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2018 Reading Challenges

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

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

I'm aiming for: 


Picture Books: 26


  1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
  2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  4. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  5. Adam by Ted Dekker
  6. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  7. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
  8. Carrie by Stephen King
  9. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)


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

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

Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

  1. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  2. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
  3. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
  4. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
  5. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
  6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
  8. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
  9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


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

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



Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books

  1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
  2. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)



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

My goal:

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




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. Erica Jong
  17. J.A. Jance

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

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

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

Read 12 review books from my Blogger Shame pile.



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

I'm aiming for:

Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
  1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  2. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  4. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  5. Adam by Ted Dekker
  6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
  8. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  10. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
  11. Carrie by Stephen King
  12. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)





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

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

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

My 2018 TBR Pile Challenge List:

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



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

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

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

Here's my stack:


I am using List Randomizer to sort the order.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

  1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
  2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
  4. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
  5. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  6. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
  7. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
  8. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
  9. Adam by Ted Dekker
  10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  11. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
  12. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
  13. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
  14. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  15. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
  16. Carrie by Stephen King
  17. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)


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

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

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


    1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
    2. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
    3. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
    4. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
    5. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
    6. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
    7. Adam by Ted Dekker
    8. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    9. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
    10. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
    11. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
    12. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    13. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
    14. Carrie by Stephen King
    15. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)


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

    1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie

      1. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)


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

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


      This challenge is being hosted by Literary Escapism.
      #NewAuthors18

      My goal is to discover 50 new authors in 2018.

      1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
      5. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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

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


      Examples:

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

      Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

      Level 2: 11- 20 books

      1. White Bodies by Jane Robins [new author]
      2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan [new author]
      3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1) [new author]
      4. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown [new author]
      5. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty [new author]
      7. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1) [new author; new series]
      8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson [new author]

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


      Here are some of the books in series that I need to finish:
      1. The Others series by Anne Bishop:
        1. a) Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
        2. b) Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      2. Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward:
        1. a) Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
      3. Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn:
        1. a) Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
      4. Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost:
        1. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
      5. Island series by Gordon Korman:
        1. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
        2. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
      6. Warriors series by Erin Hunter:
        1. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      7. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
      8. Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, Book #4)
      9. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
      10. Abandon by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book #3)
      11. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
      12. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
      13. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)

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

      1. A BOOK WITH CHARACTERS WHO ARE TWINS: White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. A BOOK WITH AN LGBTQ+ PROTAGONIST: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. A BOOK WITH A WEATHER ELEMENT IN THE TITLE: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. A BOOK WITH AN ANIMAL IN THE TITLE: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      5. A BOOK THAT'S PUBLISHED IN 2018: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
      6. THE NEXT BOOK IN A SERIES YOU STARTED: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
      7. A BOOK WITH YOUR FAVOURITE COLOR IN THE TITLE: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      8. A BOOK YOU MEANT TO READ IN 2017 BUT DIDN'T GET TO: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
      9. A BOOK SET AT SEA: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      10. A BOOK ABOUT DEATH OR GRIEF: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      11. A BOOK YOU BORROWED OR THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU AS A GIFT (borrowed from library): At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
      12. A BOOK WITH SONG LYRICS IN THE TITLE (song by Eminem): Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      13. A CHILDHOOD CLASSIC YOU'VE NEVER READ: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      14. A BOOK THAT IS ALSO A STAGE PLAY OR MUSICAL: Carrie by Stephen King
      15. A BOOK ABOUT OR INVOLVING A SPORT: 
      16. A BOOK MADE INTO A MOVIE YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN:
      17. TRUE CRIME:
      18. A BOOK INVOLVING A HEIST:
      19. NORDIC NOIR:
      20. A NOVEL BASED ON A REAL PERSON:
      21. A BOOK SET IN A COUNTRY THAT FASCINATES YOU:
      22. A BOOK WITH A TIME OF DAY IN THE TITLE:
      23. A BOOK ABOUT A VILLAIN OR ANTI-HERO:
      24. A BOOK WITH A FEMALE AUTHOR WHO USES A MALE PSEUDONYM:
      25. A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT ETHNICITY THAN YOU:
      26. A BOOK ABOUT FEMINISM:
      27. A BOOK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH:
      28. A BOOK BY TWO AUTHORS:
      29. A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR:
      30. A BOOK WITH ALLITERATION IN THE TITLE:
      31. A BOOK ABOUT TIME TRAVEL:
      32. A BOOK SET ON A DIFFERENT PLANET:
      33. A BOOK ABOUT OR SET ON HALLOWEEN:
      34. A BOOK MENTIONED IN ANOTHER BOOK:
      35. A BOOK FROM A CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB:
      36. A PAST GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS WINNER:
      37. A BOOK SET IN THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN:
      38. A BOOK WITH AN UGLY COVER:
      39. A BOOK THAT INVOLVES A BOOKSTORE OR LIBRARY:
      40. YOUR FAVOURITE PROMPT FROM THE 2015, 2016, OR 2017 READING  CHALLENGES:


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



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

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

      Finally, here are the tasks!
      1. A one-sitting book: White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      3. A children’s classic published before 1980: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      4. A book published posthumously
      5. A book of true crime
      6. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
      7. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
      8. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
      9. A book about nature
      10. A western
      11. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
      12. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
      13. A romance novel by or about a person of color
      14. A celebrity memoir
      15. An Oprah Book Club selection
      16. A book of social science
      17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
      18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
      19. A book of genre fiction in translation
      20. A book with a cover you hate
      21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
      22. An essay anthology
      23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
      24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
      Finished your 2017 Challenge? Don’t forget to take a picture of your completed list, email it to readharder@bookriot.com by Dec. 31st, and get a 30% discount at the Book Riot store! If you’re struggling for your last task or two, don’t forget you can search Book Riot for “Read Harder” and find help from our contributors for some of the trickier tasks.

      This challenge is being hosted by Blydyn Square Books.

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

      Blydyn Square Books 2018 (18 for 2018) Reading Challenge

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


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

      Read one book for each challenge prompt.

      1. A book by an LGBTQ author: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      2. An 'old school' romance - published before 1990.
      3. An interracial romance
      4. A single parent romance
      5. A debut novel by a romance author
      6. A collection of poetry by an author of color
      7. Fiction novel during the jazz age
      8. Novel by a Caribbean author
      9. A book you read last year
      10. A childhood favorite
      11. A book by an author currently under 25 years old
      12. A book published by an indie press
      13. A political memoir
      14. A book recommended by your BFF

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

      reading books

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

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

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


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

      Read a book for each square!

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


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

      Read a book for each square!

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

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

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

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

      2018 Reading Challenge
      NumberChallengeBookAuthor
      Level 1: Book of the Month Club
      1A book from Project Gutenberg
      2A book that costs less than $5: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan#2
      3A Cozy Mystery
      4A comedy or a satire book
      5Read a book by Nora Roberts
      6A book that has been turned into a movie or TV show: Carrie by Stephen King#17
      7A book on a best seller list: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)#5
      8A book under 300 pages: White Bodies by Jane Robins#1
      9A book that takes place around a holiday
      10A book with a one word title: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)#6
      11A book you first read when you were a teenager
      12A children's book: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)#9
      level 2: Casual Reader Club
      13A book by a new author: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown#8
      14Reread a favorite book
      15A book with a cover that's in your favorite color
      16A book published in 1993
      17A book recommended to you on social media or by a friend
      18A book with a number in the title
      19A book with pictures in it
      20A retelling of a fairy tale
      21A book that involves a mythical creature: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)#7
      22A book about witches
      23A book by an author named Chris or Christopher
      24A book you got from a used bookshop or site: Adam by Ted Dekker#10
      Level 3: Dedicated Reader Club
      25A book about space travel, aliens, or other planets
      26A book with an animal in the title: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)#4
      27First in a series you've wanted to start: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)#12
      28A book with music or song in the title: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty#11
      29A book with a purple cover
      30A cult classic
      31A book about a Teacher
      32An action adventure book: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)#14
      33A book that takes place before 1900
      34A book about friendship: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson#15
      35A book by Michael Crichton
      36A book about a Queen
      Level 4: Speed Reader Club
      37A book by Agatha Christie
      38A book that takes place in Australia
      39A book that has a title starting with the letter Y
      40Read a compilation of short stories
      41Read a book from the Guardian's 100 greatest Novel list
      42A book with the word thief in the title
      43A banned book
      44A book published in 1968
      45A book about a doctor
      46A book involving food
      47A book with a male main character
      48A book by two or more authors: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)#16
      Level 5: Overachiever Club
      49A book published the year one of your parents was born
      50A book over 500 pages
      51A book about traveling: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)#18
      52A book with a flower on the cover
      53A Non-Fiction book
      54A book that takes place during a war
      55A book involving a culture different than your own
      56A book that takes place in Canada
      57A book that was originally published in a foreign language
      58A book about a character who has your dream job: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)#13
      59A book with woman or girl in the title: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)#3
      60A book about a main character that has the same hair color as you


