Tuesday, January 03, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge

Well I have set my goal at 150 books for 2017. I figure since I read 141 in 2016, I should be able to reach 150 books next year. We shall see. 

I also decided to try something new this year. I had heard of the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge before, but I decided to participate for the first time for 2017. Here is the challenge I'm doing:
Here are the books I'm thinking about reading for the challenge:

A book you chose for the cover:
• The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
• The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:
The Martian by Andy Weir

A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit:
Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

A book you’ve already read:
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Miracles by C. S. Lewis
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

A juicy memoir:
• Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling Back to Faith When Good Religion Goes Bad by Elizabeth Esther

A book about books or reading:
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
• The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

A book in a genre you usually avoid:
Columbine by Dave Cullen
All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson

A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read:
• The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

A book in the backlist of a favorite author:
And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings (Genesis #1) by Madeleine L'Engle

A book recommended by someone with great taste:
• The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet:
• The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion by N.T. Wright

A book about a topic or subject you already love:
• Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews by C.S. Lewis

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