2017 Reading Challenges

This page is to keep track of my Reading Challenges of this year. It will be constantly changing by adding, editing and deleting things all over, so don't be alarmed to see something now and anything else later. List of books that I want to read to complete each challenge are below them, the striked through ones are already read and maybe they have a link, which is the review. Challenges from other years can be found here: 201320142015 & 2016. Recommendations to meet certain challenges are welcome!

Hosted by Andi's ABC. The point of the challenge is to read as much Contemporary Romance books as I'd like. I'm choosing to make it to the second level which name is 2nd Base (6 to 10 books). The book must be a work of fiction, but cannot be paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller and must have more than 100 pages.
Goal: read 10 books [2nd base]
2nd Goal: read 20 books [Home Run]
3nd Goal: read 35 books [Grand Slam]
4th Goal: 50 books [Grand Slam]
  1. Calendar Girl series, by Audrey Carlan
  2. #Blur, by Cambria Hebert
  3. #FinishLine, by Cambria Hebert
  4. 1987: (How Do I Get You) Alone, by Cameo Renae
  5. Spin, by CD Reiss
  6. Ruin, by CD Reiss
  7. Rule, by CD Reiss
  8. Secret Sins, by CD Reiss
  9. Never Never Part One, by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
  10. Never Never Part Two, by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
  11. Never Never Part Three, by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
  12. Risk, by Deborah Bladon
  13. Devil's Kiss, by Ella Frank
  14. Trust, by Ella Frank
  15. Aced, by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
  16. Locked, by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
  17. Wedlocked, by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
  18. Break My Shell, by K.A. Merikan
  19. Black Hearts, by Karina Halle
  20. Dirty Souls, by Karina Halle
  21. Smut, by Karina Halle
  22. The Darkest Hour, by Maya Banks
  23. Eighteen: 18, by JA Huss
  24. Retreat, by Jay Crownover
  25. Honor, by Jay Crownover
  26. Riveted, by Jay Crownover
  27. Avenged, by Jay Crownover
  28. Better When He's Bad, by Jay Crownover
  29. Better When He's Bold, by Jay Crownover
  30. Better When He's Brave, by Jay Crownover
  31. Salvaged, by Jay Crownover
  32. The Protector, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  33. The Deep End, by Kristen Ashley
  34. Twist, by Kylie Scott
  35. Damage Control, by Lisa Renee Jones
  36. 1985: Careless Whisper, by Misty Provencher
  37. Naughty Boss, by Whitney G.
  38. Dirty Doctor, by Whitney G.
Monthly Topic: APR

You can read as many fantasy novels as you'd like to, any kind of fantasy, everything is allowed. No levels for this challenge!
Goal: read 10 books
  1. Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  2. Gemima, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  3. Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare
  4. The Curse of the Tenth Grave, by Darynda Jones
  5. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, by Darynda Jones
  6. The Power, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  7. The Struggle, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  8. Dangerous Creatures, by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  9. Dangerous Deception, by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  10. Heartless, by Marissa Meyer
  11. Lucian Divine, by Renée Carlino

The 2017 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released only in 2017. Hosted by (un)Conventional Bookviews & Books, Movies, Reviews OH My!.
Goal: read 6 books [New Release Newbie]
2nd Goal: read 10 books [New Release Newbie]
3rd Goal: read 20 books [New Release Newbie]


For this challenge, each  month is assigned a motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the assigned motifs below. Under each month I wrote a list of potential books.
Goal: read 12 books

JANUARYDiversify Your Reading
Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.
  • Borderlands/La Frontera, by Gloria Anzaldúa
FEBRUARYUndercover Thriller
Read a book involving spies, detectives, private investigators, or a character in disguise.
MARCHTime Traveler
Read a book set in a different dimension, a book in which time travel is involved or a dystopian or science fiction book where reality looks very different than what we’re used to.
APRILAward Winners
Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.
MAYBook to Movie or Audio
Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie or listen to the audiobook as well.

JUNEDestination Unknown
Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, travel somewhere, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something.

JULYBelieve the Unbelievable
This month it’s all about fantasy. Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, fairy tales, magic, etc.

AUGUSTSeasons, Elements, & Weather
Read a book in which the season, the elements, or the weather plays a role in the story.

SEPTEMBERCreepy, Chilling, & Frightful
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal hauntings, murder mysteries, weird and scary creatures- it’s up to you!

OCTOBERGames, Challenges, & Contests
Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge.

Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to all year but haven’t yet or read the last book in a series you started.

DECEMBERPicking Favorites
Read a book by one of your favorite authors or read a book that Girlxoxo has recommended this year.

The name says it all, right? Just another reading challenge that I might complete. Info here.
Goal: check them all
Realistic Goal #1: check 6
Realistic Goal #2: check 9

Reread a book you rated five stars in 2015
A book with red on the cover
Finish a series you started
A book recommended to you that you wouldn't have picked for yourself
A book with a name in the title
A book released in 2017
Read something outside your reading comfort zone
  • Borderlands/La Frontera, by Gloria Anzaldúa
A book set in the UK
A book with a woman on the cover
A book set in the future
Start a new series
A book by a favorite author

PopSugar 2017's Reading Challenge

Can be found here! Same as the challenge above, under every premise there's a list of potential books to be read. Please recommend, because of most of them I got not one idea.
Goal: read as much as I can
Realistic goal: check 10
2nd goal: check 15
3rd goal: check 20
4th goal: check 25

A book recommended by a librarian
  • The Borderlands/La Frontera, by Gloria Anzaldúa
A book that's been in your TBR list for way too long
  • Halo, by Alexandra Adornetto
A book of letters
An audiobook
A book by a person of color
A book with one of the four seasons in the title
A book that's a story within a story
A book with multiple authors
An espionage thriller
A book with a cat on the cover
A book by an author that uses a pseudonym
A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
A book by or about a person who has a disability
  • You're Welcome, Universe, by Whitney Gardner
A book involving travel
A book with a subtitle
A book that's published in 2017
A book involving a mythical creature
A book that you've read that never fails to make you smile
A book about food
A book with career advice
A book from a nonhuman perspective
A steampunk novel
A book with a red spine
A book set in the wilderness
A book that you loved as a child
A book by an author from a country you've never visited
A book with a title that's a character's name
A novel set during a wartime
A book with an unreliable narrator
A book with pictures
A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
A book about an interesting woman
A book set in two different time periods
A book with a month or a day of the week in the title
A book set in a hotel
A book written by someone you admire
A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
The first book in a series you haven't read before
A book you brought on a trip
  • The Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan


A book recommended by an author you love
A bestseller from 2016
A book with a family-member term in the title
A book that takes place over a character's life span
A book about an immigrant or refugee
A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of
A book with an eccentric character
A book that's more than 800 pages
A book you got from a used book sale
A book that's been mentioned in another book
A book about a difficult topic
A book based on mythology
  • The Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan

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