Monday, January 1, 2018

Around the Year in 52 - 2017 Book Challenge

I'm behind with all of my book challenges, heck, I did not even pick one this year. However, I saw the Around the Year in 52, challenge on youtube and decided to give it a try. The crossed out ones are completed while others are the novels I'm planning on reading for the different challenges. It took a while but I managed to find one for all 52 challenges.

The 2017 List
1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (link)
Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton

2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #1) by Rosamund Hodge 

3. A book you meant to read in 2016
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers

4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen 

5. A historical fiction
Odd & True by Cat Winters 

6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 
Wonder  by R.J. Palacio or Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here And There - American Museum Of Natural History Special Members' Edition by Aldo Leopold

8. A book written by a person of color
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
The Star-Touched Queen (#1) by Roshani Chokshi

10. A dual-timeline novel

The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter 

11. A category from another challenge: A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet:
 Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

12. A book based on a myth
Abandon (#1)  by Meg Cabot 

13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

14. A book with a strong female character
Anne of Green Gables (#1)  by L.M. Montgomery

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson 

16. A mystery
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 

17. A book with illustrations
A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness 

18. A really long book (600+ pages)
Shirley  by Charlotte Brontë

19. A New York Times best-seller
20. A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading
The Tempest by William Shakespeare

21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien

22. A book by an author you haven't read before
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer 

23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list (link)
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

24. A book written by at least two authors
Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising (Mass Effect: Andromeda, #1) by Jason M. Hough and  K.C. Alexander

25. A book about a famous historical figure
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

26. An adventure book
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

27. A book by one of your favorite authors
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

28. A non-fiction
The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson

29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) - check all the editions
Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Margaret Atwood

30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)  by Madeleine L'Engle 

31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre
Mystery/Thriller: Stillhouse Lake (#1)  by Rachel Caine

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

33. A magical realism novel
So Far from God by Ana Castillo

34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel

35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard 

36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)
Binti (#1) by Nnedi Okorafor

37. A book you choose randomly
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

39. An epistolary fiction
Lady Susan  by Jane Austen 

40. A book published in 2017
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

41. A book with an unreliable narrator
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 

43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich 

44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" (link)
The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)
by Renee Ahdieh 

45. A book with a one-word title
Paradise by Toni Morrison

46. A time travel novel
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

47. A past suggestion that didn't win (link): An audiobook 
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
by Lauren Graham

48. A banned book
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1)  by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa (Translator) 

49. A book from someone else's bookshelf
Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11)  by Joanne Fluke

50. A Penguin Modern Classic - any edition
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  by Ken Kesey 

51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays) 
Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World by Alison Hawthorne Deming

52. A book set in a fictional location
The Gauntlet (The Cage #3) by Megan Shepherd

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