Reading Challenges

Grab a cup of coffee/tea because this is going to be a long post. It appears I just can’t say no to reading challenges even if I don’t complete them so here are the ones I’m joining in 2018.

What’s In A Name 2018 hosted by Charlie at the Worm Hole. This is a challenge I usually join and have pretty good success with. The six categories this year are:
The word “the” used twice in the title
A fruit or vegetable in the title
A shape in the title
A title that begins with “Z” – can be after “the” or “a”
A nationality in the title
A season in the title

Back to the Classics 2018 hosted by Karen K at Books & Chocolate.  I like to think that I can try to at least complete 6 of the twelve categories. They are:
A 19 Century classic
a 20 Century classic
A classic by a woman author
A classic in translation
A children’s classic
A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction
A classic with a single word title
A classic with a color in the title
A classic by an author that’s new to you
A classic that scares you
Re-read a favorite

Book Bingo 2018 hosted by Stacey at Unruly Reader. This is my first year participating and I’m hoping to either complete a column or row. There are 25 awesome categories to choose from and I’ve already made a print out of the Book Bingo card and pasted it into one of my journals so I can keep track.

Nonfiction Reading Challenge hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey. There are various levels and ways you can do this challenge. I want to strive for reading 6 nonfiction books from any category.

European Reading Challenge hosted by Gilion of Rose City Reader. I tend to read a lot of books set in Europe so I have to complete this challenge right? My goal is the Deluxe Entourage which means reading at least five books by different European authors.

I think that should do it…. for now at least. Like I always say, for me reading challenges are really about the fun. I don’t necessarily set out to complete them but my intention is to maybe read a new genre, make some new blog friends, discover new authors, etc.

Oh and I know that part of the fun in participating is putting together potential book lists but this post was already getting a bit long so I didn’t want it to get longer. I will try to post periodic updates and maybe then I’ll post some more book titles. So let me know if you are participating in any of these. Would love to hear what your plans are for reading challenges!

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