2018 Reading/Blogging Challenges

These are the reading challenges I am currently participating in.


2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Penni has
read 0 books toward
her goal of
150 books.

Literary Escapes Challenge (#LiteraryEscapes18): I participated in this last year and did not “visit” all 50 states. But it was very interesting to participate in and so I decided to participate in it again this year.

(The list of books will be added and updated as I read them.)

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming
  51. District of Columbia


Literary Escapes 2018: 0/50


Bookopoly 2018 (#Bookopoly2018): I enjoyed participating in this challenge that year that I decided to participate again this year. I hope that I can progress more than I did last year. (Please click the link above to find out more about such a creative challenge. The host/creator no only has the game board but a progress sheet to help keep track.)

(The list of books will be added and updated as I read them.)


  • Less than 200 pages
  • An audio book
  • Over 400 pages


  • Day, month, season in title
  • Purple cover
  • Only text on cover


  • Final book in a series
  • Set in your country/state
  • Set in space


  • Non-Fiction
  • Free Read
  • Released pre-2008


  • Character with illness/disability
  • Features LGBTQIA
  • Includes poems/lyrics


  • Author from your country
  • Author’s debut book
  • Book by author you want to meet


  • 2018 release
  • Adapted to a movie/TV series
  • Based on a real event


  • Book that you were gifted
  • Free Read
  • Book suggested by a friend

Bookopoly 2018: 0/24


Blog All About It (#BlogAllAboutIt): I need some help with keeping my blog updated with more posts other than swaps and book reviews (that seem sporadic at this point). The purpose of this blog is to create posts based on the monthly prompt which is given for the whole year.

  1. January -> Winter
  2. February -> Red
  3. March -> Favorite Scent
  4. April -> Art
  5. May -> Organize
  6. June -> Growl
  7. July -> Spirit
  8.  August -> Beginning
  9. September -> Escape
  10. October -> Trees
  11. November -> Truth
  12. December -> Shine/Sparkle

Blog All About It: 0/12


Read Harder Challenge 2018 (#ReadHarder2018): I discovered this challenge while scrolling on Facebook and wasn’t sure at first if I wanted to participate, but after some thinking, I decided to.

(The list of books will be added and updated as I read them.)

  • A book published posthumously
  • A book of true crime
  • A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
  • A comic written and illustrated by the same person
  • A book set in or about the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
  • A book about nature
  • A western
  • A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
  • A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
  • A romance novel by or about a person of color
  • A children’s classic published before 1980
  • A celebrity memoir
  • An Oprah Book Club selection
  • A book of social science
  • A one-sitting book
  • The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  • A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  • A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
  • A book of genre fiction in translation
  • A book with a cover you hate
  • A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  • An essay anthology
  • A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  • An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Read Harder Challenge 2018: 0/24


Monthly Motif (#monthlymotifgxo): While searching for reading challenges to participate in this year, I stumbled upon this one which looked rather interesting. So I thought I would give it a try.

(The list of books will be added and updated as I read them.)

  1. January -> Diversify Your Reading
  2. February -> One Word
  3. March -> Travel the World
  4. April -> Read Locally
  5. May -> Book to Screen
  6. June -> Crack the Case
  7. July -> Vacation Reads
  8.  August -> Award Winners
  9. September -> Don’t Turn Out the Light
  10. October -> New or Old
  11. November -> Family
  12. December -> Wrapping It Up

2018 Monthly Motif: 0/12


Reading Women (#ReadingWomenChallenge): While searching for reading challenges to participate in this year, I stumbled upon this one which looked rather interesting. So I thought I would give it a try.

(The list of books will be added and updated as I read them.)

  1. A book by a woman in translation (bonus if also translated by a woman)
  2. A fantasy novel written by a woman of color
  3. A book set in the American South
  4. A short story collection
  5. A graphic novel or memoir
  6. A book published by an independent press
  7. A book set in Russia or by a Russian author
  8. A book with a viewpoint character who is an immigrant or refugee
  9. A book by an Australian or a Canadian author
  10. An essay colleciton
  11. A book about someone with a chronic illness
  12. A true crime book
  13. A book by an African American Woman about Civil Rights
  14. A classic novel written by a woman (bonus points if not Austen or a Bronte)
  15. A poetry collection
  16. A book where the characters are traveling somewhere
  17. A book with a food item in the title
  18. A book written by a female Nobel Prize winner
  19. A book from the Reading Women Award 2017 shortlists
  20. A memoir by someone who lives in a country different from yours
  21. A book inspired by a fairy tale
  22. A book by a local author or recommended by your local bookstore
  23. The book that has been on your TBR the longest
  24. A book in a genre you have never read


  1. A book by Virginia Woolf
  2. A book by Flannery O’Connor

Reading Women: 0/26


2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge (#popsugarreadingchallenge): I have seen this challenge every year since I started book blogging and participating in reading challenges, yet I don’t ever participate in it. I decided to take a leap and participate this year.

(The list of books will be added and updated as I read them.)

  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
  2. True crime
  3. The next book in a series you started
  4. A book involving a heist
  5. Nordic noir
  6. A novel based on a real person
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
  8. A book with a time of day in the title
  9. A book about a villain or antihero
  10. A book about death or grief
  11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
  12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
  13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
  14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
  15. A book about feminism
  16. A book about mental health
  17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
  18. A book by two authors
  19. A book about or involving a sport
  20. A book by a local author
  21. A book with your favorite color in the title
  22. A book with alliteration in the title
  23. A book about time travel
  24. A book with a weather element in the title
  25. A book set at sea
  26. A book with an animal in the title
  27. A book set on a different planet
  28. A book with song lyrics in the title
  29. A book about or set on Halloween
  30. A book with characters who are twins
  31. A book mentioned in another book
  32. A book from a celebrity book club
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
  34. A book that’s published in 2018
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
  36. A book set in the decade you were born
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to
  38. A book with an ugly cover
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
  40. Your favorite prompt from 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges


  1. A bestseller from the year your graduated high school
  2. A cyberpunk book
  3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
  4. A book tired to your ancestry
  5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
  6. An allegory
  7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  8. A microhistory
  9. A book about a problem facing society today
  10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: 0/50


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