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2017 Reading Challenges


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

    Level 1: 100 minimum
    1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
    2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
    5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
    8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
    11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
    14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
    15. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
    16. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    17. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    18. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
    19. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    20. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    21. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
    22. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
    23. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
    24. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
    25. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    26. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
    27. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    28. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    29. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
    30. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    31. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
    32. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    33. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    34. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    35. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    36. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
    37. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
    39. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
    40. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
    41. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    43. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
    44. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
    45. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    46. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    47. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
    48. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
    49. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
    50. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    51. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper


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

    Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
    1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
    2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
    3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
    5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
    8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
    11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
    13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
    14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
    15. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
    16. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    17. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    18. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
    19. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    20. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    21. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
    22. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
    23. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
    24. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
    25. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
    26. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
    27. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    28. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    29. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
    30. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    31. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
    32. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    33. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
    34. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    35. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    36. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
    37. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
    39. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
    40. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
    41. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    43. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
    44. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
    45. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    46. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    47. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
    48. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
    49. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
    50. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    51. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper

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

    Bonsai: Read 12,000 pages
    1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [352 pages]
    2. Cut by Patricia McCormick [151 pages; total 503 pages]
    3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot[(370 pages; total 873 pages]
    4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [288 pages; total 1,161 pages]
    5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand [320 pages; total 1,481 pages]
    6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker [278 pages; total 1,759 pages]
    7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan [344 pages; total 2,103 pages]
    8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley [273 pages; total 2,376 pages]
    9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [391 pages; total 2,767 pages]
    10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1) [400 pages; total 3,197 pages]
    11. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25) [294 pages; 3,491 pages]
    12. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins [529 pages; total 4,020 pages]
    13. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) [420 pages; total 4,440 pages]
    14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [156 pages; total 4,596 pages]
    15. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden [385 pages; total 4,981 pages]
    16. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [8 pages; total 4,989 pages]
    17. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5) [100 pages; total 5,089 pages]
    18. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike [325 pages; total 5,414 pages]
    19. The Dinner by Herman Koch [292 pages; total 5,706 pages]
    20. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [368 pages; total 6,074 pages]
    21. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard [368 pages; total 6,442 pages]
    22. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young [252 pages; total 6,694 pages]
    23. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe [304 pages; total 6,998 pages]
    24. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub [320 pages; total 7,318 pages]
    25. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1) [287 pages; total 7,605 pages]
    26. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2) [448 pages; total 8,053 pages]
    27. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson [372 pages; total 8,425 pages]
    28. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [144 pages; total 8,569 pages]
    29. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone [320 pages; total 8,889 pages]
    30. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1) [358 pages; total 9,247 pages]
    31. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow  [272 pages; total 9,519 pages]
    32. The Elementals by Michael McDowell [292 pages; total 9,811 pages]
    33. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1) [318 pages; total 10,129 pages]
    34. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3) [287 pages; total 10,416 pages]
    35. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5) [106 pages; total 10,522 pages]
    36. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland [372 pages; total 10,894 pages]
    37. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1) [384 pages; total 11,278 pages]
    38. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn [250 pages; total 11,528 pages]
    39. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1) [443 pages; total 11,971 pages]
    40. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17) [298 pages; total 12,269 pages]
    41. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1) 260 pages; total 12,529 pages]
    42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins [325 pages; total 12,854 pages]
    43. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson [369 pages; total 13,223 pages]
    44. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1) [268 pages; total 13,491 pages]
    45. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1) [282 pages; total 13,773 pages]
    46. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven [378 pages; total 14,151 pages]
    47. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3) [448 pages; total 14,599 pages]
    48. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2) (Oz, Book #2) [192 pages; total 14,791pages]
    49. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1) [416 pages; total 15,207 pages]
    50. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) [357 pages; total 15,564 pages]
    51. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper [260 pages; total 15,824 pages]

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

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

    1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    4. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    7. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
    8. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
    9. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    10. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    11. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    12. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    13. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
    14. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
    15. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
    16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    17. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    18. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
    19. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    20. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    21. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    22. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    23. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
    24. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    25. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    26. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
    27. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    28. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    29. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
    30. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)

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

    Megabyte – 25 books
    1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    4. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
    7. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
    8. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
    9. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    10. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
    11. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    12. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    13. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
    14. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
    15. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
    16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    17. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
    18. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
    19. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
    20. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
    21. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
    22. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    23. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
    24. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
    25. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    26. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
    27. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    28. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    29. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
    30. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)

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

    Bit – 1 book

    1. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland


    2017 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

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



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


    1. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins


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

    Read four books from my review pile
    1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
    2. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
    3. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
    4. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
    5. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
    6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    7. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
    8. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
    9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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

    Read one MG/YA/NA debut

    Helpful Links:

      1. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)

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

      Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author
      1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      6. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      7. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      8. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      9. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      10. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      11. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
      12. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      13. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
      14. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
      15. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
      16. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
      17. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
      18. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      19. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
      20. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      21. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
      22. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      23. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      24. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      25. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
      26. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
      27. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
      28. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
      29. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
      30. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
      31. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
      32. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
      33. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      34. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
      35. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      until June 30, 2017

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

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


      July 1, 2017  until June 30, 2018

      This challenge is being hosted by Melwyk at The Indextrious Reader. The goal is to read a minimum of 13 Canadian books in a one-year span, from Canada Day to Canada Day.

