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2018 Challenges

This is where I will be declaring all of my 2018 Reading and Blogging Challenges. Have a look and perhaps join a few to challenge yourself in 2018!


You can sign up here.

The aim of A Series A Month is to read a series of two or more books each month. Each month’s series can be completed or ongoing as long as at least two books are out. Most importantly, the series should be new to you, meaning you have yet to read the first book. (There’s already another reading challenge for completing series.)

January 
The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
February 
March 
April 
May 
June 
July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December 



You can sign up here.
Team update page is here.

My Team:

My goal = 60 Books

In short, this is a reading challenge where your goal is to read backlist books (published prior to the current year). For 2018, it means reading any book that was published in 2017 or earlier. You have the entire year to read as many books as you can/want. YOU set your own reading goal and this challenge isn’t just for bloggers. Now to add a bit of a competitive edge, when you sign up for the challenge you’ll be randomly placed on a team. These teams will compete to see who can get the most points, and each month one winner will be drawn from the team with the most points to get a book of their choice (open internationally). You get points by reading books! And you can earn extra by posting a review to retail websites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc).






You can sign up here.

My goal = Level 3: 21-40 books

It's all about trying something new and is fairly flexible.

Examples:

First book in a series
Debut book
A new genre or trope.
A new to you author or series.
An author switching genres
A new book format
or unique storyline element.

(A new-to-me author & series.)
(A new-to-me series in 2018.)
(First book in a series.)
(A new-to-me series in 2018.)



You can sign up here.

My goal = 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie

The 2018 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2018.  




You can sign up here.

My goal = Library Addict: Read 48 books

If you love to read and/or listen to books then you also love to buy every book you want to read. And, well, that puts a hurt on your wallet. Checking books (print, ebook, or audios) out from the library can save you LOTS of money and in most places getting a library card is FREE.




You can sign up here.

My goal = Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile

Read books owned by you prior to January 1, 2018.

I am going to step this challenge up a notch for myself and only count books that I have a physical copy of. I mostly read on my tablet, but I have tons of physical books on my shelves that need love too!

You can sign up here.

My goal = 1st Base: read 1 – 5 books

The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like.

You can sign up here.

My goal = Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5

The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2018 than you did in 2017.

11th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge
You can join here.

My goal = Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)




You can sign up here.

My goal = Level 1 – 1-10

The challenge is just to read as many Indie authors as you’d like.


You can sign up here.

My goal = 1-4 Series

This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.

Series that I would like to finish this year:

Lady Helen series by Alison Goodman
The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2)
Untitled (Lady Helen #3) - releasing September 2018

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)

Lovely Vicious series by Sara Wolf
Forget Me Always (Lovely Vicious #2)
Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3)

The Lotus Wars series by Jay Kristoff
Kinslayer (The Lotus Wars #2)
Endsinger (The Lotus Wars #3)

Jackaby series by William Ritter
Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2)
Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3)
The Dire King (Jackaby #4)

Secret Knights series by Mary Ting
The Sacred Knights (Secret Knights #3)

Elementals series by Michelle Madow
The Hands of Time (Elementals #5)

The Illumination Paradox series by Jacqualine Garlick
Soleil (The Illumination Paradox #3)

The Union series by T.H. Hernandez
The Ruins (The Union #2)
The Uprising (The Union #3)
The Invasion (The Union #4)

Hidden Wings series by Cameo Renae
Wings of Vengeance (Hidden Wings #5)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3)

Razorland series by Ann Aguirre
Vanguard (Razorland #4)

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)
Untitled (Throne of Glass #7) - releasing September 4, 2018

The Goddess and the Guardians series by Karen Tomlinson
A Bond of Blood and Fire (The Goddess and the Guardians #2)
A Bond of Destiny and Dragons (The Goddess and the Guardians Prequel) - releasing January 2, 2018

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2)
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3)
The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4)
The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5)
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6)

Daath Chronicles series by Eliza Tilton
Wicked Path (Daath Chronicles #2)
Deadly Dance (Daath Chronicles #2.5)
Crimson Tides Daath Chronicles #3)

The Underground series by Erin Bedford
Chasing Princes (The Underground #3)
Chasing Shadows (The Underground #4)
Chasing Hearts (The Underground Prequel)

The Surrendered series by Case Maynard
The Underground (The Surrendered #2)

Steps of Power: The Kings series by J.J. Sherwood
Heroes or Thieves (Steps of Power: The Kings #2)

The Great Library series by Rachel Caine
Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2)
Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3)

The Conqueror's Saga series by Kiersten White
Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga #2)
Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga #3) - releasing July 20018

The Kepler Chronicles series by Jadah McCoy
Organic (The Kepler Chronicles #2)



You can sign up here and here.

My goal = 1-10 – Discussion Dabbler

So often, we book bloggers mean to post more discussions on our blogs, but we just don’t quite get around to it. Well, we wanted to give everyone a little motivation to keep the discussions going, plus give us a place to link up our discussions so that more people will see our precious words of wisdom (or … you know … our GIF-filled rants).

You can sign up here.

My goal = 6 Books

The challenge will be exactly the same as last year, 12 classic books, but with slightly different categories. You do not have to read all 12 books to participate in this challenge!

1.  A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1968. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.

3.  A classic by a woman author. 

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories). Modern translations are acceptable as long as the original work fits the guidelines for publications as explained in the challenge rules.

5. A children's classic. Indulge your inner child and read that classic that you somehow missed years ago. Short stories are fine, but it must be a complete volume. Young adult and picture books don't count!

6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. This can be a true crime story, mystery, detective novel, spy novel, etc., as long as a crime is an integral part of the story and it was published at least 50 years ago. Examples include The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, In Cold Blood, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, etc.  The Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones list is an excellent source for suggestions. 

7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. The journey itself must be the major plot point -- not just the destination. Good examples include The Hobbit, Around the World in 80 Days, Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, Kon-Tiki, Travels with Charley, etc. 

8. A classic with a single-word title. No articles please! Proper names are fine -- Emma, Germinal, Middlemarch, Kidnapped, etc.

9. A classic with a color in the title. The Woman in White; Anne of Green Gables; The Red and the Black, and so on. (Silver, gold, etc. are acceptable. Basically, if it's a color in a Crayola box of crayons, it's fine!)

10. A classic by an author that's new to you. Choose an author you've never read before.

11. A classic that scares you. Is there a classic you've been putting off forever? A really long book which intimidates you because of its sheer length? Now's the time to read it, and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised!

12. Re-read a favorite classic. Like me, you probably have a lot of favorites -- choose one and read it again, then tell us why you love it so much. 

You can sign up here.

My goal = Bronze – 10 Books

Have you ever logged on to Edelweiss or Netgalley with the intention of “Just Looking” and then logged off having requested 5 new titles even though your TBR is a mile long? This challenge will (hopefully) give you the incentive to tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!


You can sign up here.

The goal is to visit and COMMENT on 365 blogs.

PROGRESS: 11/365 Comments


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My goal = Two Bingos
Current Bingos: 0

1.) A BOOK WITH A MALE PROTAGONIST (ROW 4 COLUMN 4)
2.) AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ (ROW 2 COLUMN 3)
3.) READ A BOOK WITH A CAT (ROW 5 COLUMN 2)
4.) A BOOK WITH AN ANTIHERO (ROW 4 COLUMN 2)
5.) A BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOR A LONG TIME (ROW 2 COLUMN 5)


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