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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)
  32. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
  33. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
  34. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)
  35. Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
  36. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
  37. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
  38. The Shattering by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book #5)




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
  43. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  44. Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
  45. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
  46. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1)
  47. The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, Book #1)
  48. The Good House by Tananarive Due
  49. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)
  50. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


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)
  21. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  22. Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
  23. Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
  24. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1)
  25. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (On the Island, Book #1)
  26. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)
  27. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


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)
  3. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
  4. The Good House by Tananarive Due
#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. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
  3. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams

  4. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  5. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  6. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  8. Linwood Barclay
  9. Alan Bradley
  10. Douglas Coupland
  11. Joy Fielding
  12. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  13. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  14. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  15. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  16. Erica Jong
  17. J.A. Jance
  18. Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan series
  19. Kelley Armstrong
  20. K.A. Tucker
  21. Karina Halle
  22. Margaret Atwood
  23. Linwood Barclay
  24. Clive Barker
  25. Shari Lapena
  26. Lucy Maud Montgomery
  27. Kenneth Oppel
  28. Louise Penny
  29. 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
  47. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
  48. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
  49. ChristmasCrumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story)
  50. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)
  51. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
  52. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
  53. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
  54. The Shattering by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book #5)
  55. The Good House by Tananarive Due

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:

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)
    12. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
    13. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
    14. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
    15. The Good House by Tananarive Due

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

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

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

      WHY SHOULD I CARE WHAT TEAM I’M ON?



      Your team will be competing against the other teams to see who can get the most points by the end of each month. One person will be drawn as a winner from the team with the most points to receive a book of their choice (open internationally).

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

      Goodreads group is HERE.

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

      1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      5. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
      6. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      7. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
      8. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      9. Adam by Ted Dekker
      10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      11. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      12. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
      13. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      14. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      15. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      16. Carrie by Stephen King
      17. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
      18. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
      19. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
      20. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz (Moonlight Bay, Book #1)
      21. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Wonder, Book #1)
      22. The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, Book #1)
      23. Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #3)
      24. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave, Book #1)
      25. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy, Book #1)
      26. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
      27. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (The Light, Book #1)
      28. Dreamfall by Amy Plum (Dreamfall, Book #1)
      29. Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #2)
      30. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
      31. The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Original Bobbsey Twins, Book #2)
      32. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1)
      33. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (This is Not a Test, Book #1.5)
      34. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
      35. 14 by Peter Clines
      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
      68. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
      69. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
      70. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
      71. Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story)
      72. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)
      73. Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
      74. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
      75. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
      76. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1)
      77. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
      78. The Shattering by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book #5)
      79. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (On the Island, Book #1)
      80. The Good House by Tananarive Due
      81. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

      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
      63. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
      64. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
      65. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
      66. Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story)
      67. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)
      68. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
      69. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
      70. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
      71. The Shattering by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book #5)
      72. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (On the Island, Book #1)
      73. The Good House by Tananarive Due
      74. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

      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)
      11. Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
      12. The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, Book #1)
      13. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)


      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.

      1. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)

      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
      40. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
      41. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
      42. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
      43. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
      44. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1)
      45. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
      46. The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, Book #1)
      47. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (On the Island, Book #1)
      48. The Good House by Tananarive Due
      49. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)
      50. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


      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]
        4. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [new author]
        5. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel [new author]
        6. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1)
        7. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie [new author]
        8. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        9. Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams [new author]
        10. The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        11. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (On the Island, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        12. The Good House by Tananarive Due [new author]
        13. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        14. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon [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)
          3. Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story)
        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)
          3. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)
          4. The Shattering by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book #5)
        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 WITH A TIME OF DAY IN THE TITLE: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
        31. A BOOK MENTIONED IN ANOTHER BOOK (mentioned In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware): Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
        32. TRUE CRIME: Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
        33. A BOOK ABOUT OR INVOLVING A SPORT: 
        34. A BOOK WITH A FEMALE AUTHOR WHO USES A MALE PSEUDONYM:
        35. A BOOK ABOUT FEMINISM:
        36. A BOOK BY TWO AUTHORS:
        37. A BOOK SET ON A DIFFERENT PLANET:
        38. A BOOK ABOUT OR SET ON HALLOWEEN:
        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 BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE ELSE TAKING THE POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
        4. A BESTSELLER FROM THE YEAR YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:
        5. A CYBERPUNK BOOK:
        6. A BOOK THAT WAS BEING READ BY A STRANGER IN A PUBLIC PLACE:
        7. A BOOK TIED TO YOUR ANCESTRY:
        8. A BOOK WITH A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE IN THE TITLE:
        9. AN ALLEGORY:
        10. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR WITH THE SAME FIRST OR LAST NAME AS YOU:



