2018 Reading Challenges

Monthly Motif (Goal 12 months):

Jan: Diversify your reading- The Girl With the Red Balloon

Feb: One word- Conversion: FAIL

March: Travel the world- City of Saints and Thieves

April: Read locally- Time Between Us: FAIL

May: Book to screen- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

June: Crack the case- Take the Key and Lock Her Up

July: Vacation reads- Monday’s Not Coming

Aug: Award winners- I’ll Give You the Sun

Sept: Don’t turn out the light- Murder, Magic, and What We Wore

Oct: New or old- The Spy with the Red Balloon

Nov: Family- The Brilliant Death

Dec: Wrapping it up- Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold

grab button for Gather Together and Read

Read Your (Book) Shelf Challenge (Goal 12 books):

Note: If I get to the end of the year and there is a particular book on the shelf that I have already read at that point/have decided to unhaul instead of reading, I will choose one from the next few books on my shelves. AKA the alternates.

  • She, Myself, and I
  • Some Girls Are
  • Along for the Ride
  • Inkheart
  • All These Things I’ve Done
  • Sisters Red
  • Siren’s Fury
  • Where Am I Now?
  • Last Year’s Mistake
  • Furyborn
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Tuck Everlasting


  • A Dog’s Purpose
  • Traitor Angels
  • Conversion

< a href=”https://roofbeamreader.com/2017/11/07/announcing-the-official-2018-tbr-pile-challenge/&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>TBR Pile Challenge (Goal 12):

  1. Hereafter- DNF/Unhaul
  2. Tell Us We’re Home
  3. Saint Anything
  4. The Cage
  5. I’ll Give You the Sun
  6. A Thousand Pieces of You
  7. Falling Under
  8. Blackbird
  9. Hotel for the Lost
  10. Time After Time
  11. Inkheart
  12. Challenger Deep

< a href=”http://burstingwithbooks.com/mount-tbr/&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Mount TBR Reading Challenge (Goal 100): I’ve decided to make this my main reading challenge, so I’ve created a separate page for it; link above.

< a href=”https://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2017/11/color-coded-challenge-2018-my-sign-up.html&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Color Coded Reading Challenge (Goal 9):

Blue- Even the Darkest Stars

Red- The Girl With the Red Balloon

Yellow- The Last to Die

Green- The Boyfriend List

Brown- Every Heart a Doorway

Black- Blackbird

White- She Myself and I

Any other color- Beneath the Sugar Sky (purple)

A word that implies color- Inkheart


< a href=”https://gingermomreads.com/2018-atoz-reading-challenge/&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>A to Z Reading Challenge (Goal 26 books):

A- An Abundance of Katherines

B- The Boyfriend List

C- Challenger Deep

D- Diplomatic Immunity

E- Even the Darkest Stars

F- Far From the Tree

G- The Girl With the Red Balloon

H- How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True

I- Inkheart

J- Jane Eyre

K- The Kiss of Deception

L- The Last to Die

M- The Mystery of Hollow Places

N- Never Missing, Never Found

O- Obsidio

P- Piecing Me Together

Q- A Quiet Kind Of Thunder

R- Ready Player One

S- She, Myself, and I

T- To Kill a Mockingbird

U- Undead Girl Gang

V- The Vision

W- The Whole Thing Together

X- Xodus

Y- The Year We Fell Apart

Z- Zac and Mia


All About Austen (Goal Austen Adventurer; Read/watch 3 items):

Read Printz/Award-Winning Books Challenge (Goal 3 2018, 3 older):

  • We Are Okay
  • The Hate U Give
  • Long Way Down
  • Strange the Dreamer


  • This One Summer
  • I’ll Give You the Sun
  • Code Name Verity
  • Where Things Come Back
  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • Speak