2017 Reading Challenges

So many challenges to choose from! Last year was my first and a learning experience. We’ll see how this year goes!

 


Levels

Bonsai – Read 12,000 pages
Shrub – Read 24,000 pages
Dwarf Peach – Read 36,000 pages
Apple Tree – Read  48,000 pages
Oak – Read 60,000 pages
Douglas Fir – Read 72,000 pages
Sequoia – Read 84,000 pages
Redwood – Read 84,001+ pages

I’m sure I can hit Bonsai level – 12,000 pages
I’m shooting for Shrub, 24,000 pages


2017 Retellings Challenge

Hashtag #RetellingsRC2017

The Challenge:

  • For readers to read retellings of stories we know well from their chosen level in 2016:
    • Easy: 1-4 retellings
    • Medium: 5-8 retellings
    • Hard: 9-12 retellings
    • Difficult: 12+ retellings

 

I’m not sure how many more retellings are left for me to read, but I’m looking forward to this!

  1. Snow White’s Revenge by Casey Lane (SNOW WHITE)
  2. Pan (The Untold Stories of Neverland #0) by K. R. Thompson (PETER PAN)
  3. Alice In Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter (ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
  4. Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)
  5. It Started With Goodbye by Christina June (CINDERELLA)
  6. Tell The Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (A TALE OF TWO CITIES)


TEAM: HUFFLEPUFF

#BeatTheBacklist

READ:
1. Mortality by Kellie Sheridan
2. Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead
3. Snow White’s Revenge by Casey Lane
4. Amp’d by Ken Pisani
5. Pan (The Untold Stories of Neverland #0) by K. R. Thompson
6. Some Boys by Patty Blount
7. Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch
8. More Than Friends (Friends #2) by Monica Murphy
9. Alice In Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter
10. Leaving Yesterday (Laurel Falls #1) by Zoe Dawson
11. Secret Vampire (Night World #1) by L. J. Smith
12. My Delicate Destruction (Wolfgang #1) by Jillian Ashe
13. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
14. The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3) by Angie Fox
15. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
16. Her Darkest Nightmare (Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #1) by Brenda Novak
17. Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay #1) by Beth Kendrick
18. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (republished)
19. Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan: Storm Born Volume 1
20. Paper Hearts by Ali Novak (The Heartbreakers #2) (republished)
21. Live Fast, Die Young by Vanessa Barneveld
22. Pucked by Rachel Walter

 

 

 


Guideline: Read one book of at least 100 pages.

Requirement: Book should have a main character or significant secondary character that fits one of the LGBTQI or A requirements.

  1. 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

THE GIST: The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it’s supposed to be a tour. (See note about the UK, below)

THE LIST:
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France – Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay #1) by Beth Kendrick
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy – Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Macedonia
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom – The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
Vatican City


Hashtag #flightsoffantasy

My goal is 10 fantasy reads for 2017. I’m thinking I might be setting the bar low though, so I may come back and reassess at a later date.

 

  1. Snow White’s Revenge by Casey Lane
  2. Pan (The Untold Stories of Neverland #0) by K. R. Thompson
  3. Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch
  4. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  5. Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
  6. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  7. The Waking Land by Callie Bates
  8. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  9. Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan: Storm Born Volume 1
  10. Windwitch by (The Witchlands #2) Susan Dennard