        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 of true crime: Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
        11. A book published posthumously
        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 interracial romance: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
        7. An 'old school' romance - published before 1990.
        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 CHOSEN FOR YOU BY A FRIEND: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)
        15. A BOOK PUBLISHED THE YEAR THAT YOU WERE BORN:
        16. A BOOK THAT YOU'VE STARTED BEFORE BUT NEVER FINISHED:
        17. A BOOK TURNED TV SHOW YOU'VE SEEN BUT HAVEN'T READ:
        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 play (also known as And Then There Were None, 1943 play): 1.     Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
        9. A novel set during a war: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)
        10. A book of short stories
        11. A poetry collection
        12. A book nominated for an award in 2018




        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: Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
        #47
        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: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)
        #48
        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: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
        #46
        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
        46. A book that was originally published in a foreign language: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
        47. A book by Agatha Christie: Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
        48. A book that takes place during a war: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, Book #1)




        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; (B) Starry Night by Debbie Macomber - this was a perfect holiday romance for Christmas in July!; (C) Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber - this was another great romance in a beach resort community
        8. AUGUST (AWARD WINNERS): (A) Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
           - definitely recognized in the bookish community
        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; (D) In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
        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; (H) Starry Night by Debbie Macomber; (I) The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, Book #1)
        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); (C) Orange cover - Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
        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); (B) The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1); (C) Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep, 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)
        3. A NATIONALITY: Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie




        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
          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); (L) Los Angeles - Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
          5. ALASKA: (A) A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1); (B) Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
          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; (B) Oceanside - Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber; (C) Sacajawea - The Good House by Tananarive Due
          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); (B) Maple City - The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, 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
          19. TEXAS: (A) Houston - Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen

          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); (L) Cotswolds -  Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story); (M) Devon - Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie; (N) The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1)
          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; (B) In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
          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; (D) Victoria - Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel(E) Ontario - Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams
          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)
          13. SWEDEN: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
          14. MALDIVES: On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (On the Island, Book #1)

          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
          68. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
          69. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
          70. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
          71. Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story)
          72. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)
          73. Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
          74. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
          75. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1)
            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)
            13. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
            14. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
            15. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

            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)
              19. Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Short Story)
              20. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
              21. In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, 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. Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3) [spiders]
              35. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel [chimpanzee]
              36. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4) [owls]
              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

              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

                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
                  11. BLIZZARD OR POLAR REGION (ALASKA): Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
                  12. GRANDMOTHER'S CHINA: Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber ("The house was cleared out now and the table was set with the fine china from the cabinet that had once been obscured by mountains of boxes filled with accumulated junk." - the china belonged to Mellie's grandmother)


                  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 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)
                    26. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
                    27. The Siege by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #4)

                    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
                    4. A CLASSIC CRIME STORY: Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

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

                      #2018HistFicReadingChallenge



                      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. SPIRITUALITY: Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
                      4. A SUBJECT RELATED TO YOUR PAST
                      5. ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
                      6. MONEY
                      7. LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
                      8. FAMILIES AND CHILDHOOD
                      9. PHYSICAL HEALTH
                      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



                        This monthly challenge is hosted by Chapter Break.

                        Sept 3 – new bingo card available
                        Oct 2 – Julie and I will post our September completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post
                        Oct 3 – new bingo card available
                        Nov 2 – Julie and I will post our October completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post. We will also be posting the September winner of the most squares in this post.
                        And so on and so forth.


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

                        Read a book for each square in September, October, and November.


                        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
                        5.  20 points: Read a book with something related to water in the title; i.e. ocean, sea, lake, river, waves, etc.:  Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
                        6. 20 points: Read a book from the list of 100 books that PBS calls “The Great American Read”: Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (also known as And Then There Were None)



                        The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
                        Mystery.
                        Suspense.
                        Thriller.
                        Dark Fantasy.
                        Gothic.
                        Horror.
                        Supernatural.
                        The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.

                        My reading goal is:
                        Peril the First:

                        Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Due…or anyone in between.


                        This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Whole Latte Ideas.

                        The Rules:
                        •  This season challenge begins Sept 1, 2018 and ends on Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2018. 
                        •  You may sign up anytime during the challenge. 
                        •  I won't be creating different levels.
                        • Read as little or as many books as you want. Even if you just read one book I want you to participate!
                        • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
                        • Books may be any genre except for horror. I will be creating a Halloween reading challenge for horror books. 
                        • Books that may counted can have fall/autumn themed titles, the word fall in the title, the months of fall in the title, the word harvest in the title, be about school themes (fall is time to go back to school), have leaves, fall colored trees, apples, or pumpkins on the cover. Again, it's fine if these books mention Halloween or have things like a jack o' lantern on the cover. They can be counted as long as they are not the horror genre.
                        • If you want to see book suggestions please visit my Pinterest board of Fall/Autumn books. Books do not have to be read from these lists. I will be creating a 2018 new release list as well. Check back here for that link.
                        •  You may reread books. Books may count towards other reading challenges. 

