2018 Reading Challenges

By Cbevan_|December 14, 2017|Blog, Book Challenges

Usually, my yearly reading challenges extend no further than the GoodReads Reading Challenge, which until now had been enough for me. However, next year, I want more. I want to post more, write more and read more in 2018. I can address two of those desires with Reading Challenges.

My TBR shelf currently holds so many unread books that it’s probably on the verge of collapse. I did reduce it a little in 2017, with 65 books read, but not all of those were old TBRs or physical books. My self-inflicted book buying ban served me well for a while, but I inevitably caved on a small number of occasions.

So my solution for 2018 is to fulfil my desire to reduce my TBR and in the process write/film more book reviews. To achieve this, I’ve chosen some TBR focused Reading Challenges:

Mount TBR Challenge

The Mount TBR Challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. The goal of the Mount TBR Challenge is to reduce the number of books on your TBR pile (or mountain). Note that only books purchased prior to 1st January 2018 will count for the challenge.

Challenge Levels:

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

For this challenge, I’m picking Mount Blanc and aiming to read 24 books from my TBR mountain, a number I think is more than doable.

TBR Challenge 2018

The TBR Challenge is hosted by Wendy at The Misadventures of Super Librarian.

The goal of the TBR Challenge is rather self-explanatory, read one book a month from the TBR pile. To participate, you just have to be on social media and use #TBRChallenge, particularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Here are the themes for each month’s read:

January 17 – We Love Short Shorts! (shorter reads)
February 21 – Backlist Glom (author with multiple books in your TBR)
March 21 – Sugar or Spice (closed door romance or spicy romance)
April 18 – Kicking It Old School (original publication date older than 10 years)
May 16 – Contemporary
June 20 – Comfort Read
July 18 – Favorite Trope
August 15 – Series (book that’s part of a series)
September 19 – Historical
October 17 – Paranormal or Romantic Suspense
November 21 – Cover Girl (a book with a pretty cover – or a horrid one)
December 19 – Holiday (any holiday!)

More info on the challenge here.

*update (03.01.18): My final GoodReads total was 71 books. My TBR as of 31st Dec 2017 is 222 books.

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