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2017 Reading Challenges

This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. This is going to be a stretch and I don't think I'll make it, but it's fun to keep track:

Level 1: 100 minimum
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)



This challenge is being hosted by Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan. I read 75 books in 2016, so I am aiming for:

Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)



This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. I definitely read more books via audiobooks than traditional reading. I'm aiming for the lowest level:

Bonsai: Read 12,000 pages
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [352 pages]
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick [151 pages; total 503 pages]
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot[(370 pages; total 873 pages]
  4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [288 pages; total 1,161 pages]
  5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand [320 pages; total 1,481 pages]
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker [278 pages; total 1,759 pages]
  7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan [344 pages; total 2,103 pages]
  8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley [273 pages; total 2,376 pages]
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini[391 pages; total 2,767 pages]
  10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1) [400 pages; total 3,197 pages]
  11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25) [294 pages; 3,491 pages]
  12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins [529 pages; total 4,020 pages]
  13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) [420 pages; total 4,440 pages]
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [156 pages; total 4,596 pages]

This challenge is being hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is the level that I am aiming for:

My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+


This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. I definitely read more books via audio than traditional reading, so here is what I am aiming for:

Megabyte – 25 books
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  4. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  7. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)

This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. I never read e-books, although I have a Kobo and two Kindles! And, yes, I have a plethora of e-books on both. I'm aiming for the lowest level here:

Bit – 1 book




2017 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Romance Readers Reading Challenges over on Goodreads. This challenge is for those books that are over 450 pages. My goal is:



Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - This option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 5 Chunksters over the remainder of the year.


  1. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins


This challenge is being hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This is for all those review copies that you received but haven't reviewed yet! There are no set levels, so you choose your own. I am aiming for:

Read four books from my review pile
  1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand

This challenge is being hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I rarely read debut books, so my goal will be the same as for 2016:

Read one MG/YA/NA debut

Helpful Links:

This challenge is being hosted by Valentina @ Peek a Book. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author
  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  6. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  7. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  8. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  9. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  10. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)

until June 30, 2017

This challenge is being hosted by John at The Book Mine Set. The goal is to read a minimum of 13 Canadian books in a one-year span, from Canada Day to Canada Day.

Some Canadian books on my TBR pile include:
  1. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  4. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  7. Linwood Barclay
  8. The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce Series, Book 1)
  9. Douglas Coupland
  10. Joy Fielding
  11. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  12. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  13. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  14. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  15. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  16. Erica Jong
  17. J.A. Jance






This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together and Read. You pick a book on your shelf and then count out 12 books and read one book a month, in order backwards or forwards, or you can choose to use a List Randomizer to pick the order for you which is the way that I've chosen.

Here is the stack:




There are couple of books in there that are second books in a series that I haven't read yet, and I have both first books on audio so I will have to listen to those audiobooks first!


  1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  2. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins



This challenge is being hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. The challenge level that I am signing up for is:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
  1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  2. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  4. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins


This challenge is being hosted by Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler.

To read a minimum of 1 book per month that is currently published (no arcs with future dates)



  1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  2. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  4. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins


This challenge is being hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures and Bea's Book Nook. I'm a huge advocate of utilizing our local public libraries. Did you know that requesting books by inter-library loan increases the circulation in your neighbourhood branch? Last year a couple of branches closed in our city, but my neighbourhood actually got a brand-new, bigger library! Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


Thrifty Reader: read 24 library books


  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  2. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  5. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)


This challenge is being hosted by Austine @ Novel Knight. We are supposed to pick our own level and include a list of books on our TBR (we can change this if need be).


I have so many series that I've started but never finished. I will continue on with my 2016 goal, which is to try to finish off more series that are on my TBR! I want to read 12 books from my TBR pile. Here are just a few that are on my list:



  1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  6. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  7. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  9. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  10. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
  13. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
  14. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book #1)
  16. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
  17. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
  18. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
  19. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana "To Die," Book #4)
  20. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
  21. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
  22. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
  23. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
  24. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
  25. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
  26. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)


This challenge is being hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm's HoardWe are supposed to pick our own level; books must be published BEFORE 2016.

I have so many series that I've started but never finished. I will continue on with my 2016 goal, which is to try to finish off more series that are on my TBR! I want to read 12 backlist books from my TBR pile. Here are just a few that are on my list:

  1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
  4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
  5. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
  6. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
  7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  8. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
  9. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
  10. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  11. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
  12. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book #1)
  14. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
  15. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
  16. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
  17. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana "To Die," Book #4)
  18. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
  19. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
  20. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
  21. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
  22. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
  23. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
  24. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)




This challenge is being hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader. I have a few LONG series that I want to start. There are no formal challenge levels, so my goal is:

Read at least five books in one romance series




This challenge is being hosted by Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know and Holly @ Words Fueled by Love. One of my goals for 2016 was to try to get back to those series that I haven't finished! In 2016, I finished three series and I'm hoping to knock some more off my TBR mountain! The level that I am aiming for is:

Level 1: Finish 1 – 5 series


Some of the ones on my TBR are:
  1. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
  2. Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, Book #4)
  3. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
  4. Abandon by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book #3)
  5. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
  6. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
  7. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)







Duration: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

0/21 books

Level 6: Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton:

1. The Blood of an Englishman
2. Dishing the Dirt
3. Agatha Raisin Pushing up Daisies
4. Agatha's First Case
5. Agatha Raisin: Hell's Bells
6. Christmas Crumble: An Agatha Raisin Short Story

The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25) by M.C. Beaton Dishing the Dirt (Agatha Raisin, #26) by M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin Pushing up Daisies (Agatha Raisin, #27) by M.C. Beaton Agatha's First Case (Agatha Raisin Mysteries) by M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin Hell's Bells by M.C. Beaton Christmas Crumble An Agatha Raisin Short Story by M.C. Beaton


Level 5: Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs:

1. Iron Kissed
2. Bone Crossed
3. Silver Borne
4. River Marked
5. Frost Burned

Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs


Level 4: The Others series by Anne Bishop:

1. Murder of Crows
2. Vision in Silver
3. Marked in Flesh
4. Etched in Bone

Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop


Level 3: Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor:

1. Days of Blood & Starlight
2. Night of Cake & Puppets
3. Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2.5) by Laini Taylor Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor


Level 2: The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano:

1. The Seeds of Wither
2. Sever

The Seeds of Wither (The Chemical Garden #1.5) by Lauren DeStefano Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) by Lauren DeStefano


Level 1: Everneath series by Brodi Ashton:

1. Evertrue

Evertrue (Everneath, #3) by Brodi Ashton








    1. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)





    This challenge is being hosted by Alison @ Uncertain Somewhere. Any book in a series counts. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


    Seriously Committed: 25 books read (that's 1 book every 2 weeks)


    1. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
    2. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    3. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
    4. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)



    This challenge is being hosted by Jackie @ Literary Escapism. Here is the goal that I am aiming for:

    Read 25 new authors in 2017




    This challenge is being hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup. Here's what counts:

    Anything "new" to you. For example...

