My 2017 Reading Challenge

In 2016 I decided to make a concerted effort to read more, I mean it’s something that I love doing so why not. I scoured the internet for reading challenges and found that they all seemed a little too ambitious for me at that time so I set myself a target of reading 25 books.

However, the challenges I’d seen kept popping up and since I also wanted to try and get myself out of reading the same types of books so I set myself my own little challenge to try and broaden my reading experience.

I’m pleased to say to say that I exceeded my total book target by reading 29 books in the year, however my additional challenge fell a little flat (I managed 11 out of 25) so I have decided to try again this year. I have updated my list slightly and added a few more since I want to try and read 50 books this year. I haven’t decided what books I’m going to read for each category yet, and to be honest some might not be filled in until I come across a book that appeals but nevertheless I am going to try my hardest to complete my own little challenge this year.

For those of you who are interested, here is my 2017 challenge which I will be attempting alongside my book target of 50 books.

  1. A ‘classic’ book
  2. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  3. A book about an interesting woman
  4. A book based on a true story
  5. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  6. A book by an author you love
  7. A book by someone who shares your first name
  8. A book from a charity shop
  9. A book from a nonhuman perspective
  10. A book first published in the year you were born
  11. A book involving a mythical creature
  12. A book of historical fiction
  13. A book on spirituality
  14. A book recommended by a friend
  15. A book set in Europe
  16. A book set in the future
  17. A book set in the wilderness
  18. A book set in two different time periods
  19. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
  20. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long
  21. A book that’s published in 2017
  22. A book where you learn something new
  23. A book with a cat on the cover
  24. A book with a colour in the title
  25. A book with a female lead/heroine
  26. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  27. A book with a one word title
  28. A book with a red spine
  29. A book with multiple authors
  30. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  31. A book you loved as a child
  32. A book you started but never finished
  33. A book you’ve always wanted to read
  34. A non-fiction book you own but have never read
  35. A novel set during wartime
  36. An autobiography
  37. An espionage thriller
  38. An inspirational book
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before

Have you set yourself a reading target? How many books are you aiming for? Do you participate in any reading challenges and if so, which ones?

Until next time

Debbie x

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