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
This challenge is hosted by Book Date. Read a book from each category sometime between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
Mystery or thriller: The Flight Attendant by: Chris Bohjalian Historical: Burial Rites by: Hannah Kent Over 500 pages: The Outsider by: Stephen King (561 pages)
- Setting in library or bookshop
4 word title: Salt to the Sea by: Ruta Sepetys Last book added to your TBR (as of the time you fulfill this one):Mr. Mercedes by: Stephen King
Fantasy: Shattered Blue by: Lauren Bird Horowitz Coming of age theme: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill Adapted to a Movie: Wonder by: R.J. Palacio
- Holiday season
Has big plot twist: The Book of Blood and Shadow by: Robin Wasserman Humor: Scrappy Little Nobody by: Anna Kendrick
- Book to improve your life
Redemption theme: Winter Garden by: Kristin Hannah Has a number in the title: Beacon 23 by: Hugh Howey Under 250 pages: Sunbolt by: Intisar Khanani (152 pages) New to you author from another country: Alice Feeney (UK) From a favorite series of yours: Obsidio by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (The Illuminae Files #3) Dual time line: Before We Were Yours by: Lisa Wingate
- Non fiction hobby book
Children’s book: The Golden Twine by: Jo Rioux Book chosen randomly from TBR shelf: Mosquitoland by: David Arnold Memoir or Autobiography: Educated: A Memoir by: Tara Westover 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 Arnold – the 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 vegetable: Tangerine by: Christine Mangan
A shape: Heart-Shaped Box by: Joe Hill
A title that begins with Z: Zenith by: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
A nationality: Strangers in the Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by: Arlie Russell Hochschild
A season: Winter Garden by: Kristin Hannah