2017 Book Challenges

I am going to try and participate in a few more challenges this year.  I need to work on clearing out some reviews and also books I own so I feel these are the perfect challenges for me!!!
My Goodreads challenge is going to be 120 books for 2017!  I was able to read a little over 120 last year and I think I should be able to keep that pace for this year. 

Challenge 1:

This challenge is perfect for me.  When I started blogging I took on way to many reviews and I need to catch up on them ASAP.  This challenge includes any review book that is 4+ months PAST DUE.

This challenge is hosted by The Herd Presents.

My goal is going to be a little aggressive for this one because I really need to clear out my NetGalley requests so I am going with 20 books. 

Challenge #2
Shelf Love Challenge 2017 

I need to start clearing out books that I already own on my shelves so I can make room for new books!! The rules for this challenge are:
  • Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2017.
  • Responsibly obtain books for your personal library.
    • You may wish to abstain from purchasing books or set a book budget for yourself.
    • You decide the best way to get control of your TBR pile and read the books you already own.
  • Library books (and textbooks) do not count for the challenge. You may use your library to obtain different formats of books you already own and count those towards your goal. 
This challenge is hosted by Second Run Reviews
I am going a little lighter on this goal, but I might step it up once the year begins. 
1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves

Books Read for Challenge:

Challenge #

POPSUGAR reading challenge
I decided to add this challenge on!!  Per the Popsugar website: 
 Fellow bibliophiles, start prepping your book lists, because the 2017 POPSUGAR reading challenge is here — with a new twist! For 2017's challenge, there are 40 book prompts to help diversify and expand your reading in the new year, PLUS an "advanced" section with 12 books for hardcore readers who complete the challenge before the year is over. That's a book a week for the overachievers out there! Not that you have to read all 52 books — the idea is just to have fun with it. From "a book recommended by a librarian" to "a book with a cat on the cover," this reading challenge is made up of a variety of ideas to mix up your reading choices, not specific book titles. Maybe you'll even discover a new favorite book by trying something unexpected.

Completed: 10/40

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long - Escape From The Past: The Kid - Annette Oppenlander 
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook - Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title - Winter - Marissa Meyer
7. A book that is a story within a story - Gemina - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book with an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel - Around the World - Dave Tomlinson
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017 - Call To Honor - Tawny Weber
17. A book involving a mythical creature - Snowed - Maria Alexander
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice - 
How to Bea Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine - The Distance Between Us - Kasie West 
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited - The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman - The Devil's Daughter - Katee Robert
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip

41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family-member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic - The Other F-Word - Natasha Friend 
52. A book based on mythology -
Myth's of Immortality - Raye Wagner


  1. Lol Blogger Shame!!! I love the sound of that! I stop taking in reviews about two years ago because I simply could not keep up. Instead, I am focusing on books that are on my shelves.

    Good luck with your challenges!
    Vonnie's Post

    1. I know the name Blogger Shame got me! I agree I need to focus more on my shelves soon! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for joining Shelf Love! I went lighter on my goal this year too. Here's to us doing better than we expect!
    Julie ~ Chapter Break

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Yes here's to doing better then expected!!


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