Reading Challenges

Here are various reading challenges I'm participating in:

AAR's Top 100 Romance Books (2010)

 15/100

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

53/1001

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) 
53. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (4 stars)
54. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (5 stars) 
55. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (4 stars)
56. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (4.5 stars)
57. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (5 stars) 

58. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. (5 stars) 
59. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch (5 stars) 
60. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (4.5 stars)
61. Swimmy by Leo Lionni (5 stars) 
62. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (4 stars)




1001 Books to Read Before You Die

1/1001

1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren  (5 stars)


Challenges Completed:



2015: 

1. I Love Picture Books 2015 Challenge Wrap Up!

2016: 

2016 Reading Challenges Wrap Up!

2017:


Bookish Bingo: Winter 2017-2018

Hosted by Pretty Deadly

 Time: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018









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!
4. Bout of Books (19) Wrap Up!
5. Bout of Books (20) Wrap Up!


Challenges/Giveaways
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 20. 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
B
C Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
DDark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Completed: 3/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
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F - The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
G - Golden Son by Pierce Brown: Completed: 8/4/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
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L - The Love that Split the World by Emily HenryCompleted: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ☆☆ 1/2
M - Made You Up by Francesca Zappia : Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
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TThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
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W Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
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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
2. IDW Published Comic:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New Volume 2 by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz  : Completed : 2/11/2017 ★ ★  ☆ ☆ 1/2
3. Manga: Food Wars! Volume 1 by Yuto Tsukuda : Completed : 5/14/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
4. Newspaper Comic: Lio: Making Friends by Mark Tatulli : Completed : 6/8/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
5. Non-Superhero Title: The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro : Completed : 6/3/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
6. POW!: Hockey Karma by Howard Shapiro Completed : 7/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
7. Superman: All-Star Superman Volume 1 by Grant MorrisonCompleted : 7/15/2017 ★ ★  ★  1/2
8. Horror: The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais : Completed : 8/9/2017 ★ ★  ★  
9. Based off a TV/Movie: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka : Completed : 9/9/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
10. Spider-Man: Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0 by Jason LatourCompleted : 11/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ 

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 : My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman : Completed : 2/23/2017 ★ ★  ★  
_ 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 : Henry and the Hidden Treasure by B.C.R. Fegan : Completed : 6/12/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
✔ 8. a book with animal characters : D.W. All Wet by Marc Brown  : Completed : 2/5/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 
✔ 9. a bedtime book : The Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey Wood  : Completed: 3/8/2017  ★ ★  ★ ★ 
_ 10. a rhyming book
_ 11. a book celebrating art
✔ 12. a book celebrating dance:  The Fairy in the Kettle by Pauline TaitCompleted: 10/21/2017 ★ ★  ★ 
_ 13. a book celebrating music
 14. a book celebrating family (parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc.):  Love You Forever by Robert Munsch  : Completed: 4/16/2017  ★ ★  ★ ★ 
 15. a book about feelings, expressing feelings : Robin and the White Rabbit by Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström : Completed: 7/24/2017  ★ ★  ★ ★ 
_ 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 -  Unraveling Rose by Brian Wray Completed: 10/4/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
26. out of print The Gingerbread Man by Rana Giglio  : Completed: 9/26/2017  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
_ 27 wordless picture book
 28. a book by Margaret Wise Brown : The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown : Completed : 5/17/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
✔29. a board book : Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.  : Completed: 4/21/2017  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
✔30. a book about trains or planes : The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper  : Completed : 2/28/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 
_ 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. : Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz : Completed : 8/16/2017 ★ ★  ★   
_ 35. a fairy tale
36. a twisted (adapted) fairy tale Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin : Completed : 8/20/2017 ★ ★  ★  ☆ 1/2
_ 37. a book about a holiday
38. a new-to-you author : Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann  : Completed: 3/27/2017  ★  ★  ★
_ 39. a new-to-you illustrator
 ✔40. a book about new experiences (dentist, doctor, sleepovers, movies, playing sports, learning to swim, etc.) The Tooth That's on the Loose! by Chris Robertson : Completed : 9/20/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
✔41. a series book : Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish : Completed : 4/3/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
_ 42. a book celebrating food (cooking, eating, trying new foods, eating healthy)
 43. a book published before 1950 : Choo Choo by Virginia Lee Burton : Completed : 4/29/2017 ★  ★  ★
_ 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: In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz : Completed : 6/17/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
_ 48. a book published in the 1990s
_ 49. a book published in the 2000s
50. a book published 2010-2016: A Ferret Named Phil by William ReimerCompleted : 7/20/2017 ★  ★  ★
51. a book published in 2017 Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau  : Completed: 3/22/2017★ ★  ★ ☆ 
 52. a book by Dr. Seuss : The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss : Completed : 2/26/2017 ★  ★  ★
_ 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 :Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes:  Completed : 2/12/2017 ★  ★  ★
_ 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 : Rabbit's Snow Day by Todd Strader :  Completed : 8/18/2017 ★  ★  
_ 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 : Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day by Dave Croatto : Completed : 8/7/2017 ★  ★  ★
_ 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 : The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Susan Schaefer BernardoCompleted : 4/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
_ 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 : Hola! Let's Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends! by Judy Martialay : Completed : 6/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 
_ 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
2.  Two Worded Title:  Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
3. Borrowed: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Completed: 3/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
4. Attractive Cover: The Love that Split the World by Emily HenryCompleted: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2
5. On TBR for 2+ years: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
6. More than 500 pages: Golden Son by Pierce Brown: Completed: 8/4/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
7. Debut Book: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★1/2
8. 2017 Published: Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 




