Friday, December 29, 2017

📚 2018 Reading Challenges ~ What am I reading in 2018?

Hello fellow book lovers!

It has been two years since I've participated in any reading challenges. I am breaking that streak for 2018!

I have noticed that in the past year, my blog is lacking in reviews. I began this blog with the hope of putting my reviews out there for fellow book-lovers, and while I still post reviews, I find myself strapped for time (or just lazy, let's be real) and at the point where I would rather post for a blog tour or spotlight a book with a giveaway. These things will not be going away, but for 2018 I plan to really get back into the reviewing groove. Instead of just one review  month, I will post at least two a week. The following challenges are to help me with my blogging goals for the new year. :)

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2018 Blogger Shame Challenge

This challenge is meant to help you get through some past-due review copies that've been neglected. Books must be at least 4 months past due. 

Past-due review books I plan to review for 2018:

01.) Grit by Gillian FrenchREVIEW
02.) The Secret History of Us by Jessi KirbyREVIEW
03.) The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth • REVIEW
04.) Trusting You & Other Lies by Nicole Williams • REVIEW
05.) The Disappearances by Emily Bain MurphyReview Coming
06.) It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt • REVIEW
07.) Follow Me Back by A.V. GeigerReview Coming
08.) The Darkest Corners by Kara ThomasReview Coming
09.) Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
10.) Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount
11.) Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange
12.) We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards

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2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge

This challenge is similar to the first, except this one is targeted toward your TBR list overall, not just review copies. I am ready to tackle some books I have been meaning to read for years! To qualify, books for this challenge must be published prior to 2018. :)

In addition to getting through your TBR pile, this challenge inserts you into a team and each time you read/review a book you finished, you get points for your team! This can lead to you or someone on your team winning a book at the end of each month. Neat, right?

TBR Pile books I plan to read for 2018:

01.) The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola YoonREVIEW
02.) Almost Perfect by Brian KatcherREVIEW
03.) Radio Silence by Alice OsemanREVIEW
04.) Rage by Julie Anne PetersReview Coming
05.) The Maze Runner by James DashnerReview Coming
07.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasREVIEW
08.) Flat-Out Love by Jessica ParkReview Coming
09.) Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone • Review Coming
10.) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlberatlliReview Coming
11.) Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas • Review Coming
12.) Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens • Review Coming
13.) Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick • Review Coming
14.) Bird Box by Josh Malerman • Review Coming
15.) The Merciless by Danielle Vega • Review Coming
16.) Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlinReview Coming
17.) In the After by Demitria LunettaREVIEW
18.) A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie ColeREVIEW
19.) Rites of Passage by Joy N. HensleyReview Coming
20.) This is Not a Test by Courtney SummersReview Coming

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** EDIT 01/30/18 → I decided I wanted to personally challenge myself to actually write more reviews this year in general, so I am challenging myself to write at least 50 reviews this year!


01.) This Is Not A Love Letter by Kim Purcell
02.) Grit by Gillian French
03.) Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
04.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
05.) Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
06.) In the After by Demitria Lunetta
07.) The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
08.) A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
09.) The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
10.) The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
11.) Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
12.) The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
13.) Where I Live by Brenda Rufener
14.) Trusting You And Other Lies by Nicole Williams
15.) When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger
16.) Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
17.) It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt
18.) Missing at 17 by Christine Conradt 
19.) We'll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
20.) The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips
21.) A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara
22.) Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss
23.) Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand


And last, but not least, is my on-going challenge of reading ONE MILLION PAGES in a lifetime. :) This has a dedicated post. Check it out below (click the banner)!

What challenges are you participating in this year?! Link me up with your post so I can check it out! Or you can just comment below and tell me about it. ^-^ Thanks so much for visiting! Happy Reading! ♥