1.Beat The Backlist Challenge
All the books on my TBR before 2017 in alphabetical order. There is over 80 books on this list, and I hope to shorten it by 30% before the end of this year.
Read 14 of 88 books
READ We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong
Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
READ Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher
Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher
White Night (The Dresden Files #9) by Jim Butcher
Small Favor (The Dresden Files #10) by Jim Butcher
Xenocide (The Ender Quintet #3) by Orson Scott Card
Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet #4) by Orson Scott Card
The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #1-11) by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
Room by Emma Donoghue
READ The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon
The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6) by Diana Gabaldon
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7) by Diana Gabaldon
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf By Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Wool Omnibus (Silo #1) by Hugh Howey
READ The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
READ Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
READ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel READ Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
READ Heartless by Marissa Meyer
The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes
Fablehaven (Fablehaven #1) by Brandon Mull
READ Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Nexus (Nexus #1) by Ramez Naam
READSleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel
The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
Replica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver
READ Deadlight Jack (The Faceless One #2) by Mark Onspaugh
Odinsbarn (Ravneringene #1) by Siri Pettersen
Råta (Ravneringene #2) by Siri Pettersen
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3) by Ransom Riggs
The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley
READThe Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
READ The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson READ The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson
The Last Wish (Saga o Wiedźminie #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages #3) by Jules Verne
The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks
The Queen’s Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) by Jeff Wheeler
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey
2.2017 Dystopian Reading Challenge
The 2017 Dystopian Bingo hosted by Cornerfolds.com & Mysoulcalledlife.com. I’m mainly doing this just for fun. I don’t think I’ll be able to do the whole bingo sheet, but I’m hoping I’ll finish one line by the end of 2017.
500+ pages: Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown
Set in Space
One Word Title
Dress on The Cover: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Animal on the Cover
Should Be A Movie
Is Also A Movie
By A Non-US Author
3.Book Riot Read Harder Challenge
Book Riot Read Harder Challenge is hosted by: Book Riot.com
1 Read a book about sports.
2 Read a debut novel.
3 Read a book about books.
4 Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
5 Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
6 Read an all-ages comic.
7 Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
8 Read a travel memoir.
9 Read a book you’ve read before.
10 Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
11 Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
12 Read a fantasy novel.
13 Read a nonfiction book about technology.
14 Read a book about war.
15 Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
16 Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
17 Read a classic by an author of color.
18 Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
19 Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper)
20 Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels)
21 Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women)
22 Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere)
23 Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet Dead, The Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins)
24 Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension)