2018 Reading Challenges


2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

  • Runs January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 (books read prior to 1/1/2018 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2018. 
  • The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
  • Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
  • Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Use the hashtag #ContRom2018 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media.
  • To join this challenge, grab the 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. This will be your “update post” when doing the monthly link up.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (your designated “update post” for the monthly link up) and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading

3rd base – 11-15 books

  1. Show Me by Abigail Strom
  2. Unconditionally by Erin Lyon
  3. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guilloy
  4. Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase
  5. Paradise by Judith McNaught
  6. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
  7. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  8. Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
  9. Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
  10. Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
  11. It’s a Fugly Life by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
  12. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  13. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
follow my progress here!

2018 Debut Author Reading Challenge

Challenge Objectives:

  • To introduce readers to this year’s wonderful group of debut authors.
  • To challenge readers to read 12 or more (or less! It’s up to you!) middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year.

Challenge Rules:

  • You must post your thoughts on each debut book you read in order for it to count towards the challenge. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, etc. If you can link it up, it counts!
  • You can join the challenge whenever you want.
  • The debuts must have a publishing date in 2018 and must have been read between January 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 (this extra month allows readers adequate time to read December debuts) in order to count.
  • Each review gives you an entry into the bi-annual (two times a year) debut book giveaways (you will get to choose the book you win). Make sure you post the links to my bi-annual link-ups. I will post these link-ups on the first day of January and July.
  • This challenge is open internationally, as are the bi-annual debut book giveaways (provided Book Depository ships to you).
  • I don’t care what language you write your reviews in, I just need to know which book you have reviewed so I can verify your entry. When you post your link in the Linky, please include the book title in English.
  • Use the hashtag #DebutAuthorChallenge so we can all see what everyone’s up to!

Read the rest of the rules on The Artsy Reader Girl here.

I love the idea of meeting new/debut authors, but in the past, I’ve struggled to get my hands on a copy of the book in time to read it. This year, I’m aiming to read one debut a month by giving myself a few weeks to find the book before the review is scheduled.

  1. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
  2. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  3. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  4. Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves
  5. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
  6. Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
  7. The Girl King by Mimi Yu
  8. Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge
  9. Everless by Sara Holland
  10. Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood
  11. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  12. People Like Us by Dana Mele
follow my progress here!

2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge

Complete the 40 book prompts to widen your reading scope in 2018! Download the printable or save the graphic.

I’m planning to finish the 40 prompts by the end of the year. If I do, I’ll add the 10 advanced prompts into my blog calendar!

  1. Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Fire Lover by Joseph Wambaugh
  3. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  4. The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
  5. Cursed by Thomas Enger
  6. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  7. Into the Woods by Tana French
  8. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  9. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  10. Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
  11. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  12. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  16. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  17. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  18. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  19. The Hunter by John Lescroart
  20. The Green Mile by Stephen King
  21. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
  22. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  23. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  24. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
  25. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
  26. The Martian by Andy Weir
  27. Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
  28. Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
  29. The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield
  30. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  31. South and West by Joan Didion
  32. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  33. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  34. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
  35. The Run of His Life: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
  36. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  37. Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert
  38. The Appeal by John Grisham
  39. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
  40. Dubliners by James Joyce

follow my progress here.