Erin’s 2017 Reading Challenge


I am super excited to be joining Erin’s book challenge! I spent the first few days of December putting together my list of possible books. You can join the Facebook group and read more about the 2017 Reading Challenge on her blog here.

Here are the categories and my choices!

+ 5 points. Freebie book:

The Family Way by Rhys Bowen


+ 10 points. Starts with a “W” book

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler


+10 points. Six word title book

The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig


+ 15 points. Mostly green cover book:

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan or


The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick


+ 20 points. Homonym book

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye


+ 20 points. Favorite author book:

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch, #21) Michael Connelly


+ 25 points. Book Set in City/State where you live (South Carolina):

The Underground Railroad


+ 30 points Rory Gilmore Book

Emma by Jane Austen


+ 30 points. Genre not usually read book (self help/non fiction):

This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick


+ 35 points. Time travel book:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain


So, these are my picks, but they are totally changeable. Do you have any other suggestions? What would you pick?


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  • I love the first few books in the Pink Carnation series, but I’m on #7 and it’s starting to drag a little. Hope you enjoy that one, though!

    • I am looking forward to the 2nd. I hate that I have to wait until January to start, but December is a crazy month. I’m barely reading! Glad to know that they stay interesting for so long!

  • the only one i have read is Emma, which i loved. i have the jane steele book in my library pile at home, so hopefully i’ll get to it soon. i have to make my list for this one!

    • Yeah, Emma is a re-read for me. I couldn’t find anything on the Rory Gilmore list that I liked that I hadn’t already read. A few were even recent reads that I put off despite their popularity. So, I picked Emma as a re-read, since I like it. Jane Steele seems interesting. The reviews are good, although the synopsis is a little off putting…

  • I am excited! I am waiting on it to come in from the library, so I picked two different novels, since I have the other novel, but it’s long and I’m not sure that I will like it. I love Eleanor of Aquitaine, but I am not sure how I would feel about a fictionalized version–since I’ve read biographies.

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