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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)
  19. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  20. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
  21. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
  22. The Deep by Nick Cutter
  23. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
  24. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
  25. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
  26. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
  27. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
  28. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  29. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
  30. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
  31. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)


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
  22. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
  23. White Fang by Jack London
  24. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  25. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
  26. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
  27. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  28. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  29. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
  30. Backwoods Ripper by Anna Willett
  31. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
  32. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
  33. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
  34. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
  35. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
  36. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
  37. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
  38. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
  39. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
  40. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
  41. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
  42. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans


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)
  9. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  10. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
  11. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
  12. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
  13. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
  14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
  15. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
  16. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
  17. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
  18. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
  19. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
  20. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)



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)


    #CanBookChallenge
    July 1, 2018  until June 30, 2019

    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.

    You can find literally thousands of reviews from previous challenges both at The Book Mine Set and here at the Indextrious Reader.

    Some Canadian books on my TBR pile include:
    1. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)

    2. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
    3. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
    4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    6. Linwood Barclay
    7. Alan Bradley
    8. Douglas Coupland
    9. Joy Fielding
    10. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
    11. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    12. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
    13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
    14. Erica Jong
    15. J.A. Jance
    16. Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan series
    17. Kelley Armstrong
    18. K.A. Tucker
    19. Karina Halle
    20. Margaret Atwood
    21. Linwood Barclay
    22. Clive Barker
    23. Shari Lapena
    24. Lucy Maud Montgomery
    25. Kenneth Oppel
    26. Louise Penny
    27. Chevy Stevens

    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
    24. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    25. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
    26. White Fang by Jack London
    27. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
    28. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
    29. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
    30. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
    31. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
    32. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    33. The Deep by Nick Cutter
    34. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
    35. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
    36. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
    37. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
    38. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
    39. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
    40. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
    41. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
    42. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
    43. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
    44. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
    45. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
    46. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans


    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. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    6. White Fang by Jack London
    7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    8. In the Woods by Tana French (audio)
    9. Invisible Darkness by Stephen Williams
    10. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Red Rising, Book #1) (audio)
    11. The Good House by Tananarive Due
    12. The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Fallen World, Book #1)
    13. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (The Woman in Black, Book #1) (audio)
    14. 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

    July:
    1. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
    2. In the Woods by Tana French

      August:
      1. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
      2. The Good House by Tananrive Due


      September:
      1. Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson
      2. The Call of the Wild by Jack London


      October:
      1. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
      2. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
      November:
      1. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
      2. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World


      December:
      1. Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
      2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

      1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      2. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      3. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      4. Carrie by Stephen King
      5. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
      6. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
      7. White Fang by Jack London
      8. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
      9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
      10. The Deep by Nick Cutter
      11. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)

      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?








      1. 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
        36. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
        37. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
        38. White Fang by Jack London
        39. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
        40. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
        41. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
        42. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
        43. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
        44. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
        45. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
        46. The Deep by Nick Cutter
        47. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
        48. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
        49. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
        50. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
        51. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
        52. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
        53. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
        54. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
        55. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
        56. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
        57. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
        58. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
        59. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
        60. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
        61. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
        62. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
        63. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
        64. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
        65. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
        66. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
        67. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

        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
        33. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
        34. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
        35. White Fang by Jack London
        36. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
        37. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
        38. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
        39. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
        40. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
        41. The Deep by Nick Cutter
        42. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
        43. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
        44. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
        45. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
        46. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
        47. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
        48. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
        49. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
        50. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
        51. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
        52. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
        53. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
        54. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
        55. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
        56. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
        57. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
        58. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
        59. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
        60. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
        61. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
        62. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

        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)
        6. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
        7. Backwoods Ripper by Anna Willett
        8. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
        9. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
        10. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)


        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
        21. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
        22. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
        23. White Fang by Jack London
        24. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
        25. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
        26. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
        27. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
        28. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
        29. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
        30. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
        31. Backwoods Ripper by Anna Willett
        32. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
        33. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
        34. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
        35. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
        36. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
        37. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
        38. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
        39. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

