Reading Challenge Sign-up master-post #2

Additional to the 9 challenges announced earlier here and here, I will also be participating in these challenges this year.

Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge


Hosted by Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction. However, they should not be reference books which are not read cover to cover-I will leave this to your discretion.

Goals: 16 books

As with last year, I am aiming for Crone status with 16-20 books.

Cloak & Dagger Challenge by Books, Movies, Review, Oh My!, this challenge is dedicated to reading mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres.

Goals: Detective (16-25 books)


SOS Reading Challenge

This is an informal challenge being hosted by a Twitter group dedicated to upholding book buying bans, but they have made a list of 40 challenges and I thought I would participate too! I haven’t planned a TBR for it yet, but will more likely just cross out things as I read

  1. A book you’ve been putting off because you don’t like the aesthetic
  2. Red on the cover
  3. Orange on the cover
  4. Yellow on the cover
  5. Green on the cover
  6. Blue on the cover
  7. Purple on the cover
  8. A stunning cover
  9. Animal on the cover or in title
  10. One word title
  11. Recommended by someone in the group
  12. A book with mixed GR reviews
  13. Book from Secret Ninja list
  14. Highest rated book on TBR
  15. Originally written in a language you can’t speak
  16. A book set in your country/city
  17. Interesting format or with illustrations /images
  18. Main character with different ethnic background
  19. Featuring disability or illness
  20. LGBT main character
  21. Own voices book
  22. Contains magic
  23. Genre you don’t normally read
  24. Middle grade or children’s book
  25. A retelling
  26. A non fiction
  27. Released before 2014
  28. Under 100 ratings on GR
  29. Author with same first name, last name or initials as you
  30. Author from country you never visited
  31. 2017 debut author
  32. Second chance author
  33. Latinx author
  34. Buddy read with group member
  35. Finish a series
  36. A book with an adaptation
  37. #37 on TBR
  38. A standalone
  39. Book over 500 pages
  40. Shortest book on shelves

Diversity Challenge

PictureHosted by Platypire Reviews, this challenge focuses on reading diverse books, i.e., including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

There are also monthly themes

Goals: Expert (31+ books)

New Release Challenge

2018 New Release Challenge logoHosted  by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews, the goal is to read 2018 releases. The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, and it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook. As this can overlap with my Netgalley & Edelweiss reading challenge, I think I can do a minimum of 100?

Goals: New Release Enthusiast (101-200 books)

Paranormal Reading Challenge

Hosted by Whole Latte Ideas, this is dedicated to the supernatural, i.e., books having vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts, and witches. There are no levels so I am making my own goals for this. I think I’ll do 24 books for a start?

Goals: 24 books

Book to Movie Reading Challenge

Gather Together and ReadAs the name suggests,  it is for books that have movie adaptations. Hosted by Gather Together & Read, there are different levels to this challenge and I’ll be doing Level 2b (read 4+ books from 2018 movie releases, 4+ books from books made into movies from previous years)

Goals: 8+ books & movies

What’s In A Name Challenge

What's In A Name 2018 logoHosted by The Worm Hole

This challenge is a little different in that there are 7 themes and you have to read books for them throughout the year.

  • The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
  • A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
  • A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
  • A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
  • A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood)
  • A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)

I didn’t make a TBR yet, but I’ll probably wing it like I do most themed challenges

Goals: At least one book from each themes (7 books)

Swords and Stars Reading Challenge


Hosted by Ms. Nose in a Book, this is another themed challenge that I am interested in. There are 20 themes and you have to read one book per theme:

1) Read a book with Dragons in it
2) Read a book over 500 pages
3) Read an SFF novella
4) Read a first book in a series
5) Read a Science Fiction classic
6) Read a Fantasy classic
7) Read a book whose title matches the first letter of your last name
8) Read a book that has a weapon on the cover
9) Read a book that has a Spaceship on the cover
10) Read a book that has been adapted
11) Read a book with time travel in it
12) Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for over 2 years
13) Read a book whose cover has stars in it or whose title has any variation of the word star in it
14) Read a book with magical realism in it
15) Read an SFF graphic novel
16) Read a Sequel
17) Read a diverse SFF book
18) Read a Random SFF book – your pick!
19) Read a fantasy book inspired by another story, fairytale, myth etc.
20) Read a book with a map

Goals: 20 challenges

And with that I am at 18 challenges now. All of them can be found on the 2018 reading challenge page, and month-long challenges will be added to the 2018 readathon page.Also, I found most of these on the master list of reading challenges at GirlXOXO. There are many more there that you might be interested in. So go check out and have great fun challenge your reading in 2018!

3 thoughts on “Reading Challenge Sign-up master-post #2

  1. Good luck with your challenges! We have a couple in common. 🙂 The What’s in a Name Challenge is one of my favorites and I am excited to join the Witch and a Witchcraft Challenge for the first time. Have a Happy New Year!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.