2018 Reading Challenges

The 2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge is hosted here at Hope, Faith & Books! It's my first year hosting it, but the challenge itself has been going on for a few years now. If you would like more information, or to sign up for the challenge, please visit the official sign up and information post! If you chose to join the challenge with me, I hope you enjoy it!

My Goal:
Read and review 16+ dystopian books to receive the Leader badge.

Some of the books I plan on reading:
1. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
2. Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi
3. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott
4. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
5. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
6. Starglass (Starglass #1) by Phoebe North

Books Read So Far:
1. The Last Girl On Earth by Alexandra Blogier
2. SINthetic (The New Lyons Sequence #1) by J.T. Nicholas
3. SINdicate (The New Lyons Sequence #2) by J.T. Nicholas
4. London (Surviving The Evacuation #1) by Frank Tayell
5. This Is Not A Test (This Is Not A Test #1) by Courtney Summers
6. Wasteland (Surviving The Evacuation #2) by Frank Tayell
7. Family (Surviving The Evacuation #3) by Frank Tayell
8. Zombies vs. The Living Dead (Surviving The Evacuation #0.5) by Frank Tayell
9. Queen Song (Red Queen #0.1) by Victoria Aveyard
10. Steel Scars (Red Queen #0.2) by Victoria Aveyard
11. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
12. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott
13. Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi
14. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
15. Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi
16. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
17. Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
18. King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
19. War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard
20. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
21. Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
22. The Return Man by V.M. Zito

I will add on to this as new books are releases or new books are added to my library :) For more in depth updates, they will be posted in quarterly posts here on the blog!


That Artsy Reader Girl
The 2018 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! The whole idea of the challenge is to introduce new debut authors to readers! The goal is to read around 12 debut books throughout the year.

So I don't have 12 picked out yet, LOL. I still have to look into a lot of the debut authors books for this year and see which ones sound my style. But, I do have 2 books in particular thus far from the lists provided on Jana's blog that I plan to read for the challenge.

The Books I Plan To Read (thus far):
1. Everless (Everless #1) by Sara Holland
2. American Panda by Gloria Chao

Books Read So Far:
1. The Last Girl On Earth by Alexandra Blogier
2. SINthetic (The New Lyons Sequence #1) by J.T. Nicholas
3. Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
4. Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
5. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
6. American Panda by Gloria Chao
7. Ignite The Stars by Maura Milan

I've been eagerly awaiting these already, so I will definitely be reading these for the challenge!

The 2018 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge is hosted by Reading Between The Pages (as of August 2018)! It is a challenge to encourage everyone to get their review ratios up and catch up on the backlog of Netgalley/Edelweiss books they have! I desperately need to work on this so I'm hoping this challenge will keep my on track!

My Goal:
Silver - 25 Books

So I have a fair amount of Netgalley books, some ranging all the way back to 2013. Even though those finished editions are out now, I still want to get the Netgalley ones read and reviewed and submitted to work on my ratio (I'm around **76% updated 11/5/18** right now).

So some of the books I have (both coming up and from years past):
Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy #1) by Claire Legrand
Breaking The Ice (Juniper Falls #2) by Julie Cross
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa
Monsters (Ashes #3) by Ilsa J. Bick
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
And the list goes on...

Books Read So Far:
1. The Last Girl On Earth by Alexandra Blogier
2. SINthetic (The New Lyons Sequence #1) by J.T. Nicholas
3. SINdicate (The New Lyons Sequence #2) by J.T. Nicholas
4. Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
5. Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber
6. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum
7. Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
8. Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen
9. The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker
10. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
11. Inferno (Talon #5) by Julie Kagawa
12. Ignite The Stars (Ignite The Stars #1) by Maura Milan
13. Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
14. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
15. Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy #1) by Claire Legrand
16. Beneath The Citadel by Destiny Soria
17. The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
18. Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
19. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

So I'll definitely be working on knocking a lot of Netgalley books of the TBR this year!

The 2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge is hosted by NovelKnight. This challenge is focused on getting to those older books (not published in 2018) that have just been sitting on your TBR for a while. I really need this challenge as I have so many books on my TBR from the past few years that I really need to get caught up on.

My goal is to read at least 50 of my backlisted books.

Some of those books include:
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows
Hereafter (Hereafter #1) by Tara Hudson
The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Books Read So Far:
1. Just One Year (Just One Day #2) by Gayle Forman
2. This Is Not A Test (This Is Not A Test #1) by Courtney Summers
3. London (Surviving The Evacuation #1) by Frank Tayell
4. Wasteland (Surviving The Evacuation #2) by Frank Tayell
5. Family (Surviving The Evacuation #3) by Frank Tayell
6. Zombies vs. The Living Dead (Surviving The Evacuation #0.5) by Frank Tayell
7. Queen Song (Red Queen #0.1) by Victoria Aveyard
8. Steel Scars (Red Queen #0.2) by Victoria Aveyard
9. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
10. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott
11. After The End (After The End #1) by Amy Plum
12. Until The Beginning (After The End #2) by Amy Plum
13. Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi
14. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
15. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
16. Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
17. Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen
18. An Ember In The Ashes (An Ember In The Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir
19. A Torch Against The Night (An Ember In The Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
20. A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas
21. A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) by Sarah J. Maas
22. A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas
23. The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu
24. Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu
25. The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu
26. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
27. King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
28. The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu
29. Strange The Dreamer (Strange The Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
30. The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
31. Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer
32. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
33. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
34. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs
35. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
36. Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
37. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
38. Stalking Jack The Ripper (Stalking Jack The Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
39. Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
40. A Study In Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
41. Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa
42. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah. J. Maas
43. Soldier (Talon #3) by Julie Kagawa
44. Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
45. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
46. Legion (Talon #4) by Julie Kagawa
47. To All The Boys I've Loved Before (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
48. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs
49. P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han
50. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
51. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
52. Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake
53. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
54. Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
55. The Return Man by V.M. Zito
56. Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
57. The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro
58. Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
59. Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
60. Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas
61. One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake
62. Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
63. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
64. Obsession (Arum #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
65. Raise The Titanic (Dirk Pitt #4) by Clive Cussler
66. Night Probe (Dirk Pitt #6) by Clive Cussler
67. Cyclops (Dirk Pitt #8) by Clive Cussler
68. Journey To The Black City (After: The New Earth #1) by Keith Mueller

The team I've been assigned to is The Novel Knights!

The 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It was created to encourage book bloggers to talk more!

The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab

I think I'm going to aim for Creative Conversationalist! Somewhere around 15 discussion throughout the year. I've been wanting to do discussions for a while but just haven't got to it. So I'm gonna use this to dive in and finally post some discussions!! :D

The 2018 Literary Escapes Challenge is hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book.

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)

Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio.

Alabama








Arkansas



California - Mayfly by Jeff Sweat









Delaware



District of Columbia



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Hawaii



Idaho



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky



Maine








Michigan



Minnesota



Mississippi



Missouri



Montana



Nebraska






New Hampshire



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North Carolina



North Dakota



Ohio



Oklahoma



Oregon



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



South Dakota






Texas



Utah



Vermont






Washington









Wyoming

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I love reading your comments! I try my best to reply to them in a timely manner. :)