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



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

      Here is the stack:




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


      1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      2. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      3. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      4. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      5. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)

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

      Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
      1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      2. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      4. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
      6. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
      7. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
      8. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
      10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
      11. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      12. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
      13. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      14. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      15. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      16. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)


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

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



      1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      2. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      4. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
      6. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
      7. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
      8. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
      10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
      11. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      12. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
      13. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      14. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      15. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      16. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)


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


      Thrifty Reader: read 24 library books


      1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      2. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
      5. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      6. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      7. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
      8. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      9. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
      10. The Dinner by Herman Koch
      11. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      12. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      13. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      14. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      15. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper


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


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



      1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      3. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
      6. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      7. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
      9. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      10. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      13. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      14. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
      15. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
      16. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      17. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
      18. The Dinner by Herman Koch
      19. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
      20. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
      21. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
      22. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      23. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
      24. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
      25. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      26. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
      27. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      28. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      29. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      30. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
      31. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
      32. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
      33. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
      34. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
      36. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
      37. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
      38. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
      39. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      40. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
      41. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      42. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper
      43. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book #1)
      44. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
      45. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
      46. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
      47. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana "To Die," Book #4)
      48. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
      49. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
      50. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
      51. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
      52. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
      53. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
      54. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)


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

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

      1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
      2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      3. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      4. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
      5. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      6. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
      7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
      8. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      9. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      10. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
      11. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      12. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
      13. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
      14. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      15. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
      16. The Dinner by Herman Koch
      17. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
      18. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
      19. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
      20. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      21. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
      22. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
      23. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      24. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
      25. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      26. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      27. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      28. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
      29. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
      30. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
      31. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
      32. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      33. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
      34. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
      35. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
      36. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
      37. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      38. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
      39. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      40. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper
      41. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book #1)
      42. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
      43. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
      44. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
      45. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana "To Die," Book #4)
      46. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
      47. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
      48. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
      49. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
      50. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
      51. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
      52. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)




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

      Read at least five books in one romance series



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

      Level 1: Finish 1 – 5 series


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







      Duration: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

      0/21 books

      Level 7: Night Huntress Universe series by Jeaniene Frost

      1. Reckoning
      2. Halfway to the Grave 
      3. Happily Never After
      4. One Foot in the Grave
      5. At Grave's End
      6. Devil to Pay
      7. Destined for an Early Grave

      Reckoning (Night Huntress, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5) by Jeaniene Frost One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Devil to Pay (Night Huntress, #3.5) by Jeaniene Frost Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost


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

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

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


      Level 5: Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs:

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

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


      Level 4: The Others series by Anne Bishop:

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

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


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

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

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


      Level 2: The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano:

      1. The Seeds of Wither
      2. Sever

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


      Level 1: Everneath series by Brodi Ashton:

      1. Evertrue

      Evertrue (Everneath, #3) by Brodi Ashton





        1. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
        2. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
        3. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
        4. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
        5. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
        6. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)





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


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


        1. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
        2. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
        3. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
        4. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
        5. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
        6. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
        7. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
        8. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
        9. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
        10. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
        11. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
        12. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
        13. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
        14. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
        15. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
        16. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
        17. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
        18. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
        19. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
        20. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
        21. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)


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

        Read 25 new authors in 2017


        1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
        2. Cut by Patricia McCormick
        3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
        4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
        5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
        6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
        7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
        8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
        9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
        10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
        11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
        12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
        13. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
        14. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
        15. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike 
        16. The Dinner by Herman Koch 
        17. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 
        18. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard 
        19. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young  
        20. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe 
        21. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
        22. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
        23. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
        24. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
        25. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
        26. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
        27. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
        28. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
        29. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
        30. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
        31. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
        32. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
        33. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
        34. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
        35. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
        36. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
        37. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
        38. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
        39. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper




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

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

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

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


        1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware [new author]
        2. Cut by Patricia McCormick [new author; debut book]
        3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot [new author; debut book]
        4. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) [new author; first book in a series]
        5. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand (new author)
        6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker (new author)
        7. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (new author)
        8. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley [new author]
        9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [new author]
        10. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        11. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins [new author]
        12. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        13. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [first book in a series]
        14. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden [new author]
        15. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5) [new author; new series]
        16. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike [new author]
        17. The Dinner by Herman Koch [new author]
        18. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [new author]
        19. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard [new author]
        20. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young  [new author]
        21. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe [new author]
        22. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub  [new author]
        23. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1) [new author]
        24. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson [new author]
        25. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone [new author; new series]
        26. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow [new author]
        27. The Elementals by Michael McDowell [new author]
        28. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        29. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland [new author]
        30. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        31. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn  [new author]
        32. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        33. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17) [new author; new series]
        34. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        35. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins [new author]
        36. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        37. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        38. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven [new author]
        39. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1) [new author; new series]
        40. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper [new author]


