Reading Challenges for 2017

I typically don’t keep track of the books I’ve read from one year to the next, but since I started blogging, I thought it would be a good idea to challenge myself and set new and interesting goals for the new year.

For my 2016 GoodReads challenge I ended up reading 203 books out of my goal of 150. I really surprised the crap out of myself with that number.

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For 2017 I have again challenged myself to read 150 books, which I think is quite a lot. I mostly hope to engage in a larger spectrum of books, which brings me to my second challenge for 2017.

Image result for gilmore girls season oneSEASON ONE READING CHALLENGE:

I’m challenging myself to read all the books referenced from the first season of Gilmore Girls by the end of this year. I already started by collecting some of the books that I’ll need. Luckily most of them are available for free on Kindle πŸ™‚ and I am 1/3 of the way done with The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I have a feeling this is going to be really difficult for my, but I hope I can tackle at least two a month. I’ve changed the color on the books I’ve already read, so you can see what’s left. I’m hoping to update at the end of every month how far I’ve been able to get. Also, if anyone would like to join me, please feel free!

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  • The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
  • The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
  • Mistress of Mellyn – Victoria Holt
  • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
  • A Mencken Chrestomathy – H.L. Mencken
  • My Life as Author and Editor – H.L. Mencken
  • Peyton Place – Grace Metalious
  • The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
  • Richard III – William Shakespeare
  • A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker – Dorothy Parker
  • The Group – Mary McCarthy
  • The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  • In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath – Sylvia Plath
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen
  • The Art of Fiction – Henry James
  • Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette – Judith Thurmam

Happy Reading Lovelies



7 thoughts on “Reading Challenges for 2017

  1. That is such a good idea to read all the books mentioned in season one of Gilmore Girls. I would join but I don’t think I would be able to to get through all of those books on top of all the other challenges I have already joined.


  2. The Gilmore Girls challenge sounds super interesting!! Unfortunately I don’t like that many classics, but all these books mentioned seem important and I really should read them. Thankfully, I’ve already read Anna Karenina, so that’s 1,000 pages down. Whew. And you read 206 books?? That’s amazing, congrats!

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    1. Thank you! I never expected to read that many but when you find good books it’s hard to put them down. I picked the Gilmore girls so I could force myself to read some classics I really hope I can make it. Way to go with Anna karenina, I’ve tried to read that book six times already and can’t get past the first five chapters sadly!

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