2018 Reading Challenges

Goodreads Goal

Hosted By: Goodreads

Accomplished Thus Far: 15/70

Challenge Ends: December 31, 2018

  1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Review)
  2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  3. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  4. What Was She Thinking? by Zoë Heller
  5. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  6. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Review)
  7. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  9. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  10. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
  11. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  12. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  13. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Review)
  14. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  15. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  16. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

 

Genre Reading

You can learn more about my goals for reading these books here.

Nonfiction: 2/12

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Personal Development: 0/6

POC Author/Protagonist: 3/12

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Review)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Review)
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

LGBTQ+ Author/Protagonist: 3/12

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Everybody’s Read This But Me: 3/12

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (January Modern Classic)
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (January Classic)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (February Modern Classic)

Around the Year in 52 Books

Hosted By: Around the Year in 52 Books Goodreads Group

Accomplished Thus Far: 12/52

Challenge Ends: December 31, 2018

If you’d like to see my tentative plans to tackle this challenge, look here. If we are being honest, I’ll probably read half of those books and find the rest randomly on a whim when I’m strolling through the library.

  1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
  2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list (Sorted by Date Added)
    • What Was She Thinking? by Zoë Heller (Added February 2013)
  3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
  4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
  5. A book about or inspired by real events
  6. A book originally written in a language other than English
  7. A gothic novel
  8. An “own voices” book
    • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Review)
  9. A book with a body part in the title
  10. An author’s debut book
  11. A literary fiction
  12. A book set in Africa or South America
  13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
    • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
  15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
    • The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg (Graphic Novel Retelling)
  16. A narrative nonfiction
    • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  17. A book you expect to make you laugh
    • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Review)
  18. A book with a location in the title
  19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
  20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
  21. A book written in first person perspective
  22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
    • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  23. A medical or legal thriller
  24. A book with a map
  25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
  26. A book with a text only cover
  27. A book about surviving a hardship
  28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
    • Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
  29. A book with a “Clue” weapon on the cover or in the title
  30. A short book (Book with less than 200 pages)
  31. A book set in a country you’d like to visit but have never been to
  32. An alternate history book
  33. A book connected to a word “born” in the same year as you
  34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn’t win but was polarizing or a close-call
  35. A book featuring a murder
    • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  36. A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven’t read before
  37. A Women’s Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
  38. A science book or a science fiction book
    • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Review)
  39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
  40. A book from Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
    • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
  42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
  43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
  44. A ghost story
  45. A book that intimidates/scares you (Book with more than 700 pages)
  46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
  47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
  48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins
    • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Lust, Wrath)
  49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
  50. A book with a warm atmosphere
  51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
  52. A book published in 2018

 

PopSugar Mini-Challenge

Hosted By: PopSugar

Accomplished Thus Far: 4/15

Challenge Ends: December 31, 2018

When I realized I was 7 books ahead of my challenge in February, I decided to tackle PopSugar’s infamous challenge. This is one of the most popular book challenges that goes around each year. I knew I couldn’t commit to reading all 50 books, in addition to AtY’s list, so I made my own mini-challenge from their list!

  1. A novel based on a real person
  2. A book about death or grief
  3. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
  4. A book about feminism
  5. A book about mental health
  6. A book you borrowed or was given as a gift
  7. A book by two authors
  8. A book with alliteration in the title
  9. A book with characters who are twins
    • The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  10. A book mentioned in another book
    • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Mentioned in The Dinner)
  11. A book from a celebrity book club
    • The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo (Reese Witherspoon’s February Book Club Choice)
  12. A book set in the decade you were born
  13. A book with an ugly cover
  14. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  15. A book about a problem facing society today
    • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Prisons and prison reform)