    --First time reading an author
    --first book in a series
    --first book you've read from a series (doesn't have to be book one)
    --first time trying a genre/subgenre
    --a debut book from an author (even if you've read them before)

    To complete the challenge you need to read 12 books minimum.


    1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [new author]
    2. Cut by Patricia McCormick [new author; debut book]
    3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot [new author; debut book]
    4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [new author; first book in a series]
    5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand (new author)
    6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker (new author)
    7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (new author)
    8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley [new author]
    9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [new author]
    10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins [new author]
    12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    13. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [first book in a series]


    This challenge is being hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews. I have so many books on my TBR mountain that I rarely read books the same year that they are released, so here is what I am aiming for:

    1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie


    This challenge is being hosted by Natalya at The Island Reader. There are 17 tasks. Here's the list:




    1. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    2. A BOOK THAT WAS ADAPTED INTO A TV SHOW [Emerald City]: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
    3. A BOOK FROM OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB
    4. A HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY A PERSON OF COLOR
    5. A BOOK PUBLISHED A DECADE AFTER YOU WERE BORN
    6. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
    7. A BOOK THAT'S UNDER 100 PAGES
    8. A ROMANCE SERIES THAT HAS AT LEAST THREE BOOKS
    9. THE FIRST BOOK YOU SEE WHEN YOU WALK INTO A BOOKSTORE
    10. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM SOMEONE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
    11. A BOOK SET IN THE CARIBBEAN
    12. A BOOK ABOUT FINANCE
    13. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE YOU FOLLOW ON TWITTER
    14. A BOOK THAT HAS A GREEN COVER
    15. A BOOK THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU CRY
    16. A BOOK WRITTEN BY A CELEBRITY




      Fellow bibliophiles, start prepping your book lists, because the 2017 POPSUGAR reading challenge is here — with a new twist! For 2017's challenge, there are 40 book prompts to help diversify and expand your reading in the new year, PLUS an "advanced" section with 12 books for hardcore readers who complete the challenge before the year is over. That's a book a week for the overachievers out there! Not that you have to read all 52 books — the idea is just to have fun with it.



      There is a Goodreads group that you can join to share your progress updates and get recommendations for the categories. 



      1. A book involving travel: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. A book written by someone you admire: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      3. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas (Thanksgiving): Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      4. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read (biography): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      5. A book from a nonhuman perspective: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      6. A book with a red spine: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      7. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      8. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
      9. A book involving a mythical creature: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      10. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited [England]: 
      11. A book that's been on your TBR for way too long: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      12. A book you loved as a child: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      13. A book about an interesting woman
      14. A book recommended by a librarian
      15. A book of letters
      16. An audiobook
      17. A book by a person of color
      18. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
      19. A book that is a story within a story
      20. A book with multiple authors
      21. An espionage thriller
      22. A book with a cat on the cover
      23. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
      24. A book by or about a person who has a disability
      25. A book with a subtitle
      26. A book that’s published in 2017
      27. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
      28. A book about food
      29. A book with career advice
      30. A steampunk novel
      31. A book set in the wilderness
      32. A novel set during wartime
      33. A book with an unreliable narrator
      34. A book with pictures
      35. A book set in two different time periods
      36. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
      37. A book set in a hotel
      38. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
      39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before
      40. A book you bought on a trip

      ADVANCED:
      1. A book about a difficult topic: Cut by Patricia McCormick
      2. A book based on mythology: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      3. A book recommended by an author you love
      4. A bestseller from 2016
      5. A book with a family member term in the title
      6. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
      7. A book about an immigrant or a refugee
      8. A book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of
      9. A book with an eccentric character
      10. A book that’s more than 800 pages
      11. A book you got from a used book sale
      12. A book that’s been mentioned in another book




      This challenge is being hosted by Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy. She has two different lists to choose from, and this is the one that I will be doing:




      1. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit (London/Norwegian Fjords): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. A book in a genre you usually avoid (biography): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      3. A book you chose for the cover: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      4. A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven't read yet: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      5. A book about a topic or subject you already love (mythology): A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      6. A book you've already read: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      7. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able
      8. A juicy memoir
      9. A book about books or reading
      10. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
      11. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
      12. A book recommended by someone with great taste


      This challenge is being hosted by Book Riot. It's another challenge list, and there is a Goodreads group for book recommendations.


      Don’t just read… Read Harder!
      I’ve linked to previous Book Riot posts, Goodreads lists, or other resources* that might help you find books to fit each task. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for more Book Riot posts to help you complete your Challenge (especially for tasks that don’t have any links).
      1. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your countryCut by Patricia McCormick
      2. Read a debut novelThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      3. Read a book about warUnbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      4. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location
      5. Read a fantasy novelA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      6. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      7. Read a book about sports.
      8. Read a book about books.
      9. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
      10. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
      11. Read an all-ages comic.
      12. Read a travel memoir.
      13. Read a book you’ve read before.
      14. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
      15. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
      16. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
      17. Read a classic by an author of color.
      18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
      19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper)
      20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels)
      21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of AyitiAn Untamed StateBad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women)
      22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere)
      23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet DeadThe Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins)
      24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension)
      Finished your 2016 Challenge tasks? Don’t forget to take a picture of your completed list, email it to readharder@bookriot.com by Dec. 31st, and get a 30% discount at the Book Riot store!


      *Lists (especially Goodreads lists, which are user-created) may not fit the challenge requirements. Double check any book you’re using, just to make sure.



      This challenge is being hosted by Kim and Tanya @ Girlxoxo.
      Welcome  to the 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! For this challenge, each  month is assigned a motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the assigned motifs…
      JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading
      Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.
      FEBRUARY – Undercover Thriller
      Read a book involving spies, detectives, private investigators, or a character in disguise.
      MARCH – Time Traveler
      Read a book set in a different dimension, a book in which time travel is involved or a dystopian or science fiction book where reality looks very different than what we’re used to.
      APRIL – Award Winners
      Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.
      MAY – Book to Movie or Audio
      Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie or listen to the audio book as well.
      JUNE – Destination Unknown
      Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, travel somewhere, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something.
      JULY – Believe the Unbelievable
      This month it’s all about fantasy. Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, fairytales, magic, etc.
      AUGUST – Seasons, Elements, & Weather
      Read a book in which the season, the elements, or the weather plays a role in the story.
      SEPTEMBER – Creepy, Chilling, & Frightful
      Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal hauntings, murder mysteries, weird and scary creatures- it’s up to you!
      OCTOBER– Games, Challenges, & Contests
      Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge.
      NOVEMBER – Last Chance
      Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to all year but haven’t yet or read the last book in a series you started.
      DECEMBER – Picking Favorites
      Read a book by one of your favorite authors or read a book that Girlxoxo has recommended this year.

