Around the Year in 52 Book Reading Challenge 2017

Hello!

Today I thought I’d give an update my Around the Year in 52 Books reading challenge.

I first did this challenge last year, and read 42 out the 52 books I planned to read. Even though I didn’t finish the challenge it was so much fun that I thought I’d give it another go.

Around the Year in 52 Books as the title suggests, the goal is to read 1 book for every week of the year. The Goodreads group has set a different challenge for each week – for example, a book with blue on the cover.

Listed below are the books I’ve either read or am planning to read. The images that are black & white, along with the bolded prompts are the books I still have to get to.

 

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshanni Chokshi

2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)
The Sultan, The Vampyr and The Soothsayer by Lucille Turner

3. A book you meant to read in 2016
The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E”
Why God is a Woman by Nin Andrews

 

5. A historical fiction
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
The Gunslinger by Stephen King

7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

8. A book written by a person of colour
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

 

9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
The Gods of Olympus: A History by Barbara Graziosi

10. A dual-timeline novel
Tony & Susan by Austin Wright

11. A category from another challenge (Booktubeathon – Hyped Book)
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

12. A book based on a myth
Cassandra by Kerry Greenwood

 

13. A book recommended by one of your favourite authors (Kirsty Logan)
The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick

14. A book with a strong female character
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Lani Taylor

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
The Constant Queen by Joanna Courtney

16. A mystery
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

 

17. A book with illustrations
Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman

18. A really long book (600+ pages)
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

19. A New York Times best seller
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading
Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

 

21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

22. A book by an author you haven’t read before
Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims by Toby Clements

23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

24. A book written by at least two authors
Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr

 

25. A book about a famous historical figure
A Knight’s Tale: a Novel by Edward John Crockett

26. An adventure book
The Odyssey by Homer

27. A book by one of your favourite authors
Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

28. A non-fiction
Bad News by Anjan Sundaram

 

29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre)
The Battle for Troy: An Adaptation Homer’s Iliad by Alan Whiticker

30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor

31. A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre
Moon Chosen by PC Cast

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell

 

33. A magical realism novel
One Hundred Shadows by Hwang Jungeun

34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
The Stolen Queen by Lisa Hilton

36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

 

37. A book you choose randomly
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

39. An epistolary fiction
Dracula by Bram Stocker

40. A book published in 2017
Daughter of a the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

41. A book with an unreliable narrator
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neil

 

42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next”
Days of Blood and Starlight by Lani Taylor (recommended from The Wrath and the Dawn)

45. A book with a one-word title
Riders by Veronica Rossi

 

46. A time travel novel
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

47. A Book with a title, setting or subject having to do with a museum
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

48. A banned book
In Cold Blood by Turman Capote

49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf
The Hate Race by Maxine Benabe Clarke

 

50. A Penguin Modern Classic – any edition
Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

52. A book set in a fictional location
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

 

So I think I’m doing pretty well, if I do say so myself! Comment down below and let me know if you’ve set any reading challenges for the year and how you’re going with them! 

Until next time, happy reading
Dearna

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