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
4. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
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
11. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
12. On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott (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
4. On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
5. Whisper to Me by Nick Lake (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
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
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
11. The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross
12. I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter
13. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
14. The Definition of Us by Sarah Harris (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
15. Colour Me In by Lydia Ruffles (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)


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
5. Representation Matters on Covers, Too - And the UK Doesn't Always Get It Right
6. Bookish Pet Peeves
7. Book Blog Pet Peeves
8. How Representation Made a Difference For Me
9. Who Gets to Tell Stories About Mental Illness?
10. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan & Living With a Depressed Parent



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
4. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

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
3. Vanished by E.E. Cooper
4. When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
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
9. The Art of Being Normal by Laura Tims (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
10. Pointe by Brandy Colbert (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
11. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
12. Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
13. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
14. The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (review to come as part of Mental Illness in YA Month)
15. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
16. Fathomless by Jackon Pearce
17. Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
18. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
19. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
20. I Never by Laura Hopper
21. Cut by Hibo Wardere
22. Mysogynation by Laura Bates
23. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Remi Eddo-Lodge
24. Life Lessons From Remarkable Women by Stylist Magazine
25. The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
26. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
27. The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno
28. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
29. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
30. Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
31. Alice by Christina Henry
32. The Sacred Lies of Winnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
33. Ship It by Britta Lundin
34. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
35. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
36. American Panda by Gloria Chao
37. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
38. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
39. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim
40. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
41. The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
42. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
43. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
44. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli