2017 Reading Challenges

This is my page to keep track of all the Reading Challenges in which I am participating in 2017. I will update this page regularly to track my progress. There are some personal challenges that I have created while others are created by different hosts.

Officially, I am participating in the following challenges in 2017:

 

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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017

Goodreads reading challenge 2017

Goal: 50 Books | Progress: 43 / 50

86% Complete
43 of 50 books

 

This is a yearly reading challenge hosted by Goodreads, to keep track of your reading progress. You can change anytime in your Goodreads account. For more info on this reading challenge, visit Goodreads.

 

Books Read:
  1. You Loved Me At My Darkest (You Loved Me, #1) by Evie Harper
  2. You Loved Me At My Weakest (You Loved Me, #2) by Evie Harper
  3. You Loved Me At My Ugliest (You Loved Me, #3) by Evie Harper
  4. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  5. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  6. The Servant Boy: A Rags to Riches Novel by Reesha Goral
  7. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
  8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  9. The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav
  10. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
  12. Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook
  13. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  14. The Sound of the World By Heart by Giacomo Bevilacqua
  15. Belle’s Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast, #1) by Mallory Reaves
  16. Long Way Home (A Mangrove Island Novel #1) by Neve Cottrell
  17. The Beast’s Tale (Disney Beauty and the Beast, #2) by Mallory Reaves
  18. Ivy in Bloom: The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets and Writers from the Past by Vanita Oelschlager
  19. A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager
  20. A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager
  21. The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
  22. The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity by Grant Snider
  23. 100 Lyrics by Gulzar
  24. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  25. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
  27. The Highway Man: Short Stories by J. Alchem
  28. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  29. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  30. Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
  31. The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon by Manoj V Jain
  32. The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson
  33. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  34. Wives of War by Soraya Lane
  35. She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Mystery by M.J. Tjia
  36. Strings: A Love Story by Megan Edwards
  37. Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kané
  38. HARAPPA: Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai
  39. The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night
  40. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  41. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  42. The Poison of Love by K.R. Meera
  43. The Whole Shebang- Sticky Bits of Being a Woman by Lalita Iyer
  44. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  45. Adventures in Farland by Moshank Relia
  46. You Never Know by Akash Verma
  47. A Window to Her Dreams by Harshali Singh
  48. Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

 

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2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

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Goal: 52 Books | Progress: 25 / 52

48% Complete
25 of 52 books

 

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge each year with different categories. The categories are quite interesting covering diverse reading choices. For more details about this challenge, check out the original Popsugar post. They also have a Goodreads group which you can join to track your progress. I have checked the prompts that I have completed. You can check in all over social media with the hashtag #popsugarreadingchallenge

 

Challenge Prompts and Books Read:
  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long : To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • A book of letters : Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole
  • An audiobook : Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • A book by a person of color : The Highway Man by J. Alchem
  • A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  • A book that is a story within a story : Strings: A Love Story by Megan Edwards
  • A book with multiple authors
  • An espionage thriller
  • A book with a cat on the cover : Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  • A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability : Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • A book involving travel
  • A book with a subtitle : The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon by Manoj V Jain
  • A book that’s published in 2017 : She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Mystery by M.J. Tjia
  • A book involving a mythical creature : Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
  • A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  • A book about food
  • A book with career advice
  • A book from a nonhuman perspective
  • A steampunk novel
  • A book with a red spine : The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav
  • A book seet in the wilderness
  • A book you loved as a child
  • A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited : The Servant Boy: A Rags to Riches Novel by Reesha Goral
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name : Eleanor & Park
  • A novel set during wartime : Wives of War by Soraya Lane
  • A book with an unreliable narrator
  • A book with pictures : The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity by Grant Snider
  • A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you : You Loved Me At My Weakest (You Loved Me, #2) by Evie Harper
  • A book about an interesting woman : The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • A book set in two different time periods : HARAPPA: Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai
  • A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  • A book set in a hotel
  • A book written by someone you admire : Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 :
  • A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  • The first book in a series you haven’t read before : Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
  • A book you bought on a trip : Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

 

Advanced Prompts:
  • A book recommended by an author you love
  • A bestseller from 2016 : Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • A book with a family member term in the title
  • A book that takes place over a character’s life span : Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • A book about an immigrant or refugee
  • A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of
  • A book with an eccentric character : Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • A book that’s more than 800 pages
  • A book you got from a used book sale
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  • A book about a difficult topic
  • A book based on mythology Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kané

 

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Indian Books Challenge 2017

Indian books challenge

Goal: 12 Books | Progress: 13/ 12

108% Complete
13 of 12 books

 

This challenge is created by me where-in my aim is to read at least 12 books by Indian authors. I often feel that generally foreign authors take the priority over the book choices, so this challenge fits well.

 

Books Read:
    1. The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav
    2. 100 Lyrics by Gulzar
    3. The Highway Man by J. Alchem
    4. The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon by Manoj V Jain
    5. Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kané
    6. HARAPPA: Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai
    7. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
    8. The Poison of Love by K.R. Meera
    9. The whole shebang- sticky bits of being a woman by Lalita Iyer
    10.  Adventures in Farland by Moshank Relia
    11. You Never Know by Akash Verma
    12. A Window to Her Dreams by Harshali Singh
    13. Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

 

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2017 A-Z Book Challenge

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Goal: 26 Books | Progress: 18 / 26

69% Complete
18 of 26 books

 

The aim for this challenge is to read 26 books in which titles begin with the letters of the alphabet. Articles like “A”, “An” and “The” at the beginning of the title can be ignored. For the letter “X”, it’s acceptable to use any book title with the letter “X” in it. This challenge is in the Romance Readers Reading Challenges group on Goodreads.

 

Books Read:

 

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2017 A-Z Author Challenge

A-to-Z-Author-Challenge

Goal: 26 Books | Progress: 18 / 26

69% Complete
18 of 26 books

 

The aim for this challenge is to read 26 books in which the authors’ names (either first or last) begin with the letters of the alphabet. For the letter “X”, any author with the letter “X” in his/her name is acceptable. This challenge is in the Romance Readers Reading Challenges group on Goodreads.

 

Books Read:

 

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