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 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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) The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
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) Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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 W. Kamau Bell
13) An Oprah Book Club selection
14) A book of social science Grit
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 Just One Damned Thing After the Other by Jodi Taylor
18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image The Sandman, Volume 1, Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
19) A book of genre fiction in translation
20) A book with a cover you hate 69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer
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 Classic Fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen
  • 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 I work at a Public Library
  • a book that’s more than 500 pages Iron Gold
  • a book by a favorite author Circe by Madeline Miller
  • a book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller
  • a banned book
  • a memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction Stuff Matters by Mike Miodowski
  • a book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Audiobook Challenge

Hosted by: HotListens

I am going for Stenographer which is 10-15 Audiobooks

1. Fahrenheit 451

2. Artemis Fowl #1 by Eoin Colfer

3. Canada by Mike Myers

4. Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

5. Fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen

6. How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell


Beat the Backlist Challenge

Hosted by: Novel Knight

deweydragon

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

A Problematic Paradox by Eliot Sappinfield

The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertini

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

 


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!

June: Back on the wagon. I received two new books from subscriptions (OwlCrate and page Habit) and purchased only 1, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Huang.

July: Purchased Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella and Find Your Adventure by Nicole Larue in Montreal. Also, two French/English dictionaries.

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne, Canada by Mike Myers, two Jodi Taylor books, Wish by Deborah Bladon and 69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer on Kindle. I had insomnia!!! The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, The Invasion of Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen, All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller.

Owlcrate My Plain Jane

PageHabit The Real Michael Swann

AugustTo All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs, Greenglass House by Kate Milford, Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han and Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han.

September:

October:

November:

December:

13 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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  1. I feel you SO HARD on this book ban situation. Last year I gave up buying books for Lent, lol. I’ve given up on banning myself from buying new books, but am trying to be.. better.. about it. I’ve started a spreadsheet to record what books I’ve bought each month, how much they cost, etc, so I’m hoping that’ll help curb it some…

    Also omg have you read the Cruel Prince or The Hazel Wood yet? They’re both FANTASTIC in totally different ways.

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    1. I have them both and I LOVED them. I think I reviewed them both recently – now I need your thoughts! The best thing about Hazel Wood is talking about it.

      I just keep adding books to my Amazon cart and promising myself I will buy some of them when I finish my already owned books. Giving them up for Lent is ever so much smarter than for a stupid YEAR resolution.

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      1. My cart is ridiculous. Thankfully, I also have a great library so I read a lot of them there and then take them out of my cart. I alllllllllmost accidentally ordered the lot when I was shopping with wine but I caught it in time.

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