THE CHALLENGE: Read 100 books in 2017. At least 25 of these books must be nonfiction, and the following categories must be fulfilled. 


Protagonist with a Disability: Wonder, R. J. Palacio, 1/6
Written by Australian Author
Written by Asian Author
Written by African Author: Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, 3/4
Written by Central/South American Author
Written by European Author

Published before 1900
Published between 1900 and 1950
Published in 1992
Published in 2017

Winner of Newbery Award (5)
  1. The Crossover, Kwame Alexander, 1/14
  2. Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos, 1/28
Winner of Pulitzer Prize: All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr, 1/15
2016 Bestseller: Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance, 3/7
2017 ALA Award Winners for Children's/YA Literature
     Michael L. Printz Award: March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
     Schneider Family Book Award: As Brave as You, Jason Reynolds
     Alex Award*: Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire, 3/24
     Margaret Edwards Award**: Once and For All, Sarah Dessen
     Stonewall Book Award: The Hammer of Thor, Rick Riordan
     William C. Morris Award: The Serpent King, Jeff Zetner
     YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate                Powell
     Coretta Scott King Award: March: Book Three, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
     Pura Belpre Award: Juana & Lucas, Juana Medina, 1/27
     Odyssey Award: Anna and the Swallow Man, Gavriel Savit, 3/2
     Batchelder Award: Cry, Heart, But Never Break, Glenn Ringtved, 3/23
     Newbery Medal: The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill
     Caldecott Medal: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Javaka Steptoe, 1/27
     Robert F. Sibert Informational Medal: March: Book Three, Lewis, Aydin, Powell
     Laura Ingalls Wilder Award**: Garvey's Choice, Nikki Grimes

* The Alex Award is given to 10 books. I have chosen just one of this year's winners.
**The Margaret Edwards Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award  given to an author whose body of work has been a significant contribution to young adult and children's literature, respectively. Therefore, for this category, I will read the author's most recently published book.


Sci Fi
Cozy Mystery
Classics (2)
Historical Fiction (set before 1900)

Memoir/Autobiography/Biography (5)
  1. Yes Please, Amy Poehler, 1/19
  2. Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher, 1/14
  3. Bossypants, Tina Fay, 2/7
Non-Christian Religion
Medical: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rececca Skloot, 1/12
True Adventure: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, 3/2

A Collection (poems, short stories, essays, etc.)
Debut Novel: Break in Case of Emergency, Jessica Winter, 1/30
A Book That Is Physically on My Bookshelf That I Haven't Read
Good Mormon Literature 
On My Goodreads To Be Read List (5)
  1. Since You've Been Gone, Morgan Matson, 1/6
  2. Love and Gelato, Jenna Evans Welch, 1/10
  3. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, 1/12
  4. The Sun Is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon, 1/13
  5. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here, Anna Breslaw, 1/28
  1. Second Chance Summer, Morgan Matson, 1/1
  2. And I Darken, Kiersten White, 1/3
  3. So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson, 1/15
  4. Starflight, Melissa Landers, 1/24
  5. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari, 1/27
  6. The Tenderness of Thieves, Donna Freitas, 1/27
  7. The Distance Between Us, Kasie West, 1/30
  8. The Fill-In Boyfriend, Kasie West, 1/31
  9. Even If the Sky Falls, Mia Garcia, 2/5
  10. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, 2/16
  11. My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick, 2/17
  12. What I Thought Was True, Huntley Fitzpatrick, 2/18
  13. By Your Side, Kasie West, 2/20
  14. How to Love, Katie Cotugno, 2/22
  15. The Boy Most Likely To, Huntley Fitzpatrick, 2/23

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