2017 Reading Challenges

Here are the reading challenges I am participating in for 2017! I will occasionally post updates on progress, possibly on Monthly Reviews but definitely at the end of each challenge date.

Host: 746 Books
Purpose: To compile and read 20 books for the summer.
Duration: June 1, 2017 – September 3, 2017
My Goal: 20

10 / 20

Published Reviews:
And I Darken by Kierstsen White
Audition by Ryu Murakami
Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Scheduled Reviews:
Confessions by Kanae Minato
Heart of Mist by Helen Sheuerer
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Reading List:
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite
A Fading Sun by Stephen Leigh
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
Bring Her Home by David Bell
Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova
The Hole by Hye-young Pyun
The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Host: Bookish Things & More
Purpose: To get through the NetGalley backlog and up my feedback ratio, I’m only counting books I read and wrote the review this year.
Duration: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
My Goal: Silver (25 Books)

19 / 25

Published Reviews:
A Parent’s Guide to Video Games by Rachel Kowert
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay
An Eccentric Engagement by Donna Lea Simpson
If The Duke Demands by Anna Harrington
My Darling, My Disaster by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan
Nasty Women by 404 Ink
Once a Courtesan by Liana LeFey
Penance by Kanae Minato
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman
The Darkest Lies by Barbara Copperthwaite
The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace
The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea
The Grave Tender by Eliza Maxwell
The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage by Anja Reich-Osang
Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez
What To Do With A Duke by Sally Mackenzie

Scheduled Reviews:

Debut Author Challenge

Host: That Artsy Reader Girl
Purpose: To read at least 12 debut works that fall under the middle grade, young adult, or new adult categories.
Duration: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
My Goal: 12 books

4 / 12

Published Reviews:
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta (August 2017 / Young Adult)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (January 2017 / Young Adult)

Scheduled Reviews:
Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (August 2017 / Young Adult)
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest (May 2017 / Young Adult)
When Dimple Met Rishi (May 2017 / Young Adult)

Reading List:
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (September 2017 / Young Adult)
Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane (May 2017 / Young Adult)
The Border by Steve Schafer (September 2017 / Young Adult)
The Hate U Give (February 2017 / Young Adult)
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King (June 2017 / Young Adult)
The Lives of Desperate Girls by MacKenzie Common (September 2017 / Young Adult)
The Waking Land by Callie Bates (June 2017 / Young Adult)

The Backlist Reader Challenge

Host: The Bookwyrm’s Hoard
Purpose: Spend 2017 catching up on old TBR books (must be published before 2016)
Duration: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
My Goal: 15 books

12 / 15

Published Reviews:
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay (2015)
Audition by Ryu Murakami (1997)
Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf (2014)
Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit (2014)
The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman (1990)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (2013)
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin (1972)
UR by Stephen King (2009)

Scheduled Reviews:
Confessions by Kanae Minato (2008)
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (2015)

Reading List:
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (1996)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)
Cat’s Cradle (1963)
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood (1988)
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (2015)
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (2015)