        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]
        22. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold [new author]
        23. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        24. White Fang by Jack London [new author]
        25. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon [new author]
        26. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        27. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor [new author]
        28. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        29. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        30. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena[new author]
        31. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky[new author]
        32. Backwoods Ripper by Anna Willett [new author]
        33. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        34. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage [new author]
        35. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        36. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)[new author; new series]
        37. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1) [new author; new series]
          1. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1) [new author; new series]
          2. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman [new author]
          3. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay [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)
            2. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
          4. Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost:
            1. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
            2. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
          5. Island series by Gordon Korman - FINISHED:
            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)
            3. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
          7. Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton:
            1. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
            2. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
          8. Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs - FINISHED:
            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)
            2. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
          10. This is Not a Test series by Courtney Summers - FINISHED:
            1. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
          11. Project Nemesis series by Brendan Reichs - FINISHED:
            1. Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2)
          12. Dead Wrong series by Jami Alden:
            1. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
          13. Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky:
            1. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
            2. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
          14. Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand - FINISHED:
            1. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
            2. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
            3. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
            4. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
          15. Splintered series by A.G. Howard:
            1. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
          16. The Hatching series by Ezekiel Boone - FINISHED:
            1. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
          17. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
          18. Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, Book #4)
          19. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
          20. Abandon by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book #3)
          21. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
          22. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)

          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 SET IN THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
          27. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT ETHNICITY THAN YOU: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          28. A BOOK THAT INVOLVES A BOOKSTORE OR LIBRARY: Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
          29. A NOVEL BASED ON A REAL PERSON: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
          30. A BOOK ABOUT OR INVOLVING A SPORT: 
          31. TRUE CRIME:
          32. A BOOK WITH A TIME OF DAY IN THE TITLE:
          33. A BOOK WITH A FEMALE AUTHOR WHO USES A MALE PSEUDONYM:
          34. A BOOK ABOUT FEMINISM:
          35. A BOOK BY TWO AUTHORS:
          36. A BOOK SET ON A DIFFERENT PLANET:
          37. A BOOK ABOUT OR SET ON HALLOWEEN:
          38. A BOOK MENTIONED IN ANOTHER BOOK:
          39. A BOOK FROM A CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB:
          40. A PAST GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS WINNER:


          ADVANCED:
          1. A BOOK ABOUT A PROBLEM FACING SOCIETY TODAY (INSOMNIA): Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
          2. A MICROHISTORY: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
          3. A BESTSELLER FROM THE YEAR YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:
          4. A CYBERPUNK BOOK:
          5. A BOOK THAT WAS BEING READ BY A STRANGER IN A PUBLIC PLACE:
          6. A BOOK TIED TO YOUR ANCESTRY:
          7. A BOOK WITH A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE IN THE TITLE:
          8. AN ALLEGORY:
          9. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR WITH THE SAME FIRST OR LAST NAME AS YOU:
          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 romance novel by or about a person of color: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          9. A western: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
          10. A book published posthumously
          11. A book of true crime
          12. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
          13. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
          14. A book about nature
          15. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
          16. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
          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. A debut novel by a romance author: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          6. An 'old school' romance - published before 1990.
          7. An interracial romance
          8. A single parent romance
          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 BANNED BOOK: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
          11. A BOOK THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
          12. A FUNNY BOOK: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
          13. A BOOK SET DURING CHRISTMAS: Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
          14. A BOOK PUBLISHED THE YEAR THAT YOU WERE BORN:
          15. A BOOK THAT YOU'VE STARTED BEFORE BUT NEVER FINISHED:
          16. A BOOK TURNED TV SHOW YOU'VE SEEN BUT HAVEN'T READ:
          17. A BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY:
          18. A BOOK CHOSEN FOR YOU BY A FRIEND:

          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. An epistolary novel: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
          8. A book of short stories
          9. A novel set during a war
          10. A play
          11. A poetry collection
          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. 4 word title: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          21. Setting in library or bookshop: Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
          22. Non fiction hobby book (does history qualify as a hobby? or drinking? lol): A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
          23. Humor: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
          24. Book to improve your life