Banned / Challenged Books Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: Book Dragon's Lair






Levels:


  • 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.
1.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.  : Completed: 4/21/2017  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★



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

Hosted by: Book Dragon's Lair




Levels
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) 
2. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (531 pages) 
3. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Completed: 3/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (387 pages) 
4. The Love that Split the World by Emily HenryCompleted: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2  (390 pages) 
5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (404 pages) 
6. Golden Son by Pierce Brown: Completed: 8/4/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (691 pages) 
7. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 1/2  (428 pages) 
8.  The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★   (114 pages) 
9. Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  (407 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. 

1.  Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (White)
2.  Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Completed: 3/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (Black)
3.  The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2 (Rainbow)
4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (Purple) 
5. Golden Son by Pierce Brown: Completed: 8/4/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (Gold) 
6. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 1/2 (Blue) 
7.  The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★   (Brown)


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.

Levels:

  • 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.
1. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2 
2. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2


Beat the Back List Reading Challenge 2017

Hosted by: Novel Knight









Guidelines

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
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
2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
3. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★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!

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
2.   The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 
3.  Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 


2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge






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


Leader Badge: Read and review 16+ dystopian books





1.  500 + pages: Golden Son by Pierce Brown : Completed: 8/4/2017  ★ ★  ★ ★
2.  Zombies: Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale Volume 1 by Roberto Aguirre-SacasaCompleted: 10/28/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 


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

Rules.

  • 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

1.  True Paranoid Facts! by Calvin Zeit and Henrik Drescher  : Completed : 3/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 
2.  Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
3. The Gingerbread Man by Rana Giglio  : Completed: 9/26/2017  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
4.   Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale Volume 1 by Roberto Aguirre-SacasaCompleted: 10/28/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
5.  Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0 by Jason LatourCompleted : 11/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ 


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.


1.



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
2. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
3. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2 
4. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Completed: 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★1/2
5.  The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 
6. Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 



The Grand World of Books Book Bingo 2017

 



  



1.  A Library Book : Alice by Christina Henry : Completed : 1/6/2017 ★ 1/2
2.  A Book about a Different Culture:  Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Completed: 3/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
3. A popular author's first book: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
4.  A Book Over 500 pages long:  Golden Son by Pierce BrownCompleted: 8/4/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5.  The Cover is your favorite color:  Made You Up by Francesca ZappiaCompleted: 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★1/2
6. A Book based on a fairytale:   The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 
7. A Book that was published in 2017: Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 


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 katrina@bookisthingsandmore.com!

