2017 Reading Challenges

Link To My 2017 Reading Challenges

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

Swoonworthy Romance


Natural Disaster

One Word Title


Standalone Book

Magic Powers

2017 Release


Dress on The Cover: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

Free Space

#Squad Goals


Kick-ass Rebel

Library Book


Animal on the Cover

Should Be A Movie

Is Also A Movie

Pre-2000 Release

Great Villain

By A Non-US Author

Banned Book

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)