2018 Challenges

2018 Challenges

When Are You Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Sam at Taking on a World of Words

  • The complete challenge will include 12 books from the following eras:
    • Pre 1500
    • 1500-1599
    • 1600-1699
    • 1700-1799
    • 1800-1899 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
    • 1900-1919
    • 1920-1939
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-Present
    • The Future

2018 Read Harder Challenge

Hosted by: Book Riot

1) A book published posthumously
2) A book of true crime
3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person – Witch Boy
5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
6) A book about nature
7) A western
8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color – Pashmina
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color – When Dimple Met Rishi
11) A children’s classic published before 1980
12) A celebrity memoir
13) An Oprah Book Club selection
14) A book of social science
15) A one-sitting book – I Work at a Public Library… by Gina Sheridan
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series – Every Day by David Leviathan
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)

Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Modern Mrs. Darcy

  • a classic you’ve been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • a book recommended by someone with great taste
  • a book in translation
  • a book nominated for an award in 2018
  • a book of poetry, a play or an essay collection
  • a book you can read in a day
  • a book that’s more than 500 pages Iron Gold
  • a book by a favorite author
  • a book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller
  • a banned book
  • a memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction
  • a book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own

Audiobook Challenge

Hosted by: HotListens

I am going for Stenographer which is 10-15 Audiobooks

1. Fahregneit 451

Beat the Backlist Challenge

Hosted by: Novel Knight


I’m a Dewey Dragon! Novel Knight puts you on a team and you and your team compete to work through that backlist. I’m hopefully that this (and a healthy dose of self-control) will help me with my final challenge!

Books I Read for this Challenge:

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley


Book Buying Ban

Hosted by: a terrible version of me when I tried to re-organize by books.

I am going to try and work through my massive TBR bookcase before purchasing any new books. I will be keeping track of the number of books I don’t buy until the shelf is cleared off!

January: Owl Crate delivery: The Cruel Prince

February: Owl Crate delivery: The Hazel Wood

March: Birthday Books! Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca, Let’s Talk Spanish50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know by John Bridges, Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight, Toasts by Paul Dickson, The Real Rock BookStupid History by Leland Gregory, Uppity Women by Vicki Leon, The 2548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said by Robert Byrne.

April: Things have gone sideways…..

May: I stopped trying. I need books! Don’t try and stop me!








7 thoughts on “2018 Challenges

      1. What type of audiobooks are you interested? I would love to recommend some! And Fahrenheit 451 has been on my list for the longest time. I absolutely love science fiction and dystopians 🙂 Have you read Brave New World? It’s the one that got me started on this genre.

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