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2018 Reading Challenges

This challenge is being hosted by Book Dragon's Lair.
Strictly Print Reading Challenge
#StrictlyPrintRC

I "read" more audiobooks than printed books, and that's simply because I lack the sit-down time. I like audio because I can multi-task and listen on my work commute.

I'm aiming for: 


Picture Books: 26


  1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
  2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  4. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  5. Adam by Ted Dekker
  6. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  7. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
  8. Carrie by Stephen King
  9. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
  10. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
  11. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
  12. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
  13. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
  14. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
  15. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
  16. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
  17. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
  18. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)



This challenge is being hosted by Melanie @ Hot Listens and Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

I hit Marathoner level in 2017, so I'm going for it again!

Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

  1. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  2. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
  3. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
  4. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
  5. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
  6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
  8. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
  9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  10. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
  11. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
  12. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
  13. The Night Child by Anna Quinn
  14. The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
  15. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
  16. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
  17. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
  18. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  19. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
  20. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  21. 14 by Peter Clines



This challenge is being hosted by Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures. There is also a Goodreads group.

My goal is to read more of the books that I own, so I'm aiming for the first level:



Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books

  1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
  2. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
  3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  4. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
  5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
  6. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
  7. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
  8. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)




A chunkster is 450 pages or more of fiction or nonfiction. A chunkster should be a challenge

My goal:

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. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
  2. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)

July 1, 2017  until June 30, 2018

This challenge is being hosted by Melwyk at The Indextrious Reader. 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. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
  2. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  3. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
  4. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  5. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  6. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
  7. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
  8. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
  9. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
  10. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
  11. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  12. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  13. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  14. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  15. Linwood Barclay
  16. The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce Series, Book 1)
  17. Douglas Coupland
  18. Joy Fielding
  19. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  20. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  21. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  22. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  23. Erica Jong
  24. J.A. Jance

This challenge is being hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

Review books must be at least 4 months past due to count!

There are no set levels, so I'm aiming for:

Read 12 review books from my Blogger Shame pile.



This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. There is also a Goodreads group HERE.

I'm aiming for:

Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
  1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  2. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  4. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  5. Adam by Ted Dekker
  6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
  8. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  10. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
  11. Carrie by Stephen King
  12. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
  13. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
  14. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
  15. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
  16. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
  17. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
  18. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
  19. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  20. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
  21. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
  22. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  23. 14 by Peter Clines



This challenge is being hosted by Adam @ Roof Beam Reader.
#TBR2018RBR

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).

Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2017 or later (any book published in the year 2016 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.

My 2018 TBR Pile Challenge List:

  1. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  2. Carrie by Stephen King
  3. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
  4. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
  5. In the Woods by Tana French (audio)
  6. Invisible Darkness by Stephen Williams
  7. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Red Rising, Book #1) (audio)
  8. The Good House by Tananarive Due
  9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (audio)
  10. The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Fallen World, Book #1)
  11. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (The Woman in Black, Book #1) (audio)
  12. White Fang by Jack London (audio)
  13. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (Fifty Shades, Book #1)
My Alternates:
  1. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1) (audio)
  2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold



This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together and Read.

So, the idea is that you pick a book from one of your bookshelves and then keeping counting across the shelf (or up/down the stack as it were if your shelves are stuffed like mine) until you have 12 books selected. This year, we are allowed to include up to three alternates, so I did include those in my stack.

You can read them in the order they were on the shelf, backwards or forwards, or using a randomizer to select the reading order. The idea is that we don't get to pick the order! I actually hate that part :(

Here's my stack:


I am using List Randomizer to sort the order.




This challenge is being hosted by Berls & Michelle @ Because Reading.

  • Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in January – June. This is one of our changes… rather than committing for a year, you’re just picking the books for the first half of the year. You’ll make a new list and commit to a new number of books per month in June for July – December. So 2 books a month works for January – June, but only 1 for July – December? That’s fine!

By committing to read specific books at certain times, it will do either one of two things for me: Kill the joy of reading for pleasure OR make me determined to knock that book off my TBR list! I'm hoping it's the latter.

Here's the level that I'm aiming for, which still leaves room for me to read what I'm in the mood for:

Reading Level 2:
24 books (2 books/month)

January:
  1. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (Detective Erika Foster, Book #1)
  2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

February:
  1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  2. Carrie by Stephen King
March:
  1. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
  2. Into the Light by Aleatha Roming (The Light, Book #1)

April:
  1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Hungry Plague, Book #1)
  2. White Fang by Jack London

May:
  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  2. The Deep by Nick Cutter

June:
  1. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
  2. Invisible Darkness by Stephen Williams

This challenge is being hosted by Austine @ NovelKnight.
@BeatTheBacklist on Twitter
#BeatTheBacklist

Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge. Although we love new releases too, this isn’t the challenge for them.

Every person who joins the challenge is assigned to a team/house, and this is mine:

WHY SHOULD I CARE WHAT TEAM I’M ON?
Your team will be competing against the other teams to see who can get the most points by the end of each month. One person will be drawn as a winner from the team with the most points to receive a book of their choice (open internationally).

Each team has their own Rafflecopter that you can submit points to. Make sure to submit your points to YOUR team.


Goodreads group is HERE.
My 2017 goal was to read 12 backlist books, and I'm currently at 63! Therefore, my goal for 2018 will be to beat that, so to read at least 64 backlist books.

  1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
  2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  4. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
  5. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  6. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
  7. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
  8. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  9. Adam by Ted Dekker
  10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  11. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
  12. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
  13. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  14. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  15. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
  16. Carrie by Stephen King
  17. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
  18. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
  19. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
  20. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
  21. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
  22. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
  23. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
  24. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
  25. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
  26. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
  27. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
  28. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
  29. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
  30. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  31. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
  32. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
  33. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
  34. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  35. 14 by Peter Clines

This challenge is being hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard.
#BacklistReader

To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2017 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own it. If it was on your list to read before you signed up for the challenge, and it came out before 2017, it counts. Library books, books you picked up at a yard sale, books you borrowed from a friend, ebooks, print books, audiobooks—any book counts as long as it fits those two criteria.

My 2017 goal was to read 12 backlist books, and I'm currently at 63! Therefore, my goal for 2018 will be to beat that, so to read at least 64 backlist books.



    1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    3. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    4. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    5. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    6. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    7. Adam by Ted Dekker
    8. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    9. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    10. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    11. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
    12. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    13. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    14. Carrie by Stephen King
    15. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    16. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
    17. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    18. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    19. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    20. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    21. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
    22. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    23. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    24. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    25. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    26. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    27. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    28. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    29. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    30. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    31. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    32. 14 by Peter Clines


    This challenge is being hosted by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Book Views. I'm aiming for:

    1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
    1. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    2. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    3. The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    4. The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
    5. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)



    This challenge is being hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.
    #DebutAuthorChallenge

    • To challenge readers to read 12 or more (or less! It’s up to you!) middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year.
    Helpful Links:
    I'm aiming for reading 1 MG/YA/NA debut for 2018.


    This challenge is being hosted by Literary Escapism.
    #NewAuthors18

    My goal is to discover 50 new authors in 2018.

    1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    5. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    9. The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    10. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    11. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    12. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    13. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    14. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    15. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    16. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
    17. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    18. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    19. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    20. 14 by Peter Clines

    This challenge is being hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

    It's all about trying something new and is fairly flexible.


    Examples:

    First book in a series
    Debut book
    A new genre or trope.
    A new to you author or series.
    An author switching genres
    A new book format or unique storyline element.

    Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

    Level 2: 11- 20 books

    1. White Bodies by Jane Robins [new author]
    2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan [new author]
    3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1) [new author]
    4. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown [new author]
    5. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty [new author]
    7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson [new author]
    9. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)[new series]
    10. The Night Child by Anna Quinn [new author]
    11. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    12. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)[new author; new series]
    13. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    14. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    15. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema [new author]
    16. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    17. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    18. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [new author]
    19. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1) [new author; new series]
    20. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson [new author]
    21. 14 by Peter Clines [new author]


    This challenge is being hosted by Celebrity Readers.
    #FinishingTheSeries2018 
    • Series can be already completed as well as still ongoing.  For ongoing series, the goal is to catch up to the most recent book published.  
    • We don’t care if you have only 1 book or 10 books to read in order to finish your series, as long as you’ve started the series before 2018 (ie read at least one book in the series), it counts.  Re-reads are not required.
    This is constantly a goal of mine. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:


    Here are some of the books in series that I need to finish:
    1. The Others series by Anne Bishop:
      1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      2. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      3. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)

    2. Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward:
      1. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    3. Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn:
      1. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    4. Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost:
      1. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    5. Island series by Gordon Korman:
      1. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      2. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    6. Warriors series by Erin Hunter:
      1. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      2. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)

    7. Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton:
      1. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    8. Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs:
      1. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    9. Highland Bound series by Eliza Knight:
      1. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    10. This is Not a Test series by Courtney Summers:
      1. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    11. Project Nemesis series by Brendan Reichs:
      1. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    12. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
    13. Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, Book #4)
    14. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
    15. Abandon by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book #3)
    16. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
    17. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
    18. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)

    This challenge is hosted by POPSUGAR, and they have a Goodreads group HERE if you need suggestions for challenge prompts.

    1. A BOOK WITH CHARACTERS WHO ARE TWINS: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A BOOK WITH AN LGBTQ+ PROTAGONIST: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. A BOOK WITH A WEATHER ELEMENT IN THE TITLE: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. A BOOK WITH AN ANIMAL IN THE TITLE: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. A BOOK THAT'S PUBLISHED IN 2018: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    6. THE NEXT BOOK IN A SERIES YOU STARTED: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    7. A BOOK WITH YOUR FAVOURITE COLOR IN THE TITLE: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    8. A BOOK YOU MEANT TO READ IN 2017 BUT DIDN'T GET TO: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    9. A BOOK SET AT SEA: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    10. A BOOK ABOUT DEATH OR GRIEF: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    11. A BOOK YOU BORROWED OR THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU AS A GIFT (borrowed from library): At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    12. A BOOK WITH SONG LYRICS IN THE TITLE (song by Eminem): Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
    13. A CHILDHOOD CLASSIC YOU'VE NEVER READ: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    14. A BOOK THAT IS ALSO A STAGE PLAY OR MUSICAL: Carrie by Stephen King
    15. YOUR FAVOURITE PROMPT FROM THE 2015, 2016, OR 2017 READING  CHALLENGES (AN AUDIOBOOK): Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
    16. A BOOK SET IN A COUNTRY THAT FASCINATES YOU (ENGLAND): Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    17. A BOOK WITH AN UGLY COVER: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    18. A BOOK WITH ALLITERATION IN THE TITLE: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    19. A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    20. NORDIC NOIR: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    21. A BOOK INVOLVING A HEIST: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    22. A BOOK ABOUT TIME TRAVEL: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    23. A BOOK ABOUT A VILLAIN OR ANTI-HERO: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    24. A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    25. A BOOK MADE INTO A MOVIE YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    26. A BOOK ABOUT OR INVOLVING A SPORT: 
    27. TRUE CRIME:
    28. A NOVEL BASED ON A REAL PERSON:
    29. A BOOK WITH A TIME OF DAY IN THE TITLE:
    30. A BOOK WITH A FEMALE AUTHOR WHO USES A MALE PSEUDONYM:
    31. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT ETHNICITY THAN YOU:
    32. A BOOK ABOUT FEMINISM:
    33. A BOOK BY TWO AUTHORS:
    34. A BOOK SET ON A DIFFERENT PLANET:
    35. A BOOK ABOUT OR SET ON HALLOWEEN:
    36. A BOOK MENTIONED IN ANOTHER BOOK:
    37. A BOOK FROM A CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB:
    38. A PAST GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS WINNER:
    39. A BOOK SET IN THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN:
    40. A BOOK THAT INVOLVES A BOOKSTORE OR LIBRARY:


    ADVANCED:
    1. A BOOK ABOUT A PROBLEM FACING SOCIETY TODAY (INSOMNIA): Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
    2. A BESTSELLER FROM THE YEAR YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:
    3. A CYBERPUNK BOOK:
    4. A BOOK THAT WAS BEING READ BY A STRANGER IN A PUBLIC PLACE:
    5. A BOOK TIED TO YOUR ANCESTRY:
    6. A BOOK WITH A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE IN THE TITLE:
    7. AN ALLEGORY:
    8. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR WITH THE SAME FIRST OR LAST NAME AS YOU:
    9. A MICROHISTORY:
    10. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE ELSE TAKING THE POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE:



    This challenge is being hosted by Book Riot. There is a Goodreads group for the challenge as well.
    #ReadHarder

    You may count one book for multiple tasks or read one book per task.

    Finally, here are the tasks!
    1. A one-sitting book: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    3. A children’s classic published before 1980: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    4. A book with a cover you hate: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    5. A book of genre fiction in translation: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    6. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
    7. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    8. A book published posthumously
    9. A book of true crime
    10. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
    11. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
    12. A book about nature
    13. A western
    14. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
    15. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
    16. A romance novel by or about a person of color
    17. A celebrity memoir
    18. An Oprah Book Club selection
    19. A book of social science
    20. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
    21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
    22. An essay anthology
    23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
    24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
    Finished your 2017 Challenge? 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! If you’re struggling for your last task or two, don’t forget you can search Book Riot for “Read Harder” and find help from our contributors for some of the trickier tasks.

    This challenge is being hosted by Blydyn Square Books.

    Starting January 1 and ending December 31, 2018, we challenge you to read at least 18 books. The list below is only for suggestion–we’ll be thrilled if we can get most people to read ANY 18 books!

    Blydyn Square Books 2018 (18 for 2018) Reading Challenge


    1. A book about siblings: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A book written in the first person: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. A book written in the present tense: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. A book with an animal name in the title: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. A story told from more than one character’s perspective: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    6. A book based on a myth or fairy tale: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    7. A book by a writer from a country that’s not your own: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    8. A book with a person’s name in the title: Adam by Ted Dekker
    9. A biography: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    10. A book with a character of an ethnicity different from yours: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    11. A book taken out of the library (or am I the only one who still does that?): At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    12. A classic novel: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    13. A book that mentions a holiday: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    14. A book that has a movie based on it (and you haven’t seen it yet): Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    15. A book with a number in the title: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    16. A book you loved as a kid: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    17. A book that features a divorce
    18. A book with a season, month, or day of the week in the title


    This challenge is being hosted by Natalya @ The Island Reader.

    Read one book for each challenge prompt.

    1. A book by an LGBTQ author: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. A book recommended by your BFF: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    3. A book published by an indie press: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    4. A childhood favorite: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    5. An 'old school' romance - published before 1990.
    6. An interracial romance
    7. A single parent romance
    8. A debut novel by a romance author
    9. A collection of poetry by an author of color
    10. Fiction novel during the jazz age
    11. Novel by a Caribbean author
    12. A book you read last year
    13. A book by an author currently under 25 years old
    14. A political memoir

    This challenge is being hosted by Melissa @ Melissa Hawkins Badass By Design.

    reading books

    1. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A POPULAR AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. A BOOK THAT YOU'VE PUT OFF READING: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. A BOOK PUBLISHED IN 2018: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    5. AN AWARD-WINNING BOOK (1993 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original): A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    6. A BOOK THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE READ IN SCHOOL, BUT DIDN'T: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    7. A BOOK TURNED MOVIE YOU'VE SEEN BUT HAVEN'T READ: Carrie by Stephen King
    8. A CLASSIC BOOK OR A BOOK PUBLISHED OVER 100 YEARS AGO: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    9. A BOOK THAT YOU'VE ALREADY READ - TIME FOR A RE-READ: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    10. A BOOK PUBLISHED THE YEAR THAT YOU WERE BORN:
    11. A BOOK THAT YOU'VE STARTED BEFORE BUT NEVER FINISHED:
    12. A BANNED BOOK:
    13. A BOOK TURNED TV SHOW YOU'VE SEEN BUT HAVEN'T READ:
    14. A FUNNY BOOK:
    15. A BOOK THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER:
    16. A BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY:
    17. A BOOK CHOSEN FOR YOU BY A FRIEND:
    18. A BOOK SET DURING CHRISTMAS

    This challenge is being hosted by Jacqui @ For Reading Addicts.

    1. A mystery or thriller: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A children’s or YA book: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. A story with an unreliable narrator: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    4. A biography or a memoir: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    5. A dystopian or speculative fiction novel: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    6. A gothic novel: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    7. A book of short stories
    8. A novel set during a war
    9. A play
    10. A poetry collection
    11. An epistolary novel
    12. A book nominated for an award in 2018


    This challenge is being hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date.

    Read a book for each square!

    1. Has big plot twist: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. Coming of Age theme: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. Mystery or thriller: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. Fantasy: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. Last book added to your TBR (as of the time you fulfil this one): Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    6. From a favorite series of yours: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    7. New to you author from another country: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    8. Children's book (could be a picture book if wished): Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    9. Book chosen randomly from TBR shelf. You might like to do it with your eyes closed from an actual shelf. Or check your TBR on Goodreads, see how many there are and put that number into random.org. Or whatever method you think of: Adam by Ted Dekker
    10. Memoir or Autobiography: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    11. Under 250 pages: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    12. Classic: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    13. Adapted to a Movie: Carrie by Stephen King
    14. Dual time line: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    15. Has a number in the title: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    16. Redemption theme: Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    17. Historical: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    18. Reread: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    19. Over 500 pages: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    20. Setting in library or bookshop
    21. 4 word title
    22. Holiday season
    23. Humor
    24. Book to improve your life
    25. Non fiction hobby book


    This challenge is being hosted by Suzanne @ The Grand World of Books.

    Read a book for each square!

    1. A LIBRARY BOOK: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A POPULAR AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. A BOOK PUBLISHED IN 2018: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    6. A BOOK WITH A ONE-WORD TITLE: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    7. A BOOK A FRIEND RECOMMENDS: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    8. A USED BOOK: Adam by Ted Dekker
    9. A NONFICTION BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    10. READ AN OWN-VOICES BOOK: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    11. A BOOK THAT BROUGHT YOU JOY: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    12. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    13. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU ANGRY: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
    14. A BRAND NEW BOOK: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    15. A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    16. A BOOK THAT WAS TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    17. A CLASSIC: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    18. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    19. A GRAPHIC NOVEL:
    20. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2018:
    21. A BOOK ABOUT ANOTHER CULTURE:
    22. THE OLDEST BOOK ON YOUR TBR LIST:
    23. A BOOK YOU HEARD ABOUT ON YOUTUBE:
    24. A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES:

    This challenge is being hosted by Linz @ Linz The Bookworm.

    This challenge is actually several challenges in one. The way it is designed is that you work through one level and then move on to the next. It's comprised of five different challenges of 12 books each, or 60 books total. We tried to arrange it in a way that shows what we thought would be the easiest in the first few levels, and then gradually gets harder. We also wanted to spread it out a bit, so the same types of challenges aren't in each level. Ultimately, I think we both wanted a challenge that's going to really make us have to think ahead and plan to complete it.

    I'm going to aim for Level 1, but I'll keep going and do as much as I can! Lindsey also said that you can even skip around if you wanted to, so I'll probably do that and try to do as much as I can.

    2018 Reading Challenge
    NumberChallengeBookAuthor
    Level 1: Book of the Month Club
    1A book from Project Gutenberg: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu#29
    2A book that costs less than $5: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan#2
    3A Cozy Mystery: Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)#19
    4A comedy or a satire book
    5Read a book by Nora Roberts
    6A book that has been turned into a movie or TV show: Carrie by Stephen King#17
    7A book on a best seller list: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)#5
    8A book under 300 pages: White Bodies by Jane Robins#1
    9A book that takes place around a holiday
    10A book with a one word title: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)#6
    11A book you first read when you were a teenager
    12A children's book: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)#9
    level 2: Casual Reader Club
    13A book by a new author: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown#8
    14Reread a favorite book: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)#30
    15A book with a cover that's in your favorite color
    16A book published in 1993
    17A book recommended to you on social media or by a friend: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)#25
    18A book with a number in the title: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)#24
    19A book with pictures in it
    20A retelling of a fairy tale
    21A book that involves a mythical creature: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)#7
    22A book about witches
    23A book by an author named Chris or Christopher
    24A book you got from a used bookshop or site: Adam by Ted Dekker#10
    Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club
    25A book about space travel, aliens, or other planets
    26A book with an animal in the title: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)#4
    27First in a series you've wanted to start: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)#12
    28A book with music or song in the title: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty#11
    29A book with a purple cover
    30A cult classic: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson#32
    31A book about a Teacher: The Night Child by Anna Quinn#22
    32An action adventure book: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)#14
    33A book that takes place before 1900: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)#28
    34A book about friendship: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson#15
    35A book by Michael Crichton
    36A book about a Queen
    Level 4: Speed Reader Club
    37A book by Agatha Christie
    38A book that takes place in Australia: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)#23
    39A book that has a title starting with the letter Y
    40Read a compilation of short stories
    41Read a book from the Guardian's 100 greatest Novel list
    42A book with the word thief in the title
    43A banned book
    44A book published in 1968
    45A book about a doctor
    46A book involving food
    47A book with a male main character: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)#20
    48A book by two or more authors: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)#16
    Level 5: Overachiever Club
    49A book published the year one of your parents was born
    50A book over 500 pages: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)#31
    51A book about traveling: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)#18
    52A book with a flower on the cover: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)#21
    53A Non-Fiction book
    54A book that takes place during a war
    55A book involving a culture different than your own
    56A book that takes place in Canada: Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema#26
    57A book that was originally published in a foreign language
    58A book about a character who has your dream job: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)#13
    59A book with woman or girl in the title: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)#3
    60A book about a main character that has the same hair color as you: Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)#27


    1. A book under 300 pages: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A book that costs less than $5: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. A book with woman or girl in the title: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. A book with an animal in the title: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. A book on a best seller list: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    6. A book with a one word title: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    7. A book that involves a mythical creature: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    8. A book by a new author: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    9. A children's book: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    10. A book you got from a used bookshop or site: Adam by Ted Dekker
    11. A book with music or song in the title: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    12. First in a series you've wanted to start: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    13. A book about a character who has your dream job: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    14. An action adventure book: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
    15. A book about friendship: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    16. A book by two or more authors: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    17. A book that has been turned into a movie or TV show: Carrie by Stephen King
    18. A book about traveling: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    19. A Cozy Mystery: Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    20. A book with a male main character: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    21. A book with a flower on the cover: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    22. A book about a Teacher: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    23. A book that takes place in Australia: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    24. A book with a number in the title: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    25. A book recommended to you on social media or by a friend: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    26. A book that takes place in Canada: Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    27. A book about a main character that has the same hair color as you: Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    28. A book that takes place before 1900: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    29. A book from Project Gutenberg: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    30. Reread a favorite book: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    31. A book over 500 pages: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    32. A cult classic: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson



    This challenge is being hosted by Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy. This was one of the ones that I completed in 2017, so I'm giving it a go again!




