Reading Catch-up Challenge

Reading Catch-up Challenge

Since I had my little boy in April (2017), I took a step back from accepting review requests and focus my limited reading time on old books from my collection. While I was looking through my TBR, I noticed that many of those titles are among the most read in their respective years. This inspired me to make a challenge for myself using Goodreads “Most Popular” compilation lists. To encourage myself to read more I will reward myself after I complete a list for a specific year. How will I reward myself, you ask? With books of course! More specifically with with an order from Book Outlet or Amazon.

Books Completed: 9/16

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling
  2. √The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan 
  3. √The Shack by William Paul Young
  4. √Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay 
  5. Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic, #5) by Sophie Kinsella
  6. √The Luxe (The Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen 
  7. √The Book of Negroes by Laurence Hill
  8. √Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, #13) by Janet Evanovich 
  9. Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, #2) by Sara Shepard
  10. Perfect (Pretty Little Liars, #3) by Sara Shepard
  11. √Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #4) by Ann Brashares 
  12. √Plum Lovin’ (Stephanie Plum, 12.5) by Janet Evanovich
  13. War Brides by Helen Bryan
  14. √The Last Summer by Ann Brashares
  15. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  16. Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble, #2) by Meg Cabot

Books Completed:  8/18

  1. √Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan
  2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  3. √The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  4. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  5. √The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  6. √Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella 
  7. √Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1) by Kristin Hannah
  8. Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
  9. √Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, #14) by Janet Evanovich
  10. Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars, #4) by Sara Sheppard
  11. Sunday’s at Tiffany’s by James Patterson
  12. Wicked (Pretty Little Liars, #5) by Sara Sheppard
  13. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
  14. Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum, #13.5) by Janet Evanovich
  15. Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
  16. √Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen
  17. √Forever Princess (Princess Diaries, #10) by Meg Cabot
  18. Queen of Babble gets Hitched (Queen of Babble, #3) by Meg Cabot

Books Completed: 8/19

  1. √The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
  2. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan
  3. The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown
  4. One Day by David Nicholls
  5. √Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  6. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  7. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  8. √Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  9. Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls, #1) by Lisa See
  10. √Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  11. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  12. √Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
  13. √Finger Lickin’ Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich
  14. √Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich
  15. Killer (Pretty Little Liars, #6) by Sara Shepard
  16.  Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5) by Janet Evanovich
  17. √The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  18. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
  19. New York by Edward Rutherfurd

Books Completed: 9/22

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  3. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  4. √Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  5. √The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom 
  6. √Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 
  7. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  8. Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  9. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
  10. √Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
  11. √The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  12. √Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
  13. √The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  14. X The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory DNF
  15. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  16. √The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
  17. Heartless (Pretty Little Liars, #7) by Sara Shepard
  18. Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard
  19. Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6) by Sophie Kinsella
  20. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
  21. √My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  22. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Books Completed: 6/15

  1. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
  2. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  4. I’ve Got You’re Number by Sophie Kinsella
  5. √The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 
  6. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  7. √Seriously, I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  8. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  9. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
  10. √Smokin’ Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17) by Janet Evanovich
  11. √Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18) by Janet Evanovich
  12. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  13. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
  14. √If You Ask Me by Betty White
  15. Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls, #2) by Lisa See

Books Completed: 4/10

  1. √The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
  2. Where’d You Go Burnadette? by Maria Semple
  3. √A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  4. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  5. √The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  6. √The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  7. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
  8. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
  9. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  10. Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich

Books Completed: 2/13

  1. Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown
  2. The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass
  3. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  4. √Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight 
  5. The Prince (The Selection, #0.5) by Kiera Cass
  6. √Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
  7. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham
  8. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mich Albom
  9. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
  10. Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich
  11. Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3) by Helen Fielding
  12. The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
  13. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

Books Completed: 2/13

  1. The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass
  2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  3. √The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  4. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  5. My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins
  6. The Guard (The Selection, #2.5) by Kiera Cass
  7. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
  8. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas
  9. √The Queen (The Selection, 0.4) by Kiera Cass
  10. Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21) by Janet Evanovich
  11. China Dolls by Lisa See
  12. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eullberg
  13. Frog Music by Emma Donohue

Books Completed:  1/9

  1. The Heir (The Selection, #4) by Kiera Cass
  2. PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  3. The Lake House by Kate Morton
  4. √A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  5. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
  6. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  7. The Royal We by Heather Cocks
  8. Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22) by Janet Evanovich
  9. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory