2017 Reading Challenge

The following books are a combination of the Rory Gilmore reading challenge as well as some books I personally wish to read throughout the year of 2017.

  • 1984 George Orwell
  •  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
  •  Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
  •  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
  •  An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
  • Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt
  •  Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
  •  The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
  •  The Archidamian War Donald Kagan
  •  The Art of Fiction Henry James
  •  The Art of War by Sun Tzu Sun Tzu
  •  As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
  •  Atonement Ian McEwan  Autobiography of a Face Lucy Grealy
  •  The Awakening Kate Chopin  Babe Dick King-Smith 17 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women Susan Faludi
  •  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie
  •  Bel Canto Ann Patchett
  •  The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
  •  Beloved Toni Morrison
  •  Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Seamus Heaney
  •  The Bhagava Gita Unknown
  •  The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews Peter Duffy
  •  Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women Elizabeth Wurtzel
  •  A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays Mary McCarthy
  •  Brave New World Aldous Huxley Brick Lane Monica Ali
  •  Bridgadoon Alan Jay Lerner
  •  Candide Voltaire
  •  The Canterbury Tales Chaucer
  •  Carrie Stephen King 33 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
  •  The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
  •  Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
  •  The Children’s Hour Lillian Hellman
  •  Christine Stephen King 38 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
  •  A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
  •  The Code of the Woosters P.G. Wodehouse
  •  The Collected Stories Eudora Welty
  •  A Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare
  • Complete Novels Dawn Powell
  •  The Complete Poems Anne Sexton
  •  Complete Stories Dorothy Parker
  •  A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
  •  The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
  •  Cousin Bette Honore de Balzac
  •  Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Crimson Petal and the White Michel Faber
  •  The Crucible Arthur Miller
  •  Cujo Stephen King
  •  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
  •  Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende
  •  David and Lisa Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
  •  David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  •  The Da Vinci -Code Dan Brown
  •  Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol
  •  Demons Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  •  Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
  •  Deenie Judy Blume
  •  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Erik Larson
  •  The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  •  The Divine Comedy Dante
  • The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells
  •  Don Quixote Cervantes
  •  Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhrv
  •  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson


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  1. coffee.books.rain December 21, 2016 — 1:36 am

    This is a great list! I hope your 2017 is filled with lots of book adventures! Hope to see some great reviews!

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  2. This is a fabulous list! SOO many good reads. The Bell Jar, Dr Jekyll, Crime and Punishment, Curious Incident… I’ve read about a third of these novels on your list and they all make it into my favourite books ever. I cannot sing their praises enough!

    I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of your posts – can’t wait to see how you find these novels. I’m also reading 1984 in the new year, and I’m so excited. Orwell is wonderful – I also recommend Animal Farm/Down and Out in Paris and London. Perfection!

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    • Thank you! I’m a bit new at this. Thus, my site looks so plain as if right now. I read Animal Farm during my 8th grade year in middle school. I’m trying to discover more bloggers whom are in love with the world of books. I can’t wait to see what your next reads are! Much love-Jenni xx


      • I’m new too – you can probably tell considering half of my actual page is telling me I need to add actual content, lol. Good luck to both of us! xx

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  3. Wowza! That’s a lot of books there! I hope you’re able to get through them all! 🙂

    I need to get my reading challenge up soon, haha.

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