      Below is a participation linky. Please use it to sign up and/or link up to your Monthly Motif Introduction blog post. If you don’t write a blog, link up to your Goodreads profile page.
      The Nuts and Bolts – IMPORTANT!
      On the first of each month we’ll be checking in with you and putting up a new linky for you to link your reviews for that month to. You will have until the 10th of the next month to add your link. After that the linky will be closed. You can find our latest Monthly Motif post in the blog sidebar.
      1. JANUARY (Diversify Your Reading): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      2. FEBRUARY (Undercover Thriller): White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)


      This challenge is being hosted by Claudia @ My Soul Called Life. You have to pick a book for each month, and one of the keywords must be in the title. It is okay to read the books out of order.


      • The book title you choose can be a variation on one of the keywords. Meaning, you can tweak the keywords. For example, your title could include the word ‘snowing’ or ‘snowflake’ even though the key word is ‘snow.’ Further, if the key word is ‘family‘ then your title could include the word ‘sister’ or ‘mother.’ It’s similar to the word game Word Association.
      Here Are Your 2017 Keywords 
      • JAN- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand
      • FEB- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing
      • MAR- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga
      • APR- From, Trigger, Tale, His, CrownMist
      • MAY- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade
      • JUN- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have
      • JUL- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream
      • AUG- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most
      • SEP- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash
      • OCT- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea
      • NOV- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet
      • DEC- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will




      This challenge is being hosted by Bruce @ The Bookshelf Gargoyle. Read one book from each of the following categories:


      1. A book with a word of phrase relating to wildness in the title – any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (eg: The Call of the Wild, Angry Aztecs, Crazy for You; An Untamed State)
      2. A book with a species of bird (or the word “bird”) in the title: (eg: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thorn Birds, Turkey: A Modern History)
      3. A book with an exotic or far-flung location in the title – fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (eg: Paradise Lost, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Atlantis Rising)
      4.  A book with an object you might hunt for in the title (eg: Treasure Island, One for the Money, The History of Love, Dreams from my Father, A Monster Calls, All the Answers)
      5. A book with a synonym for chase in the title (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc) (eg: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Follow the River, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Night Stalker)
      6.  A book with a means of transport in the title (eg: If I Built a CarWalk Two Moons, The Girl on the Train)
      7.  A book with an object you might take on a search or hunt in the title (eg: The Golden Compass, The Map to Everywhere, Water for Elephants, Team of Rivals )
      1. A BOOK WITH AN OBJECT YOU MIGHT HUNT FOR IN THE TITLE: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25) [you could hunt for BLOOD or an ENGLISHMAN, LOL!!)
      2. A BOOK WITH AN EXOTIC OR FAR-FLUNG LOCATION IN THE TITLE (FANTASY AND MYTHICAL LOCATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE): The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)




      This challenge is being hosted by Kathryn Book Date. You need to complete each square of the BINGO card:


      Book about books.  This can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be anything for example where the setting is a book shop for example. 

      Not really for you.  This can be a kind of book you don't usually read, or it could be one you just DNF, or one you just didn't enjoy that much.


      Diversity.  Think ethnic, cultural, religious, and gender diversity and you may come up with something you think of as well, as the list is basic.  But it must be somehow quite different to you. 

      Book from a list.   There are heaps of lists out there, from bestsellers to numerous Goodreads ones.


      *Authors  UK/European author reads   UK or European author. 


      *Size Word in Title   e.g small, little, tiny, huge, large, big, mini....etc. 


      1. 2017 PUBLISHED: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. DEBUT BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
      3. DIVERSITY BOOK: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      4. PAGE TURNER: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      5. NON FICTION: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      6. MIDDLE GRADE BOOK: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      7. ON TBR FOR TWO+ YEARS: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      8. NOT REALLY FOR YOU: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      9. AWARD WINNER: 
      10. UK/EUROPEAN AUTHOR: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      11. BACKLIST BOOK FROM A FAVORITE AUTHOR: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      12. MORE THAN 500 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      13. ATTRACTIVE COVER: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      14. BOOK FROM CHILDHOOD: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      15. PUBLISHED PRE 2000:
      16. BOOK FROM A LIST:
      17. BOOK ABOUT BOOKS:
      18. SIZE WORD IN THE TITLE:
      19. TWO WORDED TITLE:
      20. FOOD ON COVER OR TITLE:
      21. COZY MYSTERY:
      22. AUSTRALIAN/NZ AUTHOR:
      23. WESTERN:
      24. USA/CANADIAN AUTHOR:
      25. BORROWED:


      The GWB 2017 Book Bingo

      This challenge is being hosted by The Grand World of Book Reviews. Read a book for each square!



      1. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE FALL: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. A BANNED BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
      3. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      4. A LIBRARY BOOK: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      5. A BOOK THAT IS MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      6. A BOOK ABOUT A DIFFERENT CULTURE: 
      7. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES LONG: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      8. A DEBUT NOVEL: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      9. A BOOK THAT BROUGHT YOU JOY: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      10. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE SPRING:
      11. THE COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR:
      12. A BOOK OF POETRY:
      13. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN WINTER:
      14. A BOOK THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN 2017:
      15. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRY TALE:
      16. A POPULAR AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK:
      17. THE LAST BOOK IN A SERIES OR TRILOGY:
      18. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN SUMMER:
      19. A BOOK YOU HAD TO READ IN HIGH SCHOOL:
      20. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU HAVE MET:
      21. MOST RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR PILE:
      22. A BOOK THAT WAS TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH:
      23. A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS:
      24. A GRAPHIC NOVEL:



      This challenge is being hosted by Better World Books. It's another BINGO card!



