I don't participate in a whole heck of a lot of bookish challenges, but Lark at The Bookwyrm's Hoard is hosting the perfect one for me, right in line with what I was already thinking for the new year. It's the Backlist Reader Challenge and it focuses on knocking out pre-2016 releases already on our to-read lists. I read tons of new releases in 2016 and really neglected my backlist reading, which I always vow to catch up on with varying degrees of success. Hopefully Lark's challenge will keep me focused in the new year!
Below are 25 books I am determined to finally read this year. The top 15 are left over from my list of 25 must-read-in-2016 books (obviously I didn't do too well) and the 10 below the line are new additions for 2017. Many of them have been on my to-read list for ages, but a couple -- like "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" and "A Man Called Ove" are more recent discoveries.
I hope to re-visit this post this time next year and be able to pat myself on the back because I've read all these wonderful books. (And if that's the case I'll probably have had a stellar reading year because most of these are sure 4- and 5-star reads! Fingers crossed!)