Which 2018 Reading Challenges Will I Be Taking Part In?
This year I didn’t partake in many Reading Challenges, only the Goodreads Reading Challenge and Around the Year in 52 Books. But since I read so many books this year I want to do a couple of more challenges in 2018. So here are the ones I am going to be taking part in.
The Goodreads Reading Challenge
The Goal: Read 100 books.
Can I do it? For sure! Up until this point I have read 175 books and I still have a couple of days. I do expect to have less time next year, but I can’t be sure yet.
The A-Z Challenge
The Goal: Read a book for every letter in the alphabet.
Can I do it? Probably. I will have some more issues with letters like Q and X, but who knows.
The 2018 Pop-Sugar Reading Challenge
The Goal: Read a book for every single prompt on the list below.
Can I do it? Since I am going to do the more advanced prompts too, I have no idea. If I can start off properly, I hope to have no problems with it.
Around the Year in 52 Books
The Goal: Read a book for every single prompt of the list below.
The 2018 List
- A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
- A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
- A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
- 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author…)
- A book about or inspired by real events
- A book originally written in a language other than English
- A gothic novel
- An “own voices” book*
- A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
- An author’s debut book (their first book to be published)
- A literary fiction
- A book set in Africa or South America
- A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
- 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
- A book with an unique format/writing structure
- A narrative nonfiction
- A book you expect to make you laugh
- A book with a location in the title
- A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
- A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
- A book written in first person perspective
- A book you have high expectations or hope for
- A medical or legal thriller
- A book with a map
- A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
- A book with a text only cover
- A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
- 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
- A book with a “Clue” weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
- A short book
- A book set in a country you’d like to visit but have never been to
- An alternate history book
- A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word “born” in the same year as you (link)
- A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn’t win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
- A book featuring a murder
- A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven’t read before
- A Women’s Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link 1, link 2)
- A science book or a science fiction book
- A book with a form of punctuation in the title
- A book from Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
- A book by an author with the same first and last initials
- A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
- A book with a title that is a whole sentence
- A ghost story
- A book that intimidates/ scares you
- 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
- A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
- A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
- A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
- A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
- An award-winning short story or short story collection
- A book published in 2018
Can I do it? I did it this year and except for a couple I was done before half a year was up. So it should be possible.