January 1, 2017

What I'm Reading 2017

Happy New Year!!

I'm typing this a few hours before the clock actually strikes midnight, but I figured I would get this all written up while I was thinking about it :)

This year, I'm challenging myself to complete the "2017 Reading Challenge" that I found on Pinterest.  I've attempted one of these challenges in the past, but I never actually finished it.  I usually just keep track of the number of books I read each year, so I thought it would be fun to change things up a bit!!  I'll add a section at the end of this post for books that don't quite fit into any of the categories listed in the challenge itself.  I hope to read at least 30 books this year.

One last thing- I'm trying to accomplish this without re-reading anything.  Wish me luck!

If you would like to see each of my reviews on the books I've read so far, just click on the title and the link will take you straight to the review post for that book.  Just in case you wanted to get a little preview for any of them- no spoilers, I promise!!

Ok, enough chit-chat.  Here's what I'm reading in 2017.

2017 Reading Challenge
1. A book you read in school
Animal Farm by George Orwell (I didn’t have the opportunity to read this in school, but I know it’s part of the curriculum for tons of high schools, so it counts)

2. A book from your childhood
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya (I never actually read this series, but I know it was a huge deal when I was in middle school!) 

3. A book published over 100 years ago

4. A book published in the last year
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

5. A non-fiction book
Crazy is My Superpower by A. J. Mendez Brooks

6. A book written by a male author
The Martian by Andy Weir

7. A book written by a female author
Fairest: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer

8. A book by someone who isn't a writer
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

9. A book that became a film
Room by Emma Donoghue

10. A book published in the 20th century
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

11. A book set in your hometown/ region

12. A book with someone's name in the title
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

13. A book with a number in the title
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

14. A book with a character with your first name
There are honestly no characters that I've found that have my name (with the correct spelling) besides Carrie by Stephen King, but I didn't want to include anything I've read in previous years.  So, this is a stretch, but I'm going to cheat a little bit...

The characters in Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake all have pretty unique names, so we'll just pretend that this fits the criteria for the challenge ;)

15. A book someone else recommends to you
The Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary of the Best-Selling Classic- Revised and Expanded by R. D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez (recommended by Corey!)

16. A book with over 500 pages
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

17. A book you can finish in a day
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

18. A previously banned book
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit (I'm sure some school district, somewhere in this country has banned this book for some reason or another...)

19. A book with a one word title
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

20. A book translated from another language

21. A book that will improve a specific area of your life
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (honestly, I just strive to be a more intelligent human, and I try to learn at least one new thing each day)

22. A memoir or journal

23. A book written by someone younger than you
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

24. A book set somewhere you'll be visiting this year
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (I'm not planning on visiting Scotland this coming year, but I would love to go at some point in my life)

25. An award-winning book
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (New York Times Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, Amazon Best Book of the Year, Indie Next List Book)

26. A self-published book

Other books:
- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- The Rose Society by Marie Lu
- The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan
- Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- The Coven by Cate Tiernan


If you're interested, here are my other "What I'm Reading" posts:
Thanks for checking out my little blog!  I hope to talk to you again soon- until then, Happy New Year (again)!  I love you all and am so thankful for you :)

Keri <3