Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reading Goals for 2017.

So every year I set a reading goal.  I may not always achieve the weight loss, but if reading were a way to lose weight, I'd be the skinniest bitch you knew.   Seriously.   At any rate, my primary goal this year is to be more mindful and present when I'm reading, and to read more non-fiction.   I have at least 12 nonfiction books on tap this year and I'm both looking forward to that and a little nervous about it as they usually take me longer to process.  I also want to focus on books I already own and read those first, so those books were prioritized on my list.    I'm doing two reading challenges - PopSugar and Read Harder.    I know a lot of my friends think that I'm strange for doing these challenges but really,  I do it to read outside the box.  Invariably I find that one book that I just love - like Mr. Penumbra's Bookstore - that I would never have read if left to my own devices. 
I also have to have a PLAN   So every year I find the challenge I want to do and then plan out what I'm going to read.   This helps focus my reading.  Sometimes I read something for a category other than what I planned but it's good to start with a road map.  Here is mine for 2017.   I must say,  at least for literature,  it looks like a promising year. 

Reading Goals 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
8:37 AM

Goodreads 2016  AwardsTruly Madly Guilty

A book with two perspectives - Twisted Fate

A Book you meant to read in 2016 - Creativity, Inc.

A Title that doesn't have an E - Two by Two

Historical Fiction - Mischling

A book being released as a movie - Hidden Figures

Animal on the cover - Wild Ones or Memoirs of a Polar bear

Book written by a person of color - The Darkest Child

Middle of TBR pile - Boy, Snow, Bird

Dual Timeline novel - The Shadowy Horses

Category from another challenge- Some Boys

Based on myth - The Penelopiad

Recommended by a favorite author - The Parable of the Sower

A Strong Female Character - Fang

Written or set in Scandanavia- The Rabbit Back Literature Society

A mystery- The Perfect Girl

Book with illustrations- Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Book with 600 pages

NYT best seller- Modern Lovers

Already Owned  - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Next in Series -  King's Cage

Author you haven't read before - Natchez Burning

BBC The Big Read list - The Wasp Factory

Written by two authors - The Queen

Book about a historical figure - Fire From Heaven

Adventure book - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Book by favorite author - the Horse Dancer

Non-fiction - Valiant Ambition

Indie published - The 100 Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Good Reads top 100 books - The Sky is Everywhere

5 words in the title - The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Magical realism - Bone Gap

Author from southern hemisphere - The Secret Daughter

Main character is royalty - Sisters of Treason

Hugo award winner - The City and the City

Random choice - The Bone Clocks

Inspired by Classical Literature - Solsbury Hill

Epistolary Fiction - The Readers from Broken Wheel Recommend

Published in 2017 - Carve the Mark

Unreliable narrator - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Best book of the 21st century - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Chilling atmosphere - Cold

What should I read next - The Kiss of Deception

One Word Title - Heartburn

Time Travel - the Invisible Library

Past Suggestion that didn't win -

Banned book - Cut

Book from someone else's shelf

Penguin Classic - The Woman in White

Short Stories - Paris for One

Set in a fictional location - The Wrath and the Dawn

A book recommended by a Librarian - Our Chemical Hearts

A book from bottom of TBR pile - The Stastistical Probability of Love at First Sight

A book of letters - Memoirs of an Invisible Man

A book with a season in the title - When Autumn Leaves

A book that is a story within a story - Scythe

An espionage thriller - Red Sparrow

A Book with a cat on the cover -

A book whose author uses a psuedonym

Best seller from genre you don't read - Slammed

A book about a person with a disability -  The  Princess Diarist

A book involving travel - Doon

A book published in 2017 - A Court of Wings and Ruin

A book involving mythical creatures - Seraphina

A book that makes you smile - The Year We Turned 40

A book about food -  Heartburn

A book with career advice - The Energy Bus

A book from a nonhuman perspective - Tooth and Claw

A steampunk novel - The Subtle Knife

A book with a red spine - This is where they found her

A book set in the wilderness -

A book you loved as a child - The Outsiders

A book from an author from another country - Britt Marie was here

A book whose title is a character's name - Bridget Jone's diary

A novel set during wartime - The Zookeepers Wife

Unreliable narrator - Remember Me This Way

A book with pictures - Finding Winnie - the True Story of the Worlds most Famous Bear

A book where the main character is a different ethnicity - Love in the Time of Global Warming

A book about an interesting woman - A Woman's Crusade

A book set in a different time period - Mischling

A book with a month or day in the title - The Wednesday Sisters

A book set in a hotel - a Gentleman in Moscow

A book written by someone you admire - The Heart Goes Last

A book set around Christmas - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

First book in a series - The Shadow Queen

A book you bought on a trip -

A book recommended by an author -

A best seller from 2016 - Underground Railroad

A book with a family term in title - The Widower's Wife

A book that takes place over lifespan - Life After Life or dog book

A book about an immigrant - The Sun is also a Star

A book from a genre you've never heard of - The Slade House

A book over 800 pages - Shogun

A used book -  Johnny Got His Gun

Book Mentioned in another book -

Book about a difficult topic - If I Were Your Girl

Non- fiction to read:
Lost Girls
Leaving Orbit
No Better Friend
Spare Parts
How Children Succeed
Twelve Mighty Orphans
Girls of Atomic City
Darwin's Ghost

15 from TBR Pile:
The Book that matters Most
The Defense
Love and Summer
The Someday Jar
Gone Gone Gone
The Winner's Curse
Perfect match
City of Dark Magic
The Gift
The Unimagineable
Rebel of the Sands
Hawthorne and Heathcliff
The Outliers

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