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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. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
  51. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  52. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  54. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
  55. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
  56. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  57. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  58. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  59. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
  60. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  61. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
  62. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  63. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  64. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  65. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
  66. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  67. False Flag by John Altman
  68. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  69. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
  70. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
  71. It by Stephen King
  72. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  73. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  74. Slade House by David Mitchell
  75. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  76. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
  77. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  78. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  79. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
  80. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  81. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  82. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  83. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  84. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  85. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  86. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
  87. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
  88. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  89. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


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. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
  51. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
  52. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  54. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
  55. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
  56. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  57. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  58. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  59. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
  60. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  61. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
  62. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  63. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  64. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  65. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
  66. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  67. False Flag by John Altman
  68. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  69. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
  70. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
  71. It by Stephen King
  72. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  73. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  74. Slade House by David Mitchell
  75. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  76. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
  77. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  78. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  79. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
  80. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  81. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  82. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  83. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  84. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  85. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  86. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
  87. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
  88. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  89. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper [260 pages; total 15,467 pages]
  51. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2) [357 pages; total 15,824 pages]
  52. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy [352 pages; total 16,176 pages]
  53. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon [336 pages; total 16,512 pages]
  54. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2) [368 pages; total 16,880 pages]
  55. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1) [128 pages; total 17,008 pages]
  56. Final Girls by Riley Sager [342 pages; total 17,350 pages]
  57. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins [386 pages; total 17,736 pages]
  58. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber [269 pages; total 18,005 pages]
  59. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2) [277 pages; total 18,282 pages]
  60. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)  [290 pages; total 18,572 pages]
  61. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper [384 pages; total 18,956 pages]
  62. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2) [459 pages; total 19,415 pages]
  63. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck [304 pages; total 19,719 pages]
  64. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15) [525 pages; total 19,940 pages]
  65. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2) [304 pages; total 20,244 pages]
  66. Possess by Gretchen McNeil [382 pages; total 20,626 pages]
  67. False Flag by John Altman [364 pages; total 20,990 pages]
  68. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed [315 pages; total 21,305 pages]
  69. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2) [398 pages; total 21,703 pages]
  70. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4 [416 pages; total 22,119 pages]
  71. It by Stephen King (1,116 pages; total 23,235 pages]
  72. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins [289 pages; total 23,524 pages]
  73. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware [352 pages; total 23,876 pages]
  74. Slade House by David Mitchell [238 pages; total 24,114 pages]
  75. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [121 pages; total 24,235 pages]
  76. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1 [384 pages; total 24,619 pages]
  77. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs [336 pages; total 24,955 pages]
  78. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco [246 pages; total 25,201 pages]
  79. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick [288 pages; total 25,489 pages]
  80. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1) [450 pages; total 25,939 pages]
  81. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber [224 pages;
  82. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright [149 pages;
  83. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright [20 pages;
  84. The Troop by Nick Cutter [520 pages;
  85. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak [368 pages;
  86. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham [224 pages;
  87. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks [208 pages;
  88. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  89. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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)
  31. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  32. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  33. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  34. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  35. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  36. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  37. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  38. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  39. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  40. False Flag by John Altman
  41. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  42. It by Stephen King
  43. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  44. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  45. Slade House by David Mitchell
  46. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  47. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  48. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  49. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  50. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  51. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  52. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  53. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  54. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  55. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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)
  31. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
  32. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
  33. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  34. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  35. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
  36. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
  37. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  38. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  39. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  40. False Flag by John Altman
  41. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  42. It by Stephen King
  43. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  44. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  45. Slade House by David Mitchell
  46. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  47. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  48. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
  49. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  50. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  51. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
  52. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
  53. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  54. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  55. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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
  2. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
  3. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  4. It by Stephen King
  5. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
  6. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  7. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


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 that is 4+ months past due! 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
  10. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  11. False Flag by John Altman
  12. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
  13. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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)
    36. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
    37. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
    38. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
    39. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
    40. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    41. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    42. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    43. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
    44. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    45. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    46. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    47. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    48. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
    49. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    50. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    51. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
    52. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
    53. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
    54. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
    55. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    56. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    57. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    58. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty