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

        1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie


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




        1. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
        2. A BOOK THAT WAS ADAPTED INTO A TV SHOW [Emerald City]: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
        3. A BOOK THAT'S UNDER 100 PAGES: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
        4. A ROMANCE SERIES THAT HAS AT LEAST THREE BOOKS: (A) Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5); (B) Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1); (C) Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5); (D) One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
        5. A BOOK THAT HAS A GREEN COVER: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
        6. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM SOMEONE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper
        7. A BOOK FROM OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB
        8. A HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY A PERSON OF COLOR
        9. A BOOK PUBLISHED A DECADE AFTER YOU WERE BORN
        10. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
        11. THE FIRST BOOK YOU SEE WHEN YOU WALK INTO A BOOKSTORE
        12. A BOOK SET IN THE CARIBBEAN
        13. A BOOK ABOUT FINANCE
        14. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE YOU FOLLOW ON TWITTER
        15. A BOOK THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU CRY
        16. A BOOK WRITTEN BY A CELEBRITY




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



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



          1. A book involving travel: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. A book written by someone you admire: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          3. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas (Thanksgiving): Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          4. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read (biography): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
          5. A book from a nonhuman perspective: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
          6. A book with a red spine: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          7. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          8. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
          9. A book involving a mythical creature: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
          10. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited [England]: 
          11. A book that's been on your TBR for way too long: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
          12. A book you loved as a child: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          13. A book with an unreliable narrator: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
          14. A book by a person of color: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
          15. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017: The Dinner by Herman Koch
          16. A book about an interesting woman: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
          17. A book set in the wilderness: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          18. A book by or about a person who has a disability: Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
          19. A book that’s published in 2017: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
          20. The first book in a series you haven’t read before: Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)

          21. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym [this author's real name is Alexi Zentner]: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
          22. A book set in two different time periods: Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
          23. A book recommended by a librarian (from my local library): The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

          24. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
          25. A book with pictures: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper
          26. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
          27. A book that is a story within a story
          28. A book with multiple authors
          29. An espionage thriller
          30. A book with a cat on the cover
          31. A book about food
          32. A book with career advice
          33. A steampunk novel
          34. A novel set during wartime
          35. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
          36. A book set in a hotel
          37. A book you bought on a trip

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




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




          1. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit (London/Norwegian Fjords): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. A book in a genre you usually avoid (biography): Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
          3. A book you chose for the cover: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
          4. A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven't read yet: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          5. A book about a topic or subject you already love (mythology): A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          6. A book you've already read: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          7. A book recommended by someone with great taste: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
          8. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          9. A juicy memoir: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
          10. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
          11. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
          12. A book about books or reading


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


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


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



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

          Below is a participation linky. Please use it to sign up and/or link up to your Monthly Motif Introduction blog post. If you don’t write a blog, link up to your Goodreads profile page.
          The Nuts and Bolts – IMPORTANT!
          On the first of each month we’ll be checking in with you and putting up a new linky for you to link your reviews for that month to. You will have until the 10th of the next month to add your link. After that the linky will be closed. You can find our latest Monthly Motif post in the blog sidebar.
          1. JANUARY (Diversify Your Reading): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          2. FEBRUARY (Undercover Thriller): White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
          3. MARCH (Time Traveller): The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
          4. APRIL (Award Winner): Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
          5. MAY (Book to Movie or Audio): The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
          6. JUNE (Destination Unknown - Read a book in which a character goes on a quest): Unspoken by Lisa Jackson

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


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




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


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





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



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

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


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

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


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


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


          1. 2017 PUBLISHED: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. DEBUT BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
          3. DIVERSITY BOOK: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          4. PAGE TURNER: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          5. NON FICTION: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
          6. MIDDLE GRADE BOOK: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
          7. ON TBR FOR TWO+ YEARS: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          8. NOT REALLY FOR YOU: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          9. AWARD WINNER: 
          10. UK/EUROPEAN AUTHOR: White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
          11. BACKLIST BOOK FROM A FAVORITE AUTHOR: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
          12. MORE THAN 500 PAGES: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
          13. ATTRACTIVE COVER: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          14. BOOK FROM CHILDHOOD: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          15. BOOK FROM A LIST (2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE FOR HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY): Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
          16. PUBLISHED PRE 2000: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
          17. USA/CANADIAN AUTHOR: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
          18. BORROWED: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
          19. FOOD ON COVER OR TITLE: The Dinner by Herman Koch
          20. TWO WORDED TITLE: 
          21. COZY MYSTERY: Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
          22. BOOK ABOUT BOOKS:
          23. SIZE WORD IN THE TITLE:
          24. AUSTRALIAN/NZ AUTHOR:
          25. WESTERN:


