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My 2017 Good Reads Reading Challenge

springtime-16Okay so I know it’s the end of February already and it’s probably too late to post this, but luckily I’ve already started reading so it’s not that big of a deal.

So around two years ago, I set a reading list with all the books I wanted to read within a years’ time.

It worked out pretty well, and I was able to read all the books I had set out to read. 25 books isn’t a small amount and there were a few close calls where I thought I wouldn’t complete the challenge I had set for myself.

Last year, I participated in the Good Reads Reading Challenge and I almost didn’t complete it. Same amount of books, so it shouldn’t have been a problem. Why did I almost fail though?

I set out to look back and what I did different with the two years and only one thing stood out: two years ago, I set up a list of all the books I wanted to read and last year, I decided to wing it. The winging it took a lot longer because I couldn’t decide on what book to read next and I would skip a month before choosing a new book.

So my 2017 reading list was already set up towards the end of last year and I sort of did a little math to see how much time I need to spend per book to complete my challenge without rushing through it. This year’s list is compiled of different genres so I’ll have a taste of variety.

So, without further delays, this is my 2017 Good Reads Reading Challenge:

  1. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  2. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  4. The Notebook by Nikolas Sparks
  5. Grey Magic by J.T. Lawrence
  6. Sticky Fingers by J.T. Lawrence
  7. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  8. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  9. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
  10. Taken by Chris Jordan
  11. The Omen by David Seltzer
  12. Shanghai Baby by Zhou Weihui, Bruce Humes
  13. Annie by Thomas Meehan
  14. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  15. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  16. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  17. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Willams
  18. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  19. The Baby Group by Rowan Coleman
  20. Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare
  21. Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard
  22. Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
  23. Pearl Harbour by Steward Ross
  24. The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
  25. Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney
  26. The Short Second Life by Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
  27. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
  28. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  29. Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
  30. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

What books are on your reading list for 2017?

3 thoughts on “My 2017 Good Reads Reading Challenge

  1. I love that you make a list but it would never work for me – I always like to read what is new and talked about. Plus I am in a bookclub and that means I have great access to books all year round (that others choose). My reading challenge is always 36 books (3 a month) – I very seldom make it but mostly get to about 34 or so

    1. I want to try and join a book club next year.. The list just helps me to keep focused, so I don’t slack on my reading as I tend to do so very often (I haven’t read a single page in February and that needs to change :))

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