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 related to “In the Beginning…”
2. A book by an author whose name doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y
3. A book related to the lyrics for the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music
4. A book with a monochromatic cover
5. A book by an author on USA Today’s list of 100 Black Novelists You Should Read
6. A love story
7. A book related to music
8. A book set in a state, province, or country you have never visited
9. A book you associate with a specific season or time of year
10. A book with a female villain or criminal
11. A book to celebrate The Grand Egyptian Museum
12. A book eligible for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
13. A book written by an author of one of your best reads of 2020
14. A book set in a made-up place
15. A book that features siblings as the main characters
16. A book with a building in the title
17. A book with a Muslim character or author
18. 3 books related to “Past, Present, Future” – Book 1
19. 3 books related to “Past, Present, Future” – Book 2
20. 3 books related to “Past, Present, Future” – Book 3
21. A book whose title and author both contain the letter “u”
22. A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads
23. A cross genre novel
24. A book about racism or race relations
25. A book set on an island
26. A short book (<210 pages) by a new-to-you author
27. A book with a character who can be found in a deck of cards
28. A book connected to ice
29. A book that you consider comfort reading
30. A long book
31. A book by an author whose career spanned more than 21 years
32. A book whose cover shows more than 2 people
33. A collection of short stories, essays, or poetry
34. A book with a travel theme
35. A book set in a country on or below the Tropic of Cancer
36. A book with six or more words in the title
37. A book from the Are You Well Read in World Literature list
38. A book related to a word given by a random word generator
39. A book involving an immigrant
40. A book with flowers or greenery on the cover
41. A book by a new-to-you BIPOC author
42. A mystery or thriller
43. A book with elements of magic
44. A book whose title contains a negative
45. A book related to a codeword from the NATO Phonetic Alphabet
46. A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards
47. A non-fiction book other than biography, autobiography or memoir
48. A book that might cause someone to react “You read what?!?”
49. A book with an ensemble cast
50. A book published in 2021
51. A book whose title refers to person(s) without giving their name
52. A book related to “the end”


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

  • Archangel’s Heart (Guild Hunters #9) by Nalini Singh
  • Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunters #10) by Nalini Singh
  • Archangel’s Prophecy (Guild Hunters #11) by Nalini Singh
  • Archangel’s War (Guild Hunters #12) by Nalini Singh
  • Seeker (Riders #2) by Veronia Rossi
  • The Damned (The Beautiful #2) by Renee Ahdieh
  • The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerising Girl (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #3) by Theodora Goss
  • Thor’s Serpents (The Blackwell Pages #3) by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  • For the Immortal (The Golden Apply 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
  • Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland
  • Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor
  • Life & Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #1.75) by Stephenie Meyer
  • I Want You to Want Me (Rockstar Romance #2) by Erika Kelly
  • Take Me Home Tonight (Rockstar Romance #3) by Erika Kelly
  • More Than a Feeling (Rockstar Romance #4) by Erika Kelly
  • King of Sword and Sky (Tarien Soul #3) by C.L. Wilson
  • Queen of Song and Souls (Tarien Soul #4) by C.L. Wilson
  • Crown of Crystal Flame (Tarien Soul #5) by C.L. Wilson