    1. A BOOK YOU CAN READ IN A DAY: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. A BOOK BY A FAVOURITE AUTHOR: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    3. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE WITH GREAT TASTE: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    4. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY A LIBRARIAN OR INDIE BOOKSELLER: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    5. A MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY OR BOOK OF CREATIVE NONFICTION: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    6. A BANNED BOOK: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    7. A BOOK IN TRANSLATION: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    8. A BOOK THAT'S MORE THAN 500 PAGES: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    9. A BOOK NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD IN 2018:
    10. A BOOK OF POETRY, A PLAY OR AN ESSAY COLLECTION:
    11. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT RACE, ETHNICITY, OR RELIGION THAN YOUR OWN:




    This challenge is being hosted by Ivyclad Ideas.




    1. DEBUT AUTHOR: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. CONTEMPORARY: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. NOT SET IN USA: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. WOLVES: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. WITCHES: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    6. OVER 500 PAGES: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    7. SUPERHERO:
    8. NORSE MYTHOLOGY:
    9. ROBOTS:
    10. HISTORICAL:
    11. BLACK COVER:
    12. SET IN SPACE: 
    13. DRAGONS:
    14. MAGIC: 
    15. STAR-CROSSED LOVERS:
    16. MANGA:



    This challenge is being hosted by Kimberly @ Girlxoxo.
    #monthlymotifgxo

    Just before 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 still link up after that, you’ll just need to message me.

    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 – One Word
    Read a book with a one word title.
    MARCH – Travel the World
    Read a book set in a different country than your own, written by an author from another country than your own, or a book in which the characters travel.
    APRIL – Read Locally
    Read a book set in your country, state, town, village (or has a main character from your home town, country, etc)
    MAY- Book to Screen
    Read a book that’s been made into a movie or a TV show.
    JUNE- Crack the Case
    Mysteries, True Crime, Who Dunnit’s.
    JULY – Vacation Reads
    Read a book you think is a perfect vacation read and tell us why.
    AUGUST- 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.
    SEPTEMBER- Don’t Turn Out The Light
    Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, horror novels.
    OCTOBER- New or Old
    Choose a new release from 2018 or a book known as a classic.
    NOVEMBER- Family
    Books where family dynamics play a big role in the story
    DECEMBER- Wrapping It Up
    Winter or holiday themed books or books with snow, ice, etc in the title or books set in winter OR read a book with a theme from any of the months in this challenge (could be a theme you didn’t do, or one you want to do again).
    1. JANUARY (DIVERSIFY YOUR READING): Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. FEBRUARY (ONE WORD): Adam by Ted Dekker
    3. MARCH (TRAVEL THE WORLD): Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    4. APRIL (READ LOCALLY): Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. Here are the details:

    Your task is to read at least one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month. For instance, in January you might read Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon. The key words are listed below.

    GUIDELINES  

    * The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word 'icicle'
     or 'icing' even though the key word is 'ice.'

    *Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read a book with "Bowler" or "Bonnet" for the key word 'Hat' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'Family' then your title could include the word 'Sister' or 'Father.'If the key word is 'Food' then your title could include the word 'Cake.' 

    This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. Here are the details:

    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 2018.

    Here are the rules:

    *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, Beige, Sand 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 Charlie @ The Worm Hole.
    #whatsinaname2018

    Read a book for each category:

    • The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
    • A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
    • A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
    • A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
    • A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood)
    • A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)
    1. THE WORD "THE" USED TWICE: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)





    This challenge is being hosted by J.G. @ Hotchpot Cafe.

    My goal is to read one book from my birth year (1970).

    Here are some books from my birth year:

    1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
    2. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
    3. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
    4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    5. Deliverance by James Dickey
    6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman
    7. Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie



    This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews. Since I'm doing the Birth Year Reading Challenge anyways (see above), I'll add my daughters into the Family Tree.

    Here are the birth years that I'll be reading from:
    1970
    2002
    2007

    Here are some books from 1970 that are on my TBR:

    1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
    2. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
    3. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
    4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    5. Deliverance by James Dickey
    6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman
    7. Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

    Here are some books from 2002 that are on my TBR:

    1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    2. Middlesex by Jeremy Eugenides
    3. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    4. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
    5. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Hunter Legends, #1)
    6. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter, #1)
    7. By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
    8. Blink by Ted Dekker

    Here are some books from 2007 that are on my TBR:

    1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
    2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, #1)
    5. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
    6. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
    7. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (Unwind, #1)
    8. Betrayed by P.C. Cast (House of Night, #2)
    9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    10. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely, #1)
    11. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels, #1)
    12. Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill 
    13. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (Luxe, #1)
    14. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (Impulse, #1)
    15. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid, #1)
    16. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed, #1)
    17. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1)
    18. Stray by Rachel Vincent (Shifters, #1)
    19. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz


    This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.


    Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)
    Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio. 
    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming
    I'll be keeping track of my books on my Google Map below:





    1. NEW JERSEY: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. NEW YORK: (A) Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3); (B) Upper Manhattan - Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    3. FLORIDA: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    4. CALIFORNIA: (A) Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown; (B) Adam by Ted Dekker; (C) San Francisco - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty; (D) Moonlight Bay - Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1); (E) Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1); (F) Los Angeles - I Am Legend by Richard Matheson; (G) Los Angeles - 14 by Peter Clines
    5. ALASKA: (A) A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    6. VIRGINIA: (A) Richmond - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3); (B) Lake Creek - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    7. MAINE: (A) Chamberlain - Carrie by Stephen King
    8. MONTANA: (A) Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    9. WASHINGTON: (A) Seattle - The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    10. OHIO: (A) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    11. MICHIGAN: (A) Detroit - Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    12. IDAHO: (A) Fire Lake - Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)

    BONUS COUNTRIES:

    1. UNITED KINGDOM: (A) London - White Bodies by Jane Robins; (B) The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1); (C) Cotswolds - Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26); (D) Scottish Highlands - Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    2. SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN ON AN UNCHARTED ISLAND: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
    3. TAIWAN: (A) Taipei - Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    4. IRELAND: (A) Dublin - The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
    5. AUSTRALIA: (A) Sydney, New South Wales - The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    6. CANADA: (A) Victoria - Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    7. AUSTRIA: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

    This challenge is being hosted by Rose City Reader.

    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, 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. However, when it comes to winning the Jet Setter prize, only one book from one of the UK countries will count.

    I did really well this one in 2017, so I'm aiming for:

    FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.


    1. UNITED KINGDOM: White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. AUSTRIA: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

    Option 1: Read six middle grade books of your choice.

