2018 Reading Challenges

December 10, 2017 Blog, Challenges 8

 

 

 

 

2018 Challenges:

There are quite a few I want to get to this year. I am hoping they will all correspond. I never, ever finish challenges, so I am hoping these will help me venture out of my comfort zone, while also being creative enough to keep me interested!

Here’s the list:

Book Blog Discussion & Blog All About It : January’s prompt is Winter!

I feel like these are challenges I can definitely do! I’m shooting for 41+ The Gift of Gab and to join every month for the prompt on Herd’s challenges.

Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2018 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.

Mt. TBR, Blogger Shame, & Because Reading

These three seem like they would go together beautifully. TBR, Blogger Shame, and the Reading Assignment allows me to chose books each month. What a lovely way to keep on track (or try to). My goal is to hit Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is 60 books from my TBR. That puts me at 5 books a month from my TBR. Whew…

Blogger shame are the reviews that have slipped through the cracks. For me, this is mostly Netgalley. My Netgalley percentage has always been appalling. It would be lovely to get that up to at least 80%, if not higher, this year! Finally! Review books must be at least 4 months past due to count!

 

Because Reading: Author Love Challenge &Tales of Yesterday: British Books Challenge #BritishBooksChallenge18 –  Read one book a month by a British author! For this one, I do hope to get in a few more British Authors than just Terry Pratchett (although he’s amazing). But, they do work together, for my plans.

I know I’m going to do these because I already have another Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Challenge going in 2018. I nearly got this finished in 2016 and failed miserably in 2017, so 2018 IS going to be the year I finish all of his Discworld books. As well as the side books that correspond, like Science of Discworld. So exciting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiced and Iced: Craving for Cozies! & My Reader’s Block: Mystery Challenge

Here are another couple, that I feel will work wonderfully together. I already read tons of Cozy Mysteries, and to create a mystery using those books just sounds exciting, different, and just fun!

Books N’ Tunes Challenge @ Delighted Reader – This challenge sounds fantastic! Also, there is a weekly music post on Tuesdays, Tuesday Jams, that I think I’ll love! What a great way to introduce each other to different types of music. I love music. I love reading. Let’s put them together!

The challenge is for romance, which is not my go to genre, so I’m going to try for level Level Two – Dancing Diva – 25 items/ 25 tunes. Which honestly, still may be a bit high, but it’s a challenge! Let’s do this!

 

 

 

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Show your library some love! Thrifty Reader: read 24 booksAngel's Guilty Pleasures

 

Which will go perfectly with Books and Chocolate: Back to the Classics

1.  A 19th century classic – The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
2.  A 20th century classic – Stir of Echos by Richard Mattheson
3.  A classic by a woman author. – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
4.  A classic in translation.  – Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
5. A children’s classic. – Watership Down by Richard Adams
6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. – The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. A classic with a single-word title. – Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
9. A classic with a color in the title. Black Stallion by Walter Farley
10. A classic by an author that’s new to you. – Jane Austen
11. A classic that scares you. – Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
12. Re-read a favorite classic. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

Are you joining any 2018 reading challenges? Which ones?

8 Responses to “2018 Reading Challenges”

  1. Chelley Toy

    Thanks so much for signing up to the British Books Challenge! I can’t wait for you to join in and read all of your fab reviews!

    • Christina

      I love it! I needed this in my life! Obviously I’m reading fabulous British authors anyway. Might as well find wonderful people who also love British authors <3

    • Christina

      I normally add more! That’s why I’m only doing challenges that work together this year. So maybe I can finish one! Maybe… GL on your challenges too!

    • Christina

      Sounds like three wonderful challenges! What is The Series that Never Ends? That sounds right up my alley!