Reading Challenge

In October 2015, after years of not reading a single book, I had a revelation. There are so many amazing books in the world and I’m not making even the slightest effort to read any of them. At that exact moment in time my life changed and I became an avid reader.

In 2016 I read 26 books. It’s now 2017 and I plan to read 27 books this year. If you can tell, my plan is to increase the number of books I read by one book each year until I’m 52 and reading a book a week.

This page is where you can follow along with my 2017 Reading Challenge and check out my reviews. Add me on Goodreads for even more book love and thanks for coming along on my journey. I’m always looking for book recommendations so leave a comment below if you’ve read an amazing book lately.

2017 Reading Challenge Book List

Here is the complete list of all the books I plan (keyword is plan) to read in 2017. Books may be added or removed from this list at any time as my reading mood tends to change frequently and without warning. Any books that have hyperlinks mean that I’ve finished that book and you can click on it to read my review. Thanks for following me on my 2017 reading challenge but I wanna know…what books are you planning to read in 2017?

  1. Do not say we have nothing by Madeleine Thien
  2. Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown
  3. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  4. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  5. A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
  6. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
  7. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  9. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
  10. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  11. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
  12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  13. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  14. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  15. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  16. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  17. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  18. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  19. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  20. How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia
  21. Three Cups to Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin
  22. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  23. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  24. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  25. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  26. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  27. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  28. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  29. Lion by Saroo Brierley