Reading Challenges

Here are various reading challenges I'm participating in:

AAR's Top 100 Romance Books (2010)


1.  The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
2. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
3. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
4. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
5. Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
6. It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
7. Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
8. Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
9. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
10. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
11. Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
12. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
13. It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
14. The Bride by Julie Garwood
15. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up


1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren  (5 stars)
2. The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer  (5 stars)
3. Doctor DeSoto by William Steig  (5 stars)
4. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner  (5 stars)
5. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins  (5 stars)
6. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema  (5 stars)
7. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka  (5 stars)
8. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey  (5 stars)
9. Amos and Boris by William Steig  (5 stars)
10. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman  (5 stars)
11.Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst  (5 stars)
12. Flotsam by David Wiesner  (5 stars)
13. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans  (5 stars)
14. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco  (5 stars)
15. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman  (5 stars)
16. Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems  (5 stars)
17. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems  (5 stars)
18. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg  (5 stars)
19. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg  (5 stars)
20. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems  (5 stars)
21. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick  (5 stars)
22. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola  (5 stars)
23. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak  (5 stars)
24. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss  (5 stars)
25. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss  (5 stars)
26. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka (5 stars)
27. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  (5 stars)
28. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe  (5 stars)
29. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton  (5 stars)
30.  Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton  (5 stars)
31. Lon Po Po by Ed Young  (5 stars)
32. Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks  (5 stars)
33. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon  (5 stars)
34. Wolves by Emily Gravett  (4 stars)
35. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  (5 stars)
36. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown  (5 stars)
37. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon  (5 stars)
38. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer  (5 stars)
39. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen  (5 stars)
40. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble  (5 stars)
41. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes  (5 stars)
42. Morris's Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells  (5 stars)
43. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle  (5 stars)
44. The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese  (5 stars)
45. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey  (5 stars)
46. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats  (5 stars)
47. Olivia by Ian Falconer  (5 stars)
48. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold  (4 stars)
49. Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard (5 stars)
50. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (5 stars) 
51. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (5 stars) 
52. One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey (5 stars) 

1001 Books to Read Before You Die


1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren  (5 stars)

Challenges Completed:


1. I Love Picture Books 2015 Challenge Wrap Up!


2016 Reading Challenges Wrap Up!


Bookish Bingo: Winter 2016

Hosted by Pretty Deadly

 Time: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017

1. Green Cover:  Curioddity by Paul Jenkins
2. Alternative Format: 
3. Set Abroad:
4. Sequel:
5. Own Voices:
6. Banned Book:
7. 2017 Debut:
8. Romance: Vision in White by Nora Roberts: Completed: 12/22/2016
9. Goodreads Choice Nominee: Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2
10. Pink Cover:
11. Not YA:
12. White Cover:
13. FREE:
14. Science Fiction:
15. December, January, February Release:
16. Crime:
17. Survival:
18. Blue Cover: 
19. LGBT:  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
20. Super Hyped:
21. Twitter Poll:
22. Nature on Cover:
23. Unreliable Narrator:
24. Cover Buy:
25. Urban Fantasy:

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

1. Bout of Books (15) Wrap Up!
2. Bout of Books (16) Wrap Up! 
3. Bout of Books (18) Wrap Up!

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 18. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Personal Challenges:

2017 Reading Challenges:

2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Escape with Dollycas

A - Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2

2017 Comic Book Bingo Challenge 

Hosted by: Rabbit Ears Book Blog  

1. Humor Garfield Brings Home the Bacon by Jim Davis : Completed : 1/14/2017

2017 Picture Book Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Becky's Book Reviews

Option 2: CHECKLIST (read as few as six, or as many as you like)

Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book. If you list the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.
_ 1. An alphabet book
_ 2. A counting book
_ 3. Concept book: shapes or numbers or opposites or colors
_ 4. a book set on a farm or in the country
_ 5. a book set in the city or in an urban area
6. a book set at the beach, in the ocean, or by a lake: The Sea King's Daughter by Aaron Shepard : Completed : 1/21/2017 1/2
_ 7. a book with human characters
_ 8. a book with animal characters
_ 9. a bedtime book
_ 10. a rhyming book
_ 11. a book celebrating art
_ 12. a book celebrating dance
_ 13. a book celebrating music
_ 14. a book celebrating family (parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc.)
_ 15. a book about feelings, expressing feelings
_ 16. a book with a twist (unexpected) ending
_ 17. a book about pets (cats, dogs, fish)
_ 18. a book celebrating libraries or reading
19. a book translated into English (originally published in another language/country) - France  : Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard : Completed : 1/8/2017 1/2
_ 20 Mother Goose related
_ 21 a book about adoption
_ 22 a book by Gail Gibbons
_ 23 a book by Jon Scieszka
_ 24 a book featured on Reading Rainbow
_ 25 free choice
_ 26 out of print
_ 27 wordless picture book
_ 28 a book by Margaret Wise Brown
_ 29 a board book
_ 30. a book about trains or planes
_ 31. a book about cars or trucks
_ 32. a book about starting school
_ 33. a book about friendship (sharing, caring, forgiving)
_ 34. a book about being ME, about being unique, special, loved, etc.
_ 35. a fairy tale
_ 36. a twisted (adapted) fairy tale
_ 37. a book about a holiday
_ 38. a new-to-you author
_ 39. a new-to-you illustrator
_ 40. a book about new experiences (dentist, doctor, sleepovers, movies, playing sports, learning to swim, etc.)
_ 41. a series book
_ 42. a book celebrating food (cooking, eating, trying new foods, eating healthy)
_ 43. a book published before 1950
_ 44. a book published in the 1950s
_ 45. a book published in the 1960s
46. a book published in the 1970s : The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone : Completed : 1/28/2017 ☆ 
_ 47. a book published in the 1980s
_ 48. a book published in the 1990s
_ 49. a book published in the 2000s
_ 50. a book published 2010-2016
_ 51. a book published in 2017
_ 52. a book by Dr. Seuss
_ 53. a book by Mo Willems
_ 54. a book by Jan Thomas
_ 55. a book by Eric Carle
_ 56. a book by Laura Numeroff
_ 57. a book by Patricia Polacco
_ 58. a book by Jon Klassen
_ 59. a book by Beatrix Potter
_ 60. a book by Kevin Henkes
_ 61. a book written or illustrated by LeUyen Pham
_ 62. a Caldecott winner
_ 63.  a Caldecott honor
_ 64. a picture book biography
_ 65. a nonfiction picture book
_ 66. a book from your childhood
_ 67. a book you discovered as an adult
_ 68. a book celebrating writing, being an author or illustrator
_ 69. a library book
_ 70. an audio book
_ 71.  a book about dinosaurs OR dragons
_ 72. nonfiction book about animals (or animal)
_ 73. a challenged book OR a controversial book
_ 74. a book that makes you laugh
_ 75. a book that makes you cry
_ 76. hate the text, love the art
_ 77. love the text, hate the art
_ 78. a book with a great cover
_ 79. a book with an ugly cover
_ 80. a book about toys
_ 81. a book about weather
_ 82. a picture book for older readers
_ 83. a book of jokes, riddles, tongue-twisters
_ 84. a book about seasons
_ 85. a song
_ 86. a poetry book
_ 87. a book by a celebrity
_ 88.  a book published in Australia
_ 89. a book published in the UK
_ 90. a book about science or math
_ 91. a book about history or historical event
_ 92. a book about sports
_ 93. a book about celebrating birthdays
_ 94. a book about a President or world leader
_ 95. a book about another country
_ 96. a book celebrating faith
_ 97. a pop-up book, or, a book with cut-outs or flaps or fold-outs
_ 98. a bilingual book
_ 99.  a television series that has been adapted to a book
_ 100. a book that has been adapted to a television series
_ 101. an adaptation of a myth or legend
_ 102. a book about babies

2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge 

Hosted by: My Soul Called Life

Challenge Guidelines
  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
  • You can join anytime before December 31, 2017
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2017
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • The book title you choose can be a variation on one of the keywords. Meaning, you can tweak the keywords. For example, your title could include the word ‘snowing’ or ‘snowflake’ even though the key word is ‘snow.’ Further, if the key word is ‘family‘ then your title could include the word ‘sister’ or ‘mother.’ It’s similar to the word game Word Association.
  • Link up below to participate linking your post, Goodreads shelf, Shelfari, Booklies, etc.
  • Lastly, have fun! This challenge is simply for the pure satisfaction of reading so please don’t worry if you have to skip a month or if you have to read your books out of order!

