Some of 2017's Most Popular Reading Challenge Books...So Far

Posted by Cybil on January 11, 2017

We're only days into 2017 and already more than one million of you have joined the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge!

So far, readers have pledged to read more than 45 million books by the end of the year. We were curious: What are the Reading Challenge participants currently reading?

Here are some of the books that many of you are devouring as part of the Challenge. If you're feeling inspired, add some of these reads to your 2017 Want to Read List!

Top Books Currently Being Read In the Challenge:
American Gods
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Princess Diarist
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Underground Railroad
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Truly Madly Guilty
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The Girl on the Train
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Hidden Figures
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Born a Crime
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Hillbilly Elegy
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The Handmaid's Tale
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All the Light We Cannot See
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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Pride and Prejudice
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Talking as Fast as I Can
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The Sellout
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Alexander Hamilton
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A Game of Thrones
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The Chemist
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Scrappy Little Nobody
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Enjoy a year of great books with Kindle and the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge. Set your reading goal and keep track of your progress throughout the year!

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message 1: by Colin (new)

Colin Mitchell Four books into my challenge and I have not read any of those, although Girl on The Train was in my challenge last year. Good luck everyone.

message 2: by Alexandros (new)

Alexandros A Game of Thrones

That was indeed the first book I read for this year's challenge. Hooray!

message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin My first book is Hidden Figures! All about those book to movie adaptations this year. Go 2017!

message 4: by Nat (new)

Nat J I have read two of this! Hooray!

message 5: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Hammond A few are on my to read list. Just finished The Girl On The Train, great book.

message 6: by Kirsti (new)

Kirsti Although I have read five of the books on this list, none of them were this year. I've been reading a lot of cozy mystery to begin the year, and thrown in a couple of horror books.

Zombieslayer⚡Alienhunter Hm, only two of these are on my 2017 tbr, American Gods and The Handmaid's Tale.
*shrug* Me and all my series, though.

message 8: by Martha (new)

Martha Chalé 4 were on my list last year!! \o/

Let's keep on readingggg!!!

message 9: by Ólöf (new)

Ólöf Hermannsdóttir 4 of these books are on my list this year and I've already read one book on this list. Happy reading everyone :)

message 10: by Lzz (new)

Lzz This is the only place I have heard anyone say anything positive about the New Year. XD


message 11: by Dita (new)

Dita I've already finished 6 books and I am so happy and excited for this year full of new great stories!

message 12: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Read 5 :)

message 13: by Nocturnalux (new)

Nocturnalux I read two and have five books on my to read list.

message 14: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Hausladen I am reading Grace, Go and Glory for my book on sports

message 15: by Charese (new)

Charese American Gods it is. :)

message 16: by Chris (new)

Chris N. 1984 was my first book for this year!

message 17: by Jeff (last edited Jan 11, 2017 04:07PM) (new)

Jeff The Princess Diarist is next on my list. I had to Amazon it but it should be showing up in stores again this weekend!

message 18: by Jackie B. - (new)

Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku I did not expect to see American Gods on that list, as I am currently reading it. But I'll take it. Yay me! :)

message 19: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Three on my TBR read list and one already read from last year. There are a couple of more on the list that I would like to add to my TBR list but I currently have more than 300 books sitting at home, not including what is on my Kindle and Nook to be read. Goal this year is 60 books and dwindle down my books sitting on shelves in three different places. :-)

message 20: by Teri (new)

Teri I've already read 7 of them (not this year) and have 10 of them in my TBR list. Better get going.

message 21: by D.L. (new)

D.L. Yep, just finished The Girl on the Train for a TBR twin read!

message 22: by David (new)

David Sanchez I read three of these last year and I finished the scarlet letter already!

message 23: by Prickle (new)

Prickle Sugoi.

message 24: by Terrence (last edited Jan 11, 2017 09:02PM) (new)

Terrence These were my first three. =]

Goth by Otsuichi
Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1 by Kumo Kagyu
The Faraway Paladin Volume 1 The Boy in the City of the Dead by Kanata Yanagino

Also read the manga Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1 (Akatsuki no Yona, #1) by Mizuho Kusanagi and nearly done with The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 5 by Kore Yamazaki .

On to the light novel How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Realist Hero #1) by Dojyomaru .

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message 26: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Motbey Read 5 of these but when the books were released not this year

message 27: by Stephan (new)

Stephan Knecht I read one of them, but last year.

message 28: by Mai (new)

Mai Laakso I have read 4 before.

message 29: by MacBudgie (new)

MacBudgie I've only read one of these before, although I do plan to read one on this list...

message 30: by Skylah (new)

Skylah Yay already done three of these and just purchased a copy of The Sellout :) Goodluck and happy reading eveeyone :) :)

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