Reading Challenges 2017.

A nice compiled list of Reading Challenges for 2017 can be found here: and the concept is pretty simple, if you’re the kind of person who likes to keep track of numbers and scores of books you’ve read or make all sorts of lists and cross things off your lists or obsess about whether you’re reading books from different genres or authors; this is a good place to start. Personally, I love making lists and keeping track of things with numbers and scores. These reading challenges give you lists and yearly goals to work towards as you read book after book.

This is my goal for year 2017. I am participating in the following challenges:

  1. A Non-Fiction Adventure by Michelle @ Gather To Read – My goal is to read 15 Non Fiction books this year. I am not an avid reader of Non Fiction books but I want to push myself to read these and get a taste of them. So 15 books this year seems like a fair goal to explore different Non Fiction books. If I keep it up, I can do 75 Non Fiction books in 5 years.
  2. Sci-Fi and Fantasy Challenge by Shaunesay @ The Space Between: I’m going to try for an Ursa Major in this one. This is the category:  5-8 Novels, Ursa Major (The Big Dipper, you’re dipping your whole foot in by now!).
  3. The Classics Club Challenge (See Description Below)
  4. Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge by Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories. I want to read more books from different authors around the world. My reading has been pretty limited to American and British authors up until now and I want to change that.
  5. Goodreads Challenge 2017 I have set a goal of 100 books for myself. Let’s see what I’m able to achieve.


The Classics Club Challenge: The Classics Club challenges its members to read at least fifty classic books in a maximum of five years. I’ve decided to set myself the goal of reading one hundred classics by the end of 2018. I’ll start the challenge on the 1st of January, 2016. Below you can find my list of books to be read. These may change/get edited/updated. I’ve organised them into some broad categories, though there are a lot of books that fit into at least two categories. I want to read classics from different parts of the world. That also fits in well with my Travel The World in Books Reading Challenge.

American Classics

1. The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
3. The Sound And The Fury – William Faulkner
4. Moby dick – Herman Melville

Modern Classics

5. Animal Farm – George Orwell
6. The Great Gatsby – F.Scott Fitzgerald
7. Lord of The Flies – William Golding
8. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
9. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Childrens Classics

10. Alice in the Wonderland – Lewis Carol
11. Mary Poppins – P.J.Traveler
12. Peter Pan – J.M.Barrie

English/Irish/Scottish Classics

13. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
14. Middlemarch by George Eliot
15. The Mill on The Floss
16. Evelina by Frances Burney
17. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
18. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
19. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
20. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thakeray
21. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
22. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
23. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
24. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
25. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
26. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
27. Dubliners by James Joyce
28. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
29. Tess of D’ Ubervilles – Thomas Hardy
30. A Vindication Of The Rights of Women – Mary Wollstonecraft

French Classics

31. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
32. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
33. The Plague by Albert Camus

Canadian Classics

34. Roughing it in the bush by Susanna Moodie
35. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Time by Stephen Leacock
36. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
37. Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

Russian Classics

38. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
39. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
40. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Latin American Classics Books

41. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
42. The Time of The Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

World Classic

43. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Medieval and Classical

44. The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
45. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
46. The Epic of Gilgamesh – Anonymous

Asian Classics Books

47. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
48. Midnight’s Children- Salman Rushdie (British Indian)

Australian Classics

49. Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsey
50. The Harp In The South – Ruth Park
51. Voss – Patrick White

This is the link to my Google Sheet with the list of challenges and books that I am planning to read.


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