PLL Reading Challenge

The fresh slate of a new year draws us, calling us to make new goals and resolutions.  Sometimes, we only work toward them for half the year.   The newness fades away, taking our motivation with it.  Sometimes, when we are committed enough or desperate enough, we make if through the whole year and reach our goal.

One thing that I can always wholeheartedly commit to is a reading challenge.  I enjoy discovering new books, or finding that perfect book to fulfill a specific description.  So for this new year, I was inspired to create my own Reading Challenge.

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Pretty Little Liars.  I love the suspense and mystery of the show, and trying to guess what will happen next.  Also, I love all the literary references in the show. They are what gave me the idea for this challenge.  All the books on this list are ones characters in the show are seen reading, or ones they have made reference to.  It is not every single book alluded to in the show, but it is the majority of them.  Hope you enjoy, and I wish you luck on completing the whole list!

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Pretty Little Liars-Inspired Reading Challenge 2016
Winesburg Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
To Kill A Mockingbird by Lee Harper
A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J Shield
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Bad Seed by William Seed
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Emma by Jane Austen
64 Sonnets by John Keats
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback
Rear Window and Other Stories by Cornwell Woolrich
East of Eden by John Steinback
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Along Came A Spider by James Patterson
Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
Love at First Fight by Meghan Mcgrath
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lost by Gregory Maguire
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Terminations by Henry James
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith
1984 by George Orwell
Over My Dead Body by Rex Stout
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Pirate’s Daughter and the King’s Ransom by K.L. Parry
The Goodbye Look by Ross Macdonald



2 thoughts on “PLL Reading Challenge”

  1. I’ve never watched Pretty Little Liars, but this is a great list! How many books are in your challenge? I never seem to have enough hours in a day to fit in all the books I want to read, but they’re are quite a few on your list that I want to read 🙂

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