          The GWB 2017 Book Bingo

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



          1. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE FALL: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. A BANNED BOOK: Cut by Patricia McCormick
          3. A BOOK THAT IS BECOMING A MOVIE IN 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
          4. A LIBRARY BOOK: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          5. A BOOK THAT IS MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
          6. A BOOK ABOUT A DIFFERENT CULTURE: 
          7. A BOOK OVER 500 PAGES LONG: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
          8. A DEBUT NOVEL: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          9. A BOOK THAT BROUGHT YOU JOY: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
          10. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN WINTER: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
          11. A BOOK THAT WAS TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
          12. A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS: The Dinner by Herman Koch
          13. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN SUMMER: 
          14. A POPULAR AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          15. A BOOK THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN 2017: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
          16. A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE SPRING: 
          17. MOST RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR PILE: Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
          18. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU HAVE MET [NOT IN PERSON, BUT I INTERVIEWED HIM ONLINE]: Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
          19. THE COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR (PURPLE): Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
          20. THE LAST BOOK IN A SERIES OR TRILOGY: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
          21. A BOOK OF POETRY:
          22. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRY TALE:
          23. A BOOK YOU HAD TO READ IN HIGH SCHOOL:
          24. A GRAPHIC NOVEL:



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



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


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


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

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

          Here are the tasks:
          1. SET AT SEA:
            1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
          2. FEATURES MENTAL ILLNESS:
            1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
            2. The Dinner by Herman Koch
            3. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
          3. PERSON OF COLOUR MAIN CHARACTER:
            1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
            2. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
            3. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
          4. SET DURING A SEASONAL HOLIDAY:
            1. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
          5. NON-FICTION:
            1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
            2. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
          6. ANIMAL ON THE COVER: 
            1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
            2. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
          7. LGBTQIA:
            1. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          8. SET PRE 1990:
            1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
            2. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
          9. MAIN CHARACTER FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY: 
            1. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
            2. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
          10. UK AUTHOR: 
            1. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
          11. PART OF A SERIES (ANY BOOK):
            1. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
            2. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
            3. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
          12. TOLD FROM AT LEAST THREE POV'S
            1. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
            2. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
          13. AUTHOR'S DEBUT BOOK:
            1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
            2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
            3. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
          14. RELEASED PRE 2000: 
            1. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
            2. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
            3. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
          15. BOOK THAT YOU WERE GIFTED (INCLUDING ARCS): 
            1. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
            2. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
            3. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
          16. BOOK THAT YOU BORROWED
            1. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
          17. AN AUDIOBOOK:
            1. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
            2. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
            3. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
          18. ONLY TEXT ON COVER: 
            1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
          19. FEATURES RECOVERY:
            1. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          20. BLACK AND WHITE COVER:
            1. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
          21. OVER 400 PAGES LONG:
            1. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
            2. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
          22. AUTHOR 25 YEARS OR YOUNGER:
            1. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley



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



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

          Everyday Objects

          1. Spoon
          2. Tea cup
          3. China Hutch/Closet/Sideboard
          4. Towel Rack
          5. Bath tub
          6. Can opener
          7. Dutch Oven/Cast Iron cookery
          8. Light Switch
          9. Electrical Plug
          10. Window Blinds
          11. Drapes
          12. Comforter/Quilt
          13. Linen Closet
          14. Washing Machine/Washing board
          15. Garage Door/Carriage House Door/Stable Door
          16. Garden Hose
          17. Yard Gnome/Flamingo/outdoor home decoration
          18. Coffee Table
          19. Recliner/reclining chair
          20. Roof Tiles
          Personal Items/Toiletries
          1. Toothbrush
          2. Shower Gel
          3. Razor
          4. Mascara/Eye Liner
          5. Hair Clip/Hair Pin
          6. Aspirin/Pain Meds
          7. Vitamins or Supplements
          8. Curling Iron
          9. Robe
          10. Nail file
          11. Condom/s
          12. Wallet
          13. Passport
          14. Charm bracelet or Locket
          15. Wig
          16. Smart Phone
          17. Handkerchief
          18. Pack of gum/mints
          19. Signet Ring
          20. Kinky toy
          Places
          1. Another planet
          2. Ship at sea
          3. Snowy Landscape
          4. Swamp/Marsh
          5. Mountains
          6. Palace
          7. Tent
          8. Inside a Cave/Underground
          9. In a skyscraper/tall building
          10. Fantasy World
          Work Tools/Weapons
          1. Automatic pistol/laser hand gun
          2. Rope
          3. Tool belt/utility belt
          4. Kevlar Vest/Bullet Proof
          5. Hard Hat
          6. Screw Driver
          7. Lap Top Computer
          8. File Drawer/Cabinet
          9. Paper Clip
          Saw
          Transportation/Places
          1. European Sports Car
          2. American Muscle Car
          3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
          4. Steam-Powered Vehicle
          5. Ice Skate/s
          6. Russia
          7. China
          8. India
          9. Spain
          10. Brazil
          11. Underwater
          12. Another planet
          13. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
          14. Desert
          15. Tropical Island
          16. Place of Archeological Interest
          17. War Zone
          18. Cart/Wagon
          19. Camel/Donkey
          20. Sailboat
          Clothing
          1. Fuzzy slippers
          2. Cowboy Hat
          3. Yoga Pants
          4. Space Suit
          5. Cravat/Tie
          6. Corset
          7. Kilt
          8. Work Boots
          9. Leather gloves
          10. T-shirt with funny phrase
          People/Occupation
          1. Asian
          2. Police Officer/Cop
          3. Arab
          4. Firefighter
          5. Construction/Handy (Wo)Man
          6. South American
          7. Spy
          8. Butler/Housekeeper
          9. Scandinavian (Vikings count)
          10. Islander
          Food
          1. Hummus
          2. Scotch/Bourbon
          3. Omelet/Quiche
          4. Popcorn
          5. Rice
          6. Fruit Drink
          7. Pasta
          8. Home-made Bread
          9. Lobster/shell fish
          10. Popsicle/Frozen dessert
          Romances/Tropes
          1. Fated Mates
          2. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
          3. Forced Marriage/Mating
          4. Threesome/Love Triangle
          5. Enemies to Lovers
          6. Secret Crushes/Childhood Sweethearts/Friends
          7. Class difference
          8. Instalove/Love at First Sight
          9. Love Across the Miles/On-Line Lovers/Blind Date
          10. Divorced/Separated and Reunited
          This is the level that I'm aiming for:

