2017 reading Goals



  • Read 75 books
  • Get physical TBR under 100
  • Get Audible TBR under 25
  • Read at least one classic per month ✓


  • Stephen King ✓

  • Neil Gaiman ✓

  • Philip K. Dick ✓

  • Haruki Murakami ✓

  • Cormac McCarthy ✓


  • The Hobbit ✓ + LotR ✓
  • Harry Potter ✓
  • The Magicians ✓
  • The Grisha ✓
  • John Cleaver
  • Shades of Magic
  • UnWind

Around the Year in 52 Books


(Goodreads group challenge)

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ✓

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


3. A book you meant to read in 2016
City of Thieves by David Benioff ✓

4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone #3) by Leigh Bardugo ✓

5. A historical fiction book
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne ✓

6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ✓

7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick ✓

8. A book written by a person of color
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami ✓

9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
Bird Box by Josh Malerman ✓

10. A dual-timeline novel
The Girls by Emma Cline ✓

11. A category from another challenge
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (audiobook - Popsugar 2017) ✓

12. A book based on a myth
American Gods by Neil Gaiman ✓

13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (George R.R. Martin book recommendations) ✓

14. A book with a strong female character
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov ✓

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)


16. A mystery
The Snowman (Harry Hole #7) by Jo Nesbø ✓

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

18. A really long book (600+ pages)
IT by Stephen King ✓

19. A New York Times best-seller
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood ✓

20. A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading


21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read (basically, a sequel)
The Magician King (The Magicians #2) by Lev Grossman ✓

22. A book by an author you haven't read before
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier ✓

23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ✓

24. A book written by at least two authors
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar 

25. A book about a famous historical figure


26. An adventure book
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ✓

27. A book by one of your favorite authors
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ✓

28. A non-fiction book
Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar ✓

29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette Livre)


30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books


31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham ✓

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling ✓

33. A magical realism novel
The Changeling by Victor LaValle ✓

34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere


35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty


36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee


37. A book you choose randomly
Psycho by Robert Bloch ✓

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King ✓

39. An epistolary fiction
Dracula by Bram Stoker ✓

40. A book published in 2017
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ✓

41. A book with an unreliable narrator


42. A "best book" of the 21st century (so far)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy ✓

43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ✓

44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next"
The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard ✓

45. A book with a one-word title
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer ✓

46. A time travel novel


47. A past suggestion that didn't win
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling (a really long book) ✓

48. A banned book
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov ✓

49. A book from someone else's bookshelf
Uprooted by Naomi Novik ✓

50. A Penguin Modern Classic - any edition
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ✓

51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)


52. A book set in a fictional location
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling ✓