          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. THE OLDEST BOOK ON YOUR TBR LIST: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
          20. A BOOK ABOUT ANOTHER CULTURE: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          21. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2018:
          22. A BOOK YOU HEARD ABOUT ON YOUTUBE:
          23. 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
          Number
          Challenge
          Book
          Author
          Level 1: Book of the Month Club
          1
          A book from Project Gutenberg: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
          #29
          2
          A book that costs less than $5: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
          #2
          3
          #19
          4
          #44
          5
          Read a book by Nora Roberts
          6
          A book that has been turned into a movie or TV show: Carrie by Stephen King
          #17
          7
          #5
          8
          A book under 300 pages: White Bodies by Jane Robins
          #1
          9
          A book that takes place around a holiday: Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
          #45
          10
          #6
          11
          A book you first read when you were a teenager
          12
          #9
          level 2: Casual Reader Club
          13
          A book by a new author: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
          #8
          14
          #30
          15
          A book with a cover that's in your favorite color: 
          #40
          16
          A book published in 1993
          17
          A book recommended to you on social media or by a friend: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
          #25
          18
          A book with a number in the title: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
          #24
          19
          #33
          20
          A retelling of a fairy tale: Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
          #35
          21
          A book that involves a mythical creature: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
          #7
          22
          #42
          23
          A book by an author named Chris or Christopher
          24
          A book you got from a used bookshop or site: Adam by Ted Dekker
          #10
          Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club
          25
          A book about space travel, aliens, or other planets
          26
          A book with an animal in the title: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
          #4
          27
          First in a series you've wanted to start: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
          #12
          28
          #11
          29
          #38
          30
          #32
          31
          A book about a Teacher: The Night Child by Anna Quinn
          #22
          32
          #14
          33
          #28
          34
          #15
          35
          A book by Michael Crichton
          36
          #43
          Level 4: Speed Reader Club
          37
          A book by Agatha Christie
          38
          A book that takes place in Australia: The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
          #23
          39
          A book that has a title starting with the letter Y
          40
          Read a compilation of short stories
          41
          Read a book from the Guardian's 100 greatest Novel list
          42
          A book with the word thief in the title
          43
          #36
          44
          A book published in 1968
          45
          A book about a doctor: The Deep by Nick Cutter
          #37
          46
          #41
          47
          A book with a male main character: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
          #20
          48
          A book by two or more authors: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
          #16
          Level 5: Overachiever Club
          49
          A book published the year one of your parents was born
          50
          #31
          51
          #18
          52
          A book with a flower on the cover: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
          #21
          53
          #39
          54
          A book that takes place during a war
          55
          A book involving a culture different than your own: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          #34
          56
          A book that takes place in Canada: Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
          #26
          57
          A book that was originally published in a foreign language
          58
          A book about a character who has your dream job: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
          #13
          59
          #3
          60
          A 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
          33. A book with pictures in it: Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
          34. A book involving a culture different than your own: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          35. A retelling of a fairy tale: Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
          36. A banned book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
          37. A book about a doctor: The Deep by Nick Cutter
          38. A book with a purple cover: Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
          39. A Non-Fiction book: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
          40. A book with a cover that's in your favorite color: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
          41. A book involving food: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
          42. A book about a Queen: Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
          43. A book about witches: Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
          44. A comedy or a satire book: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
          45. A book that takes place around a holiday: Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

          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 BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT RACE, ETHNICITY, OR RELIGION THAN YOUR OWN: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
          10. A BOOK NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD IN 2018:
          11. A BOOK OF POETRY, A PLAY OR AN ESSAY COLLECTION:



          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. BLACK COVER: Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
          8. HISTORICAL: Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
          9. MAGIC: Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
          10. STAR-CROSSED LOVERS: Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
          11. SUPERHERO:
          12. NORSE MYTHOLOGY:
          13. ROBOTS:
          14. SET IN SPACE: 
          15. DRAGONS:
          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): White Fang by Jack London
          5. MAY (BOOK TO SCREEN): The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
          6. JUNE (CRACK THE CASE): (A) Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27); (B) Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1); (C) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
          7. JULY (VACATION READS): (A) Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3) - This one was a perfect fit because I was totally swept away into this fantasy world

          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.).

          1. WHITE IN THE TITLE/COVER: (A) White Bodies by Jane Robins; (B) Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1); (C): White Fang by Jack London
          2. BLUE COVER: (A) Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan; (B) Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1); (C): Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1); (D) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; (E) Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2); (F) Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5); (G) Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
          3. A BOOK WITH ANY OTHER COLOR IN THE TITLE/ON THE COVER: (A) Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3); (B) - Purple cover: Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
          4. RED COVER: (A) Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2); (B) Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #2); (C) The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor; (D) Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
          5. GREEN COVER: (A) Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3); (B) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky; (C) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
          6. BROWN COVER: (A) The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1); (B) Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
          7. BLACK COVER: (A) Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
          8. YELLOW COVER: (A) The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1); (B) Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3); (C): Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

          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)
          2. A TITLE THAT BEGINS WITH Z: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)




