Reading Challenges 2017

I am joining up in the Color Coded Reading Challenge. It’s quite interesting, really.

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This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block.
The idea is simple – you have to read nine books representing nine different colors in this year. The color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book. Let’s get ready for a rainbow of books read in 2017!

Here are the rules:

*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with “Blue” or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.
6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
7. A book with “White” or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

1. A book with a ‘Blue’ in the title – The Blue Castle by L.M.Montgomery
2. A book with a Red cover – Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
6. A book with a black cover – The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
7. A book with a white cover – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
9. A book with ‘Purple’ in the title – The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
I’m also joining up for the Flights of Fantasy reading challenge. I see that I’ve read quite a big proportion of Fantasy this year as opposed to my usual Classics-only list. I’m quite pleased with it and I’ve found some new fantastic authors!

* Hosted by Alexa Loves Books & Hello, Chelly

* You can sign up for the challenge here.

Goal: at least 20

Challenge Hashtag: #flightsoffantasy


  1. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson (My Rating – 2/5)
  2. Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb (My Rating – 6/5)
  3. City of Dragons by Robin Hobb (My Rating – 3.5/5)
  4. Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (My Rating – 6/5 🙂 )
  5. Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (My Rating – 4/5)
  6. Marked by P.C.Cast, Kristin Cast (My Rating – 2/5)
  7. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling (My Rating – 5/5)
  8. Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince by J.K.Rowling (My Rating – 5/5)
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K.Rowling (My Rating – 4.5/5)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling (My Rating – 4.5/5)
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling (Audiobook, My Rating – 5/5)
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Audiobook, My Rating – 4/5)
  13. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Audiobook, My Rating – 4.5/5)
  14. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. (My Rating – 1/5)
  15. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. (My Rating – 5/5) [I am not sure if this belongs here..]
  16. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card. (My Rating – 3.5/5) [Or this]
  17. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K.Rowling (My Rating – 1/5)

There are some books which should be fantasy but are more science-fiction or children’s literature. I’m not completely sure whether they belong here but I’ve added them nevertheless. Happy Reading everyone 😀 To see a list of the books I’ve read in 2017, you can hop on to this page.


2 thoughts on “Reading Challenges 2017

  1. Hi Deshana, how are you and your books? 🙂

    I would like to invite you in my giveaway (CHOICE OF BOOK FROM TBD OR $20 PAYPAL). Hope you can drop by and decide to take in the challenge that comes with the giveaway. 🙂 It is actually a small gesture from me as I am excited to finally return to the blogosphere!

    Here’s the link:

    Kristelle @ Woah! Bam!

  2. Hello Deshana,

    I think I can help you with a good recommendation for #3: A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover…

    “Through Button Eyes: A Collection of Short Fiction”, 15 stories spanning 13 genres, with each story integrating one identical plot point in the diverse story lines. The book was written by seven authors and self-published by the Placer Gold Ink Writer’s Group. “Through Button Eyes” was recently selected from approximately 5000 national and international entries as one of the five medaled finalists in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).

    I hope you can complete your fun challenge… wish I could embark on such an adventure, but alas, I am working on a second book to come out in 2018.

    Take care,

    Patrick Witz
    Author, Photographer, Artist, Teacher

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