The Challenge: Finish 52 books in 2017. Can I do it? Follow along as I try, try, try.
- The challenge is to finish 52 books this year. The books I started in 2016 (which I am barely half way through) will count if I finish them.
- Audio books do count, but will be marked with an asterisk. There is definitely a difference between reading and listening to a book, but for the purposes of this challenge both will count toward the total.
- Books I’ve read before do not count. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t reread them.
- Children’s chapter books (i.e. middle grade readers) count. Picture books do not.
- Comic books don’t count. However, graphic novels — bound editions that contain multiple issues of a comic or books written as a graphic novel — do.
- Every book must be written about — as a review, interview, inspiration or even a paragraph long mention. Every. Single. One.
- “Conviction,” by Julia Dahl – advance copy. More on this soon.
- “On Writing,” by Stephen King* – Audiobook. Written about in “Shrimp and Vegetable Soba Noodles”
- “Night,” by Elie Weisel* – Audiobook.
- “The Princess Diarist,” by Carrie Fisher
- “Transmetropolitan: Year of the Bastard,” by Warren Ellis, Illustrated by Darick Robertson
- “Always,” by Sarah Jio
- “A Piece of the World,” by Christina Baker Kline. Written about for The Bangor Daily News.
- “Finding Audrey,” by Sophie Kinsella
- “See You in the Cosmos,” by Jack Cheng*
- “The Stars are Fire,” by Anita Shreve. Written about for The Bangor Daily News.
- “The Pilot’s Wife,” by Anita Shreve
- “Rescue,” by Anita Shreve
- “The Weight of Water,” by Anita Shreve
- “Wonder Woman: Who is Wonder Woman?” by Allan Heinberg
- “Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery,” by Melanie Fishbane. Written about in “Easy Roasted Teriyaki Salmon“
- “Grit,” by Gillian French. Written about for The Bangor Daily News.
- “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key,” by Jack Gantos*
- “Saints for All Occasions,” by J. Courtney Sullivan
- “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” by Elizabeth George Speare*
- “Strange Fits of Passion,” by Anita Shreve