2017 Goodreads Challenge

I reached my goal, hooray!!! I set myself a goal of 150 books in January and reached it yesterday. 150 is a lot but it’s not as big as it sounds since Goodreads counts short stories and stuff as well. I probably read around 100 full-length novels and I’ll probably get 4 more read before the end of December.

You can view my full list here. But if you don’t want to see everything here are some of my favourites.


Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6)Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1)Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)  The Professional (The Game Maker, #1)


The Girl with the Lower Back TattooAngel in ScarletScrappy Little NobodyJabril (Vampires in America, #2)Embrace The NightFirst Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)


The Vagina MonologuesWe Should All Be FeministsFar from the Madding CrowdKiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7)


Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)Shift (Shifters, #5)Eligible (The Austen Project, #4)Into the Darkness (Darkness, #1)


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1)Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4)The Handmaid's Tale


The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries, #3)Milk and HoneyFirst Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer, #8)Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1)


The CorinthianWritten in Red (The Others, #1)Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9)Making It Up As I Go AlongI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsEtched in Bone (The Others, #5)


Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2)My Cousin RachelBird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And LifeDemon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark #10)Sex Object: A Memoir


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1)Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)


North and SouthClean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)Toil and Trouble (Jolie Wilkins, #2)


GritThe Vegetarian


I haven’t really read anything of note yet this month.

Despite reaching my goal of 150 I’m going to set a smaller one for next year because I want to invest more time in other pursuits….and I need to get out of the house a bit more 😉

All of the books mentioned are available from Book Depository with free worldwide shipping.

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30 thoughts on “2017 Goodreads Challenge

  1. Congrats!!!! It’s funny but the GR challenge is the only book challenge I sign up for, and reaching that goal is already stressful enough. I even adjusted this years goal because of work. No reason to kill myself reading books when my work schedule doesn’t allow as many as last year. But I love keeping track of the books I read and there is nothing better than GR.;-)

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    1. I did a lot of it outdoors actually. Not so much during winter and autumn cause it rains a lot here but I was outside most of the summer. A few coffee shop reading sessions too.

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      1. Mmm coffee shop reading. 😊 Rains a lot here too. I love reading outdoors, there’s a lot to be said for lying on the grass or on a park bench reading. (I cheat…there’s a botanic garden near where I work where I go to read outdoors…indoors!) 😁

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