    This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

    I did really bad with last year's Bingo Card. I never kept track of it :(  This year, I'm keeping it simple and just going with:

    Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.


    This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

    Inspiration: It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones. C.S. Lewis

    I have tons of "old" books on my TBR mountain, however, I do get excited about new releases and can't wait to read those! My goal is to make sure that my ratio of 2018 releases to 2017 and earlier does not exceed 50%, meaning that I hope to read more "old" than "new."

    A. 2017 OR EARLIER BOOKS:
    1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    6. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    7. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
    8. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    9. Adam by Ted Dekker
    10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    11. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    12. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    13. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
    14. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    15. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    16. Carrie by Stephen King
    17. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    18. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
    19. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    20. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    21. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    22. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    23. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
    24. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    25. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    26. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    27. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    28. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
    29. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    30. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    31. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    32. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    33. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    34. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    35. 14 by Peter Clines
    This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

    Read for a good cause! Buy books at a charity shop, or, even a friends of the library book sale, or, donate a certain percentage of money for each book you read for the challenge. You can choose your own goal of how many books to read, what charity you'll be donating money towards, how much money, etc. (For example, you might want to donate $1 for each paperback you read, or, $3 for every hardback you read. You can work out the details yourself.)

    My goal will be to read a minimum of 24 books that I've bought at charity book sales.


    1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. Adam by Ted Dekker
    3. Carrie by Stephen King
    4. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    5. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    6. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema


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

    J
    N
    U
    A
    R
    Y
    U
    R
    R
    A - Adam by Ted Dekker [#39]
    Y

    J
    U
    Y
    U
    U
    E
    P - Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5) [#45]
    E
    E
    R
    O
    R
    O
    E
    R
    E
    E
    E
    R



    This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

    The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2018
    your bowls must be filled by one book for each letter of the Alphabet.



    It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
    You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

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




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

    1. W:  White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. B: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. G: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. M: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. V: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    6. S: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    7. A: Adam by Ted Dekker
    8. C: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    9. F: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    10. E: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    11. D: Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    12. N: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    13. L: The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
    14. I: Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    15. T: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    16. P: Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    17. H
    18. J
    19. K
    20. O
    21. Q
    22. R
    23. U
    24. X
    25. Y
    26. Z



    This challenge is being hosted by Megan @ Ginger Mom & The Kindle Quest.

    Read a book for every letter of the alphabet.

    1. W:  White Bodies by Jane Robins
    2. B: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    3. G: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    4. M: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    5. V: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    6. S: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    7. A: Adam by Ted Dekker
    8. C: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    9. F: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    10. E: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
    11. D: Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
    12. N: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    13. L: The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
    14. I: Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    15. T: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    16. P: Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    17. H
    18. J
    19. K
    20. O
    21. Q
    22. R
    23. U
    24. X
    25. Y
    26. Z




    This challenge is being hosted by Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!:

    To participate, you must read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed.

    Goodreads Memoir Book Lists
    10 Famous Memoirs Everyone Should Read Once
    17 Memoirs By Women
    Best Celebrity Memoirs of All Time
    Fictional Memoirs

    Here are the reading categories:


    __1. Mental Illness Memoir
    __2. Other Illness Memoir
    __3. Political Memoir
    __4. Food Memoir
    __5. Animal Memoir
    __6. Music Memoir
    __7. Other Arts Memoir
    __8. Written by a person of color
    __9. Written by a woman
    __10. Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA
    __11. Written by an actor or a comedian
    __12.Written by an author or journalist
    __12. Written by any other celebrity
    __13.Written by someone under 40
    __14. Written by someone over 40
    __15. Written by someone from a country different from your own


    __16. Memoir of high school or college events


    __17. One you find thought-provoking
    __18. Made into a movie
    __19. Graphic novel memoir
    __20. Bestselling memoir
    __21. Humorous memoir
    __22. Fictional memoir


    __23. Published in 2018


    __24. Published in 2017 or earlier


    __25. Under 300 pages


    __26. Over 300 pages


    __27. One you want to re-read


    __28. Subject of your choice


    __29. Author of your choice


    __30. Free choice


    __31. Free choice


    __32. Free choice



    1. WRITTEN BY A WOMAN: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty


    This challenge is being hosted by Platypire Reviews (the challenge badge will be updated).
    #WeNeedDiverseBooks

    There are 4 different groups of "others", according to WNDB, and so those are the types of books that you'll need to read to be a part of this.  (Click the name of a group below to be taken to a page with some suggested books that are a part of that category.)

    To help give people an idea of possible books to read each month, there is a link to a Goodreads list for each topic with examples of books that fit with the different categories.
    SEPTEMBER Hispanic History Month
    DECEMBER Religious Minorities

    This is the level that I'm aiming for:



    1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan [LGBT]
    2. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3) [LGBT]
    3. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown [LGBT]
    4. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1) [Ethnic, cultural and religious minorities]
    5. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1) [People with disabilities]
    6. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5) [Ethnic, cultural and religious minorities]
    7. The Night Child by Anna Quinn [People with disabilities]
    8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1) [People with disabilities]
    9. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [LGBT]

    This challenge is being hosted by Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!:

    The challenge, then, will be to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way. Here are some links to get some reading ideas:
    Goodreads Best Diary Novels
    Goodreads YA Diary Novels
    List of Fictional Diaries

    7 Variations on the Epistolary Novel

    We can choose our own goal, so mine will be to read three epistolary novels.

    Here are the ones that I have on my TBR:

    1. Carrie by Stephen King
    2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    3. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    5. Dracula by Bram Stoker
    6. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


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

    • 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.
    Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
    5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
    This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.

    I found the sub-genres for the 2017 challenge too tough and, as a result, I haven't read as many cozy mysteries this year as I did last year. I'm aiming for:

    Level one (Snoop) - 
    A) Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.



    This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

    This is the level that I'm aiming for:

    Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries

    1. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)

    This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.

    It's very simple, this challenge is all about reading mysteries that have cats as the main characters. Here are a few examples...

    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

    I'm aiming for:
    Purring - Read 1-10 cat mysteries


    This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.

    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. 

    I'm aiming for:
    Level 1 - Read 6 books


    1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2) [werewolves, vampires, shifters, blood prophets]
    2. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3) [vampires]
    3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2) [witches]
    4. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3) [werewolves, vampires, shifters, blood prophets]
    5. Adam by Ted Dekker [demon possession]
    6. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3) [vampires, ghouls]
    7. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2) [cats]
    8. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4) [werewolves, vampires, shifters, blood prophets]
    9. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1) [dog, monkeys]
    10. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5) [werewolves]
    11. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3) [cats]
    12. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [vampire]
    13. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1) [zombies]
    14. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5) [zombies]
    15. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson [vampires]
    16. 14 by Peter Clines [creatures]
    This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Smiling Shelves.

    Each book you read is worth points. You get:
    • 3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
    • 2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
    • 1 point for a Caldecott Book (Both Medal winners and Honor books are worth a point.)


    Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
    L'Engle: 15 - 29 points


    1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1978 Newbery Medal Winner - 3 points)
    This challenge is being hosted by Katie @ Read-At-Home Mom.
    #OldSchoolKidlit2018

    • A book is considered "old school" if it was published in the decade of your birth or before. 
    My goal is to read 5 "old school" children's books in 2018.
    1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    2. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)


    This challenge is being hosted by Andi @ Andi's ABCs.

    This is not a genre that I ordinarily read, so here's the level that I'm aiming for:
    1st Base: read 1 – 5 books
    This challenge is being hosted by Francesca from Under the Covers Book Blog at Goodreads.

