2017 Reading Challenges

I’ve decided to use various reading challenges to increase my motivation. The following structured challenges sounded interesting:

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 (0/12)

This year, I’m participating  in my first Back to the Classics challenge over at Books and Chocolate. I decided to pick books I’ve never read as this will give me an excuse to finally get some of my own books completed. Here are the categories, and my selections for each:

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

POPSUGAR’s 2017 Reading Challenge (2/40)

I thought this challenge looked interesting so I’m giving this one a try this year:

  1. A book recommended by a librarian
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long-The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
  3. A book of letters
  4. An audiobook
  5. A book by a person of color
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  7. A book that is a story within a story
  8. A book with multiple authors
  9. An espionage thriller
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
  14. A book involving travel
  15. A book with a subtitle
  16. A book that’s published in 2017
  17. A book involving a mythical creature
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  19. A book about food
  20. A book with career advice
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
  22. A steampunk novel
  23. A book with a red spine
  24. A book set in the wilderness
  25. A book you loved as a child
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name
  28. A novel set during wartime
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator
  30. A book with pictures-A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
  32. A book about an interesting woman
  33. A book set in two different time periods
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  35. A book set in a hotel
  36. A book written by someone you admire
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before
  40. A book you bought on a trip

Advanced (0/12)

  1. A book recommended by an author you love
  2. A bestseller from 2016
  3. A book with a family-member term in the title
  4. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
  5. A book about an immigrant or refuge
  6. A book from a genre/subgenre that you’ve never heard of
  7. A book with an eccentric character
  8. A book that’s more than 800 pages
  9. A book you got from a used book sale
  10. A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  11. A book about a difficult topic
  12. A book based on mythology