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2018 Reading Challenges

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Here are the challenges I’m focusing on in 2018. I will be updating this post as I read books and adding the reviews here too, so if you’d like to check out my Progress, come back to this post, which will be in the menu at the top of the blog. I will be adding more to this list, when I come across them and when I have more time. When I finish reading a book I’ll be linking the review here for each book, so if you click on the book cover it will take you to my review.


I find that it encourages me more than makes me feel pressured so I’m continuing with it this year. In 2016 I read 104 books, so this year I decided that I will try to read 250 books in 2018.

Progress: 120/250

Tsundoku Bingo

To help read some of the books I’ve hoarded, I’m going to be participating in this fun challenge that requires me to pick books off my physical bookshelf and those that already exist on my kindle. This is being hosted over at The Broken Spine. Erica has come up with a new Bingo board every quarter of the year. This board is good from January to March. I am hoping to complete this board by the end of March.

Progress: 25/25

Written by an author of Colour – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
A Book of Poetry – Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
A book you chose because of the Cover – Trust me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Female Main Character – Queen by Aimee Carter
A book Published in 2016 – Summer Days & Summer Nights, Edited by Stephanie Perkins

Book Adapted to a Movie – Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Oldest Book on TBR Shelf – The Hunger Games
Modern Classic – Alice in Poetry

Recommended by a Friend – The Sky is Everywhere
A Book written in different Language – Citrus Volume 1

LGBT+ Main Character – Leo Loves Aries
Based on a True Story – For the love of Horses by Kelly Wilson

Book set in another Country – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
A Best-Selling Book – All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Book written in Different Language – Welcome to the Ballroom Volume 1

Book over 500 Pages – The Last Place by Michael Adams
YA Book – Summer & the City by Candace Bushnell
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse
A Funny Book – Kiss Him, Not Me Volume 4

Book with a Name in the Title – Peter Pan

A Banned Book – Percy Jackson and the last Olympian
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense – A Modern Detective by Edgar Allan Poe
Written by a Woman – Black Beauty
Book that is part of a series – Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
Book with a Green Cover – Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

The Next Bingo Board is for April/May/June: 

Progress: 15/25

Less than 200 pages – Lot No. 249 by Arthur Conan Doyle 
Book you saw someone reading – Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
Female Protagonist – Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Autobiography/Biography – A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer 
Collection of Short Stories – All Out, Edited by Saundra Mitchell

Book with a white cover – Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers 
Graphic Novel – The Mortal Instruments Volume 1 by Cassandra Clare 
Book in Translation – Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
A Book that represents Spring – Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf 

Book written before 1900 – A Dog of Flanders by Ouida

Favourite Genre (Fantasy) – The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda 
Written by an LGBTQ+ Author – De Profundis by Oscar Wilde 
Free Space – Who Could that be at this hour by Lemony Snicket
Banned or Challenged Book – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Oldest book on Your TBR Pile – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

A Book you started but didn’t finish – The Journals by James Cook

Dystopian – Toxic Heart by Theo Lawrence


Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Last year I started The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and this year I will be continuing this challenge. I’m not going to read all 339 books, so the books that I will be reading will be crossed out and in bold, the books I’m not interested in reading I’m just going to cross out. So, below I’ll put down the books that I’m yet to read. If you’d like to check out the full list, check out my 2017 Reading Challenges!

Progress: 25/339

1. 1984 by George Orwell*
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain*
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy*
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank*
9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner*
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath*
21. Beloved by Toni Morrison*
22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
23. The Bhagava Gita 
26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley*
28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30. Candide by Voltaire
31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger*
36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37. Christine by Stephen King*
39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess*
40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker*
46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas*
48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky*
50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
52. Cujo by Stephen King*
54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens*
57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown*
58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
61. Deenie by Judy Blume
62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
66. Don Quixote by Cervantes*
67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson*
70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger*
75. Emma by Jane Austen*
76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
79. Ethics by Spinoza
80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien*
90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein*
91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen*
106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky*
109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell*
110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck*
115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens*
116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare*
120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg*
136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo*
137. The Iliad by Homer
138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres
139. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
140. Inferno by Dante
141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – Currently Reading
145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini*
153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel*
161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens*
162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen*
164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*
166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding*
167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold*
169. The Love Story by Erich Segal
170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare*
171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert*
172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
173. Marathon Man by William Goldman
174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville*
185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult*
198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
206. Night by Elie Wiesel
207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen*
208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck*
212. Old School by Tobias Wolff
213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey*
215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
219. Othello by Shakespeare
220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster*
225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker*
234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
237. Property by Valerie Martin
238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
240. Quattrocento by James Mckean
241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers*
244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster*
258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum*
265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne*
266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
270. Selected Hotels of Europe
271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
275. Sexus by Henry Miller
276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon*
279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
282. Small Island by Andrea Levy
283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers*
285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
289. Songbook by Nick Hornby
290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
291. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
292. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
298. Stuart Little by E. B. White*
299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens*
304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
306. Time and Again by Jack Finney
307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger*
308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
312. The Trial by Franz Kafka
313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
316. Ulysses by James Joyce
317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
319. Unless by Carol Shields
320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides*
325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten*
328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy*
329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee*
336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum*
337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte*
338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 

I’m going to join the 11th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga reading challenge for this year, too, with the goal of Golden Age. The challenge has moved to a Facebook page.

What counts: graphic novels, collected trade editions, manga, comic strip collections, comic books or combinations of text and bubbles all in the same book. In print or digital. Anything else you feel is suitable.

Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that’s only 1 book a month)

Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)
Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)
Golden Age: read and review 104 books during the year (Are you addicted? 2 books a week!)

You must write a review and link to it for it to count towards the challenge. Reviews may be posted on your blog or goodreads or similar places. Several reviews may be gathered and posted in one link on your blog. I will list my books below as I read them. I will be going for the Golden Age this year!  I will list my books below as I read them.

Progress: 5/104

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2018 Aussie Author Reading Challenge


Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genres.

This reading challenge is hosted by Booklover Book Reviews. The objective of this challenge is to showcase the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors. I will be adding every book I will finish here with a link to it’s review.

Progress: 2/12

4 Female Authors

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4 Male Authors

The Last Place

4 Authors New to me


This challenge is meant to help you get through some past-due review copies that’ve been neglected. Books must be at least 4 months past due. I’ll be trying for 20 Review Books.

Progress: 5/20

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This Challenge is being hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past. In this Challenges, the goal is to indulge in some historical Fiction in any Subgenre. I am going to meet the “Renaissance Reader” level again to this year, 10 books!


20th Century Reader – 2 books
Victorian Reader – 5 books
Renaissance Reader – 10 books
Medieval – 15 books
Ancient History – 25 books
Prehistoric – 50+ books

Progress: 0/10


The Author Love Challenge 2018 is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading is better than real life.  #authorluv18

The goal of this challenge is to pick an author you love and would like to read more of, and try to read as many books by them in a year as you can. I’ve chosen Garth Nix for my author, and I’m setting my goal to at least 10 books.

Progress: 0/10


The 2018 Audiobooks Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is to challenge yourself to either listen to more audiobooks or outdo yourself by listening to more audiobooks than last year. Re-reads and crossovers are allowed.

The Levels For 2018 Audiobooks Challenge

  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+
  • Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

My Goal: is going is to complete the Socially Awkward Level. You can find the audiobooks I’ve listened to down below.

Progress: 20/20

Books Read: bane-chronicles-9781442372627_hr  61guf0Of47L._SL300_ 51gWmT8Y0+L._SL300_ Grey-Woman-Elizabeth-Gaskell 9780451531438 15749186 34930873 041110_hunger-games 9780099573159 9781442343825 9781442352940 6148028 7260188 220px-BlackBeautyCoverFirstEd1877 companion-Library-THE-CALL-OF-THE-WILD-and-BLACK-BEAUTY-B000GXEB24 f043712f-4655-4c8a-b60f-fca1e4c6ca9f35346453 Best of me Shadow & Bone 113436


Progress: 0/10

The 2018 Finishing Series Reading Challenge is exactly as it says it is: a year-long challenge dedicated to finishing series that you have started prior to the start of 2018. I am going to keep a list here of all the books in the series I need to read, and come back once I finish them to mark them as read.

Progress: 4/20

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I am going to aim to read 50 books for The Backlist Reader Challenge. I have a few books in mind for the challenge, but mostly I just like to read whatever I feel like reading at the moment. I’m trying to read all of the books that I own and read fewer from the library this year, and I think this challenge will help me with that.

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.

Progress: 14/50

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Because I’m a glutton for punishment and still desperately trying to read more diversely, I am joining the Platypire’s in the Platypire Diversity Challenge. Now this challenge kind of sucks for me because it requires that I read certain types of diverse books in specific months, and I suck at that. You can find out more information about what is being featured and sign up to join the challenge here. 


Progress: 2/31

JANUARY – Biracial Awareness


FEBRUARY – Black History Month


MARCH – Woman History Month – non-fiction titles
APRIL – Arab Heritage Month
MAY – Asian/Pacific Islander History Month
​JUNE – LGBT Pride Summer
JULY – LGBT Pride Summer
AUGUST – Mental Health Awareness
SEPTEMBER – Hispanic History Month
OCTOBER – Physical Disability Awareness Month
NOVEMBER – Native American History Month
DECEMBER – Religious Minorities

Progress: 3/50

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Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

Progress: 6/150

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Gather Together and Read

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Did you join any challenges in 2018 so far? Which ones? Any Challenges I should know about? Any Recommendation for challenges I should Participate in? Let me know in the Comments!

6 thoughts on “2018 Reading Challenges

  1. 250 is a loooot of books! I set my own goal at 150, which I think should be manageable, haha.
    I’m also joining the Beat the Backlist challenge. And am going to try to complete the alphabet on author’s last name – which will probably be my biggest challenge. I’ve set a whole ton of challenges really, but those are the main ones. 😀

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  2. I love reading challenges! I’m also working on the Rory Gilmore challenge, but that’s probably going to take me a couple of years. 🙂 This year I’m doing the unread shelf project and for this month, the Fantastic February challenge. Good luck with all your challenges!

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