                        •  Use the hashtag #SweaterWeatherFallRC

                        Goodreads An Apple a Day | Fall 2018 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge 

                        AN APPLE A DAY, 9/21 – 12/20
                        0/25 COMPLETE

                        1. BALDWIN : Read a book set in a location that is cold more often than not; tell us where OR a book set in the 1700s

                        2. CORTLAND : Read a book by an author who was born at least 100 years ago (before September 1918); tell us when OR a book by an author OR with a character named Ben/Benny/Benjamin (reasonable spelling variations accepted)

                        3. COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN : Read a book set in London OR a book with an X in the author's first OR last name; post a link to the author's GR page

                        4. EMPIRE : Read a book set in an empire of some sort; tell us where OR a book whose page total includes consecutive double numbers (224 and 188 work, 353 does not)

                        5. ESOPUS SPITZENBURG : Read a book whose cover is predominantly blue; post the cover OR a book set in New York (state)

                        6. FUJI : Read a book set in Japan OR a book by an author whose FIRST name begins with J (or first initial for authors who use initials instead)

                        7. GINGER GOLD : Read a book with a predominantly yellow cover; post the cover OR a book set in the spring (March, April OR May); tell us when

                        8. GOLDEN DELICIOUS : Read a book with a color name in the title (plurals accepted, no other variations) OR a book whose main character earns his/her living as a farmer

                        9. GOLDRUSH : Read a book whose title is a question OR a book originally published in 1994

                        10. GRANNY SMITH : Read a book with a character who is a grandmother; tell us the character OR a book you discovered in your TBR pile that you had forgotten about

                        11. GRAVENSTEIN : Read a book set in California OR a book in which a character is actively involved in helping a non-profit organization; tell us the character and the organization

                        12. HONEYCRISP : Read a book with a closed compound word in its title (like daydream, barefoot, etc; this list might help) OR a book that you had to pay much more for than you usually pay for a book

                        13. LADY : Read a book with HOLIDAY on its main GR page OR a book with a titled character (Lady, Lord, Duke, Duchess); tell us the character

                        14. LIBERTY : Read book #1 of a new-to-you series; tell us the series OR a book with a character who works in a medical field; tell us the character and the job

                        15. MACOUN : Read a book with a main character who earns his/her living as a chef (NOT a baker); OR a book that is very popular (over 10,000 GR ratings); tell us how many ratings

                        16. McINTOSH : Read a book by an author whose last name begins with the prefix Mc OR Mac OR a book with a main character who is a parent

                        17. MUTSU : Read a book whose title has changed since its original publication; tell us both titles OR a book that can be classified as more than one genre (i.e., romance and suspense OR historical and mystery); tell us the genres

                        18. NORTHERN SPY : Read a book with a directional word in its title (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST, UP OR DOWN only) OR a book with ESPIONAGE on its main GR page

                        19. PINATA : Read a book with at least one Latino character; tell us the character OR a book with a one-word title (ALL words count)

                        20. PINK LADY : Read a book with a cover that is predominantly pink; post the cover OR a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (two-word minimum)

                        21. RUBYFROST : Read a book with a woman's name in the title OR a book with a "zippy, effervescent" character; tell us the character and why you would describe him/her that way

                        22. SNAPDRAGON : Read a book with a flower shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book originally published in 2013

                        23. TWENTY OUNCE : Read a book with a cardinal number in its title (1, 2, 3, not first, second, third) OR a book with a pie on its cover; post the cover

                        24. YORK : Read a book whose title begins with Y (disregard A, An and The) OR a book set in Pennsylvania OR Virginia; tell us where

                        25. THE UNNAMED APPLE OF THE FUTURE : Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title can be found in UNNAMEDAPPLE (three-word minimum) OR a book released no more than six months before you read it; tell us when it was released


                        This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Whole Latte Books.

                        The Rules of the BiteOber Reading Challenge: 
                        •  This challenge begins October 1, 2018 at midnight and ends October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM. 
                        • You may sign up anytime between now and during the challenge. 
                        • I won't be creating different levels.
                        • Read as little or as many books as you want. Read just one book and still participate. 
                        • Books may be ANY type of horror book but ideally should feature vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, killer clowns, and any other monster as main characters or secondary characters. This year I will allow books about murderers, serial killers, ghosts, witches, and other types of horror. 
                        • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks. Books may be YA, adult, horror, romance, etc. 
                        • You may reread books. 
                        •  Books may count towards other reading challenges.
                        • Use the hashtag #BiteOber 
                        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)

                        36 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          :) Megan
                          https://gingermomreads.com

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

                          Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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