      1. A BOOK SET IN A PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT (London/Norwegian Fjords): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. A BANNED BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
      3. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      4. A BOOK SET IN ASIA (Japan): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      5. A BOOK YOU PICKED BASED ON ITS COVER: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      6. A BOOK BY A FEMALE WRITER: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      7. A BOOK THAT'S MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      8. A BOOK BY A PERSON OF COLOR: 
      9. A BOOK WITH A COLOR IN THE TITLE: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      10. A BOOK OVER 400 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      11. A FANTASY NOVEL: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      12. A BOOK WITH A CHILD NARRATOR: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      13. A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES:
      14. A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL:
      15. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRYTALE:
      16. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER:
      17. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN A FOREST:
      18. A ROMANCE THAT TAKES PLACE DURING TRAVEL:
      19. A BOOK UNDER 200 PAGES:
      20. A NONFICTION BOOK ABOUT NATURE:
      21. A BOOK OF POETRY:
      22. A BOOK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS:
      23. A BOOK ABOUT AN HISTORICAL EVENT:
      24. A BOOK TRANSLATED FROM ANOTHER LANGUAGE:
      25. A BOOK THAT'S BEEN ADAPTED INTO A MOVIE (BONUS: WATCH THE MOVIE AND COMPARE):


      This challenge is being hosted by Hannah @ Broc's Bookcase. I love challenges like this! Here are the details:


      • If you read more than one book for a specific challenge then you can earn ‘Shelves’ (kind of like houses in Monopoly). If you collect 3 Shelves for any one challenge then you earn yourself a Bookcase! This will give you more chance to win something in the giveaways throughout the year!
      • There are 4 boxes on the board marked with large question marks. These are Chance Challenges and the tasks are a mystery! One Chance will be unveiled in February, May, August and November and you will have just 5 days to complete the task!

      I will aim to complete a shelf (one book) for each square.

      Here are the tasks:
      1. SET AT SEA:
        1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. FEATURES MENTAL ILLNESS:
        1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      3. PERSON OF COLOUR MAIN CHARACTER:
        1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      4. SET DURING A SEASONAL HOLIDAY:
        1. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      5. NON-FICTION:
        1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      6. ANIMAL ON THE COVER: 
        1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      7. LGBTQIA:
        1. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      8. SET PRE 1990:
        1. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      9. MAIN CHARACTER FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY: 
      10. UK AUTHOR: 
        1. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      11. PART OF A SERIES (ANY BOOK):
        1. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      12. TOLD FROM AT LEAST THREE POV'S
        1. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      13. AUTHOR'S DEBUT BOOK:
        1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      14. RELEASED PRE 2000: 
        1. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      15. FEATURES RECOVERY
      16. AUTHOR 25 YEARS OR YOUNGER
      17. OVER 400 PAGES LONG
      18. AN AUDIOBOOK
      19. ONLY TEXT ON COVER
      20. BLACK AND WHITE COVER
      21. BOOK THAT YOU WERE GIFTED (INCLUDING ARCS)
      22. BOOK THAT YOU BORROWED



      Bookish Activities
      Watch a bookish movie/tv show: take a picture of the dvd box, the cinema ticket, take a selfie with the screen, basically prove that you watched the film/tv show (that must be an adaptation of a book!) and post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.
      Share a bookish quote online: tweet, facebook status, instagram photo, framed image, anything that is a quote from a book that you have read within the 6 months of the challenge. Post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.
      Share a selfie at the library: get yourself to the library and take a selfie surrounded by tons of fabulous books! And whilst you are there maybe pick yourself up a couple, they are free! Post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.
      Share a picture of your favourite reading place: where do you like to read? I love reading whilst walking my dog through the fields behind our house. Take a photo or snap a selfie of you with a book in your favourite reading place and share it! Post it to social media (either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and tag me in it saying that it's part of Broc's Bookcase Bookopoly challenge.



      This challenge is being hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader. The goal is to find items in romance books from the following Scavenger Hunt list:

      Everyday Objects

      1. Spoon
      2. Tea cup
      3. China Hutch/Closet/Sideboard
      4. Towel Rack
      5. Bath tub
      6. Can opener
      7. Dutch Oven/Cast Iron cookery
      8. Light Switch
      9. Electrical Plug
      10. Window Blinds
      11. Drapes
      12. Comforter/Quilt
      13. Linen Closet
      14. Washing Machine/Washing board
      15. Garage Door/Carriage House Door/Stable Door
      16. Garden Hose
      17. Yard Gnome/Flamingo/outdoor home decoration
      18. Coffee Table
      19. Recliner/reclining chair
      20. Roof Tiles
      Personal Items/Toiletries
      1. Toothbrush
      2. Shower Gel
      3. Razor
      4. Mascara/Eye Liner
      5. Hair Clip/Hair Pin
      6. Aspirin/Pain Meds
      7. Vitamins or Supplements
      8. Curling Iron
      9. Robe
      10. Nail file
      11. Condom/s
      12. Wallet
      13. Passport
      14. Charm bracelet or Locket
      15. Wig
      16. Smart Phone
      17. Handkerchief
      18. Pack of gum/mints
      19. Signet Ring
      20. Kinky toy
      Places
      1. Another planet
      2. Ship at sea
      3. Snowy Landscape
      4. Swamp/Marsh
      5. Mountains
      6. Palace
      7. Tent
      8. Inside a Cave/Underground
      9. In a skyscraper/tall building
      10. Fantasy World
      Work Tools/Weapons
      1. Automatic pistol/laser hand gun
      2. Rope
      3. Tool belt/utility belt
      4. Kevlar Vest/Bullet Proof
      5. Hard Hat
      6. Screw Driver
      7. Lap Top Computer
      8. File Drawer/Cabinet
      9. Paper Clip
      Saw
      Transportation/Places
      1. European Sports Car
      2. American Muscle Car
      3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
      4. Steam-Powered Vehicle
      5. Ice Skate/s
      6. Russia
      7. China
      8. India
      9. Spain
      10. Brazil
      11. Underwater
      12. Another planet
      13. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
      14. Desert
      15. Tropical Island
      16. Place of Archeological Interest
      17. War Zone
      18. Cart/Wagon
      19. Camel/Donkey
      20. Sailboat
      Clothing
      1. Fuzzy slippers
      2. Cowboy Hat
      3. Yoga Pants
      4. Space Suit
      5. Cravat/Tie
      6. Corset
      7. Kilt
      8. Work Boots
      9. Leather gloves
      10. T-shirt with funny phrase
      People/Occupation
      1. Asian
      2. Police Officer/Cop
      3. Arab
      4. Firefighter
      5. Construction/Handy (Wo)Man
      6. South American
      7. Spy
      8. Butler/Housekeeper
      9. Scandinavian (Vikings count)
      10. Islander
      Food
      1. Hummus
      2. Scotch/Bourbon
      3. Omelet/Quiche
      4. Popcorn
      5. Rice
      6. Fruit Drink
      7. Pasta
      8. Home-made Bread
      9. Lobster/shell fish
      10. Popsicle/Frozen dessert
      Romances/Tropes

      1. Fated Mates
      2. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
      3. Forced Marriage/Mating
      4. Threesome/Love Triangle
      5. Enemies to Lovers
      6. Secret Crushes/Childhood Sweethearts/Friends
      7. Class difference
      8. Instalove/Love at First Sight
      9. Love Across the Miles/On-Line Lovers/Blind Date
      10. Divorced/Separated and Reunited
      This is the level that I'm aiming for:

      Level One – Treasure Hunter in Training- 10 items/10 places




      1. FANTASY WORLD: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)


        This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews. I'm so excited about this one, because I'm a big advocate for reading aloud to our children. There are three different options for the challenge, and I'm going for Option 1 which is the BINGO Card!




