2017 Reading Challenges

Posted January 9, 2017 by Lori in Books, Posts / 2 Comments Tags: ,

I’m finally posting about 2017 Reading Challenge!! I didn’t realize I had wanted to sign up for so many until putting this post together. I have no idea how this is going to go but I’m going to do my best. I have so many books I want to read (like all of us!) so I think it’ll be okay. I just need to try and stay on task. (hahahahaha) I’ve listed a few books I want to read for each challenge to hopefully remind me throughout the year and I’ll keep track on pages I set up for each challenge. But for now, here are the challenges I hope to complete this year:



The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is being hosted by Andi’s ABCs this year and I’m really excited to be participating again! Last year my goal was 21+ Contemporary Romances and I read 27, so I’m pretty happy with that! I’m going to continue with that same goal and try for another Grand Slam. Here are some I’m hoping to read this year:

This Adventure Ends, The Hating Game, Miracle of 5th Avenue, Lucky in Love, #famous, The Upside of Unrequited, Alex, Approximately, Queens of Geek, The Thing About Love, Geekerella, and It Started With Goodbye.



The NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge is being hosted by Bookish Things & More this year! I participated in this one last year as well but didn’t quite complete my goal. I had signed up for Silver level, which was 25 books but only made it to 20. I’m going to sign up at the Silver Level again and hope to reach 25. I really really need to do this to get my percentages up at both NetGalley and Edelweiss. But I also need to stop requesting so many books on there as well. You’d think after almost five years of this, I’d have it a bit more under control. Oops. Here are a few I’m hoping to get through this year:

The Secret of a Heart Note, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, The Hate U Give, Wintersong, The Vanishing Throne and The Fallen Kingdom, How to Make a Wish, #famous, Hunted, The Upside of Unrequited, Spindle Fire, The Hidden Memory of Objects, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Three Dark Crowns, Of Fire and Stars, and This Savage Song.


The Rock My TBR Challenge is hosted by The YA Book Traveler. I have not participated in this challenge before but I did do a backlist reading challenge and did pretty well on it. The goal was twelve books and I ended up with 26, though I did count graphic novel volumes. The goal here is to read at least one already published book a month, so twelve in total. I’m going to try for 24 this year, two a month. I hope that’s a reachable goal. When I look at my shelves, it seems completely doable. Here are a few of the books I finally want to read this year:

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, Avalon, The Winner’s Kiss, The Wrath & The Dawn and The Rose & The Dagger, The Vanishing Throne, The Dark Days Club, Blue Lily Lily Blue and The Raven King, Frost Like Night, Written in Red, Nevernight.


The Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge is hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly. I haven’t participated in this one before but I’m really excited about it because I love fantasy books! I’m challenging myself to read 25 fantasy books this year. Since I haven’t done this challenge before, I’m hoping that’s a reasonable number. Considering I read 125 books last year and I read a lot of fantasy, it shouldn’t be too hard. (Yes, I could count out how many I read last year but I’m being lazy.) Here are a few of the fantasy books I hope to read this year:

A Court of Wings and Ruin, Prisoner of Ice and Snow, Given to the Sea, Wintersong, Song of the Current, A Conjuring of Light, Frostblood, The Cursed Queen, The Vanishing Throne and The Fallen Kingdom, Royal Bastards, Hunted, Strange the Dreamer, Lord of Shadows, The Dark Days Club, Blue Lily Lily Blue and The Raven King, Frost Like Night, Written in Red, The Winner’s Kiss, Simon Thorn and the Viper’s Pit, and Nevernight.

That Artsy Reader Girl

The Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’m excited for this one too because it’s another new one for me. I love finding debut authors and I love seeing how they support each other and the hope that I’ll find a new author I’ll completely love. So I’m jumping in on this challenge too. Any 2017 debut counts as long as it is publishing in this year and is read in this year and is a full length novel. Novellas do not count. The challenge is to read twelve throughout the year. Here are some debuts I want to read this year:

Wintersong, Frostblood, The Hate U Give, Song of the Current, Love and First Sight, To Catch a Killer, It Started With Goodbye, The Empress of a Thousand Skies, #famous, Queens of Geek, The Traitor’s Kiss, Royal Bastards, and And We’re Off.





The Diverse Reads Book Challenge is hosted by Chasing Faerytales and Read.Sleep.Repeat. This is another new one for me this year and I’m really excited to be more aware of the books and the characters I’m reading and making sure I’m supporting books that feature diversity. The goal is to read twelve, one per month. I’m going to try and follow their monthly guide. Here are the books I’m planning to read for this challenge:

January – The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh or The Star-Touched Queen
February – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
March – You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
April – The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett or Cold Summer by  Gwen Cole
May – Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
June – Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
July – When the Moon was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore
August – City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C.Anderson
September – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
October – History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
November – he Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
December – 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

Okay, that’s a lot of challenges. Total, I’m committing myself here to about 120 books. But considering at bunch of them should overlap and I read more than that many books last year total, I’m not too worried. Plus, I set my Goodreads goal for the year to 130, so I have a little bit of room there. I may have to plan my reading a bit more than usual, but it should be okay. These are all books I want to read, after all! But if it does get overwhelming, I might drop out of a couple. We’ll just have to see how it goes as 2017 progresses.

Are you participating in any reading challenges this year?

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