10 Books on My 2017 Summer Reading List

At the end of last year, I took stock of my reading habits and posted my 2016 reading stats. Although, I read a ton of books and surpassed my goal of 50 books read in 2016, I found that I didn't enjoy a large percent of them. I attributed this to the fact that a lot of the books I disliked, I read to meet a category for one of my various reading challenges.

When I set my 17 goals for 2017, one of them was to take a hiatus from reading challenges. For the past six months, I've been book challenge-free and it's been liberating, in a sense. I've read only what I wanted to and I gave myself the freedom to close a book when I just wasn't feeling it.

But I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it. I have read very few books this year. Mostly because I've lacked the time and mental energy. But I'm hoping that by jumping back in with Erin's 7th Book Challenge, it might re-light my fire and motivate me to pick up a book instead of binge-watching more Hart of Dixie. 

I have no doubts that I will not likely complete this challenge. There are a few categories, in particular that I'm not excited about. But I'm really happy to be jumping in again, and anxious to share my selections:

10 Books on my 2017 Summer Reading List

  • 10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “B” | Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) yellow cover | YYoung Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
  • 20 points: Read a book that was published in 2017 | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • 25 points: The ALA’s “Banned Books Week” occurs while our challenge is happening. Read a book from this list of the most commonly banned books in America | Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • 30 points: Read a fictional book about mental illness | Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson 
  • 30 points: Read a book with a non-human main character | Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • 35 points: Read a book a Disney movie was based on OR a book based on a Disney movie | Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
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What's on your summer reading list?

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