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
    • 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
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
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color
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
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
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
  • 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
  • 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

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!

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!













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