Around the Year in 52 Books

Hey guys, it’s Amy! As I mentioned in my “Mid” year update, I’m planning on participating in only one major challenge for 2017- Around the Year in 52 Books. I had so many challenges in 2016 that I didn’t know where to look (*ahem read*) first, and I really want to focus on just one. I’m 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! (Topics crossed off I have already finished)

  • A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016- If I Was Your Girl
  • A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)- Never Never
  • A book you meant to read in 2016- Clancy of the Undertow
  • A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E”- Bound by Duty
  • A historical fiction- Girl in the Blue Coat
  • A book being released as a movie in 2017- Everything Everything
  • A book with an animal on the cover or in the title- A Hairy Tail
  • A book written by a person of color- Always and Forever Lara Jean
  • A book in the middle of your To Be Read list- The Inconceivable Life of Quinn
  • A dual-timeline novel- The Revenge Playbook
  • A category from another challenge: A book with a red spine (Popsugar)- If You Find This Letter
  • A book based on a myth- A Thousand Nights
  • A book recommended by one of your favorite authors- The Raven Boys (rec by V.E. Schwab)
  • A book with a strong female character- You’re Welcome, Universe
  • A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • A mystery- The Shadow Cipher (York)
  • A book with illustrations- The Oregon Kids
  • A really long book (600+ pages)- A Court of Wings and Ruin
  • A New York Times best-seller- Milk and Honey
  • A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading- Cracked Up to Be
  • A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read- Magic Study
  • A book by an author you haven’t read before- The Cellar
  • A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list (link)- The Hobbit
  • A book written by at least two authors- Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
  • A book about a famous historical figure- Night
  • An adventure book- The Tower of Never There
  • A book by one of your favorite authors- Wires and Nerve
  • A non-fiction- Kept in the Dark
  • A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) – check all the editions-
    The Legacy Girls
  • A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)- All the Bright Places
  • A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre (Mystery): Thriller- One of Us is Lying
  • A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)- History is All You Left Me
  • A magical realism novel- Bone Gap
  • A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere- I Am the Messenger/Cry Blue Murder/Finnikin of the Rock
  • A book where one of the main characters is royalty- Empress of a Thousand Skies
  • A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)- Uprooted
  • A book you choose randomly- How Not to Disappear
  • A novel inspired by a work of classic literature- The Afterlife of Holly Chase
  • An epistolary fiction- Gemina
  • A book published in 2017- Literally
  • A book with an unreliable narrator- With Malice
  • A best book of the 21st century (so far)- A Discovery of Witches
  • A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)- After the End (it’s set in Alaska)
  • A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next” (link)- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (From The Raven Boys)
  • A book with a one-word title- Insanity
  • A time travel novel- Ruby Red
  • A past suggestion that didn’t win (link): A book with less than 1 000 ratings on Goodreads- Lucky Me
  • A banned book- The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • A book from someone else’s bookshelf- Time in a Bottle
  • A Penguin Modern Classic – any edition-  Of Mice and Men
  • A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)- A Tyranny of Petticoats
  • A book set in a fictional location- Shadows and Dreams (Remade)

Let me know if you have any suggestions! I hope you enjoyed! Feel free to join in as well; the more the merrier! 🙂 Toodles!