uprooted (2016 Nebula)
    2. Bitter Waters (2015 Lambda)
    3. Redshirts (2013 Hugo)
    4. The Martian (2016 John W. Campbell)