          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
        Indiana
        Iowa
        Kansas
        Kentucky
        Louisiana
        Maryland
        Massachusetts
        Minnesota
        Mississippi
        Missouri
        Nebraska
        Nevada
        New Mexico
        North Carolina
        North Dakota
        Oklahoma
        Oregon
        Rhode Island
        South Carolina
        South Dakota
        Tennessee
        Texas
        Vermont
        West Virginia
        Wisconsin
        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); New York - A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
        3. FLORIDA: (A) Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2); (B) Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
        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; (H) San Francisco - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon; (I) Palo Alto - Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3); (J) Stanford - Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
        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)
        13. PENNSYLVANIA: (A) Philadelphia - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; (B) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
        14. NEW HAMPSHIRE: (A) Stoneham - Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1); (B) - The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
        15. WYOMING: (A) Jackson Hole - Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1); (B) Jackson Hole - Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2); (C) A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
        16. ILLINOIS: (A) Chicago - Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
        17. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: (A) Washington - Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
        18. UTAH: (A) Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

        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); (E) Belfast, Northern Ireland - Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1); (F) London - The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor; (G) London - The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1); (H) Cotswolds - Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27); (I) Scottish Highlands - Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3); (J) Bishop's Lacey, England - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1); (K) London - Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
        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); (B) Backwoods Ripper by Anna Willett
        6. CANADA: (A) Victoria - Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema; (B) Yukon- White Fang by Jack London; (C) British Columbia: Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
        7. AUSTRIA: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
        8. MARIANA TRENCH: (A) The Deep by Nick Cutter
        9. EGYPT: (A) Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
        10. ITALY: (A) Rome - Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
        11. ISRAEL: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
        12. PERU: (A) Nazca - Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)

        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.
        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
        36. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
        37. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
        38. White Fang by Jack London
        39. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
        40. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
        41. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
        42. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
        43. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
        44. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
        45. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
        46. The Deep by Nick Cutter
        47. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
        48. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
        49. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
        50. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
        51. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
        52. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
        53. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
        54. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
        55. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
        56. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
        57. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
        58. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
        59. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
        60. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
        61. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
        62. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
        63. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
        64. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
        65. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
        66. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
        67. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
          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
          7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
          8. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
          9. The Deep by Nick Cutter
          10. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
          11. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
          12. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)

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

          J
          A
          R
          Y
          A - Adam by Ted Dekker [#39]
          Y
          Y
          U
          E
          E
          R
          O
          O
          E
          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. R: Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
            18. H: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
            19. J: The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
            20. U: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
            21. Z: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
            22. K
            23. O
            24. Q
            25. X
            26. Y


            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. R: Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
            18. H: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
            19. J: The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
            20. U: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
            21. Z: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
            22. K
            23. O
            24. Q
            25. X
            26. Y




            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.

            __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]
            10. White Fang by Jack London [People of color]
            11. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon [People of color]
            12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [LGBT]
            13. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay [LGBT]
            14. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3) [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

            1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
            2. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
            3. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
            4. Adam by Ted Dekker
            5. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
            6. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
            7. The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
            8. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
            9. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
            10. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
            11. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
            12. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
            13. Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
            14. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery, Book #1)
            15. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
            16. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
            17. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
            18. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, Book #1)
            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:

            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]
            17. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1) [zombies]
            18. White Fang by Jack London [wolves and dogs]
            19. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4) [cats]
            20. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1) [owls]
            21. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1) [bees]
            22. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1) [zombies]
            23. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2) [owls]
            24. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1) [angels]
            25. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2) [angels]
            26. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1) [angels]
            27. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3) [netherlings]
            28. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3) [witches]
            29. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5) [angels]
            30. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1) [vampires]
            31. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)[owls]
            32. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5) [demon, vampires]
            33. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3) [angels]
            34. Z: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3) [spiders]
            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.)

          LIST OF NEWBERY MEDAL WINNERS & HONOR BOOKS
          LIST OF CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNERS & HONOR BOOKS


          1. 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)
            3. White Fang by Jack London


            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)
            2. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)

            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

          1. 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

              1. JUST A GUY: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
              2. A PARANORMAL OR SCI-FI ELEMENT: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
              3. ANOTHER DIMENSION/FANTASY WORLD: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
              4. SMALL TOWN: Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
              5. CASTLE/FORTRESS: Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
              6. ARRANGED MARRIAGE/MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
              7. MOSTLY YELLOW: Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
              8. HISTORICAL: Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
              9. NO PEOPLE: Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
              10. HOLIDAY THEME: Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans


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

              1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
              2. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
              3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
              4. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
              5. Adam by Ted Dekker
              6. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
              7. Carrie by Stephen King
              8. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
              9. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
              10. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
              11. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
              12. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
              13. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
              14. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
              15. 14 by Peter Clines
              16. Flu by Wayne Simmons (Flu, Book #1)
              17. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
              18. The Deep by Nick Cutter
              19. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
              20. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
              21. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
              22. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
              23. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
              24. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
              25. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
              26. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
              27. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
              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 Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books.

