2017 Reading Challenges

GOODREADS 2017 READING CHALLENGE

COMPLETE! 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
  • They Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie Completed 9/2/17
  • Endless Night by Agatha Christie Completed 10/14/17
  • Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie Completed 11/24/17
#shakeit2017

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
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare Completed 9/8/17
  • King Lear by William Shakespeare Completed 11/17/17
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
  16. Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery Completed 9/4/17
  17. Hamlet by William Shakespeare Completed 9/8/17
  18. Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery Completed 9/10/17
  19. The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie Completed 9/18/17
  20. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Completed 9/24/17
  21. Endless Night by Agatha Christie Completed 10/14/17
  22. Dracula by Bram Stoker Completed 10/24/17
  23. They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie Completed 11/1/17
  24. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Completed 11/4/17
  25. The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene Completed 11/4/17
  26. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie Completed 11/6/17
  27. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Completed 11/14/17
  28. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie Completed 11/15/17
  29. King Lear by William Shakespeare Completed 11/17/17
  30. Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie Completed 11/24/17
  31. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith Completed 11/30/17
  32. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in by Charles Dickens Completed 12/2/17
  33. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens Completed 12/5/17
BACKLIST READER CHALLENGE 2017

COMPLETE! 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

COMPLETE!

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

ALPHABET CHALLENGE 2017

Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin
Black Spring by Alison Croggon
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Killer Cocktail by Tracy Kiely
Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae
Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Octopussy and the Living Daylights by Ian Fleming
Pillow Stalk by Diane Vallere
Q‘s Legacy by Helene Hanff
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
Untimely Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
Yarn to Go by Betty Hechtman
Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

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