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




          1. FANTASY WORLD: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
          2. CONDOM: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5), at Page 1 "Rubber's in my back pocket, Eric reminded himself."
          3. ROPE: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2): "Fighting the burning rawness inside me, I say, "You can take shelter in the cave's entrance, but if you come after us, I'll be physically compelled to cut the rope and not pick it up again."
          4. ENEMIES TO LOVERS: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
          5. FORCED MARRIAGE/MATING: Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
          6. SPAIN (the couple travels to Spain together): Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
          7. BUTLER/HOUSEKEEPER: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson, at Page 14: "From the kitchen, soft footsteps sounded, and as Shelby rounded the corner to the kitchen she nearly ran smack-dab into Lydia, her father's housekeeper."
          8. ROBE: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1), at Page 1: "Glistening drops of perspiration clung to my forehead and I wiped them away with the back of my hand, then absently clutched my robe tighter."
          9. DIVORCED/SEPARATED AND REUNITED: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)

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




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

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

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

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


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





            I will also keep track below:


            1. NEW YORK: A-Sayville: Cut by Patricia McCormick; B-Manhattan: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
            2. MARYLAND (Baltimore): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
            3. CALIFORNIA: (A) Torrance - Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand; (B) Southern California - Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
            4. TEXAS: (A) - Crawford: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan; (B) San Antonio: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1); (C) Bad Luck: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
            5. NEVADA: (a) Reno: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins; (B) Carson City: Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
            6. KANSAS: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
            7. LOUISIANA (New Orleans): (A) Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5);
            8. MASSACHUSETTS (Cambridge): (A) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
            9. OREGON (Willamette Valley): (A) The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
            10. VERMONT (Pawlet): Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
            11. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Washington): 
            12. OHIO (Licking Falls): Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
            13. ALASKA (Fairbanks): Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
            14. ALABAMA (Mobile): The Elementals by Michael McDowell
            15. WASHINGTON: A - Kennewick: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3); B - Seattle: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
            16. PENNSYLVANIA (Philadelphia): Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
            17. IDAHO (Fire Lake): Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
            18. MISSOURI - (A) Southern Missouri: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
            19. INDIANA - (A) Bartlett - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
            20. VIRGINIA - (A) Richmond: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
            Arizona

            Arkansas

            Colorado

            Connecticut

            Delaware

            Florida

            Georgia

            Hawaii

            Illinois 
            Iowa

            Kentucky

            Maine

            Michigan

            Minnesota

            Mississippi

            Montana

            Nebraska

            New Hampshire

            New Jersey

            New Mexico

            North Carolina

            North Dakota

            Oklahoma

            Rhode Island

            South Carolina

            South Dakota

            Tennessee

            Utah

            West Virginia

            Wisconsin

            Wyoming




            BONUS COUNTRIES:
            1. NORWAY (NORTH SEA/NORWEJIAN FJORDS): The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
            2. SWITZERLAND (GENEVA): Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
            3. AFGHANISTAN (KABUL): 
            4. UNITED KINGDOM (Cotswolds):(A) The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25); (B) London Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)(C) Crouch End- Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson; (D) London- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; (E) Orkney Islands - Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn; (F) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
            5. POLAND (Auschwitz-Birkenau): Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
            6. JAPAN (Tokyo): The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
            7. NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam): The Dinner by Herman Koch
            8. GERMANY (Hurtgen Forest): Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
            9. HUNGARY: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)



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

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

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

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


            I am aiming for: 

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



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


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



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

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

              *Read nine books in the following categories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

              7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover. 


