2018 Challenges

A new year, a new challenge! This year I’ll  be taking part in the following reading challenges:


Beat the Backlist Challenge

Team Book Bards
  1. Doll House by Phoebe Morgan
  2. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
  3. Disciple of a Dark God by Edmund Glasby
  4. Knock and You Will See Me by Andrew Cull
  5. And the Wolf Shall Dwell by Joni Dee
  6. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engle
  7. Of Mice Not Men: Division by Donald L. Canterbury
  8. Birthright by Willow Cross
  9. Heart of the Destroyer by Kent Corlain
  10. Twice Upon an Apocalypse by Various Authors
  11. Monsters Exist by Various Authors
  12. A Margin of Lust by Greta Boris
  13. Teeth Marks by Matthew Weber
  14. Darkest Hour by Mike Thorn
  15. Becoming by Glenn Rolfe
  16. Prophecy Girl by Ravin Maurice
  17. Manor House by Matt Powers
  18. Hardened Hearts by Various Authors
  19. A False Report by T Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong

BookRiot’s 2018 Read Harder Challenge

  1. A book published posthumously
  2. A book of true crime
    1. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
  4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
  6. A book about nature
  7. A western
  8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980
  12. A celebrity memoir
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection
  14. A book of social science
  15. A one-sitting book
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation
  20. A book with a cover you hate
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  22. An essay anthology
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge

  1. a book made into a movie you’ve already seen
  2. true crime
    1. Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  3. the next book in a series you’ve already started
    1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  4. a book involving a heist
  5. Nordic noir
  6. a novel based on a real person
    1. After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry
  7. a book set in a country that fascinates you
  8. a book with a time of day in the title
  9. a book about a villain or antihero
    1. Disciple of a Dark God by Edmund Glasby
  10. a book about death or grief
  11. a book by a female author who uses a psuedonym
    1. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  12. a book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
  13. a book that is also a stage play or musical
  14. a book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
    1. Zone One by Colson Whitehead
  15. a book about feminism
  16. a book about mental health
  17. a book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
  18. a book by two authors
    1. The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
  19. a book about or involving a sport
  20. a book by a local author
  21. a book with your favorite color in the title
    1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  22. a book with alliteration in the title
  23. a book about time travel
  24. a book with a weather element in the title
  25. a book set at sea
  26. a book with an animal in the title
  27. a book set on a different planet
  28. a book with song lyrics in the title
  29. a book about or set on Halloween
    1. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
  30. a book with characters who are twins
  31. a book mentioned in another book
  32. a book from a celebrity book club
  33. a childhood classic you’ve never read
  34. a book that’s published in 2018
    1. Ghost Slayer by Majanka Verstraete
  35. a past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
  36. a book set in the decade you were born
  37. a book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to
    1. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  38. a book with an ugly cover
  39. a book that involves a book store or a library
  40. your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR reading challenges
  1. a bestseller from the year you graduated high school
  2. a cyberpunk book
  3. a book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
  4. a book tied to your ancestry
  5. a book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
  6. an allegory
  7. a book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  8. a microhistory
  9. a book about a problem facing society today
  10. a book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge