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 – 5/1/17
  7. Dry by Augusten Burroughs – 5/22/17
  8. Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs – read 6/12/17
  9. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris – read 7/29/17
  10. Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen – read 8/3/17
  11. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley – read 8/16/17
  12. Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
  13. This Is How by Augusten Burroughs
  14. You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs
  15. A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
  16. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  17. Boundaries by Henry Cloud, John Townsend
  18. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  19. Gilead (Gilead #1) by Marilynne Robinson
  20. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay
  21. The Girl’s Guide: Getting the hang of your whole complicated, unpredictable, impossibly amazing life by Melissa Kirsch
  22. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  23. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  24. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
  25. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
  26. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  27. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  28. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
  29. 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-Life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction by Christine Hassler
  30. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better by Monica Heisey
  31. Home (Gilead #2) by Marilynne Robinson
  32. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  33. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

What are you reading this year?

Written by Megan Whalin

writer. dog mom. PNW.


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