Here Are Your 2017 Keywords 
JAN- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand
FEB- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing
MAR- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga
APR- From, Trigger, Tale, His, CrownMist
MAY- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade
JUN- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have
JUL- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream
AUG- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most
SEP- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash
OCT- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea
NOV- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet
DEC- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will

Full House Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: The Book Date 

1.  Page Turner : Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2

Banned / Challenged Books Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: Book Dragon's Lair


  • Read 1 book. You are an Ember. You're small but mighty just waiting to burn the structure down.
  • Read 2-6 books. You are Creeping. You're burning with a low flame and spreading slowly.
  • Read 7-12 books. You are a Blow-up fire. Sudden increase in fire intensity strong enough to upset control plans
  • Read 13+ books. You are Uncontrolled. Any fire which threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources.

Pages Read: How Many Pages Can You Read This Year? Challenge 2017

Hosted by: Book Dragon's Lair

Bonsai - Read 12,000 pages
Shrub - Read 24,000 pages
Dwarf Peach - Read 36,000 pages
Apple Tree - Read  48,000 pages
Oak - Read 60,000 pages
Douglas Fir - Read 72,000 pages
Sequoia - Read 84,000 pages
Redwood - Read 84,001+ pages

1. Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 (291 pages) 

The Color Coded Challenge 


Here are the rules:

*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.

2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover.

4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.

6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.

8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

* Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2017 will count.

*Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

*Please post about the challenge on your blog. Sign ups accepted until Nov 1, 2017. 


Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 (books read prior to 1/1/2017 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2017.
  • The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
  • Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
  • Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Use the hashtag #ContRom2017 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media.
  • To join this challenge, grab the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge button below and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. This will be your “update post” when doing the monthly link up.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (your designated “update post” for the monthly link up) and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.


  • 1st Base: read 1 – 5 books
  • 2nd Base: read 6 – 10 books
  • 3rd Base: read 11 – 15 books
  • Home Run: read 16 – 20 books
  • Grand Slam: read 21+ books

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

Beat the Back List Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: Novel Knight


This challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2017. 
That’s right. You have en ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal.
Books must be released prior to 2017
(this challenge isn’t for new releases)
That’s it!
Set your reading goal
Pick the books you want to read
This is more about you working toward decreasing your TBR stack alongside a bunch of other readers! You can read as many or as few books as you want. Read for other challenges. Buddy read. Do whatever it takes to get your TBR under control!
Post updates throughout the year with #beatthebacklist

How to Earn Points

Post Challenge TBR/goals  (on blog, Goodreads, social media, etc) = 20 points
(note: simply adding your blog URL to the link-up does not count for this – see example here)
Read 10 pages = 1 point
Write review = 50 points
Cross-post review to a retail website (Amazon, B&N, etc) = 15 points
There will be other opportunities to earn points during Twitter chats, random hashtag days, and other small events to be announced throughout the year.
When you sign up for the Hogwarts mini challenge, you’ll receive a randomized challenge ID name that you can use to submit books and reviews for points once the challenge starts.

I update that list every few days so if you don’t see your name right away DON’T PANIC. I will add it.
Starting in 2017 there will be a form that you can save/bookmark to add your reading progress. Please note that you’ll need some type of confirmation so whether it’s a blog post talking about what you read each week/month or a link to your Goodreads “review” of the book, etc.
Points will reset every month to give all houses a chance to win the cup for the next month. I WILL be keeping a total count of points, however, as well as how many points each person has earned for the end of the year celebration!

