Thursday, August 3, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge Update

Here is a brief run down of my goals that I've set this year and which ones I've accomplished and which ones I get to tackle on this Fall.

A book that I own that I haven't read yet
-I did end up reading Flipped and really enjoyed it. If you do watch the movie though, it mirrors it almost exactly. There was a little more substance to this YA book than expected.

A book that intimidates me (or one over 700 pages)
-I've read several 500+ books but nothing quite up to the 700 page mark. I'm trying to decide what to read...suggestions? 

A book that I should have read as a child but haven't yet
-This one shouldn't be hard to accomplish, I just need to do it! I do want to listen to Matilda (narrated by Kate Winslet) or listen to Charlotte's Web

A book published this year
-I've actually read more from this section than expected thanks to MMD summer reading guide. Some titles: Beartown, The Alice Network, The Dry, The Lost Book of the Grail, A Bridge Across the Ocean, We Were the Lucky Ones, Undefeated, Dreamland Burning, and The Chilbury Ladies' Choir. 

A book in translation
-I did complete this by reading Beartown but I still plan to read My Brilliant Friend

A book recommended by a friend
-I read Walkable City that was recommended a while ago from my sister-in-law. I'm also in the middle of One Summer: 1927 that was recommended by my brother-in-law. 

A book I've been meaning to read
-I read Peace Like a River, And There Was Light, and The Snow Child. The latter being one of my favorites of the year.

A food memoir
-This is a genre I don't typically read so I want to go out of my way to read one. Still haven't narrowed down which one to read so let me know if you have a favorite.

A Charles Dickens' novel
-Yeah I read Tale of Two Cities and loved it!

A Jane Austen novel
-So I've read all but Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey and I got 2 hours into the audio of NA but didn't finish. I just heard that there's an Emma Thompson narration of it so that might be worth checking out.

A book to reread
-I can't believe this has been harder to get to. I do have some on my list that I'm eager to reread. I just need to set aside he time to do it.

A book that was once banned
-Haven't yet accomplished this one to my knowledge. Hopefully I can tackle this soon. 

Any recommendations?

1 comment:

  1. This is impressive! These are great challenges. You didn't mention how many books you've already read this year and what your goal is for the year. :) You inspire me! Read on!