Challenge Yourself! 2017 Book Challenge!

31 Jan Challenge Yourself! 2017 Book Challenge!

If you are a procrastinator like me, your “TBR” book pile grows faster than you can get around to actually reading the books, causing it to become so overwhelming that at this point you are not sure you will ever get through it in your lifetime.

So my new year’s resolution for 2017 is to progressively chip away at that list by using a book challenge. There are many challenges out there that will suit just about any kind of reader. Here is fantastic compiled list of book challenges to get you started. I decided to create my own book challenge list for 2017. I know my limits so I only did one book per month using 12 book prompts to help me decide what to read. Feel free to join me by using my prompts and reading on your own.

January – In a series

February – Started never finished

March – With a powerful message

April – Coworker suggestion

May – About nature

June – Came out this month

July – Has a great audiobook voice

August – With a beautiful cover

September – Book club title

October – Retelling

November – Makes me laugh

December – Naughty


January’s challenge is to read a book in a series, so I read the second book Hollow City in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Hollow City picks up right where the first book left off with the Peculiar’s fleeing their home that was destroyed by Nazi bombs. With Miss Peregrine injured and unable to transform from her bird shape, the children are on their own until they find another ymbryne (Peculiar Guardian) to change her back to her human form. They head to London while trying to stay safe from the increasing hollowgasts and wights. Through treacherous waters and a surprisingly welcoming forest, Jacob and the other children eventually find another ymbryne named Miss Wren who changes Miss Peregrine back, but not without some dangers.

The author, Ransom Riggs uses very strange old photographs to enhance this series of books which is what attracted me to the first title Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The pictures alone draw you in and make you eager to read the series just to find out how the author could possibly make them all connect. I really enjoyed the first two books and look forward to starting the third one, Library of Souls. Come back next month to see what book I read for February’s challenge.