      1. A book under 300 pages: White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. A book that costs less than $5: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. A book with woman or girl in the title: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. A book with an animal in the title: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      5. A book on a best seller list: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
      6. A book with a one word title: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
      7. A book that involves a mythical creature: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      8. A book by a new author: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
      9. A children's book: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      10. A book you got from a used bookshop or site: Adam by Ted Dekker
      11. A book with music or song in the title: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      12. First in a series you've wanted to start: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      13. A book about a character who has your dream job: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
      14. An action adventure book: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      15. A book about friendship: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      16. A book by two or more authors: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      17. A book that has been turned into a movie or TV show: Carrie by Stephen King
      18. A book about traveling: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)


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



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



      This challenge is being hosted by Ivyclad Ideas.



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


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

      Just before the first of each month we’ll be checking in with you and putting up a new linky for you to link your reviews for that month to. You will have until the 10th of the next month to add your link. After that the linky will be closed. You can still link up after that, you’ll just need to message me.

      JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading
      Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.
      FEBRUARY – One Word
      Read a book with a one word title.
      MARCH – Travel the World
      Read a book set in a different country than your own, written by an author from another country than your own, or a book in which the characters travel.
      APRIL – Read Locally
      Read a book set in your country, state, town, village (or has a main character from your home town, country, etc)
      MAY- Book to Screen
      Read a book that’s been made into a movie or a TV show.
      JUNE- Crack the Case
      Mysteries, True Crime, Who Dunnit’s.
      JULY – Vacation Reads
      Read a book you think is a perfect vacation read and tell us why.
      AUGUST- Award Winners
      Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.
      SEPTEMBER- Don’t Turn Out The Light
      Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, horror novels.
      OCTOBER- New or Old
      Choose a new release from 2018 or a book known as a classic.
      NOVEMBER- Family
      Books where family dynamics play a big role in the story
      DECEMBER- Wrapping It Up
      Winter or holiday themed books or books with snow, ice, etc in the title or books set in winter OR read a book with a theme from any of the months in this challenge (could be a theme you didn’t do, or one you want to do again).
      1. JANUARY (DIVERSIFY YOUR READING): Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      2. FEBRUARY (ONE WORD): 
      3. Adam by Ted Dekker
      This challenge is being hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. Here are the details:

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

      GUIDELINES  

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

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


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

      Once again the categories will be more open--the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book. For "implies color" the image implying color should dominate the cover--for instance a large rainbow, a field of flowers, or the image of a painter. Get ready for a rainbow of reading in 2018.

      Here are the rules:

      *Read nine books in the following categories.


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

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

      1. WHITE IN THE TITLE/COVER: White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. BLUE COVER: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. A BOOK WITH ANY OTHER COLOR IN THE TITLE/ON THE COVER: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      4. RED COVER: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      5. GREEN COVER: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)

      This challenge is being hosted by Charlie @ The Worm Hole.
      #whatsinaname2018

      Read a book for each category:

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




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

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

      Here are some books from my birth year:

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




      1. NEW JERSEY: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      2. NEW YORK: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
      3. FLORIDA: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
      4. CALIFORNIA: (A) Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown; (B) Adam by Ted Dekker; (C) San Francisco - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      5. ALASKA: (A) A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      6. VIRGINIA: (A) Richmond - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3); (B) Lake Creek - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      7. MAINE: (A) Chamberlain - Carrie by Stephen King

      BONUS COUNTRIES:

      1. UNITED KINGDOM: (A) London - White Bodies by Jane Robins; (B) The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      2. SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN ON AN UNCHARTED ISLAND: Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      3. TAIWAN: (A) Taipei - Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)

      This challenge is being hosted by Rose City Reader.

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

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

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

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

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

      1. UNITED KINGDOM: White Bodies by Jane Robins
      This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

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

      1. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      2. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      4. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)

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

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

      Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.