              8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.). 


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





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


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

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


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



              1. W: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
              2. C: Cut by Patricia McCormick
              3. I: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
              4. S: Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
              5. U: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
              6. X: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
              7. F: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
              8. K: 
              9. B: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
              10. T: Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
              11. P: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
              12. Z: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
              13. R: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
              14. G: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
              15. D: The Dinner by Herman Koch
              16. H: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
              17. E: The Elementals by Michael McDowell
              18. N: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
              19. A: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
              20. M : The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
              21. O: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
              22. Y


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

              J
              A
              N
              U
              A
              R
              Y
              R
              U
              A
              R
              Y
              The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2) he Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2) [#17]
              C

              A
              P
              R
              L

              M
              A
              Y

              J

              J
              U
              L
              Y

              A
              U
              U
              T
              E
              P
              T
              E
              M
              E
              R

              O - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) [#19]
              C
              T
              O
              B - Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1) [#18]
              E
              R

              N
              O
              V
              E
              M
              B
              E
              R
              E
              C
              E
              M
              E
              R


              This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Gather Together to Read. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

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

              1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
              2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
              3. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
              4. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
              5. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
              6. The Dinner by Herman Koch
              7. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
              8. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
              9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
              10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
              11. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
              12. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven






              Others on my TBR:

              Harry Potter series

              A Series of Unfortunate Events series

              The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

              The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


              Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

              Allegiant









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


              20th century Reader - 2 books




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

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





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

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

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

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

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


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

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


              The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham




              3.  A classic by a woman author


              Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte



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


              The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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

              Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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


              Persuasion by Jane Austen


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


              Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


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



              Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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


              White Fang by Jack London


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

              The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


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


              Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

              (1938 National Book Award for Fiction)

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




              Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov




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


              1. A GOTHIC OR HORROR CLASSIC: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
              2. A CLASSIC SET IN A PLACE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT (REAL OR IMAGINARY): The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
              3. A 19TH CENTURY CLASSIC: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


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

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


              1. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
              2. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
              3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


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

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

              Read 1-5 – Shipmate




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

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

              I am aiming for:
              Easy: 1-4 retellings


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

              Read 1 witchy book



              1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
              2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
              3. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
              4. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
              5. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)



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

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

                5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

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



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


                Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries

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

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

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

                1. BRITISH COZY: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
                2. CAREER-BASED COZY: Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
                3. CULINARY: 
                4. ANIMAL:
                5. CRAFT:
                6. PARANORMAL:
                7. HOLIDAY BASED:
                8. TRAVEL COZY:
                9. HISTORICAL COZY:
                10. FREEBIE:


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

                Here is the level that I am aiming for:

                Level 1: Read 6 books

                1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker [fox]
                2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) [lion, dog]
                3. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5) [vampire]
                4. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1) [vampires]
                5. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow [dogs]
                6. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3) [the main character is a walker and can turn into a coyote]
                7. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5) [vampire]
                8. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1) [zombies]
                9. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)  [the main character is a succubus]
                10. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) [vampires]

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

                1st Base: read 1 – 5 books




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

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


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

                Read 5 fantasy books.


                FLIGHTS OF FANTASY BOOK CLUB

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

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

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

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



                1. RETELLING: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
                2. BANNED BOOK: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
                3. ONE WORD TITLE: Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
                4. 2017 RELEASE: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
                5. ZOMBIES: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
                6. SHOULD BE A MOVIE: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
                7. KICK-ASS REBEL: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)

                This challenge is being hosted by Whole Latte Books

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

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

                1. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
                2. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
                3. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike
                4. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
                5. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
                6. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
                7. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
                8. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland
                9. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
                10. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
                11. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                12. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
                13. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)

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

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

                Romantic Suspense

                Zombies

                1. ZOMBIES #1: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
                2. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #1: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson


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

                Read 12 YA books
                1. Cut by Patricia McCormick
                2. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                3. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
                4. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
                5. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
                6. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
                7. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
                8. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
                9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
                10. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
                11. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                12. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)



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

                1. WORLD WAR II NONFICTION: Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                2. EUROPEAN WAR OF YOUR CHOICE: Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
                3. WORLD WAR II FICTION: Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland



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

                Read three WWII books.

                1. Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand
                2. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope by Wendy Holden
                3. Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland


                Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017

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

                Read three memoirs.