    July 1, 2017  until June 30, 2018

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

    Some Canadian books on my TBR pile include:
    1. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
    2. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    3. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    4. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
    5. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
    6. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    8. Linwood Barclay
    9. The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce Series, Book 1)
    10. Douglas Coupland
    11. Joy Fielding
    12. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
    13. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    14. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
    15. Atonement by Ian McEwan
    16. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    17. Erica Jong
    18. 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)
    6. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    7. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, 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)
    17. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    18. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    19. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    20. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    21. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    22. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    23. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    24. It by Stephen King
    25. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    26. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    27. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    28. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
    29. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    30. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    31. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    32. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


    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)
    17. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    18. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    19. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    20. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    21. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    22. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    23. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    24. It by Stephen King
    25. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    26. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    27. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    28. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
    29. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    30. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    31. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    32. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


    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. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
    15. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    16. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
    17. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
    18. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
    19. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
    20. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    21. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    22. Slade House by David Mitchell
    23. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
    24. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
    25. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks


    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. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
    42. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    43. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
    44. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
    45. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
    46. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    47. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    48. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    49. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
    50. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    51. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    52. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    53. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    54. It by Stephen King
    55. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    56. Slade House by David Mitchell
    57. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    58. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    59. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    60. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    61. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
    62. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
    63. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    64. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    65. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    66. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    67. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    68. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book #1)
    69. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
    70. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
    71. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
    72. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
    73. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
    74. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
    75. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
    76. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
    77. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
    78. 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. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
    40. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
    41. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
    42. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
    43. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
    44. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    45. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
    46. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
    47. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    48. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
    49. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    50. It by Stephen King
    51. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    52. Slade House by David Mitchell
    53. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    54. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
    55. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
    56. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
    57. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
    58. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
    59. The Troop by Nick Cutter
    60. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
    61. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
    62. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    63. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    64. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths, Book #1)
    65. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
    66. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
    67. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
    68. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
    69. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
    70. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
    71. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
    72. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
    73. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
    74. 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. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
    3. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
    4. Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, Book #4)
    5. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
    6. Abandon by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book #3)
    7. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
    8. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
    9. 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. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
      2. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
      3. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
      4. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)
      5. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
      6. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
      7. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
      8. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
      9. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1)
      10. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #1)
      11. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)
      12. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5)
      13. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)
      14. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
      15. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
      16. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #1)
      17. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
      18. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)
      19. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3)
      20. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
      21. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
      22. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
      23. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
      24. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
      25. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
      26. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
      27. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
      28. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
      29. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
      30. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
      31. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
      32. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
      33. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)


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

      Read 25 new authors in 2017


      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: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
      40. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
      41. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
      42. Final Girls by Riley Sager
      43. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
      44. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
      45. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
      46. False Flag by John Altman
      47. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
      48. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
      49. Slade House by David Mitchell
      50. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
      51. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
      52. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
      53. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
      54. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
      55. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
      56. The Troop by Nick Cutter
      57. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
      58. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
      59. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
      60. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty




      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: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper [new author]
      41. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy [new author]
      42. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon [new author]
      43. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1) [new series]
      44. Final Girls by Riley Sager [new author]
      45. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper [new author]
      46. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck [new author]
      47. Possess by Gretchen McNeil [new author]
      48. False Flag by John Altman [new author]
      49. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed [new author]
      50. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins [new author]
      51. Slade House by David Mitchell [new author]
      52. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [new author]
      53. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      54. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs [new author]
      55. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco [new author]
      56. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick [new author]
      57. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1) [new series]
      58. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright [new author]
      59. The Troop by Nick Cutter [new author]
      60. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak [new author]
      61. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks [new author]
      62. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield [new author]
      63. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty [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


      1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
      2. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard
      3. Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
      4. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)
      5. Fast in the Night:A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow
      6. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
      7. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
      8. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
      9. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
      10. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
      11. Final Girls by Riley Sager
      12. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
      13. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
      14. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
      15. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
      16. False Flag by John Altman
      17. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
      18. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
      19. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
      20. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
      21. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
      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: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
      7. A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE YOU FOLLOW ON TWITTER (Kimberly): Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
      8. A BOOK SET IN THE CARIBBEAN (MAIN CHARACTER TAKES A TRIP TO ST. LUCIA): Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
      9. A BOOK FROM OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
      10. A BOOK THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU CRY: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
      11. A HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY A PERSON OF COLOR
      12. A BOOK PUBLISHED A DECADE AFTER YOU WERE BORN
      13. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
      14. THE FIRST BOOK YOU SEE WHEN YOU WALK INTO A BOOKSTORE
      15. A BOOK ABOUT FINANCE
      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: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
        26. An espionage thriller: False Flag by John Altman
        27. A book set in a hotel: The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
        28. A novel set during wartime: Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
        29. A book that is a story within a story: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
        30. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
        31. A book with multiple authors
        32. A book with a cat on the cover
        33. A book about food
        34. A book with career advice
        35. A steampunk novel
        36. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
        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 (recommended by Stephen King): The Elementals by Michael McDowell
        5. A book with a family member term in the title: Final Girls by Riley Sager
        6. A bestseller from 2016: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
        7. A book you got from a used book sale: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
        8. A book that’s more than 800 pages: It by Stephen King
        9. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
        10. A book about an immigrant or a refugee
        11. A book from a genre/sub-genre that you’ve never heard of
        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: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


        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 travel memoirWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
        10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your locationQueen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
        11. Read a book about booksThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
        12. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
        13. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
        14. Read an all-ages comic.
        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
        7. JULY (BELIEVE THE UNBELIEVABLE - URBAN FANTASY): One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
        8. AUGUST (SEASONS, ELEMENTS AND WEATHER): Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
        9. SEPTEMBER (CREEPY, CHILLING, AND FRIGHTFUL): Possess by Gretchen McNeil
        10. OCTOBER (GAMES, CHALLENGES, AND CONTENTS): Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
        11. NOVEMBER (LAST CHANCE): The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)

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


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




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


        1. A book with a word of phrase relating to wildness in the title – any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (eg: The Call of the Wild, Angry Aztecs, Crazy for You; An Untamed State)
        2. A book with a species of bird (or the word “bird”) in the title: (eg: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thorn Birds, Turkey: A Modern History)
        3. A book with an exotic or far-flung location in the title – fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (eg: Paradise Lost, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Atlantis Rising)
        4.  A book with an object you might hunt for in the title (eg: Treasure Island, One for the Money, The History of Love, Dreams from my Father, A Monster Calls, All the Answers)
        5. A book with a synonym for chase in the title (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc) (eg: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Follow the River, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Night Stalker)
        6.  A book with a means of transport in the title (eg: If I Built a CarWalk Two Moons, The Girl on the Train)
        7.  A book with an object you might take on a search or hunt in the title (eg: The Golden Compass, The Map to Everywhere, Water for Elephants, Team of Rivals )
        1. A BOOK WITH AN OBJECT YOU MIGHT HUNT FOR IN THE TITLE: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25) [you could hunt for BLOOD or an ENGLISHMAN, LOL!!)
        2. A BOOK WITH AN EXOTIC OR FAR-FLUNG LOCATION IN THE TITLE (FANTASY AND MYTHICAL LOCATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE): The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #1)
        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: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
        23. AUSTRALIAN/NZ AUTHOR: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
        24. SIZE WORD IN THE TITLE:
        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 GRAPHIC NOVEL: Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
        22. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRY TALE: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
        23. A BOOK OF POETRY:
        24. A BOOK YOU HAD TO READ IN HIGH SCHOOL:



