2017 Reading Challenges

Nothing lights a fire under me quite like a challenge. In 2017 I’m bringing back a couple favorites, as well as trying out something new. Let’s do this!

Check out my reading challenges from previous years.

2017 Charity Reading Challenge

Challenge: Donate to charity for every book you read
Books read: 23 (as of 5/17/2017)
Total donated in 2017: $46

The Charity Reading Challenge is hosted by Becky’s Book Reviews. Participants donate a certain amount of money per book they read to the charity of their choice.

In 2017 I’ll be donating $2 per book to Camfed, which educates girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa.

2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

Challenge: Read one book from each category every month
Books read: 4/12

The Monthly Motif Challenge is hosted by Girlxoxo. This is my third year participating in this challenge, and I’ve loved it more every time.

  1. January: Diversify Your Reading – Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own. Love, InshAllah
  2. February: Undercover Thriller – Read a book involving spies, detectives, private investigators, or a character in disguise. Crocodile on the Sandbank
  3. March: Time Traveler – Read a book set in a different dimension, a book in which time travel is involved, or a dystopian or science fiction book where reality looks very different than what we’re used to. The Martian
  4. April: Award Winners – Read a book that has won a literary award, or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community. Akata Witch
  5. May: Book to Movie – Read a book that has a movie based off of it.
  6. June: Destination Unknown – Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, travel somewhere, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something.
  7. July: Believe the Unbelievable – This month it’s all about fantasy. Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, fairytales, magic, etc.
  8. August: Seasons, Elements, & Weather – Read a book in which the season, the elements, or the weather plays a role in the story.
  9. September: Games, Challenges, & Contests – Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge.
  10. October: Creepy, Chilling, & Frightful – Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal hauntings, murder mysteries, weird and scary creatures — it’s up to you!
  11. November: Last Chance – Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to all year but haven’t yet.
  12. December: Picking Favorites – Read a book by one of your favorite authors, or read a book that Girlxoxo has recommended this year.

2017 Off the Shelf Reading Challenge

Challenge: Read the books that have been sitting on my shelf for too long
Books read: 2/9

As of November 2016, these are the only books on my shelves that I have not read. Some of them have been gathering dust for years. I want to give them some attention in 2017 — they deserve it.

  1. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  2. The Interestings
  3. Capital Dames
  4. Full Voice
  5. Bohemian Gospel
  6. The Convictions of John Delahunt
  7. The Portable Dorothy Parker
  8. The Midnight Assassin
  9. My Name is Lucy Barton
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