jessica’s reading challenge

The last two years I have set my annual reading goals by taking my age and setting out to read that number of books… last year I read 28 books, and this year I’m well on my way to finishing 29 books before my 30th birthday.

You can follow along with my reading here…


Girl, Stop Apologizing

One Day in December

The Rosie Project

The Valley of Fear

Where the Crawdads Sing

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

Everything I Never Told You

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Sun is Also a Star

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood



On the Come Up

Anne’s House of Dreams

The Sign of Four

Anne of Windy Poplars

A Study in Scarlet

Anne of the Island

The Keeper of Lost Things

The Hate U Give


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (a re-read)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (a re-read)


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


A Wrinkle in Time


Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

A Wind in the Door

Fantastic Mr. Fox

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Go Set A Watchman

A Man Called Ove

All my Friends are Superheroes

Everybody, Always

People of the Second Chance


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

Ender’s Game

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Hillbilly Elegy

The Meaning of Marriage

Britt-Marie Was Here



Anne of Avonlea

Mansfield Park

The Awakening

The Fellowship of the Ring


The Two Towers

Return of the King

This is How it Always is