My 2017 Variety Challenge

My target for 2017 is 200 books – this may turn out to be ambitious, considering the two extra small humans in my house this year. I will plow on regardless and, as part of my reading year, I have decided to take on the POPSUGAR reading challenge. There are 40 different prompts for books to read this year – you probably could count one book under multiple categories, however I am going to try to do each prompt as a separate book.

Should you have a suggestion for me under any of these prompts, please drop me a message on the page or one of my social media accounts. I will tick the books off as I go. Not all will be reviewed, but the ones that have a significant impact sure will.

The prompts, as set out on the POPSUGAR website, are:

♥ A book recommended by a librarian
♥ A book that has been on my TBR list WAAAY too long
♥ A book of letters
♥ An audiobook
♥ A book by a person of colour
♥ A book with one of the four seasons in the title
♥ A book that is a story within a story
♥ A book with multiple authors
♥ An espionage thriller
♥ A book with a cat on the cover
♥ A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
♥ A bestseller from a genre I do not usually read
♥ A book by or about someone with different abilities
♥ A book involving travel
♥ A book published in 2017
♥ A book involving a mythical creature
♥ A book you’ve read before that never fails to make me smile
♥ A book about food
♥ A book with career advice
♥ A book from a non-human perspective
♥ A steampunk novel
♥ A book with a red spine
♥ A book set in the wilderness
♥ A book I loved as a child
♥ A book by an author from a country I’ve never visited
♥ A book with a title that is a character’s name
♥ A novel set during wartime
♥ A book with an unreliable narrator
♥ A book with pictures
♥ A book where the main character is a different ethnicity to me
♥ A book about an interesting woman
♥ A book set in two different time periods
♥ A book with a month or a day of the week in the title
♥ A book set in a hotel
♥ An autobiography
♥ A book written by someone I admire
♥ A book that is becoming a movie in 2017
♥ A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
♥ The first book in a series that I have never read before
♥ A book I bought on a trip

If, by some chance, I fulfil this reading challenge, I will undertake the advanced challenge below:

♥ A book recommended by an author I love
♥ A best seller from 2016
♥ A book with a family member term in the title
♥ A book that takes place over a character’s life span
♥ A book about an immigrant or refugee
♥ A book from a genre or sub-genre that I have never heard of
♥ A book with an eccentric character
♥ A book that is more than 800 pages
♥ A book that I bought from a used book sale
♥ A book that was mentioned in another book
♥ A book about a difficult topic
♥ A book based on mythology