2018 Challenges



This challenge, hosted by Ginger Mom Reads, involves reading a book that starts with every letter of the alphabet in 2018.

A:  A Strange Hymn  by: Laura Thalassa
B:  Beacon 23  by: Hugh Howey
C:  Crocodile on the Sandbank  by: Elizabeth Peters
D:  The Death of Mrs. Westaway  by: Ruth Ware
E:  Educated  by: Tara Westover
F:  The Flight Attendant  by: Chris Bohjalian
G:  The Girl Who Drank the Moon  by: Kelly Barnhill
H:  The Haunting of Rookward House  by: Darcy Coates
I:  Iron Gold  by: Pierce Brown
K:  Kindred  by: Octavia E. Butler
L:  Lincoln in the Bardo  by: George Saunders
M:  Memories of Ash  by: Itisar Khanani
N:  Nine Perfect Strangers  by: Liane Moriarty
O:  One of Us is Lying  by: Karen McManus
R:  Rhapsodic  by: Laura Thalassa
S:  Saga Vol. 2  by: Brian K. Vaughn
T:  Turtles All the Way Down  by: John Green
U:  Unwind  by: Neal Shusterman
V:  The Visitors  by: Catherine Burns
W:  Winter Garden  by: Kristin Hannah
Z:  Zenith  by: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings





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This challenge is hosted by Book Date.  Read a book from each category sometime between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

2018 Full House grid

  1. Mystery or thriller:  The Flight Attendant  by: Chris Bohjalian
  2. Historical: Burial Rites  by: Hannah Kent
  3. Over 500 pagesThe Outsider  by: Stephen King  (561 pages)
  4. Setting in library or bookshop
  5. 4 word title:  Salt to the Sea  by: Ruta Sepetys
  6. Last book added to your TBR (as of the time you fulfill this one):  Mr. Mercedes  by: Stephen King
  7. Classic
  8. Fantasy:  Shattered Blue  by: Lauren Bird Horowitz
  9. Coming of age theme:  The Girl Who Drank the Moon  by: Kelly Barnhill
  10. Adapted to a Movie:  Wonder  by: R.J. Palacio
  11. Holiday season
  12. Has big plot twist:  The Book of Blood and Shadow  by: Robin Wasserman
  13. Humor: Scrappy Little Nobody  by: Anna Kendrick
  14. Book to improve your life
  15. Redemption theme:  Winter Garden  by: Kristin Hannah
  16. Has a number in the title:  Beacon 23  by: Hugh Howey
  17. Under 250 pages:  Sunbolt  by: Intisar Khanani  (152 pages)
  18. New to you author from another country:  Alice Feeney (UK)
  19. From a favorite series of yours: Obsidio  by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (The Illuminae Files #3)
  20. Dual time line:  Before We Were Yours  by: Lisa Wingate
  21. Non fiction hobby book
  22. Children’s book:  The Golden Twine  by: Jo Rioux
  23. Book chosen randomly from TBR shelfMosquitoland  by: David Arnold
  24. Memoir or Autobiography:  Educated: A Memoir  by: Tara Westover
  25. Reread:  A Wrinkle in Time  by: Madeleine L’Engle



This challenge is hosted by GirlXOXO and requires you to read a book each month that fits with the assigned motif.

JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading: Saga series by: Brian K. Vaughan – the characters are all a different race/species from me since they’re “aliens,” but they are also different races from each other, which plays an enormous part in the series.
Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.

FEBRUARY – One Word: Sunbolt  by: Intisar Khanani
Read a book with a one word title.

MARCH – Travel the World: Waking Gods by: Sylvain Neuvel – the author was born in Canada.
Read a book set in a different country than your own, written by an author from another country than your own, or a book in which the characters travel.

APRIL – Read Locally: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  by: Becky Albertalli – U.S. South
Read a book set in your country, state, town, village (or has a main character from your home town, country, etc)

MAY– Book to Screen: Wonder by: R.J. Palacio
Read a book that’s been made into a movie or a TV show.

JUNE– Crack the Case: The Woman in the Window  by: A.J. Finn
Mysteries, True Crime, Who Dunnit’s.

JULY – Vacation Reads: Mosquitoland  by: David Arnoldthe main character is on a long road trip from Mississippi to Ohio.
Read a book you think is a perfect vacation read and tell us why.

AUGUST– Award Winners: Mr. Mercedes  by: Stephen King  – Hammett Prize (2014)Edgar Award for Best Novel (2015)Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller (2014)
Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.

SEPTEMBER– Don’t Turn Out The Light: The Outsider  by: Stephen King
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, horror novels.

OCTOBER- New or Old: Interview with the Vampire  by: Anne Rice – 1976
Choose a new release from 2018 or a book known as a classic.

NOVEMBER– Family: Nine Perfect Strangers  by: Liane Moriarty
Books where family dynamics play a big role in the story

DECEMBER- Wrapping It Up
Winter or holiday themed books or books with snow, ice, etc in the title or books set in winter OR read a book with a theme from any of the months in this challenge (could be a theme you didn’t do, or one you want to do again).



This is a challenge I’ve participated in for several years in a row and is hosted by The Worm Hole.  Between January 1 and December 31, read a book with a title that corresponds with each category.

I’ve already filled out the categories with books that are already on my TBR list, but they may change throughout the year.

The word “the” used twice:  The Girl With All the Gifts  by: M.R. Carey
A fruit or vegetableTangerine  by: Christine Mangan
A shape:  Heart-Shaped Box  by: Joe Hill
A title that begins with Z:  Zenith  by: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
A nationalityStrangers in the Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right  by: Arlie Russell Hochschild
A season:  Winter Garden  by: Kristin Hannah