2017 Reading Challenges

GOODREADS 2017 READING CHALLENGE

My goal is to read 260 books in 2017.

Agatha Christie Read Alongs

I’ll be doing some Agatha Christie Read Alongs with some of my #bookstagram pals.

  • The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie Completed 1/10/17
  • Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie Completed 2/16/17
  • At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie Completed 3/26/17
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I’ll be doing some Shakespeare Read Alongs with some of my #bookstagram pals.

  • The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare Completed 4/24/17
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Completed 5/29/17
  • Othello by William Shakespeare Completed 6/28/17
  • Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare Completed 7/22/17
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare Completed 8/18/17
CLASSICS CHALLENGE

My challenge to myself is to read (or re-read) classics that I currently own. For this personal challenge I am including books that are at least as old as I am. 😉 I’m giving myself 3-1/2 years, from 7/1/14 to 12/31/17. For 2017 I want to read at least 12 titles.

  1. The Mysterious Shrinking House  by Jane Louise Curry Completed 1/10/17
  2. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie Completed 1/10/17
  3. Beauty by Robin McKinley Completed 3/12/17
  4. At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie Completed 3/26/17
  5. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare Completed 4/24/17
  6. The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne Completed 5/1/17
  7. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Completed 5/24/17
  8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Completed 5/29/17
  9. Othello by William Shakespeare Completed 6/28/17
  10. Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery Completed 7/7/17
  11. Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery Completed 7/17/17
  12. Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare Completed 7/22/17
  13. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff Completed 7/24/17
  14. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen Completed 8/12/17
  15. The Tempest by William Shakespeare Completed 8/18/17
BACKLIST READER CHALLENGE 2017

Hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard this challenge encourages me to read the older titles I’ve been meaning to get to.

2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

CRUISIN’ THRU THE COZIES READING CHALLENGE 2017

COMPLETE! This challenge is hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews. I entered at at Level 1 – Snoop, which includes one cozy from each of these 10 categories:

Culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) – Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
Animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Nine Lives to Murder by Marian Babson
Craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae
Paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
British cozy mysteries (example: Belinda Lawrence series) – The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
Career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – Pillow Stalk by Diane Vallere
Holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) – Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely
Travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – The Curse of the Pharaohs  by Elizabeth Peters
Historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present) – Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
Your choice! (freebie!) – Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

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