              Here's the challenge level that I'm aiming for:




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





              1. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
              2. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
              3. The Deep by Nick Cutter
              4. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
              5. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)


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

            WHAT BOOKS COUNT?

            1. 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. Dystopia: Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
              15. Kings, Queens and Long, Lost Relatives: Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
              16. Demonic: Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
              17. Space
              18. Wibbly Wobbly Time Travel
              19. Cyberpunk
              20. Asian
              21. African
              22. Independent
              23. South American
              24. Haunted
              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)
              3) Read a fantasy book inspired by another story, fairytale, myth etc.: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
              5) Read a Random SFF book – your pick!: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
              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
              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
              13) Read a book whose title matches the first letter of your last name: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Book #1)
              14) Read a book with time travel in it: Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
              15) Read a book that has a weapon on the cover: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
              Read a book with Dragons in it
              13) 
              14) 

              16) Read a book that has a Spaceship on the cover

              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. 14 by Peter Clines
            4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
            5. Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
            6. Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen (Fallen Star, Book #1)
            7. Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen (Shattered Promises, Book #1)
            8. Ember by Jessica Sorensen (Death Collectors, Book #1)
            9. Blood Hex by Erin Butler (The Adams' Witch, Book #1)
            10. Rebel Heart by Lizzy Ford 
            11. Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford (Rhyn Trilogy, Book #1)
            12. 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)
            12. Rising Storm by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #4)
            13. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
            14. The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #1)
            15. Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung, Book #1)
            16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
            17. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
            18. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
            19. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2)
            20. A Lost Scene from Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.1)
            21. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
            22. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
            23. Radiant by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2.5)
            24. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
            25. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)

            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
            3. A CLASSIC WITH A COLOR IN THE TITLE: White Fang by Jack London

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

            #2018HistFicReadingChallenge


              1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
              2. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

              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.








              1. A SUBJECT RELATED TO YOUR FUTURE (DEATH): Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
              2. A SUBJECT OR CURRENT EVENT THAT PIQUES YOUR INTEREST: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
              3. A SUBJECT RELATED TO YOUR PAST
              4. ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
              5. MONEY
              6. LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
              7. FAMILIES AND CHILDHOOD
              8. PHYSICAL HEALTH
              9. SPIRITUALITY
              10. MENTAL HEALTH
              11. A SKILL YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN
              12. A BOOK SPECIFICALLY WRITTEN FOR YOUR GENDER
              13. HAPPINESS
              14. CAREER
              15. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
              16. PSYCHOLOGY
              17. PRODUCTIVITY
              18. THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION
              19. MINIMALISM/LIFESTYLE DESIGN
              20. SELF CARE
              21. JOURNALING
              22. MINDFULNESS
              23. CREATIVITY
              24. PHILOSOPHY
              25. A PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE YOU'D LIKE TO SOLVE/IMPROVE



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

            #Book2MovieRC

            DURATION : 6/21/18 - 9/20/18
            5/23 Completed

            ✔1. A CAPPELLA: 
            ♪ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in ACAPPELLA (ALL words count; 2-word minimum; to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase) OR a book whose title begins with a vowel (disregard A, An and The).
            Read a book whose title begins with a vowel

            2. BLUEGRASS: 
            ♪ Read a book set in either Ireland or Scotland; tell us where OR a book with a compound word in the title (two or more words are joined together to form a new word with an entirely different meaning; see this list for examples, if necessary).



            Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)

            3. BLUES: 
            ♪ Read a book by an author whose name contains a color word (will accept BLACKwell, GREENberg, etc.); post a link to the author's GR page OR a book set in a rural area. 



            The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

            ✔4. BOSSA NOVA: 
            ♪ Read a book that features a dancer; tell us who OR a book whose title or author's name (first or last) ENDS with A or Z; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page.