1.  Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017

  • The challenge will run from January 1-December 31, 2017.
  • We're welcoming all readers to join us for this challenge! In order to sign up, readers just need to link to their blogs or their Goodreads profile or their Twitter / YouTube / Instagram account in the Linky below. That way, we can see where you'll be sharing your thoughts on all your fantasy reads (and we can come and visit you)!
  • You can read as many fantasy novels as you'd like to. No levels for this challenge!
  • There will be two giveaways, one at 6 months and one at the end of the year. More details will be provided closer to those dates.
  • Help us spread the word! Feel free to tweet about the challenge using our official hashtag #flightsoffantasy, grab the button to link to the challenge in your blog sidebar, share the image on Pinterest / Instagram or even write your own post about it. We love talking with fellow fantasy fans and want to reach as many of them as possible!


2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge

This challenge will run from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Leader Badge: Read and review 16+ dystopian books


Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: The Book Date

20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

21 - 40%          Making Inroads.

41 - 60 %         Moderately Successful

61 - 80 %        Maximising  Returns

81 - 100%       Mission Accomplished


  • Books have been bought in 2017 by you or you can decide to include from and including July 2016 buys. Anything previous to that definitely falls into the dusty TBR realm! There is a challenge somewhere in the book world for that!
  • Can be ebook, print book or audiobook
  • You can decide whether you include books bought in 2017 second hand or in book fairs etc.
  • Books for this challenge can also be included in other challenges.
  • Runs from 1st January to 31st of December 2017


What's in a Name 2017


The basics
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories. (Examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!):
  • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street)
  • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn)
  • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen)
  • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW)
  • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths)
  • A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! (The Great Gatsby; The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite; Gone Girl; The Cuckoo’s Calling)
As usual I’ve tried to include some easy categories and some not so. Remember the titles I’ve given here are only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will fit the categories and you may have some in mind already or even some on your shelves you can read.


New to Me Challenge 2017


Anything "new" to you. For example...
--First time reading an author
--first book in a series
--first book you've read from a series (doesn't have to be book one)
--first time trying a genre/subgenre
--a debut book from an author (even if you've read them before)
*books need to be over 80 pages

1.  Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2

The Grand World of Books Book Bingo 2017



1.  A Library Book : Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: Bookish Things & More

Challenge Guidelines

  • The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017.
  • Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
  • Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
  • At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
  • If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
  • If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
  • If you have any questions tweet me @BookishThings or e-mail!


Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books

1.  Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard : Completed : 1/8/2017 1/2  (Picture Book)
2.  The Sea King's Daughter by Aaron Shepard : Completed : 1/21/2017 1/2  (Picture Book)

2017 10th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Reading Challenge


  • Please write a sign-up post on your blog and then sign-up below with a link to your specific sign-up post (NOT to your home page).  
  • What counts:  graphic novels, collected trade editions, manga, comic strip collections, comic books or combinations of text and bubbles all in the same book. In print or digital. Anything else you feel is suitable.  My personal criteria is if it has either frames OR speech bubbles it counts.  I'm not going to be the comic police but if you are unsure, ask me in the comments any given month.
  • You must write a review and link to it for it to count towards the challenge. Reviews may be posted on your blog or goodreads or similar places. Several reviews may be gathered and posted in one link on your blog, but each book must be linked back here in the monthly linkies to count. Come back every month to record your progress.

Here is how the Challenge plays out:

runs from Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2017

Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that's only 1 book a month)
Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)
Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)

Golden Age: read and review 104 books during the year (Are you addicted? 2 books a week!)

1. Garfield Brings Home the Bacon by Jim Davis : Completed : 1/14/2017

2017 Library Love Challenge



  • Dewey Decimal: read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: read 36 books
  • Library Card on Fire: read 50+ books
1.  Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2
2.  Garfield Brings Home the Bacon by Jim Davis : Completed : 1/14/2017

2017 Horror Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Sci Fi and Scary

Neophyte of Coolthulhu’s Temple:  Read and review 1-7 horror books to receive the Neophyte badge

Initiate of Coolthulhu’s Temple:     Read and review 8-15 horror books to receive the Initiate badge

Oracle of Coolthulhu’s Temple:       Read and review 20-25 horror books to receive the Oracle  badge

MYSTERY BADGE     Read and review 50+ horror books in the 2017 Horror Reading Challenge to receive a special Coolthulhu-approved badge demonstrating your tentacly-awesomeness.

