This list currently reflects the books I have read, am reading, or will read to finish the 2017 Reading Challenge. Bolded titles are completed and ones with reviews have hyperlinks; titles that aren’t bolded are ones I’m intending to read or currently reading. Have you read any of them? Are they on your “to read” list? Comment below!

So far I’ve read 20 books out of 52, which means I’m 38.5% done!

  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long
  • A book of letters—Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • An audiobook—Shit Town by Brian Reed
  • A book by a person of color—You Can’t Touch My Hair, And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
  • A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  • A book that is a story within a story
  • A book with multiple authors—I Wish I’d Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events that Changed America edited by Byron Hollinshead
  • An espionage thriller
  • A book with a cat on the cover—The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton
  • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym—The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures by Malba Tahan
  • A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability
  • A book involving travelStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • A book with a subtitle—The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba
  • A book that’s published in 2017—Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag
  • A book involving a mythical creature—The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  • A book about food—Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, From Kansas City to Cuzco by Calvin Trillin
  • A book with career advice—Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal
  • A book from a nonhuman perspective
  • A steampunk novel
  • A book with a red spine—The Lady Matador’s Hotel by Cristina Garcia
  • A book set in the wilderness—Wildwood by Colin Meloy
  • A book you loved as a child
  • A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited—I, the Divine by Rabih Alameddine
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name—Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  • A novel set during wartime
  • A book with an unreliable narrator—Nelly’s Version by Eves Figes
  • A book with pictures
  • A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you—Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
  • A book about an interesting woman—El libro secreto de Frida Kahlo by F. G. Haghenbeck
  • A book set in two different time periods
  • A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  • A book set in a hotel
  • A book written by someone you admire—Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami
  • A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017—The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  • The first book in a series you haven’t read before—Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
  • A book you bought on a trip—Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Advanced

  • 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—The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  • A book about a difficult topicHillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • A book based on mythology