The year I finished my master’s degree, visited Savannah, Jackson Hole, and St. Louis.

The year of the 2017 reading challenge!

Categories Completed:

  1. 7 Women by Eric Metaxas (1/7) [Book that you’ve always wanted to read]
  2. The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick (1/13) [Book from an Unfamiliar Genre]
  3. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba (1/22) [Book with a Yellow Cover]
  4. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (2/7) [A Book You’ve Read Once Before]
  5. Smarter Better Faster by Charles Duhigg (2/18) [Your Choice #1]
  6. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (3/13) [Your Choice #2]
  7. News of the World by Paulette Jiles (4/3) [Historical Fiction set 100+ Years Ago]
  8. Silence by Shūsaku Endō (4/5) [Book Originally Published in Another Language]
  9. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (4/13) [Play by Shakespeare]
  10. The Alpine Path by Lucy Maud Montgomery (4/28) [Book Published in 1917]
  11. We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (4/28; audiobook) [Book with a Number in the Title]
  12. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (5/1) [Book about Politics]
  13. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (5/6) [Book Written in First-Person]
  14. The Radium Girls by Kate Moor (5/22) [Book Published in 2017]
  15. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (5/28) [Book Recommended to you by Someone Else]
  16. To A God Unknown by John Steinbeck (5/31) [Your Choice #3]
  17. The Great Crash by John Kenneth Galbraith (6/1) [Nonfiction Book about a Specific Time Period]
  18. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (6/3) [Your Choice #4]
  19. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (6/7) [Your Choice #5]
  20. Mister Pip by Lloyd Wright (6/7) [Book Set in a Different Country]
  21. Upstream by Mary Oliver (6/18) [Collection of Essays]
  22. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (6/24) [Book More than 300 Pages Long]
  23. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (6/27) [Book about Science]
  24. Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio (7/19) [Devotional or Spiritual Book]
  25. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines (7/19; audiobook) [New York Times Bestseller]
  26. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (7/20) [Two Books by the same Author]
  27. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (7/29) [Two Books by the same Author]
  28. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien [First Book in a Series]
  29. 7 Men by Eric Metaxas (8/5; audiobook) [Biography]
  30. Hope Heals by Jay and Katherine Wolf (8/7) [Book by an Author from your state]
  31. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (9/5) [Book you Own but Haven’t Read]
  32. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (9/12) [Book You Bought Based on the Cover]
  33. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen (9/30) [Book Written or Published in the Year You Were Born]
  34. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (9/30) [Book 200+ Pages Long]
  35. “The Delling Shore” by Sam Marks (10/1/17) [Your Choice #6]
  36. “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath (10/8/17) [Your Choice #7]
  37. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (10/31) [Mystery/Suspense]
  38. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (11/3) [Award Winning Book]
  39. Poems by C.S. Lewis (11/8) [Book of Poetry]
  40. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (11/21) [Book You Should Have Read in School but didn’t]
  41. Prayer by Tim Keller (11/21) [Your Choice #8]
  42. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer (11/23) [Book Version of a Film]
  43. Artemis by Andy Weir (12/11) [Your Choice #9]
  44. Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks (12/19) [Collection of Short Stories]
  45. The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman (12/20) [Book about Animals]
  46. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (12/20) [YAL]
  47. Behold the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey (12/24) [Your Choice #10]
  48. Advent and Christmas: Wisdom from Henri Nouwen by Henri Nouwen (12/25) [Your choice #11]
  49. Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word (12/27) [Book about the Founding Fathers]
  50. The Disaster Artist by Greg Sesteros (12/28) [Your Choice #12]

All Categories:

  • Book published in 2017
  • Book published in 1917 or before
  • Book recommended to you by someone else
  • Book you should have read in school but didn’t
  • Biography
  • Devotional or spiritual book
  • Book version of a film
  • Book you bought based only on the cover
  • Book by an author from your state
  • Book of poetry
  • Play by Shakespeare
  • YAL
  • Book originally published in another language
  • Book about politics
  • Collection of short stories
  • Book about science
  • Book you own but have never read
  • Book from an unfamiliar genre
  • Two books by the same author
  • Two books by the same author
  • A book that is more than 200 pages long
  • Collection of essays
  • Book from the New York Times best seller list
  • Historical fiction set over 100 years ago
  • Nonfiction book about a specific time period
  • Book with a number in the title
  • Book written or published in the year you were born
  • Book set in a different country
  • A book you’ve read once before
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • A book that is more than 300 pages long
  • The first book in a series
  • Book that you’ve always wanted to read
  • Book written in first-person
  • Book about the founding fathers
  • Book with a yellow cover
  • Book about animals
  • An award-winning book
  • Your choice #1
  • Your choice #2
  • Your choice #3
  • Your choice #4
  • Your choice #5
  • Your choice #6
  • Your choice #7
  • Your choice #8
  • Your choice #9
  • Your choice #10
  • Your choice #11
  • Your choice #12
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