2017 (In Progress)

This year, I’m tracking my 50 book reading goal a little bit differently. If you’re new to the blog, you might not know about the 2017 reading challenge. Below, you’ll find the categories for the 50-book challenge, and the titles of the books I’ve finished, as well as the dates I finished them.

Categories Completed:

  1. 7 Women by Eric Metaxas (1/7) [Your Choice #1]
  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 #2]
  6. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (3/13) [Your Choice #3]
  7. News of the World by Paulette Jiles (4/3) [Book Recommended to You by Someone Else]
  8. Silence by Shūsaku Endō (4/5) [Book originally published in another language]
  9. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (4/13) [Two Books by the Same Author]
  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) [Two Books by the Same Author]
  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) [Your Choice #4]
  16. To A God Unknown by John Steinbeck (5/31) [Your Choice #5]
  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) [Mystery/Suspense]
  19. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (6/7) [Book about Science]
  20. Mister Pip by Lloyd Wright (6/7) [Book you Bought Based Only on the Cover]
  21. Upstream by Mary Oliver (6/18) [Collection of Essays]
  22. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (6/24) [A Book More Than 300 Pages Long]
  23. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (6/27) [Your Choice #6]
  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) [Historical Fiction set over 100 years ago]
  27. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (7/29) [An Award-Winning Book]
  28. 7 Men by Eric Metaxas (8/5; audiobook) [Biography]
  29. Hope Heals by Jay and Katherine Wolf (8/7) [Book by an Author from your State]
  30. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (9/5) [Book you Own but Haven’t Read]
  31. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (9/12) [Book Set in a Different Country]
  32. 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]
  33. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (9/30) [Book More than 200 Pages Long]
  34. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (10/31) [Book Version of a Film]
  35. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (11/3) [Book you Should have Read in School but Didn’t]
  36. Poems by C.S. Lewis (11/8) [Book of Poetry]
  37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (11/21) [Your Choice #6]
  38. Prayer by Tim Keller (11/21) [Your Choice #7]
  39. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer (11/23) [Your Choice #8]

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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