Reading Challenges

This is my page to keep track of Reading Challenges in 2017.

That Artsy Reader GirlJana of That Artsy Reader Girl is hosting the 2017 Debut Author Challenge. The aim is to read at least 12 books by debut MG/YA/NA authors in 2016. I'm hoping to read:

1. The Memory Book by Lara Avery
2. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
3. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
5. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
6. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (debut YA novel in the UK)
7. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
8. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
9. The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
10. Waking In Time by Angie Stanton (debut YA novel in the UK)
11. A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson




2017 Diverse Books Reading ChallengeMishma of Chasing Faerytales and Shelly of Read.Sleep.Repeat are hosting the
2017 Diverse Books Reading Challenge. The aim is to challenge yourself to read diverse books - no levels or points.



Read Diverse 2017Nazahet of Read Diverse Books is hosting Read Diverse 2017 reading and reviewing challenge. The aim is to read more diverse books that fit a certain criteria, detailed on the page linked.

As I'm already tracking my progress of diverse reading in 2017 in my #DiverseReadingGoals 2017 page, I will only post my reviews there, where I also link to both of these challenges.




British Books Challenge 2017Chelley of Tales of Yesterday is hosting the British Books Challenge 2017. The aim is to read at least 12 books by British authors. I'm hoping to read:

1. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
2. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
3. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
4. The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
5. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
6. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
7. Out of Heart by Irfan Master
8. A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson
9. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Retellings Reading Challenge 2017I'm hosting the Retellings Reading Challenge 2017, and the aim is to read retellings from your chosen level. I chose the Difficult level, which is 12+ retellings. I plan to read:

1. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Labyrinth/Hades & Persephone)
2. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (La Llorona)
3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Alice in Wonderland Prequel)
4. Lips Touch by Laini Taylor (The Goblin Market, etc.)
5. The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Carribean Folktales)
7. The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember (The Little Mermaid)
8. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Shiva and Parvati, Hindu myth)
9. RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
10. A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson







What's In a Name? 2017Charlie of The Worm Hole is hosting the What's in a Name? Reading Challenge 2017. The aim is to read a books with titles that fit into the following catagories:

A number in numbers:
A building:
A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it:
A compass direction:
An item/items of cutlery:
A title in which at least two words share the same first letter: Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 Rachel of Hello, Chelly & Alexa of Alexa Loves Books are hosting the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017. The aim is to challenge yourself to read a certain number of high fantasy novels you choose yourself. I'm going to aim for 12. I hope to read:

1. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
2. Stange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
4. The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
5. Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
7. Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
8. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Códova
9. The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
10. The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember
11. Assassin's Fate by Robin Hobb
12. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
13. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
14. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir




Bookopoly Reading ChallengeHannah of Brocs Bookcase is hosting the Bookopoly 2017 Reading Challenge. The aim is to read as many books that fit the categories on the board squares. I will update as I go.

MC From Another Country: The Memory Book by Lara Avery
Author's Debut Book: Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
UK Author: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Features Mentel Illness: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
Over 400 pages long: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
LGBTQIA: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Part of a Series: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Free Read: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
POC MC: The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
Told From at Least 3 POVs: Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
Set Pre-1990: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Heidi Heilig's Muggle Net Diverse Reading ChallengeYA author Heidi Heilig challenged me to aim to read all of the 30 diverse books she recommended on MuggleNet in her guest post Author Takeover: A Reader's Revolution Recs from Heidi Heilig.

1. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
2. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
3. The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
5. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
6. The Jubies by Tracey Baptiste
7. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
8. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
9. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
10. American Street by Ibi Zoboi




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Katrina of Bookish Things & More is hosting the 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge. The aim is to read the number of your NetGalley and/or Edelweiss eProofs from your chosen level. I'm choosing the Silver Level, which is 25 books. I plan on reading:

1. The Memory Book by Lara Avery
2. The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
3. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
4. Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
5. Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
6. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
7. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
8. The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
9. Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
10. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
11. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
12. Out of Heart by Irfan Master
13. A Girl Called Owl by A. J. Wilson
14. Here We Are by Kelly Jensen
15. The Witch's Kiss by Katharine Corr & Elizabeth Corr
16. The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
17. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
18. How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? by Yvonne Cassidy

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2017Kathryn of The Book Date is hosting the Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2017. The aim is to, obviously, read the books bought in 2017. I'm going for the 41-60% Moderately Successful level.

1. A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
2. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
3. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
4. Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
5.The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
6. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
8. Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
9. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
10. Letters of Note by Sam Usher
11. This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
12. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
13. Perrault's Fairy Tales, translated by A.E. Johnson
14. Feminist Fairy Tales by Barbara G. Walker
15. This Modern Love by Will Darbyshire
16. Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
17. Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner
18. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim
19. The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
20. Everywoman by Jessica Phillips
21. American Street by Tracey Zoboi
22. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
23. The Other Side of Happiness by Ayisha Malik




2017 Book Blog Discussion ChallengeNicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction & Shannon at It Starts at Midnight are hosting the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge. The aim is to write the number of discussion posts on your blog from your chosen level. I'm choosing Creative Conversationalist: 11-20.

1. Why Are US Covers Generally Better Than UK Covers?
2. How Do You Discuss a Book When Characters' Marginalised Identities Are Spoilers?
3. When It Comes to Diverse Books, Who Makes Them Diverse?
4. Are There Certain Books a Privileged Person Shouldn't Review?
5. Eight Years a Book Blogger: How Blogging Has Changed Me
6. When You're Told a Book is Racist, Why Do You Need to Judge it For Yourself?
7. Why Do I Find it Difficult to Call Myself a Diverse Book Blogger?
8. Using a Female Protag's Insecurities Against Her to Create Conflict is Not OK.

10 comments:

  1. Enjoy your challenges, Jo! Looking forward to seeing what you pick for What's In A Name, especially :)

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    1. Thank you! So am I! I'm already trying to think of some titles! :)

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  2. Awwww thank you for signing up to the British Books Challenge Jo....can't wait to see all the fab reviews! Some awesome picks on your list! Xx

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  3. You're signed up for even more challenges than me. I'm tempted to sign up for a couple more, but I'm holding myself back because I don't want to be overwhelmed. Still, I'm pondering ...


    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Haha! I mostly sign up for challenges that I know I'll be able to do relatively well in. So not so much a challenge in that I'm challenging myself, but more of a way of keeping track of what kinds of books I'm reading. :) Good luck in your own challenges!

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  4. Wow and gosh! How many?! Looking forward to your choices and reviews in 2017 with the British Book Challenge.

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    1. Ooh, just a few! ;) Thank you! Hope I do well this year :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Thanks for signing up for the Bookopoly challenge. Good luck, I hope you enjoy taking part!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to attempting to complete it :)

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