                1. BY AN AUTHOR OR JOURNALIST: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
                2. PUBLISHED THIS YEAR: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
                3. BY SOMEONE OVER 40: Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow



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

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


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








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

                Here is the schedule:

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

                1. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1) and Discussion Post
                2. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)



                This seasonal challenge is running from June 2017 to August 2017, and it is being hosted by Becca at Pretty Deadly Reviews. Read a book for each square!
                1. OVER 5 YEARS OLD: Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
                2. ROMANCE (Paranormal Romance): Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
                3. WHITE COVER: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
                4. BLUE COVER: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
                5. REVOLUTION AND REBELLION: Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
                6. AWARD WINNER: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                7. FLOWERS ON THE COVER: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
                8. A SEQUEL: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
                9. ACE REP:
                10. THRILLER:
                11. RED COVER:
                12. LATINX MC:
                13. A BOOK ABOUT FANDOM:
                14. SCI-FI:
                15. LGBT+:
                16. SUMMER RELEASE:
                17. FAMILY DRAMA:
                18. ON YOUR TBR FOREVER:
                19. NAME IN TITLE:
                20. ROYALTY:
                21. A BOOK WITH A MAP:
                22. AUTHOR FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT:
                23. TRAVEL:
                24. OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE:



                Spring has Sprung!!
                Duration: March 21 - June 20, 2017

                17/18 completed

                ✔1. Read a book whose cover shows a flower or a blooming tree/shrub OR read a book in which at least 2 sisters are main characters OR read a book whose title starts with a letter found in PRIMROSE (ignore a/an/the).

                Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland

                Read a book whose title starts with a letter found in PRIMROSE [S=Shadows]

                ✔2. Read a book that centers around a fair, festival, or carnival OR read a book whose title is a question OR read a book in which a character fakes an illness or injury.

                Fast in the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow

                Read a book that centers around a fair, festival, or carnival - it surrounds the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

                ✔3. Read a book that takes place in the 1600’s OR read a book in which a trick is played on someone (tell us what) OR read a book with a fish or someone’s back on its cover; remember to post the cover.

                Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)

                Read a book with a fish or someone's back on its cover

                ✔4. Read a book whose cover shows an obvious daytime or nighttime scene; post the cover OR read a book published in March or September (any year; tell us the publication date) OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in EQUINOX; tell us the character's name.


                [read a book whose main character's first name starts with a letter in EQUINOX: tell us the character's name - Eve]

                ✔5. Read a book whose title contains the word “FIRE” (may be a compound word) OR read a book that takes place in Scotland OR read a book in which a party of some kind is celebrated (tell us what).

                Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)

                Read a book whose title contains the word "FIRE"

                ✔6. Read a book that is the fifth in a series OR read a book in which any type of goddess is mentioned (tell us who) OR read a book in which a main character is pregnant or has just had a baby in the past six months.


                Read a book in which a main character is pregnant or has just had a baby in the past six months

                ✔7. Read a book with a green cover OR read a book that takes place during the Spring (March, April, May) OR read a book that somehow involves vegetables (i.e. takes place on a farm or at a farmer’s market, or character is a chef.)

                The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)

                [read a book that takes place during the Spring - it takes place in May, when the annual arranged ceremony is held]

                8. Read a book in which a MC loves to garden (need not be professional) OR read a book with any type of green, non-flowering plant on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book with the letters V-E-R-N in the book's title (do not have to be consecutive, nor in order).

                Poison by Bridget Zinn

                ✔9. Read a book that takes place in the US South (AL, AR, DE, GA, FL, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV ) OR read a book with any type of berry on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book in which the main character is a baker (not chef!) of some kind.

                The Elementals by Michael McDowell

                Read a book that takes place in the US South (Alabama)

                ✔10. Read a book with any word synonymous with wind in its title (i.e. breeze, gale, etc.) OR read a book with a significant “wind scene” (i.e. a tornado, hurricane; briefly tell us about the scene) OR read a book with any type of bird on its cover (show us the cover).


                Read a book with any type of bird on its cover

                ✔11. Read a book that takes place in any of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Scotland, Wales) OR read a book with a nest on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book in which a spouse or significant other has an affair.


                 Read a book that takes place in any of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Scotland, Wales) [Crouch End, England]

                ✔12. Read a book with a Scottish character OR read a book with a bird’s name in its title or in the author’s name (compound words are okay) OR read a book whose title begins with a letter in GOWK (exclude a/an/the).

                Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)

                Read a book whose title begins with a letter in GOWK (W=Wallbanger)

                ✔13. Read a book with a lawn or field visible on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book in which a character celebrates a birthday OR read a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with GRASS.

                Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)

                Read a book in which a character celebrates a birthday

                ✔14. Read a book that takes place in New Hampshire OR read a book that takes place in the 1600’s OR read a book in which something is foretold; tell us what.

                Read a book in which something is foretold (that the main character will be a leader and people will look up to her)

                ✔15. Read a book whose protagonist is a young female (6-24 years old) OR read a book that takes place in Greece OR read a book featuring someone who works as a waitress or barmaid.

                Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)

                [read a book whose protagonist is a young female, 6-24 years old]

                ✔16. Read a book featuring siblings (tell us who) OR read a book with showers or flowers on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book of poetry (may be an exception to the 150 pp. rule; however, you wouldn’t be able to use this poetry book in other challenges unless it is 150pp or more.)

                Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn

                [read a book featuring siblings - sisters who are twins]

                ✔17. Read a book that takes place in any of the Northeast states (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI and VT) OR read a book whose setting is primarily a newsroom OR read a book with boots (bonus for galoshes!) on its cover; remember to post the cover.