        This challenge is being hosted by Read-at-Home Mom. I love reading children's novels, and especially love reading aloud to my kids!

        In general, a book will be considered "old school"  if it was published in the decade of your birth or before. 

        The monthly categories are as follows (you don't have to complete them all; you can jump in and out):
        • January: Award winners 
        • February: Books you loved in childhood 
        • March: Published prior to 1945 
        • April: Fantasy stories 
        • May: Animal stories 
        • June: Required reading (classics or other books typically assigned in school) 
        • July:  Family stories 
        • August: Nonfiction  
        • September: School stories 
        • October:  Mysteries 
        • November: Published in the year (or decade) of your birth 
        • December: Winter stories 

        1. FEBRUARY: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)


        This challenge is being hosted by Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. The challenge is to read a book from each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. I know that I will never complete this challenge within a year, but I like to see how far I can get. Plus it is interesting to see the map with all the pins in it! 






        I will also keep track below:
        Alabama

        Alaska

        Arizona

        Arkansas

        Colorado

        Connecticut

        Delaware

        District of Columbia

        Florida

        Georgia

        Hawaii

        Idaho

        Illinois Indiana

        Iowa

        Kentucky

        Louisiana

        Maine

        Massachusetts

        Michigan

        Minnesota

        Mississippi

        Missouri

        Montana

        Nebraska

        New Hampshire

        New Jersey

        New Mexico

        North Carolina

        North Dakota

        Ohio

        Oklahoma

        Oregon

        Pennsylvania

        Rhode Island

        South Carolina

        South Dakota

        Tennessee

        Utah

        Vermont

        Virginia

        Washington

        West Virginia

        Wisconsin

        Wyoming




        BONUS COUNTRIES:
        1. NORWAY (NORTH SEA/NORWEJIAN FJORDS): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
        2. SWITZERLAND (GENEVA): Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
        3. AFGHANISTAN (KABUL): 
        4. UNITED KINGDOM (Cotswolds): The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)



        This challenge is being hosted by Gillion @ Rose City Reader. The idea is to read books by European authors or set in European countries.

        WHAT COUNTS AS "EUROPE"?: We stick with the same list of 50 sovereign states that fall (at least partially) within the geographic territory of the continent of Europe and/or enjoy membership in international European organizations such as the Council of Europe. This list includes the obvious (the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy), the really huge Russia, the tiny Vatican City, and the mixed bag of Baltic, Balkan, and former Soviet states.

        THE LIST: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City. 

        NOTE: Even after Brexit, the United Kingdom is still one country, in Europe, that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. So one book from any one of these four counts as your one book for the United Kingdom. I'm not going to be a stickler about it because challenges should be about fun not about rules. 


        I am aiming for: 

        ONE STAR (PENSIONE WEEKENDER): Read just one qualifying book. 



          This challenge is being hosted by Charlie @ The Worm Hole. You must read one book for each of the following categories:


          • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street)
          • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn)
          • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen)
          • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW)
          • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths)
          • A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! (The Great Gatsby; The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite; Gone Girl; The Cuckoo’s Calling)
          1. A NUMBER IN NUMBERS: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. A TITLE IN WHICH AT LEAST TWO WORDS SHARE THE SAME LETTER: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          3. A TITLE WHICH HAS AN 'X' SOMEWHERE IN IT: Pax by Sara Pennypacker



          This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block.

          Once again the categories will be more open--the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book. For "implies color" the image implying color should dominate the cover--for instance a large rainbow, a field of flowers, or the image of a painter. Get ready for a rainbow of reading in 2017. 

          *Read nine books in the following categories.

          1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.

          2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.

          3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.

          4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.

          5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.

          6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.

          7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.
          8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).

          9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).





          This challenge is being hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. This one is a tough one for me to finish!


          You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles.

          The First Main Word Needs To Be
          The Letter You Are Counting 


          Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.


          April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019
          Read one book for each letter of every month (A, An, and The do not count)

          J
          A
          N
          U
          A
          R
          Y

          F
          E
          B
          R
          U
          A
          R
          Y

          M
          A
          R
          C
          H

          A
          P
          R
          I
          L

          M
          A
          Y

          J
          U
          N
          E

          J
          U
          L
          Y

          A
          U
          G
          U
          S
          T

          S
          E
          P
          T
          E
          M
          B
          E
          R

          O
          C
          T
          O
          B
          E
          R

          N
          O
          V
          E
          M
          B
          E
          R

          D
          E
          C
          E
          M
          B
          E
          R





          Others on my TBR:
          Harry Potter series
          A Series of Unfortunate Events series
          The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
          The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
          Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
          Allegiant





          This challenge is being hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

          20th century Reader - 2 books




          This challenge is being hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

          Read 1 book. You are an Ember. You're small but mighty just waiting to burn the structure down.





          This challenge is being hosted by Karen @ Books and Chocolate. Here are the details:

          The challenge will be exactly the same as last year, 12 classic books, but with slightly different categories. You do not have to read 12 books to participate in this s

          • Complete six categories, and you get one entry in the drawing
          • Complete nine categories, and you get two entries in the drawing
          • Complete all twelve categories, and you get three entries in the drawing

          And here are the categories for the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge (I've added in my reading plans):

          1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.


          The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

          2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.


          The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham




          3.  A classic by a woman author


          Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte



          4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories).


          The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

          5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

          Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

          6.  
          A romance classic. I'm pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.


          Persuasion by Jane Austen


          7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads


          Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


          8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two CitiesThree Men in a Boat, Slaughterhouse Five, Fahrenheit 451, etc.



          Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

          9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. 


          White Fang by Jack London


          10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

          The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


          11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.


          Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

          (1938 National Book Award for Fiction)

          12. A Russian Classic2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 




          Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov




          • All books must have been written at least 50 years ago; therefore, books must have been written by 1967 to qualify for this challenge. The ONLY exceptions are books published posthumously.
          • Children's classics are acceptable, but please, no more than 3 total for the challenge.


          1. A GOTHIC OR HORROR CLASSIC: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          2. A CLASSIC SET IN A PLACE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT (REAL OR IMAGINARY): The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)


          This challenge is being hosted by Making Sense of the Stars. There will be monthly read-a-longs for classic horror novels.

          Discussions about the books will take place on Twitter throughout the month, using the hashtag #classichorror2017! 
          1. January: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
          2. February: The Tell-tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
          3. March: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
          4. April: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
          5. May: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
          6. June: Dracula by Bram Stoker
          7. July: The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells
          8. August: The Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs
          9. September: The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HP Lovecraft
          10. October: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
          11. November:  Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
          12. December: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham


          1. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley


          This challenge is being hosted by GracieKat13 @ Sci-fi and Scary. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

          Initiate of Coolthulhu’s Temple:
          Read and review 8-15 horror books to receive the Initiate badge
          This challenge is being hosted by Stephanie @ In Wonderland and Katrina @ Bookish Things. This is definitely a genre that I read very little of, so here's what I'm aiming for:

          Read 1-5 – Shipmate




          This challenge is being hosted by Jo @ Once Upon A Bookcase.

          Which Books Count:
          • You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
            • Classics & Children's Classics
            • Fairy Tales
            • Myths and Legends
            • Folk Tales
            • Retellings of real, well known people's lives - I.E. Becoming Jane by Kevin Hood about a young Jane Austen, and And I Darken by Kirsten White, a gender bent retelling of Vald Dracul's teen years, both count 
            • I will also accept origin stories/prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and both would count.
            • I will also accept books that feature fictional characters/real people as a prominent main character (not a secondary character, so think love interest, etc.), but aren't necessarily strict retellings/prequels/sequels - I.E. The Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost is a present day urban fantasy/paranormal romance that features Vlad Dracul, and so would count.

          I am aiming for:
          Easy: 1-4 retellings




          This challenge is being hosted by Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. Here's the level that I'm aiming for:

          Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books

          1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)


          This challenge is being hosted by The Domestic Witch. There are no formal levels, so you choose your own. Given that I only read ONE witchy book in 2016, I'll aim for the same level!

          Read 1 witchy book



          1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)


            This challenge is being hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T's Farm. 

            • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
            I am aiming for:

            5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

            Optional challenge: I am going to catch up/finish at least one series.



            This challenge is being hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. I love cozies! Here is the level that I am aiming for:


            Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries


            This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews. Here's the level that I am aiming for:

            Level one (Snoop) - Read one book in each of these cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

            - One from culinary (anything dealing with food:  restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
            - One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
            - One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
            - One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
            - One from British cozy mysteries (example:  Belinda Lawrence series)
            - One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
            - One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
            - One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
            - One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
            - One is your choice!  (freebie!)

            1. BRITISH COZY: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
            2. CULINARY:
            3. ANIMAL:
            4. CRAFT:
            5. PARANORMAL:
            6. CAREER-BASED COZY:
            7. HOLIDAY BASED:
            8. TRAVEL COZY:
            9. HISTORICAL COZY:
            10. FREEBIE:


            This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews. Cozies and cats, a purrfect combination!

            Joe Grey Mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
            Midnight Louie Mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas
            A Cats In Trouble Mysteries by Leann Sweeney
            A Klepto Cat Mysteries by Patricia Fry
            Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon
            Cat Who Mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
            Cat in the Stacks Mysteries by Miranda James
            Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass
            Theda Krakow Mysteries by Clea Simon
            Black Cat Mysteries by Elaine Faber

            This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens more. You can find a list here, but you aren't limited to just these choices. If you find others, that's great.

            Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
            Purring - Read 1-10 cat mysteries


            This challenge is being hosted by Heather at Based On A True Story.


            Do you read books about food?  There are books about food in so many different genres.
            • Cozy mysteries set in bakeries
            • Romance books set in tea shops
            • Nonfiction books about the history of ingredients
            • Cookbooks
            • Memoirs from chefs or waiters or people who just love to eat
            • …the list goes on and on.  Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest page!
            I am aiming for:
            Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books


            This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews. Here are the details:

            Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction.)
  It also counts if a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).  In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that alone no longer qualifies.  This challenge is for books related to animals and just because they are in the title or on the cover, doesn't mean it's about an animal. 

            The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea.

            Here is the level that I am aiming for:

            Level 1: Read 6 books

            This challenge is being hosted by Andi @ Andi's ABCs. This is NOT a genre that I read, but I do have a couple contemporary romances on my TBR that I want to try. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

            1st Base: read 1 – 5 books




            This challenge is being hosted by Addicted to Romance. This is for Paranormal Romances. Here's the level that I'm aiming for:

            5-15 Books- A Shifter Cub Taking Risks In The Forests



            This challenge is being hosted by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and Rachel of Hello, Chelly. There are no levels, so you choose how many fantasy books that you are aiming for.

            Read 5 fantasy books.


            FLIGHTS OF FANTASY BOOK CLUB

            We've decided to keep the Flights of Fantasy Book Club (FOF Book Club, for short), but we realized that we needed to simplify. In other words, we'll be reading a book by a new-to-us fantasy author together per quarter, and we will only commit to reading the first in the series (initially). We'll announce the book at the beginning of each quarter and post our discussions at the end of it.

            This challenge is being hosted by Tracy @ Cornerfolds and Claudia from My Soul Called Life. This is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

            Read and review 1-5 dystopian books to receive the Recruit badge.



            1. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

            DYSTOPIA BINGO

            This year we're doing something new and fun! In addition to the standard challenge book goals, we're throwing in a bingo card! For each row you complete, you get an extra entry into the end of year giveaway, and bragging rights!



            1. RETELLING: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan


            This challenge is being hosted by Whole Latte Books

            • Books must be paranormal. This means the book has supernatural beings or elements but is set in our world. This includes vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts, witches, wizards, psychic powers, magic, fairies, mermaids, angels, gods, etc. 

            There are no formal challenge levels, so you pick your own. I am aiming for ten paranormal books.



              1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)

              This challenge is being hosted by R.A. Vucci, and you get to pick your own sub-genres. Here's the level that I'm aiming for and the categories:

              Foxglove: Read 1-3 books of each of your categories.

              Romantic Suspense

              Zombies


              This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Whole Latte Books. There are no formal challenge levels, so this is my goal:

              Read 12 YA books
              1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
              2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand



              2017 War Bingo Card
              This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews. The goal is to complete FIVE squares and get a bingo.

