I can’t believe I’m sitting here just a few days before the end of 2017, how fast has this year absolutely flown by?!
So today when I really should have been finishing typing up my back list of reviews instead I’ve been tidying up my 2017 challenge posts – and I still have some work to do on that – and creating my 2018 challenge pages! The majority of the challenges I took part in last year but there are a couple of new ones I’m looking forward to taking part in! Clicking on the main link will take you to my challenge pages which will fill up throughout 2018.
The Beat The Backlist Challenge is hosted by Novelknight. To qualify for the challenge the book simply has to be published in 2017 or earlier. There are no set reading goals, but I have a NetGalley backlog I’d quite like to make a serious dent it! You even get randomly assigned to a team when you sign up! I’m a Story Sorcerer!
This is my second year taking part in the British Books Challenge. This year I’m hoping to keep up with the monthly posts a little more and trying to read more from the authors featured in the author and debut of the month sections. The British Books Challenge is hosted by Chelly Toy at Tales of Yesterday
Sign up here to take part – There’s a giveaway open to anyone who signs up by the 31st December!
Another challenge I’m taking part in for the second time. I’m a huge crime & thriller fan so this one is really right up my street! This year I’m aiming for Inspector level which is 26-35 books! The Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge is hosted by Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!
This is a new challenge for me this year and the first one where I’ll have to make a bit of an effort to complete it! Most of the other challenges just need me to read the sorts of books I read anyway, for this one I’m actually going to have to find books with titles that match each month’s keywords. The Monthly Keyword Challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block
The opposite of the Beat The Backlist Challenge, The New Release Challenge focuses on books released during 2018. Because of my 2017 backlist I’m aiming for New Release Newbie once again which is 1-30 books. The New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie at (un)conventional Bookviews
The NetGalley & Edelweiss Challenge is a simple one, read books that you’ve received via either of these platforms! Last year was my first year blogging and I requested a lot (too many) books via NetGalley expecting to be refused for most of them – spoiler alert, I wasn’t! This means I have a rather large backlog, so I’m aiming for Gold level, which is 50 books to drag my ratio back up, and maintain it when I no doubt request more titles! The NetGalley & Edelweiss Challenge is hosted by Katrina at Bookish Things & More
The Try Something New Challenge is the new name for the New To Me Challenge. I discovered a lot of new authors last year, or new series from authors I already knew. A lot of these authors have new books scheduled for 2018 so I’m not sure how many new new authors I’ll discover in 2018 so I’ve set my target low – Level one: 1-10 books. The Try Something New Challenge is hosted by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
This is my second year taking part in the discussion challenge. One of my favourite posts of the year came as part of the 2017 Discussion Challenge, it was delightfully controversial! I tailed off a bit towards the end of the year so this year I’m aiming to be a Creative Conversationalist and post 11-20 posts. I’m thinking one a month is manageable! The Book Blog Discussion Challenge is hosted by Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon at It Starts at Midnight.
That looks like a crazy number of challenges! But there’s some overlap in there so a lot of the books I read will count for multiple challenges!
What challenges are you planning on taking part in for 2018? Let me know below!