2016 is overrated. 2017 will be better… Right?

Hey guys, it’s Amy! As I mentioned in my “Mid” year update, I’m planning on just doing one major challenge for 2017- Around the Year in 52 Books. I’m just going to set out an outline of what I’d like to happen (AKA a TBR which will probably not be followed at all but I can TRY). They’ve posted a suggestions page (they must be angels), so I’ve used that a bit as well!

  • A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
  • A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)- Never Never
  • A book you meant to read in 2016
  • A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E”- Bound by Duty
  • A historical fiction- Queen of Someday
  • A book being released as a movie in 2017- All the Bright Places
  • A book with an animal on the cover or in the title- A Hairy Tail
  • A book written by a person of color- Charm and Strange
  • A book in the middle of your To Be Read list- When We Collided
  • A dual-timeline novel- Labyrinth (by Kate Mosse)
  • A category from another challenge: A book that’s been mentioned in another book (Popsugar)- The Sword of Shannara (mentioned in Among Others)
  • A book based on a myth- something by Rick Riordan
  • A book recommended by one of your favorite authors- ask Katrina Leno
  • A book with a strong female character
  • A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
  • A mystery
  • A book with illustrations- Leviathan
  • A really long book (600+ pages)
  • A New York Times best-seller
  • A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading
  • A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read- Curtsies and Conspiracies
  • A book by an author you haven’t read before
  • A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list (link)- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or any HP book)
  • A book written by at least two authors- Gemina (?)
  • A book about a famous historical figure- Little House in the Big Woods
  • An adventure book
  • A book by one of your favorite authors
  • A non-fiction
  • A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) – check all the editions
  • A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)- Born at Midnight/Ruby Red
  • A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre- something LGBT+
  • A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)-The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
  • A magical realism novel
  • A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere- I Am the Messenger
  • A book where one of the main characters is royalty
  • A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)- Uprooted
  • A book you choose randomly
  • A novel inspired by a work of classic literature- Epic Fail (by Claire LaZebnik)
  • An epistolary fiction- Code Name Verity/Attachments
  • A book published in 2017
  • A book with an unreliable narrator- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • A best book of the 21st century (so far)- The Help
  • A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
  • A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next” (link)
  • A book with a one-word title- Coraline/Neverwhere
  • A time travel novel
  • A past suggestion that didn’t win (link): A book with less than 1 000 ratings on Goodreads- Under My Skin
  • A banned book- Bridge to Terabithia
  • A book from someone else’s bookshelf
  • A Penguin Modern Classic – any edition-
    Wild Card???
  • A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)- A Tyranny of Petticoats
  • A book set in a fictional location- Incarceron

What do you all think about my list? Do I stand a chance at following it? Are you planning on doing this too? Have you read any of these books? Want to? What did you think? Tell me down in the comments; I’d love to hear your opinion! Toodles!

P.S. Anna and I have decided to create a read-a-thon! It’s happening fairly soon, with it starting on December fourth! It’ll be called The “I’m Way Behind Readathon”. More info should be up on my blog by tomorrow, but we already have a Twitter account made for it (hint hint go follow) and we’ll keep that updated as we go!


18 thoughts on “2016 is overrated. 2017 will be better… Right?

  1. I think this would be fun! If you make a graphic for the challenge, I’ll sport it (I don’t know how and I still have two books on my #readthemallthon so I could get those knocked out in this, too!). I think the list sounds amazing! What do you think? Should we make this a thing? Like, a real thing like the Fall bookish bingo?

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  2. Yes, I totally think you can do it! And you’re smart to make this a TBR that you’d LIKE to see happen. Life’s already challenging enough without feeling like we have to force ourselves to read books. 🙂 This is such a creative list. I might have to do it myself! Just looking up books to fit each category seems like a blast.

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