    I'm aiming for:


    SUB-GENRES:
    » Paranormal Romance: J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark
    » Urban Fantasy: Kim Harrison's The Hollows, Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson, Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress, Nalini Singh's Guild Hunters
    » Young Adult (fantasy or contemporary both qualify): Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars
    » New Adult: Kristen Callihan's Game On, Colleen Hoover
    » Erotic Romance: Lorelei James' Rough Riders, Roni Loren's Loving on the Edge, Kit Rocha's Beyond
    » Sci Fi (can be romance or straight sci fi): Gini Koch's Kitty Katt, Lauren Dane's Phantom Corps
    » Historical Romance: Lisa Kleypas' Wallflowers and Hathaways, Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove
    » Steampunk: Meljean Brooks' Iron Seas
    » Contemporary Romance: Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor, Bella Andre's The Sullivans
    » Romantic Suspense: Cindy Gerard's One-Eyed Jacks, Elle Kennedy's Killer Instincts
    » LGBT Romance: Abigail Roux's Cut & Run, Charlie Cochet's Thirds
    » Fantasy (not to be confused with paranormal romance!): C.S. Pacat's Captive Prince, Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy
    » Mystery (not romance focused, can be cozy mystery or thrillers)


    This challenge is being hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader.

    * The minimum goal is 5 books.
    * The books have to be in the same series and by the same author(s).
    * Only romance series are accepted. Any sub-genre of romance accepted.

    I want to read more of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
    Level One – 5-9 books – Surviving the Book Tsunami

    1. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)

    This challenge is hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader.



     This challenge is just a fun way to see if you can find a list of items as you read no matter what romance style you pick up.





    I'm aiming for:





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



    2018 Literary Pickers Challenge- Scavenger List

    Literary Pickers Scavenger Hunt 2018
    Around the House 
    1. Patio Furniture
    2. Walk-In Closet
    3. Dust or Cobwebs
    4. Gaming System
    5. Grandmother’s China/any dishes past down
    6. Porch light
    7. Quilt
    8. Area Rug
    9. Candle
    10. Pots and Pans
    11. Fruit Trees/Orchard
    12. Keys
    13. Rocking Chair
    14. Bathroom Mirror
    15. Attic
    16. Toy Chest/bin
    17. Mixing bowl
    18. Barn
    19. Curtain/Drapes
    20. Napkin/serviette
    Around the World
    1. Japan
    2. Italy
    3. Africa
    4. Caribbean
    5. New Zealand
    It Goes Zoom Zoom
    1. Motorcycle
    2. Navy Ship
    3. Raft
    4. Roller blades/skateboard
    5. Carriage
    6. Riding Horse
    7. Shuttle/small space ship
    8. Classic Car
    9. Surfboard
    10. RV/Caravan/Camper
    Elements to Factor
    1. Friends to lovers/Bestfriend
    2. Love at First Sight
    3. Commitophobe
    4. Arranged Marriage/Marriage of Convenience
    5. Miscommunication
    6. Threesome/Love Triangle
    7. Gender bender/Role Reversal
    8. Office Romance
    9. Enemies to Lovers
    10. Small Town
    11. Rocker Romance
    12. A Murder
    13. Secret baby/accidental baby
    14. Another dimension/fantasy world
    15. Kink/BDSM
    16. Post-apocalyptic/Dystopian/Futuristic
    17. Historical
    18. Humor/Comedy
    19. First time author/narrator
    20. On your TBR stack for more than a Year
    All Terrain 
    1. Lake
    2. Volcano/Hot Spring
    3. Blizzard or Polar Region
    4. City streets
    5. Castle/Fortress
    Bon Appetit 
    1. Pudding/Mousse
    2. Vegetarian/Vegan fare
    3. Ale
    4. Campfire Cooking
    5. Saute it (veggie or meat)
    6. Fresh Catch (fish/seafood)
    7. Waffles
    8. Tortilla/flat bread
    9. Tropical Fruit
    10. Specialty Tea or Coffee
    Tools of the Trade
    1. Fire hose
    2. Hammer
    3. Gas can/pump
    4. Rifle
    5. Scuba gear
    6. Handcuffs
    7. Toolbox
    8. Shovel
    9. Oven
    10. Laptop Computer
    Clothes                                                                                                             
    1. Space suit
    2. Uniform   Hammer
    3. Costume/Disguise
    4. High Heels
    5. Engagement Ring
    6. Belt
    7. Boots
    8. Skirt
    9. Overalls
    10. Trousers
    Cover Clues
    1. A number in the title
    2. Mostly Yellow
    3. No people
    4. A season in the title
    5. No face/hidden features
    6. Holiday theme
    7. A hat
    8. Just a guy
    9. Just a gal
    10. A paranormal or sci-fi element
    #foodiesread


    • Any book where food is a main part of the plot is welcome.  They can be fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, graphic novels, audiobooks, anything about food.
    • The link up is posted on the morning of the first of each month.  There is a link to the month’s post on the right sidebar. 
    • You don’t need to sign up in advance.  Just link up when you have a review posted.

    This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Whole Latte Books.
    #2018ParanormalChallenge

    What counts?


    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 here is what I'm aiming for:

    Read 12 paranormal books
    This challenge is being hosted by Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf.

    Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

    Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books


    This challenge is being hosted by Ellie @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm.
    #SFvsFBingo

    WHAT BOOKS COUNT?

    Science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative and magical realism are all OK.

    1. Fantastic Beasts: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    2. Bite Me: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    3. Re-Telling: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    4. Alternate Reality: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    5. Immortal: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    6. Rebellion: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    7. This is Totally Going to Happen One Day: Carrie by Stephen King
    8. Plague: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    9. Alien Invasion: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    10. Undead: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    11. It's the End of the World As We Know It: Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5) 
    12. AI: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    13. Portal: 14 by Peter Clines
    14. Demonic: 
    15. Space
    16. Wibbly Wobbly Time Travel
    17. Dystopia
    18. Cyberpunk
    19. Asian
    20. African
    21. Independent
    22. South American
    23. Haunted
    24. Kings, Queens and Long, Lost Relatives
    25. Epic

    This challenge is being hosted by Kris @ Ms. NoseinaBook.
    #SwordsnStars

    The Goal of this challenge is to read one book that matches up with each one of the challenges.

    1) 
    Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for over 2 years: 
    Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)

    2) Read a diverse SFF book: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
    3) Read a fantasy book inspired by another story, fairytale, myth etc.: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    4) Read a Sequel: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    5) Read a Random SFF book – your pick!: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    6) Read a book with a map: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    7) Read a book that has been adapted: Carrie by Stephen King
    8) Read a first book in a series: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    9) Read a Fantasy classic: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    10) Read an SFF novella: Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)  
    11) Read a book over 500 pages: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    12) Read a Science Fiction classic: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    Read a book with Dragons in it
    13) 
    14) Read a book whose title matches the first letter of your last name
    15) Read a book that has a weapon on the cover
    16) Read a book that has a Spaceship on the cover
    17) Read a book with time travel in it 
    18) Read a book whose cover has stars in it or whose title has any variation of the word star in it
    19) Read a book with magical realism in it
    20) Read an SFF graphic novel


    This challenge is being hosted by Kati @ To Be Read.

    This is the level that I'm aiming for:

    Flipping your fins you don’t get too far: 00-20 books
    (fairy tale retellings)


    This challenge is being hosted by Tina @ As Told By Tina.

