Saturday, January 07, 2017

Book Challenges

I didn't do any formal reading challenges last year, but this year I'm going to plan some of my reading around specific goals. I have four particular challenges in mind:
  1. I'll read twelve from my TBR shelves.
  2. I'll read six books by Russian authors or about Russian history or politics (because it seems Russia will be having an unprecedented influence on our country for a while.
  3. I'll read six books from the NPR best books list.
  4. I'll read six books from the more recent Pulitzer prize-winners for fiction.
I'll continue to keep reading my favorite authors, books from series I like, and random books that leap off the bookstore shelves begging me to take them home.

1. TBR Challenge:

Consequences by Penelope Lively
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
Railsea by China Mieville
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Question of Belief by Dnna Leon

2. Russian authors:

Fables, by Ivan Krylov

A Sportsman's Sketches by Ivan Turgenev
first Love by Ivan Turgenev
The Bronze Horseman by Alexander Pushkin
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

3. NPR best books list

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

4: Recent Pulitzer Prize winners:


  1. You are ambitious. I applaud you for that. I looked over your lists, and the one I really liked was the NPR one. I only read 3 of the books on that list last year, and I have 2 sitting on my nightstand. But that list has some great sounding books on it. I think I will check back and see what I might have missed. As they say-so many books, so little time. :) Happy weekend.

    1. I'm a fast reader ;) I don't think I've read a single book on that NPR list. I'm not sure where to start with it. There are so _many_!

  2. What a great goal list! I would have almost all of these to read, that's for sure. Didn't recognize many at all. That's exciting, though. Sadly I do a lot more watching than I do reading anymore. Be looking forward to your reviews. :)

    1. I'm hoping I can find them used lol. That'd be an expensive list to buy new.