        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 NONFICTION BOOK ABOUT NATURE: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
        21. A BOOK BASED ON A FAIRYTALE: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
        22. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER:
        23. A BOOK OF POETRY:
        24. 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)
          2. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
          3. Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
        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
          3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
        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
          3. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
        7. LGBTQIA:
          1. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
          2. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
          3. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
        8. SET PRE 1990:
          1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
          2. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
          3. It by Stephen King
        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)
          2. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
          3. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
        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)
          3. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
        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
          2. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
          3. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
        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
          2. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
        19. FEATURES RECOVERY:
          1. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
          2. Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
          3. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
        20. BLACK AND WHITE COVER:
          1. Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
          2. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
        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)
          3. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
        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)
        10. RAZOR: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber, at Page 24: "The door flew open and he stood in front of her, his face covered in shaving cream, with a razor in his hand."
        11. TROPICAL ISLAND: Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
        12. SCOTCH/BOURBON: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2), at Page 53: "All the bad shit and frustration that had happened in training, coupled with the bourbon the guy had been drinking, conspired against good ol' Pey-pey's cockblocking, protective instincts -- and the next thing you knew, the DDs had taken a load off in Petyton's lap and her fake-tipped nails were stroking the hair at the base of his neck."
        13. CLASS DIFFERENCE: The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
        14. LAP TOP COMPUTER: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
        15. INSIDE A CAVE/UNDERGROUND: Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
        16. ON-LINE LOVERS: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
        17. SNOWY LANDSCAPE: An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham

          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); C - New York City: Final Girls by Riley Sager; D - Caldwell: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2); E - Caldwell: The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15); F - False Flag by John Altman; G - Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
          2. MARYLAND (Baltimore): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; B - Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2)
          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); (C) San Francisco: Possess by Gretchen McNeil; (D) Pacific Crest Trail - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
          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; (D) Texas: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
          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 - (A) Pawlet: Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub; (B) Ashford/Braxton: Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
          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); C - Kennewick: Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1); D - Seattle: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber; E - Seattle: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2); F - Seattle: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
          16. PENNSYLVANIA: (A) - Philadelphia: Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #1.5); (B) West Philadelphia: Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright
          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; (B) Great River County Park - Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
          20. MICHIGAN - (A) Detroit: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
          21. VIRGINIA - (A) Richmond: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2); (B) Blue Ridge Mountains - An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham
          22. ARIZONA - (A) Silver Water: Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
          23. MONTANA - (A) Bitterroot Mountains: Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
          24. MAINE - (A) Derry: It by Stephen King
          25. NEBRASKA - (A) Osborne: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
          26. NORTH CAROLINA - (A) Charlotte: Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
          27. COLORADO - (A) Denver: The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)


          Arkansas

          Connecticut

          Delaware

          Florida

          Georgia

          Hawaii

          Illinois 
          Iowa

          Kentucky

          Minnesota

          Mississippi

          New Hampshire

          New Jersey

          New Mexico

          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; (G) Northumberland - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware; (H) London - Slade House by David Mitchell; (I) The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; (J) Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak; (K) Angelfield - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
          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)
          10. COSTA RICA: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
          11. ST. LUCIA: Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper
          12. FRANCE: Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
          13. CANADA - (A) Prince Edward Island - The Troop by Nick Cutter; (B) Manitoba - Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
          14. AUSTRALIA: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty



          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. Q: Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
            23. 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
            U
            R
            R
            L

            M
            A
            Y

            J

            J
            U
            L
            Y
            U
            U
            E
            P
            E
            E
            R
            O
            E
            R

            N
            O
            V
            E
            E
            R
            E
            C
            E
            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
            13. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
            14. It by Stephen King
            15. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
            16. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
            17. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
            18. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
            19. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
            20. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


            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


            Frankenstein by Mary Shelley



            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


            The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


            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 CLASSIC BY A WOMAN AUTHOR: 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
            4. A GOTHIC OR HORROR CLASSIC: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


            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
            4. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


            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 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.

            1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
            2. Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1)
            3. White Bones by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #1)
            4. The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #25)
            5. The Dinner by Herman Koch
            6. Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)
            7. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
            8. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)
            9. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett (A Savannah Reid Mystery, Book #17)
            10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
            11. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
            12. Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
            13. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
            14. Broken Angels by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #2)
            15. Final Girls by Riley Sager
            16. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
            17. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
            18. False Flag by John Altman
            19. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
            20. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
            21. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
            22. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
            23. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


            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

            1. The Dinner by Herman Koch
            2. Final Girls by Riley Sager [main character is a baking blogger]

            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]
            11. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1) [the main character is a walker and can turn into a coyote]
            12. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2) [zombies]
            13. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2) [vampires]
            14. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15) [vampires]
            15. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #2) [spiders]
            16. Possess by Gretchen McNeil [demons, angels, nephilim]
            17. Slade House by David Mitchell [soul-eaters]
            18. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [ghosts]
            19. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)[zombies]
            20. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco [demons]
            21. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick [man turns into a beast]
            22. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1) [ghosts]
            23. The Troop by Nick Cutter [worms]
            24. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham [angels]

            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.
             

