2017 Reading Challenges

That Artsy Reader Girl

This will be my third year in a row doing the Debut Author Challenge by That Artsy Reader Girl.
I'm challenging myself to read 13 books by debut authors in 2017.
I'm going to mark my progress here, and in update posts every three months.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore

I've also signed up for The Beat the Backlist challenge!  Hosted by Novel Knight, its purpose is to help decrease those TBR stacks of already-released titles that tend to get pushed aside in favor of newer books.  Plus, there's a fun Harry Potter-themed mini challenge that runs the entire year!
See my progress here:

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo

The final challenge I've decided to sign up for is the 2017 Picture Book Challenge hosted by Becky's Book Reviews.  I've decided to do the list challenge.  With 101 items, I can't wait to start reading!
Track my progress:

 1. An alphabet book
 2. A counting book
 3. Concept book: shapes or numbers or opposites or colors January
 4. a book set on a farm or in the country January
 5. a book set in the city or in an urban area
 6. a book set at the beach, in the ocean, or by a lake
 7. a book with human characters
 8. a book with animal characters Jaunary
 9. a bedtime book
 10. a rhyming book
 11. a book celebrating art
 12. a book celebrating dance
 13. a book celebrating music
 14. a book celebrating family (parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc.)
 15. a book about feelings, expressing feelings
 16. a book with a twist (unexpected) ending
 17. a book about pets (cats, dogs, fish) January
 18. a book celebrating libraries or reading
 19. a book translated into English (originally published in another language/country)
 20. Mother Goose related
 21. a book about adoption
 22. a book by Gail Gibbons
 23. a book by Jon Scieszka
 24. a book featured on Reading Rainbow
 25. free choice
 26. out of print
 27. wordless picture book
 28. a book by Margaret Wise Brown January
 29. a board book
 30. a book about trains or planes
 31. a book about cars or trucks
 32. a book about starting school
 33. a book about friendship (sharing, caring, forgiving)
 34. a book about being ME, about being unique, special, loved, etc.
 35. a fairy tale
 36. a twisted (adapted) fairy tale
 37. a book about a holiday
 38. a new-to-you author
 39. a new-to-you illustrator January
 40. a book about new experiences (dentist, doctor, sleepovers, movies, playing sports, learning to swim, etc.)
 41. a series book
 42. a book celebrating food (cooking, eating, trying new foods, eating healthy)
 43. a book published before 1950
 44. a book published in the 1950s
 45. a book published in the 1960s
 46. a book published in the 1970s
 47. a book published in the 1980s
 48. a book published in the 1990s
 49. a book published in the 2000s
 50. a book published 2010-2016
 51. a book published in 2017
 52. a book by Dr. Seuss
 53. a book by Mo Willems
 54. a book by Jan Thomas
 55. a book by Eric Carle
 56. a book by Laura Numeroff
 57. a book by Patricia Polacco
 58. a book by Jon Klassen
 59. a book by Beatrix Potter
 60. a book by Kevin Henkes January
 61. a book written or illustrated by LeUyen Pham
 62. a Caldecott winner
 63.  a Caldecott honor
 64. a picture book biography
 65. a nonfiction picture book
 66. a book from your childhood
 67. a book you discovered as an adult
 68. a book celebrating writing, being an author or illustrator
 69. a library book
 70. an audio book
 71.  a book about dinosaurs OR dragons
 72. nonfiction book about animals (or animal)
 73. a challenged book OR a controversial book
 74. a book that makes you laugh
 75. a book that makes you cry
 76. hate the text, love the art
 77. love the text, hate the art
 78. a book with a great cover
 79. a book with an ugly cover
 80. a book about toys
 81. a book about weather
 82. a picture book for older readers
 83. a book of jokes, riddles, tongue-twisters
 84. a book about seasons January
 85. a song
 86. a poetry book
 87. a book by a celebrity
 88.  a book published in Australia
 89. a book published in the UK
 90. a book about science or math
 91. a book about history or historical event
 92. a book about sports
 93. a book about celebrating birthdays
 94. a book about a President or world leader
 95. a book about another country
 96. a book celebrating faith
 97. a pop-up book, or, a book with cut-outs or flaps or fold-outs
 98. a bilingual book
 99.  a television series that has been adapted to a book
 100. a book that has been adapted to a television series
 101. an adaptation of a myth or legend
 102. a book about babies  

What challenges are you doing in 2017?
Leave me a comment so I can check those out too!


  1. Wanted to let you know I've added numbers 20-29 to the picture book checklist. (I don't know how I goofed up!)

  2. Hello there, I really like your blog so I'm following :)

    I'm also joining the beat the backlist challenge and a couple of others! I hope you can achieve all your challenges!

    Lii @ Girl Hearts Book