50 Book Challenge & How Many Books I’ve Read Thus Far

This year my goal was to read 50 books (or more!). In the 50 book challenge section of the blog, I attempted to regularly update the books I read to ensure that I was well on my way towards my goal.

Below is a list of the books I have read thus far in the year, categorized by month.

P.S. Feel free to click on the hyperlinks attached to most novels for more details, to read my review, or to see how I rated them in a monthly wrap up.


  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Running Total: 2 books


  1. We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  3. Classic Challenge: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Running Total: 5 books


  1. The Kite Runner: graphic novel by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
  3. Classic Challenge: Moby Dick: graphic novel by Herman Melville
  4. Classic Challenge: The Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Running Total: 9 books


  1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  2. The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
  3. After Helen by Paul Cavanagh
  4. Unsinkable by Silken Laumann
  5. Classic Challenge: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  6. Classic Challenge: The Spectacular Tail of Peter Rabbit

Running total: 15 books


  1. Boo by Neil Smith
  2. We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
  3. The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza
  4. The Girl on the Train
  5. Classic Challenge: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Running total: 20 books


  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  2. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Running Total: 22 books


  1. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom
  2. A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Installs
  3. Alive by Scott Sigler
  4. A Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt
  5. Mãn by Kim Thúy 
  6. Classic Challenge: Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Running total: 28 books


  1. Circling the Sun by Paula Mclain
  2. Where she went by Gayle Forman 
  3. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  4. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  5. Armada by Ernest Cline
  6. Missing Steps by Paul Cavanagh

Running total: 34 books


  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  2. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  3. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  4. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling

Running total: 38 books


  1. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies by Sizer, F.S., Whitney, E., & Piche, L.A.
  2. The Alternate Introduction to Biological Anthropology by Jonathan Marks
  3. Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing by Burkhardt, M., & Nathaniel, A.

Running total: 41 books


  1. Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods & Practice by Renfrew, C., & Bahn, P.
  2. Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach by M.K. Cowan
  3. Human Anatomy & Physiology, The Unity of Form and Function by K.S. Saladin

Running total: 44 books


  1. Conversations for Two by Jacqueline Markowitz *review to come!

Running total: 45 books



  • Classics: 12 books
  • TBR Pile: 5 books
  • Non-fiction: 10 books
  • French: 2 books
  • Fiction: 21 books


  • Classics: 7 books
  • TBR Pile: 5 books (goal met!)
  • Non-fiction: 10 books (goal met!)
  • French:  0 books
  • Fiction:  23 books (goal met!)

Did you set any reading goals for the year? If so let me know in the comments below!

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Until next time,






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