2017 Challenges Update-April and May

This post is linked with The Sunday PostStacking the Shelves, and Saturday Situation. They are weekly blog features discussing what we have been reading lately.  Be sure to check out their blogs and let us know what you have been reading.


It has been a couple months since my last Challenges Update.  I have been busy with foster pups and my son graduating high school but I have still had time to get some reading done! There is always time to read right?


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(The newest additions to the check list are marked in Green.)

A book with a color in the title.

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A book set in a place you want to visit.

After reading this book about the author and his dog’s adventures hiking in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire, I would love to go and try hiking some of these scenic peaks.


A nonfiction book about nature.


A book set in Asia.

This was a great book about immigration.  Part of the book was set in Asia, part of it in the U.S.


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A book outside of your typical genre.


This was a mystery thriller.  I don’t read many thrillers but I enjoy them when I do.  This was a good one.


A short story or anthology.



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This was actually a re-read but I am counting it anyway!




4 books down, 3 to go!



My goal is to read books 5 and 6. I did finish book 5 in February but then I discovered there was a novella (over 500 pages) that goes with book 4.  I decided to read it before I got too far into the series. So I haven’t started book 6 yet but hopefully soon!




I challenged myself to read 7-12 books that have an animal on the cover and are the main character of the story.  The books below are 8, 9, and 10.



I challenged myself this year to read at least half of the Printz Award books but I haven’t read one yet.  This may be a challenge for 2018.  Hopefully, I can read a couple in 2017.


How are your reading challenges going? If you are not doing any challenges, what are some of your favorite books so far this year? I would love to know.

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