Yes, you can adapt any of the challenges to work for you. It's fun to see how we all do.
I have actually had success at challenging myself to finally get to some books on my shelf or various lists, so I'm going to do that again this year.
I am committing to read 12 books from my to be read shelf or list in 2017!
Books I plan to read or listen to in 2017 include:
1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow [Done!]
2. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
3. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
4. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
5. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde [Done!]
6. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
7. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich [Done!]
8. Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn [Done!]
9. Still Life by Louise Penny [Done!]
10. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
11. My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
12. Same kind of different as me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Books I actually read in 2017 that were from my shelf or TBR lists are:
1. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde [Finished 1/14]
2. The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman [Finished 1/18]
3. Andrew’s Brain by E. L. Doctorow [Finished 1/24]
4. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan [Finished 1/27]
5. Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn [Finished 1/29]
6. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich [Finished 2/14]
7. Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer [Finished 2/18]
8. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow [Finished 2/21]
9. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer [Finished 2/24]
10. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear [Finished 2/25]
11. The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes [Finished 3/9]
12. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov [Finished 3/26]
13. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi [Finished 3/26]
14. Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan [Finished 3/29]
15. Still Life by Louise Penny [Finished 4/7]
16. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[Finished 4/11 and I'm really excited to have gotten to this finally.
It's been on my shelf for years
based on a friend's enthusiastic recommendation and we'd talked about doing it as a modern classic in my in-person Classic Book Group, so I waited and we finally decided it will be our April book, so I read more than a third and then listened to the rest, which was nice to hear Spanish pronunciations, especially of names and places. I would have listed it as one of my 12 for 2017 if I realized we'd discuss it this year, but I didn't know that when I made this list. I really enjoyed the book and I'm thrilled to have gotten to it at last.