Reading Challenges 2017

Perpetual Reading Lists

Goal: 5/20 books

  1. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (2/6/17)
  2. The Daily Show by Chris Smith (2/10/17)
  3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (2/17/17)
  4. Cress by Marissa Meyer (2/22/17)
  5. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (3/24/17)

Goal: 9/60 books

  1. The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (1/11/17)
  2. Buffering by Hannah Hart (1/20/17)
  3. The Bargain by Jane Ashford (1/21/17)
  4. A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron (1/22/17)
  5. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (2/6/17)
  6. The Very First Damned Thing by Jodi Taylor (2/18/17)
  7. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier (2/19/17)
  8. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (3/24/17)
  9. The Golden Prince by Rebecca Dean (3/24/17)

Goal: 3/12 books

  1. A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron (1/22/17)
  2. Burning Bright by Tracey Chevalier (2/19/17)
  3. The Golden Prince by Rebecca Dean (3/24/17)
  4. Tuscany for Beginners by Imogen Edwards-Jones
  5. The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
  6. Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
  7. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  8. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  9. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
  10. Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor
  11. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  12. Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens

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Goal: 10/40

  1. Recommended by a librarian — Buffering by Hannah Hart (1/20/17)
  2. On my TBR for too long — A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron (1/22/17)
  3. Book of Letters —
  4. Audiobook —
  5. Book by a person of color —
  6. One of the four seasons in title —
  7. Story within a story —
  8. Multiple Authors — The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany (1/11/17)
  9. Espionage thriller —
  10. Cat on the cover —
  11. Author who uses a pseudonym — The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (3/9/17)
  12. Bestseller from a genre i don’t normally read —
  13. By or about a person who has a disability —
  14. Involving travel — A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor (2/28/17)
  15. With a subtitle —
  16. Published in 2017 —
  17. Involving a mythical creature —
  18. Makes me smile —
  19. About food —
  20. Career advice —
  21. Nonhuman perspective —
  22. Steampunk novel —
  23. Red spine —
  24. Set in the wilderness —
  25. Loved as a child —
  26. Author from a country I’ve never visisted —
  27. Title with a character’s name
  28. Set during wartime —
  29. Unreliable narrator —
  30. With pictures — Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (2/19/17)
  31. Main character with an ethnicity different than me —
  32. About an interesting woman —
  33. Set in two different time periods — Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (1/30/17)
  34. Month or day in title —
  35. Set in a hotel —
  36. Written by someone I admire —
  37. Becoming a movie in 2017 —
  38. Set around a holiday (not Christmas) —
  39. First in a series — A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (2/10/17)
  40. Book bought on a trip —

Advanced

  1. Recommended by an author I love —
  2. Bestseller from 2016 — Hamilton The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (3/21/17)
  3. Family member term in title —
  4. Takes place over a characters life span —
  5. About an immigrant or refugee —
  6. Genre/Subgenre I’ve never heard of —
  7. Eccentric character —
  8. More than 800 pages —
  9. Got from a used book sale — Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier (2/19/17)
  10. Mentioned in another book —
  11. About a difficult topic —
  12. Based on mythology —

Goal: 5/12 Books

  1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (2/17/17)
  2. Cress by Marissa Meyer (2/22/17)
  3. Fairest by Marissa Meyer (3/9/17)
  4. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (3/15/17)
  5. Winter by Marissa Meyer (3/15/17)
  6. TBD
  7. TBD
  8. TBD
  9. TBD
  10. TBD
  11. TBD
  12. TBD

Goal: 0/6 books

  1. A number in numbers –
  2. A building  –
  3. A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it –
  4. A compass direction –
  5. An item/items of cutlery –
  6. A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! –

Goal: 1/12 Books

  1. The Colour of Magic (Rincewind) (2/6/17)
  2. The Light Fantastic (Rincewind)
  3. Equal Rites (The Witches, The Wizards)
  4. Mort (Death)
  5. Sourcery (Rincewind, The Wizards)
  6. Wyrd Sisters (The Witches)
  7. Pyramids (Discworld Cultures – Dielibeybi)
  8. Guards! Guards! (The City Watch)
  9. Eric (Rincewind)
  10. Moving Pictures (Misc. – Holy Wood; The Wizards)
  11. Reaper Man (Death, The Wizards)
  12. Witches Abroad (The Witches)

Goal: 0/6 books

  1. A 19th Century Classic –
  2. A 20th Century Classic –
  3. A classic by a woman author –
  4. A classic in translation –
  5. A classic published before 1800 –
  6. An romance classic –
  7. A Gothic or horror classic –
  8. A classic with a number in the title –
  9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title –
  10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit –
  11. An award-winning classic –
  12. A Russian Classic – 

Goal: 4/20 authors

  1. Jane Ashford (1/21/17)
  2. Jodi Taylor (1/30/17)
  3. Sherry Thomas (2/10/17)
  4. Marjorie Liu (3/17/17)
  5. TBD

Goal: 0/10 books
  1. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  2. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  3. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  4. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  5. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  6. Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
  7. 1984 by George Orwell
  8. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
  9. Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
  10. Ring Around the Sun by Cliffard D. Simak
  11. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
  12. The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
  13. When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie
  14. The Death of Grass by John Christopher
  15. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  16. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
  17. Make Room! Make Room! by Henry Harrison
  18. Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan
  19. The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  20. Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
  21. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  22. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  23. Life by Gwyneth Jones

Goal: 7/24 books

  1. Revival Vol. 3 (1/2/17)
  2. Runaways Complete Collection Vol. 1 (1/3/17)
  3. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (3/10/17)
  4. Monstress Vol. 1 (3/17/17)
  5. The Complete Love Hurts by Kim Andersson (3/18/17)
  6. Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 (3/20/17)
  7. Pretty Deadly Vol. 2 (3/21/17)
  8. TBD
  9. TBD
  10. TBD

Goal: 12/24 books

  1. The Runaways Complete Collection Vol. 1 (1/3/17)
  2. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (2/10/17)
  3. The Daily Show by Chris Smith (2/10/27)
  4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (2/17/17)
  5. Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (2/19/17)
  6. Cress by Marissa Meyer (2/22/17)
  7. A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor (2/28/17)
  8. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (3/9/17)
  9. Fairest by Marissa Meyer (3/9/17)
  10. Winter by Marissa Meyer (3/15/17)
  11. Monstress Vol. 1 (3/17/17)
  12. Hamilton The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (3/21/17)

Goal: 20/92 books

  1. An alphabet book — Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier
  2. A counting book
  3. Concept book: shapes or numbers or opposites or colors
  4. A book set on a farm or in the country
  5. A book set in the city or in an urban area
  6. A book set at the beach, in the ocean, or by a lake
  7. A book with human characters — Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
  8. A book with animal characters — Miss Fox’s Class Shapes Up by Eileen Spinelli (January)
  9. A bedtime book
  10. A rhyming book — Too Many Moose by Lisa M. Bakos
  11. A book celebrating art
  12. A book celebrating dance
  13. A book celebrating music
  14. A book celebrating family (parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc.)
  15. A book about feelings, expressing feelings
  16. A book with a twist (unexpected) ending
  17. A book about pets (cats, dogs, fish)
  18. A book celebrating libraries or reading — My Pet Book by Bob Staake (January)
  19. A book translated into English (originally published in another language/country)
  20. A book about trains or planes — Yellow Copter by Kersten Hamilton
  21. A book about cars or trucks
  22. A book about starting school
  23. A book about friendship (sharing, caring, forgiving) — The 329th Friend by Marjorie Weinman Starmat (January)
  24. A book about being ME, about being unique, special, loved, etc. — Half of an Elephant by gusti (January)
  25. A fairy tale
  26. A twisted (adapted) fairy tale
  27. A book about a holiday
  28. A new-to-you author
  29. A new-to-you illustrator — Zoo Zoom illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
  30. A book about new experiences (dentist, doctor, sleepovers, movies, playing sports, learning to swim, etc.) — Bike On, Bear by Cynthea Liu
  31. A series book
  32. A book celebrating food (cooking, eating, trying new foods, eating healthy)
  33. A book published before 1950
  34. A book published in the 1950s
  35. A book published in the 1960s
  36. A book published in the 1970s
  37. A book published in the 1980s
  38. A book published in the 1990s
  39. A book published in the 2000s
  40. A book published 2010-2016
  41. A book published in 2017
  42. A book by Dr. Seuss
  43. A book by Mo Willems — Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late (January)
  44. A book by Jan Thomas
  45. A book by Eric Carle
  46. A book by Laura Numeroff
  47. A book by Patricia Polacco
  48. A book by Jon Klassen
  49. A book by Beatrix Potter
  50. A book by Kevin Henkes
  51. A book written or illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  52. A Caldecott winner
  53. A Caldecott honor
  54. A picture book biography
  55. A nonfiction picture book
  56. A book from your childhood
  57. A book you discovered as an adult
  58. A book celebrating writing, being an author or illustrator — A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara
  59. A library book — Frankie Stein by Lola M. Schaefer
  60. An audio book
  61. A book about dinosaurs OR dragons
  62. Nonfiction book about animals (or animal) — Animals by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins
  63. A challenged book OR a controversial book
  64. A book that makes you laugh
  65. A book that makes you cry
  66. Hate the text, love the art
  67. Love the text, hate the art — I Wanna Go Home by Karen Kaufman Orloff
  68. A book with a great cover
  69. A book with an ugly cover
  70. A book about toys — Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins
  71. A book about weather
  72. A picture book for older readers
  73. A book of jokes, riddles, tongue-twisters
  74. A book about seasons
  75. A song
  76. A poetry book
  77. A book by a celebrity — Never Play Music Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow
  78. A book published in Australia
  79. A book published in the UK
  80. A book about science or math
  81. A book about history or historical event
  82. A book about sports
  83. A book about celebrating birthdays
  84. A book about a President or world leader
  85. A book about another country
  86. A book celebrating faith
  87. A pop-up book, or, a book with cut-outs or flaps or fold-outs
  88. A bilingual book
  89. A television series that has been adapted to a book — Meet Tracker by Geof Smith
  90. A book that has been adapted to a television series
  91. An adaptation of a myth or legend — The Sandman by William Joyce
  92. A book about babies — Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes

 

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