              1. WORLD WAR II NONFICTION: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand



              This challenge is being hosted by War Through the Generations. There are no formal challenge levels, so this my goal:

              Read three WWII books.

              1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand


              Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017

              This challenge is being hosted by Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of! You don't have to complete the whole BINGO card. You can choose how many squares to complete:

              Read three memoirs.

              1. BY AN AUTHOR OR JOURNALIST: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

              This challenge is being hosted by Julie Cornewell
              • Books may be nonfiction, memoir, how to, self help, humor and even fictional if they are about parents. Nonfiction books should be about parenting or homemaking.

              There are no official challenge levels, so I am aiming for 1 parenting book.


              This challenge is being hosted by Chantale at The Brown Bibliophile. It's a book club for read-a-longs of Oprah's Book Club selections. I have a number of Oprah's Book Club books in my TBR mountain, but we'll have to wait and see what the monthly picks will be.



              The Wizard of Oz Read-a-long is being hosted by Louise @ Lone Star on a Lark. We are going to read a book a month for the original 14 books in the series written by L. Frank Baum.

              Here is the schedule:

              • Jan 2017 – Book 1
              • Feb 2017 – Book 2
              • Mar 2017 – Book 3
              • Apr 2017 – Book 4
              • May 2017 – Book 5
              • Jun 2017 – Book 6
              • Jul 2017 – Book 7
              • Aug 2017 – Book 8
              • Sep 2017 – Book 9
              • Oct 2017 – Book 10
              • Nov 2017 – Book 11
              • Dec 2017 – Book 11
              • Jan 2018 – Book 13
              • Feb 2018 – Book 14

              1. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)





              This seasonal challenge is running from Dec 2016 to Feb 2017, and it is being hosted by Becca at Pretty Deadly Reviews. Read a book for each square!
              1. GREEN COVER: After the Woods by Kim Savage
              2. ROMANCE: A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
              3. ALTERNATIVE FORMAT (AUDIOBOOK): The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
              4. CRIME: Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
              5. SET ABROAD: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
              6. SUPER HYPED: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
              7. SEQUEL: Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
              8. DEC, JAN, FEB RELEASE: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
              9. BANNED BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
              10. GOODREADS CHOICE NOMINEE: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
              11. BLUE COVER: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
              12. SURVIVAL: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
              13. NATURE ON COVER: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
              14. SCIENCE FICTION: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
              15. NOT YA: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
              16. OWN VOICES: 
              17. TWITTER POLL: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
              18. 2017 DEBUT:
              19. PINK COVER:
              20. WHITE COVER:
              21. LGBT:
              22. UNRELIABLE NARRATOR:
              23. COVER BUY:
              24. URBAN FANTASY:



              December 20, 2016 to March 21, 2017


              1.  Read a book that takes place in prehistoric times (before 1,000 A.D.) OR read a book that takes place in any of the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) OR read any book on your TBR whose position is in an ‘even’ thousand position (i.e. 1,000 2,000 3,000; tell us its position). **Note: if you have less than 1,000 books on your TBR, consider using one of the first two options on this task. If that fails, use any book in an 'even' hundredth position.

              Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe (1,000 on my TBR)

              2.  Read a book with an ‘unbalanced’ character (tell us who and why you think they are unbalanced) OR read a book whose plot occurs during the 1800’s OR read a book that is second in a trilogy or at the middle of your TBR (you may use TBR midpoint +(-) ten.



              [read a book with an 'unbalanced' character - Victor Frankenstein, because he's a mad scientist who thinks he can play God and create a new human race]

              3.  Read a book in which a character is considering trying something new (tell us what) OR read a book that mentions the military OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in “SKIING.”

               When She Woke by Hillary Jordan [read a book in which a character is considering trying something new - a same-sex relationship]

              4.  Read a book that takes place in the mountains (tell us which range) OR read a book where a character has a serious illness OR read a book where the first letter of each title word may be found in “PUBLIC HEALTH” (include a|an|the; 2 word minimum).


              The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot [read a book where a character has a serious illness - the main character has cervical cancer]

              5.  Read a book that takes place in a popular tourist destination (tell us where) OR read a book where someone goes skiing OR read a book in which a character works for any governmental agency.

              Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [read a book in which a character works for any governmental agency - the main character is a detective that works for a police department]

              6.  Read a book that takes place in any city that has hosted the Winter Olympics (list) OR read a book with an intact “24” in its total page count OR read a book in which a significant first occurs (tell us what).

              The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [read a book in which a significant first occurs; the main character gets her first on-location writing assignment]

              7.  Read a book in which a competition takes place (tell us what) OR read a book with "WINTER" in its title OR read a book whose cover is the color of one of the Olympic rings (blue, black, yellow, red or green).

              Cut by Patricia McCormick [read a book whose cover is the color of one of the Olympic rings - BLACK) 

              8.  Read a book in which a main character is a show off OR read a book where a character has some kind of advanced skill (tell us what) OR read a book whose title starts with a letter in HOT DOG (a|an|the DO count!).


              [read a book whose title starts with a letter in HOT DOG]

              9.  Read a book with an object resembling an inverted “V” or any repeated pattern on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book with footprints on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book whose title contains the word “UP” (the two letters must be together but do not have to be an independent word).

              Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6) [read a book whose title contains the word "UP" - "cUPcake")

              10.  Read a book in which some kind of crash occurs (tell us what) OR read a book whose title or author’s first or last name begin with a “Y” (ignore a|an|the) OR read a book whose cover shows a yard (post the cover).

              Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand [read a book in which some kind of crash occurs - plane crash]

              11.  Read a book whose cover shows a wild animal or a track or trail of any kind (remember to post the cover) OR read a book that seems to follow a trail (i.e. formulaic plot, a re-telling) OR read a book whose title contains any foreign word or phrase.

              Pax by Sara Pennypacker
               [read a book whose cover shows a wild animal or a track or trail of any kind - there is a fox on the cover]

              12.  Read a book whose cover shows a racetrack of any kind (post the cover) OR read a book whose plot moves quickly and has some hairpin plot twists OR read a book published anywhere in the 1900’s (1900-1999).

              [read a book whose plot moves quickly and has some hairpin plot twists]

              13.  Read a book whose location starts with a letter in FLUSH (tell us where) OR read a book in a series that is third or higher (tell us the position) OR read a book whose cover shows any ‘flowing’ object (i.e. hair, a river; remember to post the cover).

