Book Challenges 2017

Book Blog Discussion

Welcome to the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

Duration: Jan 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2017 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.

The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab

I’m starting this one late but if I do just a tad more than one discussion a week then I should be able to hit that lovely 41+!

I just found these two and I’m in love! Sadly, we’re already at the beginning of April but this is so exciting! Cannot wait to get going.

This Dystopian Bingo really has me excited too! I just read one set in space!


Another really fun challenge that combines reading and monopoly! Since this one is so long it gets its very own post and updates. Now to remember to do it!

Blogger Shame:Blogger Shame 2016

Duration: Jan 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Mid Year Check In: First week of June
Wrap Up Post: Last week of December
Yes. We’re hanging our heads in some blogger-girl shame. lol
The Blogger Shame challenge is a cheeky way to admit our guilt…and go about fixing it. Tackling those review books that have slipped through the cracks over the years. Any review book over 4 months past due is game!

My Goals: Netgalley & Owl Crate Attack!

I have so many that were due last year! I started my subscription with Owl Crate and wound up keeping all the lovelies and shelving the books without reading.

  1. Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
  2. Framed and Burning by Lisa Burnette
  3. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
  4. Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton
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Shelf Love 2017:

Goal: To grow your TBR pile responsibly and read the books you already own. You have ‘em, now read ‘em!

Your Hosts: This year’s hosts are the lovely gals over at and Second Run Reviews.

  • Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2017.
  • Responsibly obtain books for your personal library. There’s a way to do this responsibly!?
    • You may wish to abstain from purchasing books or set a book budget for yourself. Book Budget!
    • You decide the best way to get control of your TBR pile and read the books you already own.


Now Select Your Goal for the Shelf Love Challenge 2017!

  • 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves
  • 11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back
  • 21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug
  • 31-40 books: regular date night with your shelves
  • 41-50 books: my shelves are now my bff
  • 51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady

I am in love with this challenge! First of all, not spending money on books is a very difficult thing, as we all know! I also just moved into a house that has a room for a library, so NOT spending money on books is going to be even harder.

To keep me on budget, I’m creating a tracking sheet. I just bought two books for my new library (of course) so I’m counting them in my Feb. Jan the hubby and I were too busy getting ready to move to order any books, thankfully!

I do have an account with Audible and Owlcrate so I know that my hubby and I will be spending at least $50 a month on books. I’m okay with spending another $50 as long as we’re reading the already purchased books as well as the ones on KU (which rarely happens).

  • March: Read – Purchased – Total =
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Back to the Classics:

Duration: Jan 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017

  • All books must be read in 2017.
  • You must also post a wrap-up review and link it to the challenge no later than December 31, 2017.
  • All books must have been written at least 50 years ago.
  • You must read a different book for EACH category, or it doesn’t count.

12 classic books, but with slightly different categories. You do not have to read all 12 books to participate in this challenge!

  • Complete six categories
  • Complete nine categories
  • Complete all twelve categories – What I plan to do

And here are the categories for the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge:
1.  A 19th century classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899. – Pride and Prejudice
2.  A 20th century classic – any book published between 1900 and 1967.  The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications. – Fahrenheit 451
3.  A classic by a woman authorJane Eyre
4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. – The Odyssey
5.  A classic originally published before 1800. Hamlet
6.  A romance classic. I’m pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot. – Wuthering Heights
7.  A Gothic or horror classic. – Frankenstein
8.  A classic with a number in the title. – A Tale of Two Cities
9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  – The Metamorphosis
10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit. – A Movable Feast
11. An award-winning classic. Grapes of Wrath
12. A Russian classic. – Crime and Punishment

Craving for Cozies:

Begins Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 2017

  • Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
  • Famished – 11 – 20 Cozy Mysteries
  • Yearning – 21 – 40 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving  – 41 – 60 Cozy Mysteries
  • Ravenous – 61 – 80 Cozy Mysteries
  • Voracious – 81 – 100 Cozy Mysteries
  • Completely Satiated – 101 or more

I’ve been super into cozy mysteries lately so I’m going to try for as many as I can get into my head! I’ll say 40 because I also have the Perpetual for Lilian Jackson Braun but I am hoping for more!

Read ALL the books Challenge:


All books by the author you choose.
Any format counts, if you’ve already read the book it counts (no re-read required), any length counts.
Updates: Just two! Once you sign up do a post on your blog and link that up on this page.
At the end of the year we’ll do a wrap up post with how we’ve done.

Rory Gilmore Challenge:

18/341 — Started 01/2016 Finished —-

I’d love to read at least one a month, hopefully two, until I am finished. The books below are what I’m hoping to get to this year and what I’ve read so far.

To Read:

  1. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  2. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
  3. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  4. Christine by Stephen King
  5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  6. Carrie by Stephen King
  7. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  8. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  9. Cujo by Stephen King
  10. Emma by Jane Austen
  11. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  12. The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  13. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  15. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  16. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  17. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  18. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  19. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  20. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  21. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  4. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  5. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  6. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  11. Inferno by Dante
  12. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  13. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  14. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. 1984 by George Orwell
  17. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  18. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  19. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf









3 Responses to “Book Challenges 2017”

    • Christina

      I know! I found so many this year! Now to actually do them. I am loving Shelf Love. Already working on keeping myself on a book budget because of it. When I told the hubby he laughed but he said ok, he was willing to stay on budget too!

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