Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Reading Challenges

I have decided on 5 reading challenges for 2018 (in addition to the Canadian Book Challenge which ends on Canada Day):

#1 - Non-Fiction Reading Challenge hosted at Doing Dewey

I am challenging myself to read at least 12 non-fiction books this year.

#2 - What's in a Name 2018 hosted at The Worm Hole
This will require reading 6 books, one for each category:

  • The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
  • A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
  • A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
  • A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
  • A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood)
  • A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)
#3 - Back to the Classics 2018 hosted at Books and Chocolate
For this one I will need to read at least 6 and up to 12 books all at least 50 years old. No more than one for each of the categories:

  • A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.
  • A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1968. 
  • A classic by a woman author
  • A classic in translation.  
  • A children's classic. 
  • A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. 
  • A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. 
  • A classic with a single-word title. 
  • A classic with a color in the title. 
  • A classic by an author that's new to you. 
  • A classic that scares you. 
  • Re-read a favorite classic. 

#4 - 2018 European Reading Challenge hosted at Rose City Reader
This will require reading 5 books by different European authors or set in different European countries (Deluxe Entourage level)

#5 - I am also participating in the GoodReads 2018 Reading Challenge with a goal of reading 100 books.


  1. Thanks for joining the nonfiction challenge! I hope you have fun with your nonfiction reading this year :)

  2. Thanks for participating in the 2018 Challenge! How did you do?

    The 2019 Challenge page is up now. I hope to see you back again!


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