                ✔18. Read a book that takes place in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Maldives) OR read a book featuring any paranormal creature (tell us what) OR read a book by a female author.



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

                Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments.
                The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and down, corners stuff. Just the number of squares. Be sure to include the books you’ve read for each of the squares. Only books read during the current month count. You may use the same book to fill multiple squares. We’ll announce the winner the following month to allow everyone time to link up their posts.
                Aug 2 – Julie and I will post our July completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post. We will also be posting the June winner of the most squares in this post.
                Aug 3 – new bingo card available
                1. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson - Completes 3 squares: Father/father figure, One word title, Free book
                2. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1) - Completes 7 squares: Private investigator, Magic, In a series, Mythical creatures, Audio book, Special/super powers, Jewelry/gems
                3. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1) - Complete 3 squares: Exile, White on the cover, Arranged/business marriage
                4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Completes 5 squares: Bully, Accident, Sassy/sarcastic, Graduation, Map
                5. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3) - Completes 1 square: Library book
                6. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2) -  Completes 1 square: Shelf-love book

                June 17th to September 8th
                This challenge is being hosted by Beryls @ Fantasy is More Fun, Michelle @ Because Reading is better than real life, and Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My

                I'm going with Option 1: Read ALL the books.


                1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
                2. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
                3. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                4. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
                5. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)



                Timeframe: June 21 - September 20, 2017



                1/20 books completed



                Critically Endangered:

                1. Amur Leopard

                * Read a stand-alone book (not part of a series) - or - read a book with a husband and wife as the main characters.

                2. Black Rhino 
                * Read a book with a primarily black cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book where a murder occurs.

                3. Bornean Orangutan 
                * Read a book set on an island - or - read a book with the letters N-B-O found in the title, in that order.

                4. Hawksbill Turtle 
                * Read a book with some sort of fish or water scene on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book with a character whose FIRST name starts with a letter in TURTLE (tell us the name).

                5. Mountain Gorilla 
                * Read a book set in the mountains or with a mountain showing on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a Series Book #8 OR #13 (tell us the series).

                6. Saola - 
                * Read a book whose title starts with a letter in SAOLA (disregard, A, An, The) - or - read a book with some sort of significant discovery in the plot (without revealing too much, tell us about the discovery).

                7. Vaquita - 
                * Read a book originally published in 1958 or earlier - or - read a book with a fisherman or a scene where someone goes fishing.

                The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
                - Read a book originally published in 1958 or earlier [first published 1904]

                Endangered:
                8. African Wild Dog 
                * Read a book with a total # of pages ending in "0" (tell us how many) - or - read a book with some sort of predator in the story.

                9. Asian Elephant 
                * Read a book with MYTHOLOGY or FANTASY on the main genre page - or - read a book set in Asia. (Use this list to help.)


                10. Bengal Tiger -
                * Read a book set in the 1970's - or - read a book where a character injures or kills an animal.

                11. Black-Footed Ferret 
                * Read a book a book by an author who has a significant gap in his/her publication history; tell us the years involved (ex: P.J. Tracy published books in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, then not again until 2010) - or - read a book that has at least 300 pages (tell us how many).

                12. Blue Whale 
                * Read a book with a color word in the title or author's name - or - read a book with some sort of loud noise significant to the plot (thunder, explosion, even screams, etc.).
                Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)

                13. Chimpanzee 
                * Read a book with some sort of leafy tree on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book involving cousins in some way (tell us how).

                14. Red Panda 
                * Read a book with a predominantly red cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book whose title starts with P (including A, An, The).

                15. Snow Leopard 
                * Read a book set in a cold climate - or - read a book with snow in the title or on the cover (show us the cover).

                Vulnerable:
                16. Giant Panda 
                * Read Book #26 or #84 on your TBR, sorted in whatever method you choose - or - read a book with a character or author who is from China.

                17. Giant Tortoise
                * Read a book that is the last in a series (or is the last published so far) - or - read a book with a character or author named George (can be first or last name - reasonable similarities accepted, such as Georgie or Jorge).

                18. Great White Shark
                * Read a book with teeth on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book that took you a long time to read (at least a week).

                19. Hippopotamus
                * Read a book with some sort of water on the cover that's large enough for a hippo (like a river, lake, or ocean) - or - read a book with the number 8 in the original publication YEAR (tell us the year.
                One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) 
                Read a book with the number 8 in the original publication year [2008]

                20. Marine Iguana
                * Read a book with a fence on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book with an author whose first or last name starts with M or I.

                36 comments:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                    Thank you both so much for sharing!

                    -Natalya
                    www.theislandreader.com

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

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

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

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

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

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                  2. And for joining my The Purrfect Reading Challenge!

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

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

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

                  Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  Go get 'em, Tiger! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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

                  Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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

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                25. Here's another one:
                  https://lmdqueen.blogspot.com/2017/05/summer-reading-challenge-2017.html?showComment=1497018569389#c9128506121991474945

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