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) 
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)
63. Hiznobyuti by Claude Ponti (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!


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, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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!
6. Bout of Books (21) Wrap Up!
7. Bout of Books (22) Wrap Up!
8. Bout of Books (25) Wrap Up!

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 26. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 8/19
Introduce Yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 8/20
Adaptation Aspirations

Wednesday 8/21
Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover

Thursday 8/22
If This, Then That

Friday 8/23
I Want This Book

Saturday 8/24
Leave a Review

Sunday 8/25
Stretch Goal

Blog Ahead Challenges

2022 Reading Challenges:


  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!)

  8. Thanks for joining my Humor Reading Challenge.

  9. Thanks for participating in the 2018 Challenge! The 2019 Challenge page is up now. I hope to see you back again!

  10. Thanks for joining us on the European Reading Challenge!

    I'll get the review page posted by January so you can post links to reviews, and a wrap-up page where you can post a link to your wrap up post.

  11. Thanks for joining the NetGalley/Edelweiss challenge. I hope you have a great year!