There Are Rules to This Game…
 This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2017-December 31, 2017. (Yes, we’re back-dating it so horror books you’ve already read this year count.)
 You can join at any time before August 1, 2017.
 Books must be read and reviewed in 2017.
 Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and cross-overs are fine.
 You do not have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
 Sign up on the designated link below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is.
 Link up your reviews each month via the provided link. (We will be doing a monthly challenge update for everyone to list up on.)

Come join the Coolthulhu Crew and see how brave you really are!
Use hashtag #CoolthulhuCrew on Twitter!


Retellings Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by:  Once Upon a Bookcase


The Challenge:

  • For readers to read retellings of stories we know well from their chosen level in 2016:
    • Easy: 1-4 retellings
    • Medium: 5-8 retellings
    • Hard: 9-12 retellings
    • Difficult: 12+ retellings
The Rules:

  • You must sign up to the challenge below.
  • You must share your thoughts/reviews on the retellings you read for the book to count. You can post anywhere: your blog, YouTube, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon, Tumblr, etc.
  • As you review the books, update the monthly link up post with a link to your review. This is important, as each book you review will be an entry into that month's giveaway.
  • You can sign up any time between now and 31st December 2017.
  • Use the hashtag #RetellingsRC2017 so we can follow your participation in the challenge!
Which Books Count:

  • You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
    • Classics & Children's Classics
    • Fairy Tales
    • Myths and Legends
    • Folk Tales
    • Retellings of real, well known people's lives - I.E. Becoming Jane by Kevin Hood about a young Jane Austen, and And I Darken by Kirsten White, a gender bent retelling of Vald Dracul's teen years, both count 
    • I will also accept origin stories/prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and both would count.
    • Reimaginings that aren't strict retellings would also count - I.E. Kody Keplinger's novels Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare are both reimaginings, the first of the Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, and the second of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, both of which would count. 
  • You can read any retellings you want, they do not need to be recent releases to count.
  • Feel free to re-read any retellings! They will also count, as long as you review them somewhere.
  • All age categories are accepted; middle grade/young fiction, YA, NA, adult.
  • All books count; physical books, audiobooks, eBooks.
  • ARCs/Proofs count, as do self-published

1. Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2  (Retelling of "Alice in Wonderland")

2017  YA Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Whole Latte Books

The Rules: 
  • This challenge begins today but books read from January 1, 2017 and ends Dec 31, 2017 will count.
  • I won't be creating different levels. Read as little or as many books as you want. 
  • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks. 
  • Books may be horror, romance, dystopian, supernatural, graphic novels, etc. 
  • You may reread books. 
  • Books may count towards other reading challenges. 
  • Use the hashtag #2017YARC
  • If you could be so kind, please place the The YA Reading Challenge banner on your blog to help spread the word. 

  • Please link back to this blog, post about it on Facebook, Tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word.


Read Diverse 2017

Hosted by: Read Diverse Books



  1. Love that list of top 100 romance books. I am looking forward to the one Lisa Kleypas has out this year to go with her 3 listed in this list for the Travis family. Thanks for joining in the Full House challenge. :)

  2. Thanks for joining the Banned Books Challenge! Good luck & happy reading :)

  3. Way to go Ronyell! The Day the Crayons Quit was really fun. Did you see The Day the Crayons Came Home? Fun but not as fun as when they quit.

    1. Thanks! I need to check out the Day the Crayons Came Home!

  4. Thanks for joining the Summer Reading Challenge. Great book choices!
    Good luck!

  5. SO glad to have you joining The Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge Ronyell! I hope all is well with you :) Happy Holidays!

  6. Best of luck with all your challenges, especially What's In A Name!

  7. I have updated the picture book checklist to now include numbers 20-29! (Don't know how I goofed up!)