              [read a book whose cover shows any 'flowing' object - hair]

              14.  Read a book where a character finds themselves in a dangerous situation OR read a book with ice on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose author’s first AND last initials may be found in BOILERPLATE.

              The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (author's first AND last initials may be found in BOILERPLATE: Amy Tan)

              15.  Read a book where “TUCK” may be found intact within the book's title or author name OR read a book whose cover shows any two parallel objects (post the cover) OR read a book where a character figures out how to improve a process (be sure to tell us what that process is).

              The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (read a book whose cover shows any two parallel objects

              16.  Read a book that helps you unwind OR read any book in a series that follows a previous book in that series (any except the first) OR read a book with a hot beverage on its cover (post the cover).



              [read any book in a series that follows a previous book in that series]

              This monthly challenge is hosted by Julie & Lynn at Chapter Break. Here are the rules:

              Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments.
              The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and down, corners stuff. Just the number of squares. Be sure to include the books you’ve read for each of the squares. Only books read during the current month count. You may use the same book to fill multiple squares. We’ll announce the winner the following month to allow everyone time to link up their posts.
              Mar 3 – Julie and I will post our February completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post
              1. Completes six squares - Audiobook, accent, favourite author, set in a foreign country, in a series, library book, mystery 
              2. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins - Completes five squares - Made you cry, free book, new to you author, shelf-love book, best friends
              3. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) - Completes four squares: Made you swoon, Empowered/strong female, warrior/hunter, romance



              This challenge is being hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reader. Here are the details:


              • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile.
              • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2017. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count too.
              • No novellas for this one peeps. Page count must be over 100 pages to qualify.
              • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
              • Twitter Party March 15th @ 7 pm (CST) The Ides of March. Come chat about books you have read and win prizes.
              • 24-hour TBR read-a-thon Saturday, March 18th (sign-up will post in February) Grab your snacks, snuggle up and read until you drop! Instagram challenges and more.

              35 comments:

              1. I've been waiting for the challenges for next year to come up, but only a few have appeared so far. There is a list here:
                http://readingchallengeaddict.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_4.html

                And I'm hosting the following ones. The first one I started this year and the others are new ones (I was ahead of the game by posting them in October):
                http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2017.html
                http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/humor-reading-challenge-2017.html
                http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/epistolary-reading-challenge-2017.html
                http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/memoir-bingo-reading-challenge-2017.html


                http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2016/10/humor-reading-challenge-2017.html

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                1. Great! Thanks, Jamie! Because you know that I'm always looking for more challenges to join :)

                  And, yes, it seems to be very quiet for 2017 challenges!

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                2. I found this one by Googling. I don't know if you are interested in this one, but I thought I'd share it with you:
                  http://theislandreader.com/2017-reading-challenge/

                  Again, the challenges are so slow in coming. I've commented on the blogs of the some of the ones I did this year and asked if they'd be doing them again. Most of them have said yes, one hasn't replied, and one is not certain.

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                3. You're awesome, Jamie! That one looks like lots of fun! thanks!!

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                4. I agree, the challenges have been a little slow so far this year. Guess we have to wait until December. Looking forward to participating in a few though.

                  Thank you both so much for sharing!

                  -Natalya
                  www.theislandreader.com

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                5. You're welcome, and both of you are welcome to join any of my challenges. I may try the vintage mystery one now. Sounds like it could be fun.

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              2. Thanks for singing up to the Retellings Reading Challenge 2017, Darlene! Good luck! :)

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              3. Best of luck with all your challenges, Darlene, and good to see you on the What's In A Name list :)

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              4. Thank you for joining Cruisin' thru the Cozies. Hope you have a great 2017!

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                1. For to also welcome you to the What An Animal Reading Challenge. Hope you have fun!

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                2. And for joining my The Purrfect Reading Challenge!

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                3. Thanks, Yvonne! I like the new twist that you did with your challenges for 2017 :)

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              5. So many fun challenges to join! Thanks for signing up to do the Monthly Motif!

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              6. Oh my goodness, Darlene! You have some truly amazing challenges you're participating in for next year! Good luck :)
                Thanks for signing up for the 2017 New Release Challenge!

                Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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              7. Wow! You are really challenging yourself this coming year; such a great list! On another note, so glad to have you joining The Monthly Keyword Challenge!

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              8. Wow! That's a lot of awesome challenges you are signing up for! I'm going to sign up for some of these challenges too!

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              9. Wow, that's a lot of challenges! How do you keep up with them all? I'm delighted that The Backlist Reader Challenge is one of them, though. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your reviews!

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              10. Welcome to Book Dragon's Lair! I'm so glad you found challenges you like.

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              11. Wow there are so many! I'm thinking of joining the Dystopia one and Cloak & Dagger, and the Flight of Fantasy and European one looks good too. Actually I see a lot of ones here I'd like to join but I have to keep it small or I'll just lose track. :) Good luck with your challenges!

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              12. Wow, that is a lot of cool challenges. I am so glad that you are signed up for the New Release challenge and Cloak and Dagger! :)

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              13. Thanks for taking part in Full House. Oh my and you sure have a full house of reading challenges for 2017, it would almost take a personal assistant to help you keep track!!

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              14. I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful challenges you are going for, Darlene. So glad you could sign up for Books N Tunes and Series challenge through Delighted Reader.

                Go get 'em, Tiger! :)

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              15. This is an insane amount of challenges! I am doing a few of these, but am just now settling down to write my goal posts. Good luck, Darlene. I look forward to seeing your updates.

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              16. I saw on the Reading Challenge page that you were looking for Horror and Romantic Suspense. If you don't find any, try the "Pick Your Genre" challenge and indicate that those are your genres of choice.

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              17. So glad you're joining me on challenges in 2017!

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              18. WOW!! LOL So glad you've joined for another year of Witchy fun! Good luck with all these challenges and Happy Reading!

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              19. You're amazing. I could only join two this year. Good luck!

                http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2016/12/2017-blogger-shame-challenge.html

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              20. Wowww good luck with your challenges! So many :) Keep in touch x Benish @ Beenazai

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              21. Hi Darlene, Welcome to my challenges! You've also joined a lot that I have and pointed me to others.

                Yes, you can count audio as pages read, just look up how many pages in the print edition.

                Also, a good book about books is The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett.

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              22. Wow! That is one seriously long list of challenges! Best of luck to you as you work towards each one. Thanks for joining Sandy and I in our 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Good luck in winning one (or more) of our monthly giveaways!

                Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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              23. Wow! Good luck with all of these challenges Darlene! Thanks for participating in the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Happy reading!

                Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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              24. WOW; that's a lot of challenges. Good luck and thanks for joining the WWII challenge

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