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!

  • 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- 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- Ready Player One (rec by V.E. Schwab)
  • 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

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