My Reading Challenges For 2017


So I'm terrible at completing challenges.....Really terrible.....I'm so terrible that I haven't completed one yet!  But that doesn't stop me from trying!

This year I'm keeping it simple.  I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal to 80 books (really I'm aiming for 100, but I'm being realistic), and I'm going to try my made-up challenge again.  So here goes!



1. My 80-Book Challenge
It was the same goal every year.  100 books.  The last couple of years I failed, but it doesn't stop me from trying again.  This year, I'm realistically aiming for 80 books, but if it's a good, I hope to achieve 100.

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Lisa has read 9 books toward her goal of 80 books.
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2. Lisa's Pyramid Challenge

This is one I made up.  I've always been terrible at completing other people's challenges, so I'm going to try and see if I can complete a challenge I created.

There are 12 categories total.  First category only requires one book, second category requires two books, and so on until you reach the 12th category, which requires 12 books.  None of the books can be used in more than one category, and I have exactly one year to finish this challenge.

Note: Finished books contain links.  Books I'm working on are in italics

1 Non-fiction Read
1. Elsewhere, by Richard Russo

Trilogies or Series
1. The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
2. The Temeraire Series, by Naomi Novik (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Books With Characters Who Share The Same First Name As A Friend Or Family Member
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Books That Were Recommended By Someone Else
1. Of The Trees, by E.M. Fitch (recommended by a dance student)
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Re-reads To Determine If A Book Is A Favorite
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New-To-You Authors
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New Books By Authors You've Read Before
1.  The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen
2.  Cybele's Secret, by Juliet Marillier
3.  Working For Bigfoot, by Jim Butcher
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Books That Were Written By A Female Author
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Books With Different Number Of Pages (100 pages, 200 pages, and so on to 900 pages)
100 pages- Messenger's Legacy, by Peter Brett (131)
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400 pages- Side Jobs: Stories From The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher (418)
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600 pages- Skull Throne, by Peter Brett (681)
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10 Different Genres
1. Fantasy: The Daylight War, by Peter Brett
2. Graphic Novel: Attack On Titan Vol. 1, by Hajime Isayama
3. Contemporary Fiction: Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo
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11 BOTMs
1. The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey (Early Birds Book Club, March)
2. Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow (Family Book Club, March)
3. Someone, by Alice McDermott (Early Birds Book Club, May)
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Family Book Club, June)
5. World And Town, by Gish Jen (Early Birds Book Club, June)
6. The Woman In Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware (Bibliophile Reading Group, June)
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12 Books From My TBR
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What I'm Currently Reading

Nobody's Fool
tagged: currently-reading and literature
Uncle Tom's Cabin
tagged: currently-reading, classic, fiction, and literature

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