Challenges

Here are the challenges I'll be taking part in, in 2018.

2018 Debut Author Challenge Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl is hosting the 2018 Debut Author Challenge. The aim is to read at least 12 books by debut MG/YA/NA authors in 2018. I've read:

1. Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
2. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
3. White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
4. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
5. By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell
6. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
7. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan
8. The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross
9. I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter
10. The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)





British Books Challenge 2018Chelley of Tales of Yesterday is hosting the British Books Challenge 2018. The aim is to read at least 12 books by British authors. I've read:

1. White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
2. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
3. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)


What's In a Name? 2018Charlie of The Worm Hole is hosting the What's in a Name? Reading Challenge 2018. The aim is to read books with titles that fit into the following catagories:

1. The word 'the' used twice: The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
2. A fruit or vegetable:
3. A shape: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
4. A title that begins with Z (can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’):
5. A nationality:
6. A season:


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Katrina of Bookish Things & More is hosting the 2018 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 Gold Level, which is 50 books.

1. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
2. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
3. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
4. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
5. The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
6. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
7. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
8. By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell
9. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
10. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan


201 Book Blog Discussion ChallengeNicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction & Shannon at It Starts at Midnight are hosting the 2018 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. 20 Eagerly Anticipated 2018 Releases
2. My Thoughts on Sensitivity Readers and the Censorship Argument
3. The Little Mermaid and Its Retellings
4. In Light of the Recent Articles on Sexual Harassment in the Children's Book Industry, How We Readers React Now is Important


Hoping to read 12 Retellings in 2018. I have read:

1. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
2. The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross
3. The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill

My own Read the Books You Buy Challenge. I hope to read 40-60% of the books I buy in 2018. Books Bought:

1. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
2. Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
3. Vanished by E.E. Cooper (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
4. When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
5. The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
6. The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
7. The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
8. Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
9. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
10. Fathomless by Jackon Pearce
11. Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
12. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
13. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
14. I Never by Laura Hopper
15. Cut by Hibo Wardere
16. The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims
17. Mysogynation by Laura Bates
18. Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
19. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Remi Eddo-Lodge
20. Life Lessons From Remarkable Women by Stylist Magazine
21. The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
22. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
23. The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno
24. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
25. The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller
26. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
27. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
28. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
29. Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
30. Alice by Christina Henry
31. The Sacred Lies of Winnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
32. Ship It by Britta Lundin
33. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
34. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
35. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
36. American Panda by Gloria Chao