January 2018 Reading Challenge Update

I will be posting updates at the end of each month on my reading challenge progress.

I read the following books for this challenge:

  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman. This has been on my shelf since May 2013

This month I tried a new:

  • Author: Alice Hoffman & Gordon Korman
  • Genre: Graphic Novels & Non Fiction
  • Debut: The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

This month I scratched off:

  • A YA Book: What Light by Jay Asher
  • Written by a woman: Faithful  by Alice Hoffman
  • Book that’s part of a series: The hypnotists by Gordon Korman


Going into 2018 I told myself that I wanted to tackle more of my own books and clear up some of my TBR pile so this month I have read:

  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  • Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
  • By Her Touch by Adriana Anders
  • In His Hands by Adriana Anders
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (this has been on my shelf for years. Since Oprah did her book club)
  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman (this has been on my shelf since BEA 2013)


This is another challenge I found its the 2018 Reading Challenge hosted by Modern Mrs Darcy. For this one I read:

  • a book you can read in a day: What Light by Jay Asher 1/12

The last challenge I stumbled upon is The Picky Pledge that is being hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hannah of So Obsessed With.  I follow Alexa Loves Books so that’s how I heard about this. For this challenge I read:

  • a book you bought more then 5 years ago: Night by Elie Wiesel 1/12

2018 Reading Challenges That I am Taking Part in

If you are a reader of my blog you have read that I admit I suck at reading challenges numerous times over the course of my 9 years of blogging and I am not afraid to admit it. Although I think this upcoming year might be the year that I change that.

I found a few reading challenges that I think will work for me and I can overlap them all so that I won’t get overwhelmed in the end.

The reading challenges that I am doing in 2018 are:

The first one is The Blogger Shame Challenge that is being hosted over at The Herd Presents. If your a book blogger you know you have some review books sitting on your TBR that you haven’t read and there is no shame in that I have quite a few. You can read any format but they must be 4 months and older.

The second one is Try Something New Challenge and this is being hosted over at The Herd Presents as well. For this one you are basically going to be reading new to you books ie debut, first book in a series, genres, author, book format etc. This is another way to tackle that TBR pile.

I decided that I am going to do level 2 which is 11-20 books. If I do more that is great but for now I am keeping it at this level.

The third one is Tsundoku Bingo Winter 2018 Challenge that is being hosted over at The Broken Spine. Erica has come up with a new Bingo board every quarter of the year and its basically reading the books in your own TBR pile. This board is good from January to March. I am hoping to complete this board by the end of March.

Finally the last one I am doing is Tackle My TBR Challenge being hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads and all this one is is reading your own books that you have sitting on  your own bookshelves. I am hoping to read at least 5 of my own books each month. Any amount I can take of my own shelves is good.

I somehow stumbled up another reading challenge called The 2018 Reading Challenge being hosted on the blog Modern Mrs Darcy and it seems really interesting. The goal is just to read amazing books and who doesn’t want to read amazing books in 2018? There is 12 categories and you read a book from each one. Sounds easy doesn’t it.

Finally the last challenge I am going to do is 2018 Picky Pledge Reading Challenge and its being hosted by Alexa from Alexa Loves Books and Hannah from So Obsessed With and this is just like the above one with 12 categories and you pick the books off your TBR shelf. I know I want to read my own books and I am worried I will get a little bored so I think this will be a fun way to add some variety to doing that.

What reading challenges are you doing in 2018?