            Read a book whose title or author's name (first or last) ENDS with A or Z (author's first name, Cynthia, ends with A)

            5. BRASS/MILITARY: 
            ♪ Read a book with a character who is or was in the military (any era, any country, any service branch); tell us who OR a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with BRASS.

            Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
            Read a book with a character who is or was in the military

            6. CLASSICAL: 
            ♪ Read a book with an unusually large cast of characters OR a book that you gave a higher rating to than the GR average rating; tell us both ratings.



            Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)

            ✔7. COUNTRY: 
            ♪ Read a book featuring a character who earns his/her living as a musician; tell us who OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in COUNTRY (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase); post a link to the author's GR page.
            Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in COUNTRY [CN]

            ✔8. DIXIELAND: 
            ♪ Read a book set in New Orleans OR a book with an X in the title or author's name; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page.
            Read a book with an X in the title or author's name [Alex Flinn is the author]

            9. FOLK: 
            ♪ Read a book featuring a person who works in a blue-collar career; tell us who and the career OR a book whose title begins with F (ALL words count!).

            Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
            Read a book featuring a person who works in a blue-collar career [Beth works at a dry-cleaner shop]

            10. HIP HOP: 
            ♪ Read a book whose title contains at least two significant words that begin with the same letter OR a book that has been released at least once more since its original publication; tell us both years (you may read the original release or a newer release).

            11. JAZZ: 
            ♪ Read a book set between 1850 and 1925; tell us when OR a book set in the southern USA (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Florida); tell us the state.

            12. LATIN: 
            ♪ Read a book with a main character whose FIRST name begins with a letter in LATIN; tell us the character OR a book set in a Latin American country; tell us the country this site might help.



            The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
            Read a book with a main character whose FIRST name begins with a letter in LATIN [A=Andrew]

            13. METAL: 
            ♪ Read a book that you could not put down OR a book with an "in your face" character; tell us who.



            Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
            Read a book that you could not put down

            14. OPERA: 
            ♪ Read a book with DRAMA on its main GR page OR read a book with a diva-type character who could be labeled a "drama queen;" tell us who.

            15. POP: 
            ♪ Read a book whose main character is a teenager; tell us how old OR a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page.

            Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
            Read a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page

            ✔16. R&B: 
            ♪ Read a book from a series that has a consistent character; tell us how OR a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name; post a link to the author's GR page.
            Read a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name

            17. REGGAE: 
            ♪ Read a book with at least two distinctly different genres on its main GR page; tell us the genres OR a book with consecutive double letters in the author's FIRST name; post a link to the author's GR page.



            ✔18. RELIGIOUS/SACRED: 
            ♪ Read a book in which religion/faith is important OR a book whose title contains an adjective (a word that describes something/someone; this list might help).
            Read a book in which religion/faith is important

            19. ROCK: 
            ♪ Read a book with a rock or stone object show prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book whose title contains the letters R-O-C-K (not necessarily in order). 

            20. ROCKABILLY: 
            ♪ Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Billy (all forms of William - Will, Willie, Bill, Billy acceptable; also, last name Williams or Williamson will work); post a link to the author's GR page OR read a book whose title contains consecutive double consonants.

            21. SOUL: 
            ♪ Read a book by an African-American author; post a link to the author's GR page OR a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (2-word minimum).

            22. SWING / BIG BAND: 
            ♪ Read a book whose title contains a word that starts with "SW" OR read a book that takes place during the 1930's; tell us when. 

            23. TECHNO: 
            ♪ Read a book with a character who uses new technology in his/her career; tell us how and the character OR a book whose plot seems to be missing something; without giving away spoilers, explain why you feel that way. 


            Zero Day

            It’s time again for the yearly Emoji Bingo Card! In honor of World Emoji Day (July 17), we are going full on images this month! It’s completely open to your interpretation. If you think the emoji fits, mark it off! You can consult this page for ideas. I added a label grid at the bottom that Julie and I will be using. There are numbers for each square. List the numbers when sharing your qualifying books at the end of the month.

            This monthly challenge is hosted by Chapter Break.

            August 2 – Julie and I will post our July completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post
            August 3 – new bingo card available
            Sept 2 – Julie and I will post our August completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post. We will also be posting the July winner of the most squares in this post.
            And so on and so forth.
            1. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
            2. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
            3. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
            4. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
            5. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
            6. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
            7. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
            8. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
            9. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

            This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Bekka and Alexia @ Pretty Deadly Reviews.

            Read a book for each square!