              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. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Universe, Book #0.5)
              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. Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn (Lily Bound, Book #1)
              9. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Oz, Book #2)
              10. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1)
              11. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #2)
              12. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
              13. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
              14. Slade House by David Mitchell
              15. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick


              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)
              8. SCARY: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
              9. SWOON WORTHY ROMANCE: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)

              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)
              14. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
              15. Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1 by David Lawrence, Amelia Woo, and Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels, Book #1.1)
              16. Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
              17. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2)
              18. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
              19. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
              20. Slade House by David Mitchell
              21. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
              22. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
              23. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
              24. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
              25. The Shining by Stephen King (The Shining, Book #1)
              26. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham

              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
              3. ZOMBIES #2: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne (Day by Day Armageddon, Book #2)
              4. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #2: Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
              5. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #3: Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
              6. ZOMBIES #3: Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)

              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)
              13. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #2)
              14. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
              15. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
              16. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
              17. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks



              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
              4. FREE BOOK CHOICE: Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks



              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
              4. Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks


              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
              4. MUSIC MEMOIR: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper
              5. TRAVEL MEMOIR: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

              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 December 2017 to February 2018, and it is being hosted by Becca at Pretty Deadly Reviews. Read a book for each square!


              1. VILLAINOUS: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
              2. RED COVER:
              3. SPINOFF:
              4. BLACK AUTHOR:
              5. BUDDY READ:
              6. 2018 DEBUT:
              7. DEATH:
              8. WINTER RELEASE:
              9. SCI-FI:
              10. LIGHT BLUE COVER:
              11. NUMBERS IN TITLE:
              12. 2017 RELEASE YOU MISSED:
              13. GREEN COVER:
              14. LGBT+:
              15. SNOW OR ICE ON THE COVER:
              16. FRIEND'S FAVE:
              17. FAE/ FAERIES, FAIR FOLK:
              18. TREES ON COVER:
              19. WINTERY TITLE:
              20. MUSIC THEMES:
              21. COLD SETTING:
              22. ROMANCE:
              23. BOOK THAT WAS A GIFT:
              24. HOLIDAY THEME:



              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.
              January 2 – Julie and I will post our December completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post
              1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - Completes five squares: Free book, Audiobook, Not a recent release, Friendship tested/strengthened, Stand alone



              Timeframe: September 21 - December 20, 2017
              16/20

              ✔1. Read a book where a character moves from one country to another - OR - read a book set in the fall (September, October, November).

              The Troop by Nick Cutter
              Read a book set in the Fall (October)

              ✔2. Read a book marked RELIGION on the main GR genre page - OR - read a book written by an author whose first AND last initials can be found in SEPARATIST. 

              There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
              Read a book written by an author whose first AND last initials can be found in SEPARATIST

              ✔THE SHIP
              3. Read a book marked FAMILY on its Goodreads main genre page - OR - a book with a pregnant woman.

              Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
              A book with a pregnant woman.

              ✔4. Read a book with some sort of weather shown on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book that took longer to read than you expected (it was longer you thought it needed to be or you went on vacation, etc.).


              Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
              Read a book with some sort of weather shown on the cover [snowing]

              5. Read a book with "25" or "12" appearing intact and in that order in the total number of pages (tell us how many pages) - OR - a book with some sort of alcoholic beverage on the cover (show us the cover).

              ✔6. Read a book that is small (150-200 pages) - OR - a book with a character who has to live in a small space (a tent, a small room, an attic, etc.).

              Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
              Read a book with a character who has to live in a small space (hospital room)

              ✔7. Read a book with a candle or playing cards on the cover (show us the cover) - OR - a book where a meal is eaten.

              It by Stephen King
              Read a book where a meal is eaten

              ✔8. Read a book where an animal is important to the plot - OR - a book where the first letter of the first word of the title is found in PET (disregard A, An, The).


              Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
              Read a book where the first letter of the first word of the title is found in PET [T=Two]

              9. Read a book with an honorific in the title (Captain, Dr., Mr. Mrs., Sir, etc.) - OR - a book with a character who is a cook or chef.

              ✔10. Read a book in which the characters are in danger (without telling too much, tell us how) - OR - a book with a gun or cannon on the cover (show us the cover).

              Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
              Read a book in which the characters are in danger (women are being frozen in blocks of ice and adorned with piece's of jewelery owned by one of the police officers)

              11. Read a book with some sort of pot on the cover (show us the cover) - OR - a book with an author's LAST name that begins with L or P.

              THE JOURNEY
              ✔12. Read a book where someone travels by ship - or - read a book set in England OR Holland (Netherlands).

              The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
              Read a book set in England

              ✔13. Read a book in which a character double-crosses another character or cheats in some way - or - read a book whose title or author's name has TWO sets of double-letters (they don't have to be in the same word). 

              Read a book in which a character double-crosses another character or cheats in some way

              14. Read a book with some sort of tool on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book that you started previously, put down, then picked up again and finished.

              ✔15. Read a book with a character whose FIRST name starts with J (tell us the name) - or - read a book with a carpenter or which contains some sort of wood-working activity.


              Dust by Joan Frances Turner (The Resurgam Trilogy, Book #1)
              Read a book with a character whose FIRST name starts with J (tell us the name) - Jessie

              ✔16. Read a book where a group of people work together to solve a problem - or - read a book with at least two KEY words in the title that start with the same letter.

              Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick
              Read a book with at least two KEY words in the title that start with the same letter [B]

              THE ARRIVAL
              ✔17. Read a book set in a cold climate (tell us where) - OR - a book showing shoes or stockings/socks on the cover (show us the cover).
              Read a book set in a cold climate [in the mountains in Colorado]

              ✔18. Read a book in which disease in involved - or - read a book with either 5 or 3 in the original publication YEAR (tell us the year).

              Read a book with either 5 or 3 in the original publication YEAR [1973]

              ✔19. Read a book with hills or mountains on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book with a character who acts as bodyguard for another character.
              Read a book with hills or mountains on the cover

              ✔20. Read a book that you consider to be a quick and easy read - or - read a book set in London. 

              Read a book set in London

              1. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
              2. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
              3. Snow Cones and Dimes: A Christmas Jars Story by Jason F. Wright


              This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ True Xmas Spirit

              #truexmasspirit


              I'm aiming for:

              Mistletoe: Read 2-4 books

              Fa La La La Films: watch a bunch or a few Christmas movies...it's up to you!


              Visions of Sugar Plums: read books with your children this season and share what you read

              1. The Christmas Boot by Lisa Wheeler
              2. Merry Christmas, Squirrels! by Nancy Rose
              3. And Then Comes Christmas by Tom Brenner
              4. Santa Who? by Gail Gibbons
              5. How Many Sleeps 'til Christmas? by Mark Sperring
              6. A Christmas for Bear by Bonny Becker
              7. Lotta's Christmas Surprise by Astrid Lindgren
              8. Merry Christmas, Peter! by Frederick Warne
              9. Penguin's Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon
              10. The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky
              11. Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner
              12. A Homemade Together Christmas by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
              13. The Legend of the Poinsettia retold by Tomie dePaola
              14. Babushka: A Christmas Tale by Dawn Casey

              This challenge is being hosted by Michelle @ Seasons of Reading.

              #CSReadathon


              The Christmas Spirit Readathon has a twist this year! It's a Christmas and Scary Readathon

              What does this mean? Well, you can read Christmas, or you can read scary, or you can read both. For example, A Christmas Carol could also be labeled as scary/spooky because of the ghosts. Dickens also wrote other spooky Christmas tales (check his "Christmas Books"). However, don't think your scary has to have a Christmas theme. You can read non-holiday scary, or you can read a Christmas themed mystery (which can sometimes be scary), or you can choose all Christmas books. It's entirely up to you!



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


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

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


              38 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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