2017 Reading Challenge

For the next several months, I’m going to use this blog as a place to record quotes/thoughts/etc from the books I have read. I have decided to read 1-2 books a week until the end of 2017 – 30 books in total over 25 weeks.

This is really just for my sake, as I often have a hard time remembering books I’ve read and would like to have a place to document everything. If you have subscribed to my blog and would like to follow along with my reading, then by all means, but I apologize in advance if my thoughts are a little all over the place. I am also going to take this time to try to break free from social media. As I dove into my first book yesterday and finished it early this morning, I realized it was infinitely more fulfilling then scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. This won’t be a full hiatus, just a step back. Because of this, I won’t be sharing these posts on social media like I usually do. I may share the whole thing at the end, but we’ll see where I’m at with social media at that point.

Right now I just want to have a place to hold myself accountable to complete this goal, and putting it out there on the internet is my way of doing that, even if no one sees these posts until the very end. Anyways, here are the books I plan to read and the weeks I plan to read them:

July 9-15: A Year with Eleanor and The Picture of Dorian Gray

July 16-22: Beloved

July 23-29: On The Road

July 30-Aug 5: Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Aug 6-12: East of Eden

Aug 13-19: The Handmaids Tale

Aug 20-26: Ready Player One

Aug 27-Sept 2: Heart of Darkness

Sept 3-9: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Sept 10-16: You Shall Know Our Velocity

Sept 17-23: The Selfish Gene and Animal Farm

Sept 24-Oct 7 (two weeks): A Little Life

Oct 8-14: The Fellowship of the Ring

Oct 15-21: The Two Towers

Oct 22-28: The Return of the King

Oct 29-Nov 4: The House of Mirth and Milk and Honey

Nov 5-11: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Nov 12-25 (two weeks): Don Quixote

Nov 26-Dec 2: To Kill a Mockingbird

Dec 3-9: Wuthering Heights and Black Like Me

Dec 10-16: Invisible Man and The Scarlet Letter

Dec 17-23: A Tale of Two Cities and The Great Gatsby

Dec 24-31: Little Women

 

Cheers!

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