Reading Challenge · TBR

Around the year in 52 books – 2017

I know I won’t read the 52 books for this challenge, but if I read at least 20 I’ll be happy.

Goodreads group!



  1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016: Morning Star
  2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple POV): The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
  3. A book you meant to read in 2016: Finding Audrey
  4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E”: Six of Crows
  5. A historical fiction: Burial Rites
  6. A book being released as a movie in 2017: _____
  7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title: The Paper Menagerie, The Rithmatist or The Scorpio Races 
  8. A book written by a person of color: _____
  9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list: _____
  10. A dual-timeline novel: A Tale for the Time Being
  11. A category from another challenge (2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge – An audiobook): So Long and Thanks for All the Fish 
  12. A book based on a myth: The Red Pyramid
  13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors: The Lies of Locke Lamora
  14. A book with a strong female character: _____
  15. A book written or set in Scandinavia: _____
  16. A mystery: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  17. A book with illustrations: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley & Nathan Fairbairn
  18. A really long book (600+ pages): The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
  19. A New York Times best-seller: _____
  20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading: Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  22. A book by an author you haven’t read before: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list: 1984 or Jane Eyre
  24. A book written by at least two authors: Good Omens
  25. A book about a famous historical figure: The Diary of a Young Girl
  26. An adventure book: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  27. A book by one of your favorite authors: _____
  28. A non-fiction: _____
  29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre): _____
  30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books: Sabriel
  31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre: The Thousand Names
  32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle): The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (I’m not sure I want to read this book anymore)
  33. A magical realism novel: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere: _____
  35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty: The Queen of the Tearling
  36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee: Among Others
  37. A book you choose randomly: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 
  38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature: _____
  39. An epistolary fiction: _____
  40. A book published in 2017: _____
  41. A book with an unreliable narrator: Room or Gone Girl
  42. A best book of the 21st century (so far): The Graveyard Book or Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold): _____
  44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next”: _____
  45. A book with a one-word title: Vicious
  46. A time travel novel: Arcadia
  47. A past suggestion that didn’t win (A book about a woman who disguises as a man): Alanna: The First Adventure
  48. A banned book: The Handmaid’s Tale
  49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf: 
  50. A Penguin Modern Classic: A Clockwork Orange
  51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays): The Last Animal, The Martian Chronicles
  52. A book set in a fictional location: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb


If you guys have any recommendation for some of the prompts, please let me know. Even if I don’t read them this year, I’ll love to add them to my tbr! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Around the year in 52 books – 2017

  1. For a book with a chilling atmosphere: Out of Mind by Bernlef. A novel translated from Dutch, where it’s called ‘hersenschimmen’. Throughout this book, snow is used as a metaphore. It’s a book told from the perspective of an elderly man who is slowly losing his grip on his mind due to Alzheimer’s Disease. Because we follow him, the book becomes increasingly difficult to understand. It gives a little look inside this terrible disease. I have never been more emotional over a book. Good luck on this challenge, I hope you end up reading lots of great books! 😁

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    1. Thank you so much for this recommendation! Just yesterday I was thinking about reading a book about Alzheimer. It’s a topic that really scares me, but at the same time, I’m interested in reading and learning more about it.
      I’m ready to be shattered by this book! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. 🙂

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  2. Ooo I’m doing this, this year too 🙂 Written or set in Scandinavia – The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is really good. It’s set in Sweden. Good luck 🙂

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    1. That’s great! We can cheer each other with the challenge. I really like it. I can fit most of my tbr books in these categories 🙂

      I’ll check out your recommendation! I sort of want to do the read the world challenge or something like that, but that’ll be for another year. Good luck to you, too! 😀

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