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

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

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

      A. 2017 OR EARLIER BOOKS:
      1. White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      5. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
      6. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      7. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
      8. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      9. Adam by Ted Dekker
      10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
      11. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      12. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
      13. Survival by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #2)
      14. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
      15. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      16. Carrie by Stephen King
      17. Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
      This challenge is being hosted by Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews.

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

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

      1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      2. Adam by Ted Dekker
      3. Carrie by Stephen King


      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 - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3) [#41]
      N
      U
      A
      R
      Y
      U
      R
      R
      A - Adam by Ted Dekker [#39]
      Y

      J
      U
      L
      Y
      U
      U
      E
      P
      E
      E
      R
      O
      E - Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3) [#42]
      R

      N
      O
      E
      R
      E
      C - A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1) [#40]
      E
      E
      R



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

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



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

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




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

      1. W:  White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. B: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. G: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. M: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      5. V: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      6. S: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      7. A: Adam by Ted Dekker
      8. C: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      9. F: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      10. E: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
      11. D
      12. H
      13. I
      14. J
      15. K
      16. L
      17. N
      18. O
      19. P
      20. Q
      21. R
      22. T
      23. U
      24. X
      25. Y
      26. Z


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

      Read a book for every letter of the alphabet.

      1. W:  White Bodies by Jane Robins
      2. B: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
      3. G: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
      4. M: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
      5. V: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
      6. S: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
      7. A: Adam by Ted Dekker
      8. C: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
      9. F: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
      10. E: Escape by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #3)
      11. D
      12. H
      13. I
      14. J
      15. K
      16. L
      17. N
      18. O
      19. P
      20. Q
      21. R
      22. T
      23. U
      24. X
      25. Y
      26. Z




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

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

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

      Here are the reading categories:


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

      __16. Memoir of high school or college events

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

      __23. Published in 2018

      __24. Published in 2017 or earlier

      __25. Under 300 pages

      __26. Over 300 pages

      __27. One you want to re-read

      __28. Subject of your choice

      __29. Author of your choice

      __30. Free choice

      __31. Free choice

      __32. Free choice


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

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

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

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

      This is the level that I'm aiming for:


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

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

      7 Variations on the Epistolary Novel

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

      Here are the ones that I have on my TBR:

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


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

      • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
      Here is the level that I'm aiming for:
      5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
      This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.

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

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





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

      This is the level that I'm aiming for:

      Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries

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

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

      Joe Grey Mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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

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


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

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

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


      1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2) [werewolves, vampires, shifters, blood prophets]
      2. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3) [vampires]
      3. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2) [witches]
      4. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3) [werewolves, vampires, shifters, blood prophets]
      5. Adam by Ted Dekker [demon possession]
      6. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3) [vampires, ghouls]
      7. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2) [cats]
      This challenge is being hosted by Julie @ Smiling Shelves.

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


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

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

      • A book is considered "old school" if it was published in the decade of your birth or before. 
      My goal is to read 5 "old school" children's books in 2018.


      1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


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

      This is not a genre that I ordinarily read, so here's the level that I'm aiming for:
      1st Base: read 1 – 5 books


      This challenge is being hosted by Francesca from Under the Covers Book Blog at Goodreads.

      I'm aiming for:


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


      1. PARANORMAL ROMANCE: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
      2. URBAN FANTASY: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)


      This challenge is being hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader.

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

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

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

      This challenge is hosted by Shari @ Delighted Reader.


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



      I'm aiming for:



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


      2018 Literary Pickers Challenge- Scavenger List

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

        1. JUST A GUY: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
        2. A PARANORMAL OR SCI-FI ELEMENT: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)


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


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

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

        What counts?


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


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

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

        Here is the level that I'm aiming for:

        Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books


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

        WHAT BOOKS COUNT?

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

        1. Fantastic Beasts: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
        2. Bite Me: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
        3. Re-Telling: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
        4. Alternate Reality: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
        5. Immortal: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
        6. Rebellion: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
        7. This is Totally Going to Happen One Day: Carrie by Stephen King
        8. Demonic: 
        9. Space
        10. AI
        11. Wibbly Wobbly Time Travel
        12. It's the End of the World As We Know It
        13. Alien Invasion
        14. Plague
        15. Dystopia
        16. Cyberpunk
        17. Asian
        18. African
        19. Independent
        20. South American
        21. Portal
        22. Haunted
        23. Undead
        24. Kings, Queens and Long, Lost Relatives
        25. Epic

