I can’t believe it’s 2018. It’s like I blinked, and an entire year went by. But boy, what a year!
I’ll admit, I lost my reading mojo in 2017. I didn’t quite meet the goals I’d set for myself, so instead, I’m making a few changes, especially when it comes to reading challenges. In 2018, I’m trimming it down to find my groove again. Check out the challenges I’ve set for the new year!
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
- Show Me by Abigail Strom
- Unconditionally by Erin Lyon
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guilloy
- Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase
- Paradise by Judith McNaught
- Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
- Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
- Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
- Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
- Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
- It’s a Fugly Life by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
- Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
- Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
follow my progress here!
2018 Debut Author Reading Challenge
- 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.
- 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.
- The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
- To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
- The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
- Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves
- A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
- Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
- The Girl King by Mimi Yu
- Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge
- Everless by Sara Holland
- Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood
- Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
- People Like Us by Dana Mele
follow my progress here!
2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge
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!
- Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Fire Lover by Joseph Wambaugh
- Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
- The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
- Cursed by Thomas Enger
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- Into the Woods by Tana French
- Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab
- Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- The Deal by Elle Kennedy
- The Hunter by John Lescroart
- The Green Mile by Stephen King
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
- Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher
- Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
- The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
- Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield
- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
- South and West by Joan Didion
- Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber
- Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
- The Run of His Life: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
- Renegades by Marissa Meyer
- Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert
- The Appeal by John Grisham
- This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
- Dubliners by James Joyce
follow my progress here.