Book Challenge 2017

Last year my dear friend Rosie and I created a reading challenge based on the pillars of books we already had piled around our apartments. This year our focus is to broaden our horizons by being more mindful of what—and who—we’re reading. I think we did a dang good job:

Six books by people of colour
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – September 24.17

Five books from the Banned Books that Shaped America list
7. The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley – August 28.17
8. The Call of the Wild by Jack London – September 26.17

Four books published in Canada or written by a Canadian author
12. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay – May 24.17
13. Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper – November 26.17
14. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue – October 15.17
15. One Day Closer by Lorinda Stewart – November 26.17

Three books by women writers under 30 (at the time of publication)
16. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard July 23.17
17. Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto – October 15.17
18. Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan – September 24.17

Two books belonging to a series
19. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – March 13.17
20. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – March 14.17
20b. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – March 15.17
20c. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare – March 19.17
20d. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare – March 19.17
20e. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – March 22.17
20f. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare et al. – March 17.17
20g. The Mortal Instruments fan-fiction not by Cassandra Clare – March 22.17

One book of historical fiction
21. The Revenant by Michael Punke – October 22.17

One book set in wartime
22. Girl at War by Sara Novic – November 25.17

One book that makes you smarter

One memoir
24. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick – May 9.17

One graphic novel
25. Saga by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples – May 10.17

One American classic


As usual, I’ll catalogue my progress on this post, as well as on the individual reviews by categorizing them all as Book Challenge 2017. Let us know if you’ll be joining us—we’d love the company!