Reading Goals 2017

This year I’m participating in several reading challenges; and after countless hours of carefully planning my 2017 Reading List, I do believe I have finally figured it out. WooHoo! ☺️

Below is my 2017 reading list. I will put the date finished the novel. You can also follow me on Goodreads to keep up with my progress. I’ll write a review after I finish each book.

  1. The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe
  2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  3. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  5. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anya
  6. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  8. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  9. Breakfast at Tiffany‘s by Truman Capote (finished 2/25/2017)
  10. Adultery by Paulo Coelho
  11. Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
  12. A Fable by William Faulkner
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
  14. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  15. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  16. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  17. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  18. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  19. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  20. Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  21. Waiting by Ha Jin
  22. Amerika by Franz Kafka
  23. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  24. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  25. Song of a Dead Dream and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
  26. The Giver by Lois Lowry (finished 5/9/2017) 
  27. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  28. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  29. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  30. The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura (finished 2/5/2017)
  31. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  32. 1984 by George Orwell
  33. White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  34. Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  35. Persepolis Books 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi (finished 5/11/2017)
  36. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  37. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sai Sijie
  38. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  39. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  40. Dracula by Bram Stoke
  41. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  42. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
  43. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  44. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Back to Classics

  1. A 19th-century classic
    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  2. A 20th-century classic
    Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  3. A classic by a woman
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  4. A classic in translation
    Amerika by Franz Kafka
  5. A classic published before 1800
    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  6. A Romance classic
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  7. A Gothic or horror classic
    Dracula by Bram Stoker
  8. A classic with a number in the title
    Around the World in Eight Days by Jules Verne
  9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit
    Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  11. An award-winning classic
    A Fable by William Faulkner (1955 Pulitzer Prize & 1955 National Book Award for Fiction)
  12. A Russian classic
    The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

Additional Books Read in 2017