2017 Reading Challenges

Want to read more about how I did in last years’ challenges? I have a separate page for 2014, 2015 ànd 2016!

1. Goodreads Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

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2.Challies.com 2017 Reading Challenge

Source: Challies.com
Source: Challies.com
  • Light: 1 book every 4 weeks
    1. A biography: Dat gebied waar mensen zijn, Guido Gezelle (April)
    2. A classic novel: Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    3. A book about history: 84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (January)
    4. A book targeted at your gender: What a Girl Wants, Kate Perry (February)
    5. A book about theology: Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom (January)
    6. A book with at least 400 pages: You are my Density, Robst (January)
    7. A book your pastor recommends: Geschiedenis van de Europese Literatuur en Cultuur vanaf 1750, Rita Ghesquière (February)
    8. A book about Christian living: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    9. A book more than 100 years old: The Railway Children, E. Nesbit (January)
    10. A book published in 2017: Secrets of a Happy Marriage, Cathy Kelly (June)
    11. A book for children or teens: Thursday’s Children, Rumer Godden (January)
    12. A book of your choice: Don’t Look Back in Anger, Robst (January)
    13. A book about a current issue: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz (January)
  • Avid: 1 book every 2 weeks
    1. A book written by a Puritan
    2. A book by or about a missionary: De Wilde Weldoener, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    3. A book about Christian living: More Than This, Patrick Ness (June)
    4. A commentary on a book of the bible
    5. A book about the Reformation: Geschiedenis van de Europese Literatuur en Cultuur tot 1750, Rita Ghesquière (February)
    6. A book about theology
    7. A book recommended by a family member
    8. A book with a great cover: Just One Day, Gayle Forman
    9. A book on the current New York Times List of bestsellers
    10. A book about church history: Lambiorix, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book of 100 pages or less: The Best is Yet to Come, Tamie Dearen (February)
    12. A book of your choice
    13. A book that won a prize: Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
  • Committed: 1 book every week
    1. A book from a theological viewpoint you disagree with: The Best Dating Rules, Tamie Dearen (February)
    2. A book about Christian living
    3. A book about apologetics
    4. A book of your choice
    5. A humorous book: Her Best Match, Tamie Dearen (February)
    6. A book based on a true story: De hectaren van het geheugen, Herman de Coninck
    7. A book about prayer
    8. A book of poetry: Schoolslag: gedichten, Herman de Coninck
    9. A book with a one-word title: The Substitute, Denise Grover Swank (March)
    10. A book by Sinclair Ferguson
    11. A novel by an author you have never read before: That Kind of Girl, Kate Perry (February)
    12. A book about Christian living
    13. A memoir or autobiography
    14. A play by William Shakespeare: Hamlet (February)
    15. A book of your choice
    16. A book written by an author with initials in their name
    17. A book by a female author: Best Laid Plans, Tamie Dearen (February)
    18. A book about theology
    19. A book published by crossway
    20. A self-improvement book
    21. A graphic novel
    22. A book you own but never read: Vous Revoir, Marc Levy (January)
    23. A book targeted at the other gender
    24. A book about Christian living
    25. A book of your choice
    26. A book about race or racial issues
  • Obsessed – 2 books every week
    1. A book you have started but never finished: One Feeling, E4mj
    2. A book about church history: De Ondergang van het Britse Koninkrijk, Susan Blackhall & Nigel Blundell
    3. A book about holiness or sanctification
    4. A book about science
    5. A book used as a seminary textbook
    6. A book on the ECPA bestseller list
    7. A book about productivity or time management
    8. A book of your choice
    9. A book about spiritual disciplines
    10. A book about parenting
    11. A book about Christian living
    12. A book by Iain Murray
    13. A photo essay book
    14. A book of comics
    15. A book about the Second World War
    16. A book by a Puritan
    17. A book about preaching or public speaking
    18. A book of your choice
    19. A book about suffering
    20. A book about evangelism
    21. A book by your favourite author
    22. A book you have read before
    23. A Christian novel
    24. A biography of a Christian
    25. A book about the natural world
    26. A novel for young adults
    27. A novel longer than 400 pages: To Shape and Change, Blueowl
    28. A book about history: William & Kate: The Love Story: A Celebration of the Wedding of the Century, Robert Jonson
    29. A book about the bible
    30. A book recommended by a friend
    31. A book published by PBR publications
    32. A book with an ugly cover: The Last Time We Said Goodbye, Cynthia Hand
    33. A book by or about a martyr
    34. A book of your choice
    35. A book about Christian living
    36. A book about church history
    37. A book about money or finance
    38. A book about leadership
    39. A book by John Piper
    40. A book about Theology
    41. A book for children or teens
    42. A book about sexuality
    43. A book about writing
    44. A book about current events
    45. A biography of a world leader
    46. A book about the church
    47. A book of your choice
    48. A book about a hobby
    49. A book written in the twentieth century

