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 main character whose name starts with A, T, or Y
2. A book connected to a book you read in 2021
3. A book with 22 or more letters in the title
4. A book set in Eastern Europe
5. A book by an author with two sets of double letters in their name
6. A book with an image of a source of light on the cover
7. A book related to psychology, neuroscience or the mind
8. 3 books set on three different continents – Book 1
9. 3 books set on three different continents – Book 2
10. 3 books set on three different continents – Book 3
11. A book from historical fiction genre
12. A book related to glass
13. A book about a woman in STEM
14. A book with fewer than 5000 ratings on Goodreads
15. A book without a person on the cover
16. A book related to Earth Day
17. A book from NPR’s Book Concierge
18. A book by an Asian or Pacific Islander author
19. A book that involves alternate reality, alternate worlds, or alternate history
20. A fiction or nonfiction book that is set during 1900 -1951
21. A book with one of the Monopoly tokens on the cover
22. A book with a Jewish character or author
23. A book that features loving LGBTQIA+ relationship
24. A book related to inclement weather
25. A book less than 220 pages OR more than 440 pages
26. 2 books with the same word in the title – Book 1
27. 2 books with the same word in the title – Book 2
28. A book that won an award from Powell’s list of book awards
29. A book set on or near a body of water
30. A book related to mythology
31. A book published at least 10 years ago
32. A book where the main character is a female detective/private eye/police officer
33. The next book in a series
34. A book with an academic setting or with a teacher that plays an important role
35. 2 books related to flora and fauna – Book 1
36. 2 books related to flora and fauna – Book 2
37. A book that uses all five vowels in the title and/or author’s name
38. A book by a Latin American author
39.A book from the TIME list of 100 Best YA Books of All Time
40. A book related to one of the 22 Tarot Major Arcana cards
41. A book with a theme of food or drink
42. A book with a language or nationality in the title
43. A book set in a small town or rural area
44. A book with gothic elements
45. A book related to a game
46. A book with a non-human as one of the main characters
47. A book with handwriting on the cover
48. A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads in 2021 or 2022
49. A book connected to the phrase “Here (There) Be Dragons”
50. A book that involves aging, or a character in their golden years
51. A book published in 2022
52. A book with a time-related word in the title


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 title of the book includes any words

Library — Free choice

Killer Crescent — Read a thriller where the main character is a detective of PI

The Bar —Read a book where set where you live or have lived

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 a nerdy hero or heroine

BFF’s House — Read a friends to lovers romance

Amour Avenue — Age gap romance

Passion Palace — Read an erotic BDSM romance

Post Office — Read a romance which started online

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

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

The Cobbles —Read a historical romance where the title is longer than 5 words

Outer Space — Read a sci fi set on an alien planet or spaceship

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 PNR with a magic user or paranormal creature (not vampire or shifter) hero or heroine

Library — Free choice

Fated Folly — Read PNR where the hero or heroine is part of a pack/coven/band/paranormal group

The Vault — Read a PNR where the author is new to you in this genre

Drive in Movie —Read a romance where the hero or heroine is a movie star or works in the film industry

Soldier Street — Read a romantic suspense where the hero or heroine is in the military

Farmers Market — Read a romance where the hero or heroine is a farmer/rancher/cowboy

Rainbow Row — Read a F-F romance

Lovers Lane — Read an LGBT set in college

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 dark cover

City Lane — Read an urban fantasy on any of our urban fantasy recommendations

The Gym — Do some weight lifting…read the longest book on your TBR

Journey’s End — Read a fantasy where the main character is a magic user

Emergency Services — Read a romance where the hero or heroine is in the medical profession

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

New View — Read an enemies to lovers new adult romance

Library — Free choice

Beau Boulevard — Read a young adult by a new to you author

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 non-contemporary romance where the couple meet at their place of work

Lady Lane — Read a women’s fiction novel

Coffee Shop — Read a book recommended to you by a friend, or a book on any of our recommendation lists

Past Eaves — Read a historical fiction novel

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Finishing Series

This year I want to make sure I’m finish some of the series that I’ve been in the middle of for years.

I’m going to put these title is a TBR Jar and selected two to read each month. And if I pick up a book that is later in the series, I pick read the book I am up to.

Challenges crossed out have been completed

  • Seeker (Riders #2) by Veronia Rossi
  • The Damned (The Beautiful #2) by Renee Ahdieh
  • The Righteous (The Beautiful #3) by Renee Ahdieh
  • Thor’s Serpents (The Blackwell Pages #3) by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  • For the Immortal (The Golden Apple Trilogy #3) by Emily Hauser
  • Medea (Delpic Women #1) by Kerry Greenwood
  • The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden
  • The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden
  • Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
  • Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray
  • The King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray
  • Rule of Wolves (King of Scars #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  • Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor
  • More Than a Feeling (Rockstar Romance #4) by Erika Kelly
  • Well Played (Well Met #2) by Jen DeLuca
  • Well Matched (Well Met #3) by Jen DeLuca
  • Crazy Stupid Bromance (The Bromance Bookclub #2) by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Isn’t It Bromantic (The Bromance Bookclub #3) by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Wind Rider (Tales of the New World #3) by P.C. Cast
  • Shadow of Night (All Souls #2) by Deborah Harkness
  • The Book of Life (All Souls #3) by Deborah Harkness