Levels

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)
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New Volume 2 by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz  : Completed : 2/11/2017 ★ ★  ☆ ☆ 1/2 (Graphic Novel)
4. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ (Novel) 
5. Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau : Completed : 3/22/2017 ★ ★  ★   (Picture Book)
6. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★   (Graphic Novel)
7. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★   (Graphic Novel)
8. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★   (Graphic Novel)
9. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★   (Graphic Novel)
10. The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro  : Completed : 6/3/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 1/2  (Graphic Novel)
11. Hockey Karma by Howard Shapiro  : Completed : 7/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 1/2  (Graphic Novel)
12. Robin and the White Rabbit by Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström : Completed : 7/24/2017 ★ ★  ★   (Picture Book)
13. Heathen Volume 1 by Natasha Alterici  : Completed : 7/31/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★   (Graphic Novel)
14. Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin  : Completed : 8/20/2017 ★ ★  ★  ☆ 1/2  (Picture Book)
15. Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz  : Completed : 8/16/2017 ★ ★  ★   (Picture Book)
16. Fowl Language: The Struggle is Real by Brian Gordon : Completed : 8/12/2017 ★ ★  ★   (Graphic Novel)
17. The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais : Completed : 8/9/2017 ★ ★  ★   (Graphic Novel)
18. Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day by Dave Croatto  : Completed : 8/7/2017 ★ ★  ★   (Picture Book)
19.  The Tooth That's on the Loose! by Chris Robertson : Completed : 9/20/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2  (Picture Book)
20.   Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka : Completed : 9/9/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2  (Graphic Novel)
21.  Unraveling Rose by Brian Wray Completed: 10/4/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2  (Picture Book)
22.  The Fairy in the Kettle by Pauline TaitCompleted: 10/21/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆  (Picture Book)
23.  Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog by Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges : Completed : 10/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆   (Graphic Novel)


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
Levels

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
2.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New Volume 2 by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz  : Completed : 2/11/2017 ★ ★  ☆ ☆ 1/2
3. True Paranoid Facts! by Calvin Zeit and Henrik Drescher  : Completed : 3/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 
4. Food Wars! Volume 1 by Yuto Tsukuda : Completed : 5/14/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
5. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  
6. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  
7. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  
8. Monstress: Awakening Volume 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) by Marjorie Liu  : Completed : 5/24/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  
9. The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro : Completed : 6/3/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
10. Lio: Making Friends by Mark Tatulli   : Completed : 6/8/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  
11. Garfield Gets in a Pickle by Jim Davis  : Completed : 7/7/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  
12. Hockey Karma by Howard Shapiro  : Completed : 7/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 1/2 
13.  All-Star Superman Volume 1 by Grant MorrisonCompleted : 7/15/2017 ★ ★  ★  1/2
14. Heathen Volume 1 by Natasha Alterici  : Completed : 7/31/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
15. Fowl Language: The Struggle is Real by Brian Gordon  : Completed : 8/12/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
16. The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais : Completed : 8/9/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 

17. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka : Completed : 9/9/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
18.  Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale Volume 1 by Roberto Aguirre-SacasaCompleted: 10/28/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
19.  Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog by Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges : Completed : 10/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ 
20.  Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0 by Jason LatourCompleted : 11/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ 



2017 Library Love Challenge

 


Levels:

  • 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
3.  D.W. All Wet by Marc Brown  : Completed : 2/5/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
4. Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes:  Completed : 2/12/2017 ★ ★  ★
5. My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman : Completed : 2/23/2017 ★ ★  ★  
6. The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss : Completed : 2/26/2017 ★  ★  ★
7. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper  : Completed : 2/28/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New Volume 2 by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz  : Completed : 2/11/2017 ★ ★  ☆ ☆ 1/2
9. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt: Completed: 2/18/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
10. The Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey Wood: Completed: 3/8/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
11. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Completed: 3/19/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
12. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann  : Completed: 3/27/2017  ★  ★  ★
13. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2 
14. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch  : Completed: 4/16/2017  ★  ★  ★
15.  Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish : Completed : 4/3/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
16.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.  : Completed: 4/21/2017  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
17. Choo Choo by Virginia Lee Burton : Completed : 4/29/2017 ★  ★  ★
18.  The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Susan Schaefer BernardoCompleted : 4/29/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
19. Food Wars! Volume 1 by Yuto Tsukuda : Completed : 5/14/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2 
20. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown : Completed : 5/17/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
21. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz : Completed : 6/17/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
22. Golden Son by Pierce Brown : Completed : 8/4/2017 ★ ★  ★  
23. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia : Completed : 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★  1/2




2017 Horror Reading Challenge

 
Hosted by: Sci Fi and Scary

CHALLENGE LEVELS:
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!


1. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz : Completed : 6/17/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
2. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka : Completed : 9/9/2017 ★ ★  ★ ☆ 1/2
3.  Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale Volume 1 by Roberto Aguirre-SacasaCompleted: 10/28/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 


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")
2.  The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★  (Retelling of "The Frog Prince")




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.

1. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2 
2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Completed: 5/30/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★
3. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia : Completed : 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★  1/2 
4.  Caraval by Stephanie GarberCompleted: 10/11/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 


Read Diverse 2017



Hosted by: Read Diverse Books








1.  The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2  (Native American Protagonist)
2.  Heathen Volume 1 by Natasha Alterici  : Completed : 7/31/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  (LGBT Protagonist)
3. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia : Completed : 8/29/2017 ★ ★  ★  1/2 (Protagonist with Mental Health Issues) 


2017 Discussion Challenge




Hosted by: Feed Your Fiction Addiction  and It Starts at Midnight






Levels: 


1-10 – Discussion Dabbler

11-20 – Creative Conversationalist

21-30 – Chatty Kathy

31-40 – Terrifically Talkative

41+ – Gift of the Gab



1.  ☀Daily Book Chat #3:☀ Reading Slumps...YUCK!...How do you get out of them?
2.  ☀Daily Book Chat #4:☀ Banned Books...Why they are so Great to Read!
3.  ☀Daily Book Chat #5:☀ Picture Books...Can't Adults Enjoy them Too?
4.  ☀Daily Book Chat #6:☀ Reading Stats....Do You Have Yours Today?
5.  ☀Daily Book Chat #7: ☀ Recommendations....Do You Do them Often?
6.  ☀Daily Book Chat #8: ☀ Bookstagram...Do you love taking photos of your books?
7.  ☀Daily Book Chat #9: ☀ Sincere Diversity vs. Publicity Stunt Diversity
8.  ☀Daily Book Chat #10: ☀ 20 Books that I Want to Read as Soon as Possible Part 1!
9.  ☀Daily Book Chat #11: ☀ Badly Written Reviews...Do they discourage you from reading the book?
10. ☀Daily Book Chat #12: ☀ 20 Books that I Want to Read as Soon as Possible Part 2!
11. ☀Daily Book Chat #13: ☀ ARC Books…How do you keep up with them?


Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge

Hosted by: BOOK RIOT





1. Read a book about sports.
2. Read a debut novel - The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry : Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2 
3. Read a book about books.
4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
6. Read an all-ages comic - Garfield Brings Home the Bacon by Jim Davis : Completed: 1/14/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★ 
7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
8. Read a travel memoir.
9. Read a book you’ve read before.
10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
12. Read a fantasy novel   The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen : Completed: 9/24/2017 ★ ★  ★ ★ 
13. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
14. Read a book about war.
15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
17. Read a classic by an author of color.
18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead  Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0 by Jason LatourCompleted : 11/11/2017 ★ ★  ★ 
19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper)
20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels)
21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women)
22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere)
23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet Dead, The Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins)
24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension)



The 2017 Platypire Diversity Challenge




Hosted by: Platypire Reviews





1.  The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry: Completed: 4/23/2017 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2  (Native American Protagonist)
2.  Heathen Volume 1 by Natasha Alterici  : Completed : 7/31/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  (LGBT Protagonist)
3. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia : Completed : 8/29/2017 ★ ★ ★ ★  1/2 (Protagonist with Mental Health Issues) 




The 2017 12 Books of Christmas Challenge


Hosted by: Just Another Girl and her Books

 Time: November 24, 2017 - December 24, 2017















1.  ☀Daily Book Chat #3:☀ Reading Slumps...YUCK!...How do you get out of them?


2018:


2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge 

Hosted by: Rabbit Ears Book Blog  





2018 Discussion Challenge



Hosted by: Feed Your Fiction Addiction  and It Starts at Midnight





Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018


Hosted by: MY READER'S BLOCK







2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge


Hosted by: Escape With Dollycas




2018 European Reading Challenge


Hosted by: Rose City Reader





Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018



Hosted by: Pop Sugar



Full House Reading Challenge 2018




Humor Reading Challenge 2018




2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge




2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge




Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author's work. 
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

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. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
_3. Title beginning with B
_4. Author beginning with B
_5. Title beginning with C
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D
_8. Author beginning with D
_9. Title beginning with E
_10. Author beginning with E
_11. Title beginning with F
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
_15. Title beginning with H
_16. Author beginning with H
_17. Title beginning with I
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
_21. Title beginning with K
_22. Author beginning with K
_23. Title beginning with L
_24. Author beginning with L
_25. Title beginning with M
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
_35. Author beginning with R
_36. Title beginning with S
_37. Author beginning with S
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
_40. Title or Author beginning with U
_41. Title or Author beginning with V or W
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
_46. An alphabet book
_47. A counting book
_48. A color word in the title
_49. A number word in the title
_50. Concept book of your choice— picture book
_51. Concept book of your choice — board book
_52. bedtime book —board book
_53. bedtime book — picture book
_54. book that rhymes —picture book
_55. book that rhymes — early reader OR board book
_56. holiday of your choice — board book or early reader
_57. holiday of your choice — picture book
_58. wordless picture book
_59. new to you author
_60. new to you illustrator
_61. favorite author
_62. favorite illustrator
_63. free choice
_64. fairy or folk tale adaptation
_65. fairy or folk tale traditional
_66. a title with the word “first” in it 
_67. a book set in the state you live
_68. a book set in a place you’d like to visit
_69. a book set in an imaginary place
_70. a book set in the past — fiction or nonfiction
_71. a book set in the present
_72. picture book for older readers — fiction
_73. picture book for older readers — nonfiction
_74. early reader — fiction
_75. early reader — nonfiction
_76. picture book with photographs
_77. one word title
_78. long title (four or more words)
_79. oversized book
_80. tiny book
_81. a book about playing (hide and seek, tag, or peekaboo, etc.)
_82. a book about school
_83. a book about hobbies (art, dance, music, crafts, sports)
_84. a title that is a question
_85. a title that is an exclamation
_86. an award winner or an honor book
_87. a collection (of poems OR stories)
_88. a book with animals (fiction)
_89. a book with animals (nonfiction)
_90. a book about books or reading
_91. a book celebrating family
_92. first book in a series
_93. any book in a series
_94. book with an adventure or misadventure
_95. a book about a pet
_96. A title with the word “yes” or “no” in it
_97. A title with the word “big” or “little” in it
_98. a classic published before 1968
_99. a book you think should be considered a classic
_100. Out of print
_101. Library book
_102. Impulse Pick
_ 103. Board book published in 2018
_ 104. Picture book published in 2018 


2018 Beat the Backlist





15 comments:

  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. :)

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Thanks for joining my Humor Reading Challenge.

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