2018 Updates

2018 Reading Challenges

In 2018, I’m participating in 4 different reading challenges. Throughout the year, I’ll keep track of my progress on this page and in each of my monthly wrap ups. For more information on these reading challenges, check out my 2018 Reading Challenges post.


Goodreads Reading Challenge

Goal: Read 50 books (COMPLETED!)

Completed: 68 books

Books Read:

  1. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
  2. The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
  3. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
  4. Because I Was A Girl edited by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  6. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
  7. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  8. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  9. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  10. Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
  11. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  12. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  13. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  14. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
  15. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  16. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  17. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  18. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  19. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  20. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  21. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  22. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  23. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
  24. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
  25. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  26. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  27. Chainbreaker by Tara Sim
  28. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  29. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  30. Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
  31. The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
  32. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
  33. The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
  34. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  35. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  36. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  37. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  38. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  39. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  40. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
  41. Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts
  42. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  43. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
  44. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  45. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
  46. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  47. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
  48. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  49. The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka
  50. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  51. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  52. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  53. Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
  54. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  55. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  56. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson
  57. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  58. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  59. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  60. Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  61. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  62. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  63. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
  64. Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
  65. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  66. Odd One Out by Nic Stone
  67. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  68. To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin

Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Goal: Read 18 backlist books (COMPLETED!)

Completed: 39 books

Books Read:

  1. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
  2. The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
  3. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
  4. Because I Was A Girl edited by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  6. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
  7. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  8. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  9. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  10. Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
  11. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  12. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  13. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
  14. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  15. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  16. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  17. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  18. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
  19. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
  20. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  21. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  22. The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
  23. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  24. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  25. Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts
  26. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  27. The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka
  28. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  29. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  30. Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
  31. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  32. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  33. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson
  34. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  35. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  36. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  37. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  38. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  39. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Library Love Challenge

Goal: Read 36 library books

Completed: 47 books (COMPLETED!)

Books Read:

  1. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
  2. The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
  3. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
  4. Because I Was A Girl edited by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  6. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  7. Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
  8. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  9. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  10. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
  11. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  12. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  13. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  14. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  15. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  16. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
  17. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
  18. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  19. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  20. Chainbreaker by Tara Sim
  21. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  22. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  23. Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
  24. The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
  25. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
  26. The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
  27. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  28. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  29. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  30. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  31. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  32. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  33. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
  34. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  35. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
  36. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  37. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
  38. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  39. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  40. The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka
  41. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  42. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson
  43. Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
  44. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  45. Odd One Out by Nic Stone
  46. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  47. To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin

Brooke’s Books Reading Challenge

Goal: Complete all 30 prompts

Completed: 27 prompts

The Prompts:

Read a book with more than 600 pages – Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Read an anthology – Because I Was A Girl edited by Melissa de la Cruz

Read an anticipated 2017 release that you didn’t get the chance to read in 2017 

Finish a series you started before 2018 – Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Read a duology 

Read a book published in 2018 – Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Read a favorite author’s newest book – Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Read a book with a pretty cover – Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Read a book with a main character that is very different than you – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Read a book set in a different world – Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Read a book that can be categorized as more than one genre – The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Read a book with a mentally ill main character – A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Read a book that’s been on your shelves for 2+ years – Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Read a book about time travel – The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Reread a book to refresh your memory before reading its sequel – Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Read a book that has a main character with chronic pain 

Start a new series – Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Read an adult novel – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Reread a past favorite – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Read a book you’ve been meaning to read for a long time – Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Read a middle grade novel – Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Read a debut novel – Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

Read a SFF book with an asexual main character – Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

Read a book set in the past – Chainbreaker by Tara Sim

Read a book that features more than one queer person – The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Read a book you bought or received in 2018 – Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Read a book that was co-written – Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Read a book that was recommended to you – Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Read a book about feminism – The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Read a book with a POC on the cover by a POC author – Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn