2018 Reading Challenge

2017 was yet another year in which I did not manage to reach my long-wanted goal of reading 50 books in a year. I did manage to reach a personal best of 42 books though so I am pretty pleased with this and I am as determined as ever to reach my goal (still aiming for that ever-elusive 50) this year.

I thought it would be fun if I put some variety into my reading as well as having a reading partner so I have set a reading challenge for Evelina too (25 books for her of any type which is easily achievable) and I will be also using the prompts to ensure I add some variety into my reading. Annoyingly, I can’t remember the website I used for the prompts (I adjusted them slightly) so if they are familiar to you, please let me know and I will link accordingly!  I am pretty pleased to have completed one of my 18 for 2018 things already (you know, on the first day of the year) but I generally find I am much more successful in the first quarter of the year with these sorts of challenges so I had better make the most of it!

    1. A “new” book (published in your lifetime)
    2. A book that won an award in your lifetime
    3. An old book (i.e. older than your mom or dad)
    4. An older book (i.e. older than your grandparents)
    5. A book about magic
    6. A book with a witch
    7. A biography or autobiography
    8. A biography/autobiography about a political figure (like a president or king)
    9. A fantasy/science fiction book
    10. A fairy tale or fairy tale retelling
    11. A mystery book
    12. Another mystery book from a different series
    13. A realistic fiction book
    14. A realistic fiction book about a different culture than your own
    15. A historical fiction book
    16. Another historical fiction book from a different time period than the first
    17. A nonfiction book (not a biography/autobiography)
    18. Another nonfiction book about a different topic than the first
    19. A book recommended by someone else
    20. A book recommended by a grandparent
    21. A book recommended by a teacher
    22. A book reviewed on Biblionasium
    23. A popular book (in your school /culture)
    24. A book that has been turned into a movie
    25. A book of your choice

Follow my progress at goodreads.com or on Instagram on my reading/writing account.

I am currently reading (and enjoying immensely) two books: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer (Pam from The Office (US)).


6 thoughts on “2018 Reading Challenge”

  1. Hi, just wondering what you and Eveline use to keep a record of her books? I’m thinking of creating a shelf in goodreads but is there something better (maybe pen & paper!)

    1. If you already use it, Goodreads is probably the best techie option. I have signed her up for Biblionasium but she is too young to use it independently and I keep forgetting so we are using a printed copy of her challenge and marking it off the old fashioned way. I like the idea of using Goodreads but I would need to add her books without a read date if I was using my own account as it would otherwise mess with my own reading log.

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