2017 Reading Challenge

Last year’s reading challenge included a long list of books I wasn’t interested in reading. I was only four books short of meeting my 20-book challenge, but my greater disappointment was the number of books I continued to read even though I wasn’t enjoying them. Not only do I want to complete this year’s reading list, but I’d like to enjoy reading. This means accepting when to put a book down and move on to the next.

So here’s to my 2017 reading challenge, full of satire, self-development, inspirational pieces, comic books, memoirs, and loads of fiction.


  1. 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30 by Pamela Redmond Satran – read 1/22/17
  2. Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu – read 1/31/27
  3. She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That’s Passing Away by Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams – read 3/6/17
  4. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy – read 4/11/17
  5. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 4/15/17
  6. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  7. Gilead (Gilead #1) by Marilynne Robinson
  8. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay
  9. The Girl’s Guide: Getting the hang of your whole complicated, unpredictable, impossibly amazing life by Melissa Kirsch
  10. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  11. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  12. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
  13. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
  14. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  15. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  16. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
  17. 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-Life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction by Christine Hassler
  18. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better by Monica Heisey
  19. Home (Gilead #2) by Marilynne Robinson
  20. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  21. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
  22. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  23. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

What are you reading this year?

Written by Megan Whalin

writer. dog mom. PNW.


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