3. Popsugar Reading Challenge

Source: Popsugar
Source: Popsugar
  • General
    1. A book recommended by a librarian: William & Kate: The Love Story: A Celebration of the Wedding of the Century, Robert Jobson (June)
    2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long: Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay, Jill Mansell (June)
    3. A book of letters: 84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (January)
    4. An audiobook: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (June)
    5. A book by a person of colour
    6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
    7. A book that is a story within a story: De Kaartendans, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    8. A book with multiple authors: Never Never, Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fischer (March)
    9. An espionage thriller
    10. A book with a cat on the cover: De Zwarte Madam, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: You are my Density, Robst (January)
    12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read: Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom (January)
    13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
    14. A book involving travel: Best Laid Plans, Tamie Dearen (February)
    15. A book with a subtitle: Her Best Match: A romantic comedy, Tamie Dearen (February)
    16. A book that’s published in 2017: Secrets of a Happy Marriage, Cathy Kelly (June)
    17. A book involving a mythical creature: Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
    18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: Knowledge is Power, Robst (January)
    19. A book about food
    20. A book with career advice
    21. A book from a nonhuman perspective: Het Hondenparadijs, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    22. A steampunk novel
    23. A book with a red spine: De Dromendiefstal, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    24. A book set in the wilderness
    25. A book you loved as a child: The Railway Children, E. Nesbit (January)
    26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited: Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Hamlet, Shakespeare (February)
    28. A novel set during wartime: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    29. A book with an unreliable narrator
    30. A book with pictures: De Bokkenrijders, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz (January)
    32. A book about an interesting woman: Girl Online Going Solo, Zoe Sugg
    33. A book set in two different time periods: Geschiedenis van de Europese Literatuur en Cultuur vanaf 1750, Rita Ghesquière (February)
    34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title: Thursday’s Children, Rumer Godden (January)
    35. A book set in a hotel: Girl Online On Tour, Zoe Sugg
    36. A book written by someone you admire: Geschiedenis van de Europese Literatuur en Cultuur tot 1750, Rita Ghesquière (February)
    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: The Best is Yet to Come, Tamie Dearen (February)
    40. A book you bought on a trip: Vous Revoir, Marc Levy (January)
  • Advanced
    1. A book recommended by an author you love: De Wilde Weldoener, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    2. A bestseller from 2016
    3. A book with a family-member term in the title
    4. A book that takes place over a character’s life span: De ondergang van het Britse koningshuis, Susan Blackhall & Nigel Blundell
    5. A book about an immigrant or refugee
    6. A book from a genre / subgenre that you’ve never heard of: The Housweife Assasin’s Handbook, Josie Brown (February)
    7. A book with an eccentric character: What a Girl Wants, Kate Perry (February)
    8. A book that’s more than 800 pages
    9. A book you got from a used book sale: Five on Treasure Island, Enid Blyton
    10. A book that’s been mentioned in another book: Het Eiland Amoras, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book about a difficult topic: More Than This, Patrick Ness
    12. A book based on mythology

4. Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge(s)

Source: Modern Mrs Darcy
Source: Modern Mrs Darcy
  • Reading for fun
    1. A book you chose for the cover: Her Best Match, Tamie Dearen (February)
    2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able: Just One Day, Gayle Forman
    3. A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    4. A book you’ve already read: Knowledge is Power, Robst (January)
    5. A juicy memoir: Dat gebied waar mensen zijn
    6. A book about books or reading: 84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (January)
    7. A book in a genre you usually avoid: Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom (January)
    8. A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read: What a Girl Wants, Kate Perry (February)
    9. A book in the blacklist of a new favourite author
    10. A book recommended by someone with great taste: The Railway Children, E. Nesbit (January)
    11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet: Vous Revoir, Marc Levy (January)
    12. A book about a topic or subject you already love: Don’t Look Back in Anger, Robst (January)
  • Reading for growth
    1. A Newbery Award winner or Honor book
    2. A book in translation: Thursday’s Children (Maar ik wil dansen), Rumer Godden (January)
    3. A book that’s more than 600 pages
    4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: Hamlet, Shakespeare (February)
    5. A book of any genre that addresses current events: De Wilde Weldoener, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    6. An immigrant story
    7. A book published before you were born: Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott (January)
    8. Three books by the same author: In this world and the NextBanking on Her, and You are my Density, by Robst (January)
    9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz (January)
    10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: Prinses Zagemeel, Willy Vandersteen (March)
    11. A book nominated for an award in 2017
    12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner

5. The United States of YA

Source: Epic Reads
Source: Epic Reads
  • Alabama: The Splendor Falls
  • Alaska: Julie of the Wolves
  • Arizona: Everybody Sees the Anis
  • Arkansas: Where Things Come Back
  • California: Bloodlines
  • Colorado: A Beautiful Dark
  • Connecticut: My Life Next Door
  • Delaware: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
  • Florida: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  • Georgia: Hex Hall
  • Hawaii: Under the Blood-Red Sun
  • Idaho: Deadline
  • Illinois: Divergent
  • Indiana: The Fault in Our Stars
  • Iowa: Ashfall
  • Kansas: The Wizard of Oz
  • Kentucky: The Queen of Kentucky
  • Louisiana: Arise
  • Maine: Delirium
  • Maryland: Blood and Chocolate
  • Massachusetts: Starcrossed Little Women
  • Michigan: Wake
  • Minnesota: Shiver
  • Mississippi: Beneath a meth moon
  • Missouri: Blood Magic
  • Montana: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Nebraska: Revived
  • Nevada: Crank
  • New Hampshire: Love & Leftovers
  • New Jersey: White Cat
  • New Mexico: Fated
  • New York: The Diviners
  • North Carolina: The Truth About Forever
  • North Dakota: The Beet Fields
  • Ohio: I Am Number Four
  • Oklahoma: Nights of the Hill Country
  • Oregon: If I Stay
  • Pennsylvania: Pretty Little Liars
  • Rhode Island: Devilish
  • South Carolina: Beautiful Creatures
  • South Dakota: Go Big or Go Home
  • Tennessee: Hourglass
  • Texas: Shattered Souls Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • Utah: Everneath
  • Vermont: Jip, his story
  • Virgina: The Raven Boys
  • Washington: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Twilight
  • West Virginia: Obsidian
  • Wisconsin: Dairy Queen
  • Wyoming: Unearthly

6. Read Around the World Challenge

Coming soon 🙂

7. The Rory Gilmore Challenge