    #LetsReadIndie


    I'm aiming for:
    Level 1 – 1-10

    Here are some Indie books on my shelf:

    1. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    2. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    3. Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen (Fallen Star, Book #1)
    4. Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen (Shattered Promises, Book #1)
    5. Ember by Jessica Sorensen (Death Collectors, Book #1)
    6. Blood Hex by Erin Butler (The Adams' Witch, Book #1)
    7. Rebel Heart by Lizzy Ford 
    8. Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford (Rhyn Trilogy, Book #1)
    9. Air Awakens by Elise Kova (Air Awakens, Book #1)

    This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Whole Latte Ideas.
    #2018YARC 





    There are no formal levels, so here is what I'm aiming for:



    Read 12 YA books

    1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    4. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    6. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
    7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    8. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
    9. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    10. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
    11. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)  

    This challenge is being hosted by Karen @ Books and Chocolate.

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

    • Children's classics are acceptable, but please, no more than 3 total for the challenge; and please, no picture books.
    • All books must have been written at least 50 years ago; therefore, books must have been written by 1968 to qualify for this challenge. The ONLY exceptions are books published posthumously. Recent translations of classics are acceptable.


    My goal is to complete six categories:

    And here are the categories for the 2018 Back to the Classics Challenge:

    1.  A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

    2.  A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1968. 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.

    3.  A classic by a woman author.

    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). Modern translations are acceptable as long as the original work fits the guidelines for publications as explained in the challenge rules.

    5. A children's classic. Indulge your inner child and read that classic that you somehow missed years ago. Short stories are fine, but it must be a complete volume. Picture books don't count!

    6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. This can be a true crime story, mystery, detective novel, spy novel, etc., as long as a crime is an integral part of the story and it was published at least 50 years ago. Examples include The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, In Cold Blood, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, etc.  The Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones list is an excellent source for suggestions. 

    7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. A journey should be a major plot point, i.e.,The Hobbit, Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, Kon-Tiki, Travels with Charley, etc.

    8. A classic with a single-word title. No articles please! Proper names are fine -- Emma, Germinal, Middlemarch, Kidnapped, etc.).

    9. A classic with a color in the title. The Woman in White; Anne of Green Gables; The Red and the Black, and so on.

    10. A classic by an author that's new to you. Choose an author you've never read before.

    11. A classic that scares you. Is there a classic you've been putting off forever? A really long book which intimidates you because of its sheer length? Now's the time to read it, and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised!

    12. Re-read a favorite classic. Like me, you probably have a lot of favorites -- choose one and read it again, then tell us why you love it so much. 




    1. A CLASSIC WITH A SINGLE-WORD TITLE: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    2. A 20TH CENTURY CLASSIC: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

    This challenge is being hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past.

    #2018HistFicReadingChallenge

    This is the level that I'm aiming for:
    20th Century Reader - 2 books

    1. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    2. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu



    This challenge is being hosted by Doing Dewey.

    My goal is to read five non-fiction books.



    1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty



    This challenge is being hosted by Hannah @ Becoming Who You Are.

    • I’ve included 26 books, which equals a book every two weeks. If you want to read more or less than this, feel free!
    • Some of the topics are deliberately broad (for example, the first two) so you can find books that are relevant to you
    • I’ve included a couple of topics because they are relevant to where I am in my life right now. It might not be so relevant to you—although it could still be interesting—so feel free to substitute these topics for those that relate to your life.


    My goal will be to complete at least 10 of these categories.















    This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together and Read.

    #Book2MovieRC


    This is the level that I'm aiming for:

    Level 3b: read 4+ books from any release year, watch 4+ movies from any release year





    This seasonal challenge is running from March 2018 to May 2018, and it is being hosted by Becca at Pretty Deadly Reviews. Read a book for each square!
    1. White cover: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
    2. Flowers on cover: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
    3. 2018 debut: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
    4. Multi POV: The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
    5. Made into a movie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
    6. Thriller: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
    7. Animal on cover: Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
    8. New-to-you author: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    9. Unlikeable main character: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
    10. Second chance: Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
    11. Part of a series: Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
    12. Historical fiction: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    13. LGBT+: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    14. Family: The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
    15. Spring release: Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
    16. Set in another country: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    17. Ocean theme
    18. Mythology
    19. Pink cover
    20. Retelling
    21. Intersectional diversity
    22. Aussie author
    23. Epistolary
    24. Witches






    This challenge is being hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun, Michelle @ Because Reading & Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!
    #COYER


    • The challenge begins December 16th at 12am EST and ends March 9th at 11:59pm EST.

    What counts:
    1. Every book you read must be an eBook or audiobook.
    2. Every book must be either free or less than $5.
    3. No library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited.

    The COYER Switch sounds too complicated for me, so I'm going with the regular COYER. I have tons of audiobooks that I've acquired for free from Audiobook SYNC, plus all the Kindle freebies that I keep downloading but never reading (I actually hate to read e-books).




    Spring 2018 Scavenger Challenge - Umbrellas
    Duration: March 21 - June 20, 2018
    9/20 books



    1. ☂ Read a book that takes place in any ancient civilization (before 1200 AD; tell us when) or in modern day Assyria or Egypt OR read a book with a palm tree or palm fronds on its cover; remember to post the cover.

    ✔2. ☂ Read a book written by a female author OR read a book with a bright, sunny scene on its cover; post the cover.


    This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
    Read a book written by a female author

    3. ☂ Read a book in any position from 400 - 1,000 (inclusive) on your TBR; tell us the position OR read a book with a wealthy female character (tell us who).

    4. ☂ Read a book with a rainy or stormy scene on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book with an intact "20" in its total page count (tell us how many pages).

    5. ☂ Read a book that takes place in the 1700's OR read a book that takes place in England.

    ✔6. ☂ Read a book by an author whose last name ENDS in "Y" or read a book where a character is scorned or ridiculed for an idea (briefly tell us what).

    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
    Read a book by an author whose last name ENDS in "Y"

    ✔7. ☂ Read a book that is in the middle of a series (anything but first or last; tell us the book's position in the series) OR read a book with a blue and/or green cover; post the cover.


    Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
    Read a book that is in the middle of a series [Highland Bound, Book #2]

    8. ☂ Read a book with any of the following items on its cover: liquor, dagger, knife, paper, or pencil; remember to post the cover OR read a book in which a character hides something significant (physical objects only; tell us what).

    9. ☂ Read a book involving a spy or secret agent of some type OR read a book whose location starts with a letter in WEAPON; tell us where.

    10. ☂ Read a book whose title starts with "U" (disregard a|an|the) OR read a book by an author whose first or last name is Samuel (reasonable variations accepted - i.e. Sam, Samantha, Samuels).

    ✔11. ☂ Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Bradford or Philips (reasonable variations accepted - i.e. Brad, Bradley, Phillipa) OR read a book in which something is invented; tell us what.

    14 by Peter Clines
    Read a book in which something is invented [a machine to stop the end of the world]

    ✔12. ☂ Read a book in which a character uses a cane or walking stick OR read a book whose author's first and last initial may be found in one of the types of umbrellas (tell us which one).

    Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)

    Read a book whose author's first and last initial may be found in one of the types of umbrellas [traditional = AR = Aleatha Romig]

    13. ☂ Read a book with an alcoholic beverage on its cover; post the cover OR read a book that takes place in Mexico.

    14.☂ Read a book that takes place in China OR read a book with a character who is a blue-collar worker; tell us the occupation.

    ✔15. ☂ Read a book whose author's name or any title word contain double L's (LL) OR read a book in which someone owns a successful business (tell us who).

    Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)

    Read a book whose author's name or any title word contain double L's (LL) [Halle = LL]

    16. ☂ Read a book in which a character plays golf (tell us who) OR read a book whose title begins with a letter in "ROWAN" (disregard a|an|the).

    17. ☂ Read a book whose title contains a noun that ends in "ER" or read a book whose cover shows an open umbrella (table umbrellas are fine); post the cover.

    ✔18. ☂ Read a book with a 2 in the total number of pages; tell us how many pages OR read a book with any of the following words in its title: OPEN, CLOSE, PIN, SPRING, or HOLLOW.
      Read a book with a 2 in the total number of pages [288]

      ✔19.☂ Read a book that is an even number in a series (tell us the series and the book's position) OR read a children's book (must still meet the 150 pp. minimum requirement).

      The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)

      Read a children's book

      ✔20. ☂ Read a book that may be classified in at least two different genres; tell us the genres OR read a book in which a character 'handles' a situation in a quality manner (briefly tell us why).

      Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema

      Read a book in which a character 'handles' a situation in a quality manner [Karen's husband, Simon, is having an affair and he leaves her after their daughter is injured in a hit and run and is in a coma; rather than despise the other woman, Karen invites her into her home and gets to know her and tries to understand why her husband loves the other woman]
      This monthly challenge is hosted by Chapter Break.

      Some clarifications on the squares:
      Teen Book Con Author: Yes, you probably didn’t attend this year’s Teen Book Con in Houston. But I did. And it’s always amazing to me to see all those teens excited about reading. So let’s reward the authors who take time out of their schedules to attend this convention and read one of their books. Here’s the list. I’m reading Caraval!
      Try a new genre: Read a genre you don’t normally read. For example, do you normally read contemporary? Try historic. Normally read science fiction? Try fantasy. You can cross off two squares if you don’t normally read YA by reading a Teen Book Con author!
      Current topic: Read a book with a current topic. I’m thinking politics, war in the Mid-East. Economics. You get the idea.
      April 4 – new bingo card available
      May 3 – Julie and I will post our April completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post
      May 4 – new bingo card available
      June 3 – Julie and I will post our May completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post. We will also be posting the April winner of the most squares in this post.
      1. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2) - Completes five squares: Library book, Try a new genre, In a series, Free book, Audiobook
      2. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu - Completes three squares: Vampire/witch/demon, One word title, Shelf love
      3. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2) - Completes three squares: Read a physical book, Siblings, Vacation or road trip
      4. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1) - Completes one square: Set on a school campus
      5. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2) - Completes four squares: Teen book con author, Games of skill or chance, Bright colours on the cover, Technology
      6. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
      7. 14 by Peter Clines
      This challenge is being hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.
      #TakeControlTBR
      • Begins midnight March 1st, 2018 and ends March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm.
      • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2018. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count.
      1. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
      2. The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
      3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
      4. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
      5. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
      6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
      7. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
      8. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
      9. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
      10. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)




      1. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
      2. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
      3. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
      4. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
      5. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
      6. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)  
      7. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
      8. 14 by Peter Clines

      Yes, I'm a reading challenge addict!

      Here's the level that I'm aiming for (they should make these higher; we are addicts after all!)

      Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)

      31 comments:

      1. Thanks for joining! You are the first. I'll be working on getting my other challenges posted soon.

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      2. And here's another one:
        https://www.mia-sutton.com/home/2018-read-the-rainbow-reading-challenge

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      3. I've updated the memoir challenge, adding a few more categories.

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      4. And here are the other challenges i'm hosting:
        https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2017/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2018.html
        https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2017/10/humor-reading-challenge-2018.html
        https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2017/10/creativity-reading-challenge-2018.html

        That last one was done at Whole Latte ideas this year, but was deleted. I asked the blog owner if I could take over as host and she said yes. This was the same blog that hosted the Paranormal and Parenting challenges.

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      5. Sorry to be leaving so many comments, but I wanted to let you know that Becky's Book reviews has several challenges posted:
        https://blbooks.blogspot.com/search/label/2018%20Reading%20Challenges

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      6. https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Reading-Challenge-2018-44138581

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      7. Thanks for joining me on my challenges! Hope you have fun with them.

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      8. Thanks for joining us! So sorry I didn't see your comment earlier - it got marked as spam somehow. But I am glad to see that hasn't deterred you from participating :) We are so happy to have you with us for the AtoZ Challenge! It is our first year hosting a challenge so we are super pumped! And everyone seems excited about the $100 gift card prize at the end!

        :) Megan
        https://gingermomreads.com

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      9. Oh wow! That's a lot of challenges! Good luck :)

        Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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      10. Thanks for joining my challenges, Darlene. Enjoy and good luck!

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      11. This is amazing! I am so overwhelmed, impressed, and inspired! Bookmarking this post!

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      12. Thanks for the mention! Best of luck on all your challenges!

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      13. Looks like you've found a ton of fun challenges! Enjoy!

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      14. Wowie!! That's a lot of reading challenges! I wish you the best of luck in all of them, and I'm so glad you added Finishing the Series Challenge to your list as well!

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      15. You find some really great challenges to participate in, Darlene. Go get 'em, Tiger. :)

        And thanks so much for participating in Delighted Reader's Literary Pickers Challenge. :)

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      16. Wow! Looks like you've got an awesome year planned. Thanks for joining the Monthly Motif challenge!

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      17. So many challenges! Best of luck on all of them! Thank you so much for joining #LetsReadIndie!

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      18. Good luck with all your challenges! Reading challenges can be addicting, can't they? I should really do the Shame one, but I'm too ashamed. LOL

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      19. Wow are these all the challenges you are doing? I'm SO IMPRESSED! Good luck xx

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      20. Wow. That's a LOT of challenges! (I might have to join some more now...)
        Thank you for joining mine! :)

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      21. http://www.wholelatteideas.com/2017/12/2018-paranormal-reading-challenge-info.html

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      22. OMG you are one of my reading idols! :D

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      23. http://melissaseclecticbookshelf.com/2018-witches-witchcraft-reading-challenge-sign-up-post-2/

        http://www.gathertogetherread.com/2017/12/2018-book-to-movie-reading-challenge.html

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      24. So glad you are joining us for the AtoZ Challenge. I am in awe of your list. Are you really participating in ALL of those??

        Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

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      25. Holy cow, that's a lot of challenges! How on earth do you keep track of them all. I'm envisioning massive Excel spreadsheets...

        Welcome to The Backlist Reader Challenge. I had no idea there were so many backlist challenges out there! I'll have to check out a few of the others... except that I'm trying to streamline my challenge reading again this year, because it takes so much time to keep track of. I might pick up one or two more, though.

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      26. https://tobereadsite.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/once-upon-a-reading-challenge/
        if you like reading retellings

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      27. https://perspectiveofawriter.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/2018-moody-reading-challenge/

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      28. Just FYI: If there's a genre you want to read but cannot find a challenge for, you can sign up for the Moody reader for those. I'm doing that for dystopia (since the one offered last year isn't being offered this year) and mental illness (the one I have been doing was deleted). I will add the banned books and LGBT if those aren't offered this year.

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      29. https://tobereadsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/royalty-reading-challenge-2018/

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      30. Wow, so many challenges! Thanks for including the Nonfiction challenge on your list. It looks like it should overlap with at least a few of your other challenges really well :)

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      31. Hi. Thanks for participating in my YA and Paranormal reading challenges! I just wanted to let you know that my url has changed to www.wholelatteideas.net

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