            1. Yellow cover: Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
            2. Sequel: Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
            3. Over 5 years old: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
            4. A book you've been putting off: The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
            5. Blue cover: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
            6. Water on the cover: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
            7. Red cover: Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
            8. Magic: Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
            9. Religion: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
            10. LGBT+: The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
            11. Sci-fi: Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
            12. Realistic fiction
            13. 2018 debut
            14. Asian author
            15. June/July/August release
            16. Illustrations
            17. Adventure
            18. Reread
            19. Travel
            20. Someone else picks for you
            21. Summer thriller
            22. Set during wartime
            23. Metallic lettering
            24. Pirates

            This seasonal reading challenge is being hosted by Whole Latte Ideas.
            #FunIntheSunRC 

            • Books may be any genre but must have a fun in the sun theme, a cover with these elements on it, or something in the title that is about the theme. This includes everything associated with spring and summer such as weddings, swimming pools, the ocean, beaches, lounge chairs, flowers, sunglasses, palm trees, vacations, the sun, a garden, rain, thunderstorms, heat and so on. 


            There are no levels, so you have to pick your own. I never read fun "beachy" reads, so I'm going to aim to read one qualifying book a month, so that's 4 books in total.


            This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Sue @ Book By Book.
            #BigBookSummer

            The Details:
            Hey, it's summer, so we'll keep this low-key and easy!
            • Anything over 400 pages qualifies as a big book.
            • The challenge will run from Memorial Day weekend (starting May 25 this year) through Labor Day weekend (Labor Day is September 3 this year).
            • Choose one or two or however many big books you want as your goal. Wait, did you get that?  You only need to read 1 book with over 400 pages this summer to participate! (though you are welcome to read more, if you want).
            • Sign up on the first links list below (or on Goodreads if you don't have a blog).
            • Write a post to kick things off - you can list the exact big books you plan to read or just publish your intent to participate, but be sure to include the Big Book Summer Challenge pic above, with a link back to this blog (no blog? No problem - see below).
            • Write a post to wrap up at the end, listing the big books you read during the summer.
            • You can write progress posts if you want to and/or reviews of the big books you've read...but you don't have to! There is a separate links list below for big book reviews or progress update posts.

            My goal is to read at least one big book this summer.

            I have quite a few on my TBR. Here is a sample, although I'm not sure yet what I'll choose:
            1. Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3) [423 pages]
            2. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1) [435 pages]
            3. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2) [403 pages]
            4. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3) [416 pages]
            5. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore [444 pages]
            6. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3) [448 pages]
            7. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons (Seasons of Horror, Book #1) [600 pages]
            8. The Thief by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #16) [454 pages]
            9. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #2) [743 pages]
            10. Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon [956 pages]
            11. Nocturnal by Scott Sigler [566 pages]
            12. The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins [564 pages]
            13. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [672 pages]
            14. Ghost Story by Peter Straub [567 pages]
            15. The Fireman by Joe Hill [768 pages]

            This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Amy @ The Messy Middle.
            #SRC18

            It will start June 1  and run through August 17, 2018. To enter, read seven books from 22 categories.

            What’s in it for you? All who comment on August 17-19th with the names of the books they read will be entered to win one of ten $10 Amazon gift cards.
            Sound like fun?!
            1. A book related toprofessional development(can be loosely interpreted).
            1. A book related to history.
            1. A book placed in a country I’m not familiarwith OR abouta country I’m not familiar with.
            1. A young adult (YA) book.
            1. A book recommended by a friend.
            1. A graphic novel.
            1. A book you’ve been meaning to read.
            1. A book published more than 100 years ago.
            1. A book recommended by a teenager.
            1. A biography.
            1. A play. 
            1. A memoir.
            1. A book by someone you might not spiritually agree with.
            1. A book that won an award.
            1. A book you read years agoand have meant to reread.
            1. A book that has been translated into English.
            1. A book that is more than 700 pages (counts for two books!)
            1. A mystery.
            1. A book related to a skill (like cooking, writing, photography, or web-design).
            1. A book by an author you knowFiction (if you tend to read non-fiction) or Non-fiction (if you tend to read fiction).
            1. Penalty: subtract one book from total. (You potentially could lose two book points if you select a long one)

            1. A BOOK YOU'VE BEEN MEANING TO READ: Run From Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
            2. A MYSTERY: Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
            3. A BOOK PLACED IN A COUNTRY THAT I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH (SCOTLAND): Dark Side of the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #3)
            4. A BOOK RELATED TO HISTORY: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
            5. A YOUNG ADULT BOOK: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
            6. A BOOK THAT WON AN AWARD (2010 NEBRASKA BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT): Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
            7. A BOOK BY SOMEONE YOU MIGHT NOW SPIRITUALLY AGREE WITH: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

            This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Erin @ TexErin-in-SydneyLand.

