Hey guys, I am back at it again – the loads of challenges that I will be taking part in 2018 means instead of spamming ya’ll with a gazillion sign-up posts, I will, once again, put it in one (or two) big post. Now, at the time of writing this post, some reading challenges (which I am looking forward to participating in) haven’t been announced for 2018 so it looks like there may be another post coming soon. For now, though, these reading challenges have a dedicated page and sign-up post, so without any further blabbering, let’s get on with it, shall we?
Series to Finish 2018 challenge
As the name suggests, it is about finishing series. I’m thinking of doing this instead of the Series Enders challenge I did this year. It is being hosted by Anna @ Reader and Proud.
The goal for the challenge is to complete series; it does not matter if you only have one book left or ten, the important thing is to finish them. Similarly, the amount of series you’re aiming to finish is not important; I’d like this challenge to be as chill as possible so as long as you try to read and complete more series, you’re already a winner!
As some of you may know (from the various TTT posts in which I have said this), I have sort of a separation anxiety when it comes to series. I will often have left off reading the last book in a series, as if not reading means it won’t ever be over. However, this means that I’m currently in the middle of a LOT of series! So! Goals for 2018
- Finish (or read until the latest book) a current (as in, already in middle of) series every month
- Finish (or read until the latest book) a completely new series every month.
That makes two series per month which I hope will put a good dent in my TBR.
Blog All About It Challenge
Hosted by The Herd Presents. Now, 2017’s similar challenge about blogging didn’t really work out for me, but this challenge has prompts and I am hoping it will motivate me or at least provide some direction to my random thoughts that I can gather into one post. The monthly prompts are
Blogger Shame Challenge
Hosted by The Herd Presents.
The idea is to read backlist ARCs that are older than 4 months from due.
I had done this challenge this year, and I’m continuing it in 2018 with 24 books as my goal.
2018 Debut Author Challenge
Hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl, this challenge focuses on reading books by debut MG/YA/NA authors. Reviews gain you entry into a giveaway.
I have done this for a couple of years and I always set it at 12, so in 2018 I’m raising the bar to 24.
Goals: 24 debut books
Hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. So, in 2017, I discovered a simple solution for my reread and non-galley TBR needs – audiobooks. That, along with me finally finding an audiobook service that works for me has me optimistic about taking this challenge further from my goal of 10 set in 2017 to
Goals: Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30 books
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Created by Emily at Falling for YA and now being hosted by Katrina @ Bookish Things. I’ve been doing this readathon since it started, five years ago, and I am doing it in 2018 too. I haven’t yet achieved my real goal of that 80% feedback ratio but damn, will I try hard again this year! As usual,
Goals: Diamond (100 galleys)
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, passed on to Fatin at Romance Book Maven, then passed on to Brianna at The Book Vixen, Then it was Gone with the Words and Love at First Page‘s turn, and is now hosted by Andi’s ABCs.
I did this in 2017, but I am kinda not so interested in the contemporary romance genre right now, so I’m lowering the goals in 2018 to
Goals: Second base (6-10 books)
AtoZ Reading Challenge
Hosted by Ginger Mom & Kindle Quest.
This challenge is new to me (though it was as a scavenger hunt challenge in BTB in 2017), and the objective is to read your way through the alphabet – read one book starting with each letter of the alphabet. It will be interesting to see if I can do this
Goals: Read books from A to Z (26 books)
And that’s all for now, folks! I’m still waiting on sign-ups for RockMyTBR, Flights of Fantasy, Cornerfolds’ Dystopia Challenge, Witches & Witchcraft challenge. Let me know in the comments if there are any other year-long reading challenges that you think I might like! 🙂