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

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

        1) 
        Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for over 2 years: 
        Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
        2) Read a diverse SFF book: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
        3) Read a fantasy book inspired by another story, fairytale, myth etc.: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
        4) Read a Sequel: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
        5) Read a Random SFF book – your pick!: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
        6) Read a book with a map: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
        7) Read a book that has been adapted: Carrie by Stephen King
        8) Read a book with Dragons in it
        9) Read a book over 500 pages
        10) Read an SFF novella
        11) Read a first book in a series
        12) Read a Science Fiction classic
        13) Read a Fantasy classic
        14) Read a book whose title matches the first letter of your last name
        15) Read a book that has a weapon on the cover
        16) Read a book that has a Spaceship on the cover
        17) Read a book with time travel in it 
        18) Read a book whose cover has stars in it or whose title has any variation of the word star in it
        19) Read a book with magical realism in it
        20) Read an SFF graphic novel


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

        This is the level that I'm aiming for:

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


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

        #LetsReadIndie


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

        Here are some Indie books on my shelf:

        1. Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen (Fallen Star, Book #1)
        2. Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen (Shattered Promises, Book #1)
        3. Ember by Jessica Sorensen (Death Collectors, Book #1)
        4. Blood Hex by Erin Butler (The Adams' Witch, Book #1)
        5. Rebel Heart by Lizzy Ford 
        6. Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford (Rhyn Trilogy, Book #1)
        7. Air Awakens by Elise Kova (Air Awakens, Book #1)

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



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


        Read 12 YA books

        1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
        2. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
        3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
        4. Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)

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

        The challenge will be exactly the same as last year, 12 classic books, but with slightly different categories. You do not have to read all 12 books to participate in this challenge!
        • Complete six categories, and you get one entry in the drawing
        • Complete nine categories, and you get two entries in the drawing
        • Complete all twelve categories, and you get three entries in the drawing

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


        My goal is to complete six categories:

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

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

        2.  A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1968. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.

        3.  A classic by a woman author.

        4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories). Modern translations are acceptable as long as the original work fits the guidelines for publications as explained in the challenge rules.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

        #2018HistFicReadingChallenge

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





        This challenge is being hosted by Doing Dewey.

        My goal is to read five non-fiction books.


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


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

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

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









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

        #Book2MovieRC


        This is the level that I'm aiming for:

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


        1. Carrie by Stephen King


        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. 2017 RELEASE YOU MISSED: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
        3. DEATH: Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Cajun Country Mystery, Book #2)
        4. TREES ON COVER: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #1)
        5. SNOW OR ICE ON THE COVER: Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide, Book #5)
        6. GREEN COVER: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
        7. ROMANCE: Behind the Plaid by Eliza Knight (Highland Bound, Book #1)
        8. RED COVER: Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
        9. HOLIDAY THEME: A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George
        10. LGBT+: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
        11. WINTERY TITLE: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
        12. FRIEND'S FAVE: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
        13. SPINOFF: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
        14. BOOK THAT WAS A GIFT: Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
        15. LIGHT BLUE COVER: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1)
        16. COLD SETTING (ALASKA): A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
        17. BUDDY READ: Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter (Warriors, Book #2)
        18. BLACK AUTHOR:
        19. 2018 DEBUT:
        20. WINTER RELEASE:
        21. SCI-FI:
        22. NUMBERS IN TITLE:
        23. FAE/ FAERIES, FAIR FOLK:
        24. MUSIC THEMES:


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


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

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

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



        Goodreads Winter Scavenger Challenge: Northern Lights
        Duration: December 21, 2017 - March 20, 2018

        14/16 books read

        You’ve probably heard of the Northern Lights, also known as “Aurora borealis,” but what causes these spectacular displays? Read on to find out!

        1. ❃ Read a book with the sun or a sunny scene on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose title starts with a letter in LIGHTS (exclude "a" "an" "the").

        The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)
        Read a book whose title starts with a letter in LIGHTS [G=Girl]

        2. ❃ Read a book that takes place in ancient Rome or mentions a goddess of any kind (tell us her name) OR read a book with “NORTH” or “SOUTH” in its title (“Northern” or “Southern” will work as well.)

        At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
        Read a book that takes place in ancient Rome or mentions a goddess of any kind [Isis]

        ✔3. ❃ Read a book whose author’s last initial is found in “ZONE” OR read a book with an intact number between 66 – 69 in its total page count (66, 67, 68, 69 – i.e. 268 works, 628 does not).

        Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

        Read a book whose author's last initial is found in "ZONE" [E=Esquivel]

        ✔4. ❃ Read a book with a brightly colored cover (must be at least 3 different colors) OR read a book with a “colorful” character; tell us about the character.




        Read a book with a "colorful" character [Ebenezer Scrooge is definitely colorful! He is an unusual man, who feels that the weak and sick should just die off to "decrease the surplus population." He is very unkind, rude and offensive]

        5. ❃ Read a book published in 2013 OR read a book with any nighttime word in its title (i.e. dusk, evening, night, midnight).

        ✔6. ❃ Read a book that takes place in Iceland OR read a book with a natural body of water on its cover (i.e. lake, ocean; not a swimming pool; remember to post the cover).

        7. ❃ Read a book that features an official competition of some kind (tell us what) OR read a book with any type of surfing equipment on its cover (remember to post the cover).

        Carrie by Stephen King
        Read a book that features an official competition of some kind [the Prom King and Queen]

        ✔8. ❃ Read a book with a bridge on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose setting is close to a border of some type - i.e. city, state, country (tell us where and tell us the close border).

        A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)
        Read a book whose setting is close to a border of some type (mountains in Alaska, near the US/Canada border - Alaska/Yukon)

        9. ❃ Read a book that takes place in Alaska OR read a book that has any item indicating “hot” on its cover (i.e. a filled bath tub, a cup of coffee, etc.)
        Read a book that has any item indicating "hot" on its cover [a filled bath tub]

        10. ❃ Read a book that takes place in any type of campground or resort OR read a book that mentions hot tea at least once (tell us the context or include the sentence in which the hot tea is mentioned).

        Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
        Read a book that mentions hot tea at least once ["Since I'm not getting any more sleep, I'm going to put the kettle on and make some chamomile tea." and "Simon sipped his tea and didn't comment."]

        11. ❃ Read a book with anywhere between 300-399 pages; tell us how many pages OR read a book with a sled on its cover (does not have to be a dogsled; post the cover).
        Read a book with anywhere between 300-399 pages [338]

        ✔12. ❃ Read a book that has at least one Native American character OR read a book with any type of single chair on its cover (the chair may be occupied or empty); remember to post the cover.


        ✔13. ❃ Read a book where most of the plot takes place on the water OR read a book with a nighttime scene on its cover; post the cover.

        A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George
        Read a book with a nighttime scene on the cover



        14. ❃ Read a book that takes place in Sweden OR read a book in which a formal dinner is served; briefly tell us about the meal:

        Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)
        Read a book in which a formal dinner is served [Last Meal takes place every night, at a forty-foot dining room table filled to capacity with every type of food, followed by dessert, parfaits, fruit, coffee, wine, aperitifs]

        ✔15. ❃ Read a book that takes place in a remote location (tell us where) OR read a book that is #25 on your TBR sorted any way you choose.
        Read a book that takes place in a remote location (Scottish Highlands)

        16. ❃ Read a book that takes place in the Southern hemisphere OR read a book with a character who is a scientist, doctor, pilot, or cook.

        Adam by Ted Dekker
        Read a book with a character who is a scientist, doctor, pilot, or cook



        This monthly challenge is hosted by Chapter Break.

        March 3 – Julie and I will post our February completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post
        March 4 – new bingo card available
        April 3 – Julie and I will post our March completed bingo cards. You can link up your bingo cards in this post. We will also be posting the February winner of the most squares in this post.
        1. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown - Completes six squares: Free book, New-to-you author, Audio book, Forbidden love, Water on the cover, Less than 400 pages
        2. Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (Island, Book #1) - Completes four squares: Travel, Shelf love, Start a series, One word title
        3. Adam by Ted Dekker - Completes two squares: Detective/police, Read a physical book
        4. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty - Completes two squares: Memoir, Non-fiction
        5. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow - Completes one square: In a series
        6. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3) - Completes three squares: Made you laugh, Library book, Curse/cursed

        This challenge is being hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.
        #TakeControlTBR
        • Begins midnight March 1st, 2018 and ends March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm.
        • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2018. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count.


        Yes, I'm a reading challenge addict!

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

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

        30 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          :) Megan
          https://gingermomreads.com

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

          Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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