            You can participate through the facebook group page OR Goodreads.

            General Rules
            • First and foremost, have fun. Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome.
            • The challenge will run from JULY 1, 2018 to OCTOBER 31, 2018. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on July 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on October 31 will count. (We live in different time zones – follow this according to your own time zone.)
            • Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audio books are fine too.
            • A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book, or change the book you originally chose, no worries.
            • You can read your books in any order you choose.
            • Rereads can be used only once. If a book you love fits into a category, go ahead and visit it again. Read it in its entirety. But, only do this once for the challenge.
            • There will be a photo album for each category with links to books chosen. Please comment on the photo for each of your books when you finish reading them. A comment can include a review, a rating, a recommendation…other readers want to hear what you thought of your choice. (If you need help with this, let me know…or there is a file attached to our group explaining what to do.)
            • There will be 10 book categories with a possibility of earning 200 points. That’s 10 books in four months. For some of you, this will be a BIG challenge; for others it will be easy peasy. It’s all for fun, remember!
            • Book categories will be posted June 1st to give you time to gather books in preparation.
            • After the categories are posted, please post a preliminary list with books of your choice according to their categories on the facebook group page by June 15th (if possible). If you need help with a particular category or want a book suggestion, we as a community of reading enthusiasts can help each other. (Late entries will still be accepted.)
            • The first three people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the next challenge. The following will get a small prize from me (1st to complete 1st round; 1st to complete both rounds; and WILD CARD random draw – all who finish the 10 book challenge will qualify as an entry!) Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will gets all sorts of recognition and support!
            • Lastly, have fun. Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome. Wait, I’ve read that somewhere before…Good luck!
            Start Date: July 01, 2018
            End Date: October 31, 2018
            Here are the categories:
            • 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages
            • 10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “N”
            • 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) orange cover
            • 15 points: Read a book with an unlikeable character (by the way, I had to look up the spelling of “unlikeable” and apparently unlikable and unlikeable are both correct); Helpful links: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/... https://bookriot.com/20…/…/20/100-mus... https://www.bustle.com/…/5942-9-of-li...
            • 20 points: Read a book from the list of 100 books that PBS calls “The Great American Read” (although, they aren’t all by American authors); helpful link: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american...
            • 20 points: Read a book with something related to water in the title; i.e. ocean, sea, lake, river, waves, etc.
            • 25 points: Read a book you’ve owned the longest but haven’t read yet (or that has been on your goodreads “to read” list the longest, or has been sitting in your kindle the longest)...basically, read a book you’ve been meaning to read the longest but haven’t got to it yet. 
            • 30 points: Read a book with an emotion word in the title; i.e. joy, sadness, grief, love, anger, etc. (submitted by Megan)
            • 30 points: Read a book (must be at least 2 words in the title) where each word in the title of the book begins with the same letter (submitted by Vinay); examples: Magpie Murders, Gone Girl, Peter Pan, Love’s Labor Lost
            o conjunctions and articles count; for example, if the title has “and” in the title, all of the other words must start with “A” to count; or if the title has “the” in it, all of the other words must start with “T”
            • 35 points: Read a book featuring a character who shares your profession or similar one – basically the idea is the character does the same kind of thing as you do day to day – stay at home parent or student counts as a profession; yes, you may need to be creative with this one (submitted by Bev)
            If you are stuck on any of these categories, ask for help or recommendations! GOOD LUCK!

            1. 5 points - FREEBIE - Read a book that is at least 200 pages: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
            2.  15 points: Read a book with an unlikeable character: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
            3. 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) orange cover: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
            4. READ A BOOK YOU'VE OWNED THE LONGEST (THIS ONE HAS BEEN ON MY IPOD THE LONGEST): Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

            This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Seasons of Reading, and it runs for the entire month of July!

            I am also going to participate in the Christmas in July Read-a-Thon that happens at the end of the month:



            1. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
            2. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
            3. The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #3)
            4. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
            5. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
            6. Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3)
            7. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
            8. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3)
            9. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
            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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