Reading Challenges


Goodreads Reading Challenge

 

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Hosted by: Goodreads

Goal: 100 books

Check my progress here


Around the Year in 52 Book Challenge

Hosted by: LauraZazSophieEmm and Katie

Goodreads group

Challenges crossed out have been completed

1. A book with a title that doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y
2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn’t want to live
5. The first book in a series that you have not started
6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is “The”
9. A book that can be read in a day
10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers
15. A book set in a global city
16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
17. A book with a neurodiverse character
18. A book by an author you’ve only read once before
19. A fantasy book
20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
22. A book with the major theme of survival
23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
24. A book with an emotion in the title
25. A book related to the arts
26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
27. A history or historical fiction
28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
30. A book from the New York Times ‘100 Notable Books’ list for any year
31. A book inspired by a leading news story
32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
33. A book about a non-traditional family
34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don’t recognise, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you’re not quite sure how to pronounce
40. A book with a place name in the title
41. A mystery
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
44. A book related to witches
45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
47. A classic book you’ve always meant to read
48. A book published in 2020
49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn’t win
50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
51. A book with an “-ing” word in the title
52. A book related to time

 


Romanceopoly

Hosted by PeaceLoveBooksxo and Under the Covers Book Blog

A romanced themed Monopoly game which is designed to get you to explore a range of different sub genres. Each neighbourhood has been replaced by a genre and each street has a unique challenge within that genre. Although, some neighbourhoods are a little more diverse and offer a melting pot of different genres to delve into.

The challenges are:

 

 

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This image is from the Romanceoploy website

 

Challenges crossed out have been completed

Sleuth Street — Read a mystery where the main character is an amateur sleuth

Library — Free choice

Killer Crescent — Read a thriller where there’s a serial killer on the loose

The Bar — Read a book where you and the author share at least one initial

Winter — Read a book where it has a white, blue and or silver cover; has snow on the cover; has a winter word in the title; is a winter holiday read;

Flirts Corner — Read a contemporary romance with mature characters (40+)

BFF’s House — Read a best friend’s sibling romance

Amour Avenue — Read a second chance contemporary romance

Passion Palace — Read an erotic romance with a menage or reverse harem

Post Office — Read an epistolary romance

Courtship Row — Read a historical romance where the hero or heroine is a spy or soldier

Burger Joint — Read a book on our book girlfriend list.

The Cobbles — Read a historical romance NOT set in London

Outer Space — Read a sci fi with an alien or cyborg  main character

Spring — Read a book where it has a green or yellow cover; has flowers on the cover;
has the word ‘Spring’ in the title; where the hero or heroine is a gardener or farmer;

Fang Alley — Read a a PNR with a vampire or shifter hero or heroine

Library — Free choice

Fated Folly — Read a fated mates PNR

The Vault — Read the PRN that has been on your TBR for the longest!

Drive in Movie — Read a romance that develops from a one night stand or a brief romantic tryst

Soldier Street — Read a romantic suspense where the hero or heroine is in an action pose on the cover

Farmers Market — Read a romance where the hero or heroine is a chef or works in the food industry, owns a bakery/restaurant/food or drink establishment

Rainbow Row — Read a M-M romance

Lovers Lane — Read a LGBT romance which isn’t a contemporary

Summer — Read a where it has a brightly coloured or multicoloured cover;
has the beach, sand or the sun on the cover; has a summery word in the cover (sun, summer, heat, beach); is a summer holiday read;

Action Avenue — Read an urban fantasy with a kick ass heroine on the cover

City Lane — Read an urban fantasy published in the last 5 years

The Gym — Read a book that has a bangin’ body or gorgeously dressed person on the cover

Journey’s End — Read a fantasy with the chosen one trope

Emergency Services — Read a romance where the hero or heroine is a fireman or police officer

Campus Corner — Read a new adult where the hero or heroine is a jock

New View — Read a friends to lovers new adult romance

Library — Free choice

Beau Boulevard — Read a young adult novel considered a classic

Autumn — Read a book where it has an orange, gold or yellow cover; is a spooky or halloween read; has the leaves or trees on the cover;

The Office — Read a romance where the couple meet at their place of work

Lady Lane — Read a women’s fiction novel

Coffee Shop — Read a book that has either food or drink on the cover or a foodie word in the title

Past Eaves — Read a historical fiction novel

 

 

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7 Nonfiction and 6 Classics to Read in 2020

This year I want to make sure I’m read some of the amazing nonfiction titles and classic books on my shelve because some of the favourite books are from these categories.

I’m going to put these title is a TBR Jar and selected one to read each month. And in honour of Nonfiction November, I will draw two titles, finger crossed they are both nonfiction.

Challenges crossed out have been completed

Nonfiction 

  1. The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
  2. Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
  3. Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke
  4. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  5. Richard III by Chris Skidmore
  6. The Hollow Crown by Dan Jones
  7. The War that Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander

 

Classics 

  1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck
  2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  3. The Iliad by Homer
  4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  5. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  6. I’d Die for You & Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald