2018 Reading Challenges

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 3, 2018 | 8 Comments

2018 Goodreads Challenge


2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat) has read 1 book toward her goal of 25 books.


2018 Popsugar reading challenge

See the challenge on Popsugar’s website here!


10 from the regular categories, 1 from the advanced category 


Books read: Regular

  1. A book that involves a bookstore or library (Strange the Dreamer)
  2. A book with an LGBTQ+ protag (Heart of Iron)
  3. A book set at sea (To Kill a Kingdom)
  4. A book by a local author (Onyx & Ivory – Mindee is near Dayton!)
  5. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
  6. A book by two authors (Obsidio)
  7. A book with your favorite color in the title (Red Rising)
  8. A book with an alliteration in the title (The Upside of Unrequited)
  9. A book with a weather element in the title (Sky in the Deep)
  10. A book set on a different planet (Contagion)
  11. A book published in 2018 (Iron Gold)
  12. A past Goodreads Choice Award winner (Morning Star)
  13. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to (Before She Ignites)


  1. A book by an author w/ the same first or last name as you (One Past Midnight – Jessica)
  2. A book about a problem facing society today (The Hate U Give)

2018 Reading Bingo Challenge

This challenge is one I created, you can see the original post here!


At least 3 bingos 



Books read:

  1. B1 – Listen to an audiobook (Strange the Dreamer)
  2. B2 – A book with a number in the title (One Past Midnight)
  3. B3 – Read a dystopian (Morning Star)
  4. B5 – A book with more than 600 pages (Iron Gold)
  5. I1 – An author’s sophomore book (Golden Son)
  6. I2 – A book with an animal sidekick (Endsinger)
  7. I3 – A book that made you cry (LIFEL1K3)
  8. I5 – A book with a cat (Kinslayer)
  9. N1 – A book with red on the cover (Red Rising)
  10. N2 – An author you’ve never read (Mary Ting)
  11. N4 – A book with a sword or dagger on the cover (Onyx & Ivory)
  12. G1 – Re-read an old favorite (Stormdancer)
  13. G2 – A book with a one word title (Mirage)
  14. G3 – A book with a shifter (Fire & Heist)
  15. G4 – A book with a male protag (Heart of Iron)
  16. O1 – Read an anthology (A Thousand Endings & Beginnings)
  17. O2 – A book that’s been on your TBR a long time (Steelheart)
  18. O3 – A book from a debut author (To Kill a Kingdom)
  19. O4 – A book from a genre that’s outside your comfort zone (Upside of Unrequited)
  20. O5 – Read a book you own (Restore Me)


2018 Reread Challenge

This is another one that I created!


10 rereads 


Books I want to reread

  Books read:

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  3. Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
  4. Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
  5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  6. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  7. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  8. Gemina by Jay Kristoff/Amie Kaufman

So close! Didn’t quite make it, though. Oops.

Shelflove Crate challenges

I got both of these from the planner included in the December “Timeless” Shelflove Crate! Books read:

1. Book over 600 pages (Iron Gold)
2. Read the book on your TBR the longest (Steelheart)
3. A protag with a culture different from your own (Pacifica)
4. A book you can read in one sitting (This Mortal Coil)
5. A book by a 2018 debut author (Mirage)
6. Read a book published before 1968
7. Re-read your all time favorite book (Stormdancer)
8. Read a book set near your home
9. Banned book
10. Girl power book (Toil & Trouble)
11. An audiobook (Strange the Dreamer)
12. A book with an epic journey
13. Read a book to make yourself happy (Gemina re-read)
14. Read a classic YA you never picked up
15. A book that won/was nominated for an award
16. A historical fiction (The Dark Descent of E. Frankenstein)
17. A retelling of a classic or fairytale (Hunted)
18. Read a book before the movie comes out (To All the Boys)
19. A cover buy book from 2017 (One Past Midnight)
20. A book under 150 pages (Saga vol. 7)
21. Book with illustrations
22. Genre you don’t usually read (Upside of Unrequited)
23. A book you don’t like the cover (Darkest Legacy)
24. Read a book that won a Goodreads 2017 award (The Hate U Give)
25. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
26. A book that starts with your first initial
27. A book with 4+ stars on Goodreads (Red Rising)
28. A book that starts with a verb (Reign the Earth)
29. One word Title (Obsidio)
30. A book with a mystery you can solve
31. A celebrity autobiography
32. A book with multiple POVs (Restore Me)
33. A book with a dress on the cover
34. A sequel to a series you started in 2017 (Muse of Nightmares)
35. A book with an unreliable narrator (Legendary)
36. A dystopian (Golden Son)
37. A book from SLC’s most anticipated picks (Onyx & Ivory – May)
38. Set outside of this world (Contagion)
39. A book with a flower on the cover (It Ends With Us)
40. A book with a male narrator (Morning Star)
41. A book with a yellow cover (Saga vol. 8)
42. A book with an epic romance
43. A friend or family member recommends
44. The final book in a series (Endsinger)
45. Translated from another language
46. A character with extraordinary abilities (Sorcery of Thorns)
47. An LGBTQ main character (Heart of Iron)
48. A book that inspired a bookish candle (Sky in the Deep)
49. A book with pirates (Daughter of the Pirate King)
50. A 2018 Shelflove Crate book of the month (To Kill a Kingdom)

Jessi (Geo)

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8 responses to “2018 Reading Challenges

  1. Good luck with your challenges! I spanned out a little bit more this year than I have before. We’ll see if that was a good idea or not. :)

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