2017 Reading Challenges


True words – I don’t know where I would be without books and reading. This year I read over 365 books – from picture books to fiction and non-fiction. Although I signed up for challenges at the beginning of the year, I veered away from them early. With my husband’s health issues this year, I found reading was enough – I didn’t have the energy to ensure I was meeting challenge requirements.

This year though, I hope to get into the challenges I am signing up for. I want a more focused reading programme and the following challenges should see to that.

2017 Challenges:

1.You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge


For this challenge, I am aiming for Level 4 – reading 250 or more books.

Hosted at Book Dragon’s Lair. Check here for more info.


2. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge


There are two challenges – Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth.

I plan to read through both lists – so 24 books in all.

Hosted by Modern Mrs. Darcy – visit here.


3. Pop Sugar’s 2017 Ultimate Reading Challenge

Attention Book-Lovers: Take the 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

I hope to read all 40 books from a diverse list of books.

Visit here.


4. Backlist Reader Challenge 2017


My goal is to read at least TBR books a month – I have soooo many books to read.

Hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard . Visit here.


5. Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017

I have started writing a memoir and want to ensure I read as many as possible this year.

Visit here for more info.


6. 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge

With Canada turning 250 this year, I feel it is very important to read works by and about native people. I hope to read a book a month , as well as read a book based on their themes for each month – so 24 books in all.

Hosted at Chasing Fairy Tales. Visit here.


7. 2017 Picture Book Reading Challenge


My goal is to read 100 picture books once again (including non-fiction books as well). What is given is a list of 100 categories to read from.

Hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews. Check here.


8. Newbery Reading Challenge


My goal is the Konigsburg level – 75+ points

Hosted at Smiling Shelves. Check here.


9. When are You Reading? Challenge


There are 12 different time periods to read from for this challenge- should be interesting.

Hosted at Taking on a World of Words. Check here.


10. eBook Reading Challenge 2017


I enjoy eBooks and plan to read 50 books – the Gigabyte level.

This challenge is hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair – check here for more details.


Lots of reading indeed – but I know from 2016 that I can read a lot. I am hoping these challenges will guide me to some new authors and new genres. Iwant to be inspired in my writing and this will definitely help.

What challenges are you taking on this year??




WWW Wednesday – My Reading Life


Each Wednesday at “Taking on a World of Words”, we are asked to answer the 3 Ws about our reading.
Here’s a glimpse of my current reading life – I read some, but not as much as usual:

What are you currently reading?
I am still reading: (will I ever finish these??)
GMC (Goal, Motivation and Conflict) by Debra Dixon
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Poke the Box by Seth Godin

I’ve started:

The Rainbow comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

Reflection Point by Emily March

 What have I read this past week?.
This past week I read more of the series by Emily March. I’ve read:

Lover’s leap

Nightingale Way

  I also read:

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber – most enjoyable

a Christmas ebook novella: A Family for Christmas by Mona Ingram

  What do you plan to read next?

I hope to continue the Stephanie Plum series with:   Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
And, continue to read more of the Emily March series