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2017 Reading Challenge

I first heard about this reading challenge from one of my lovely followers (thanks Mik!).

She in turn was inspired by Hannah Braime.

The challenge is all about reading books I might overlook or wouldn’t usually consider.

And it’s working for me already! I must have spent about 8 hours searching for books, looking through what I found and finally settling on my chosen challenges, and I’m really excited about reading them.

Ok, I cheated a bit – some were already on my TBR.

But before you judge me, my TBR is already too long to read, with some books sitting there for over a year already. And some of the others are going to be really hard going: one on my list I’ve failed at before, another is going to be incredibly dry for all of its 300 pages, one I’ve already read in Beta review stage, and a whole bunch of them are going to be in archaic language.

But at least half of them I would never have read but for this challenge.

So I think I deserve to cheat a little bit!

Anyway, here they are, in the order Hannah Braime listed the categories. Wish me luck!

A book I read in school

watership-down

A book from my childhood

a-wrinkle-in-time

A book published over 100 years ago

my-brilliant-career

A book published in the last year

the-fireman

A non-fiction book 

physics-of-the-future

A book written by a male author

demon-road

A book written by a female author

dreamlander

A book written by someone who isn’t an author

opportunity-beckons

A book that became a film

the-stand

A book published in the 20th century

in-cold-blood

A book set in my hometown/region

the-promise

A book with someone’s name in the title

miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children

A book with a number in the title

ready-player-one

A book with a character with my first name

after-you

A book someone else recommended to me

six-of-crows

A book with over 500 pages

the-dark-tower

A book I can finish in a day

one-dragons-dream

A previously banned book

animal-farm

A book with a one-word title

sand

A book translated from another language

suite-francaise

A book that will improve a specific area of my life

jonathan-livingston-seagull

A memoir or journal

yesterday-today-tomorrow-9781476797434_lg

A book written by someone younger than me

like-i-can-love

A book set somewhere I’ll be visiting this year

a-river-town

An award-winning book

guns-germs-and-steel

A self-published book

where-the-woods-grow-wild

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