2018 Challenges and Read-A-Thons

 

2018 READING CHALLENGES

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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Goal: 60 Books (almost did it last year so hoping to complete this year.)

 

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02. READING CHALLENGE ADDICT ~ Hosted by Bev at Reading Challenge Addict

  1. GoodReads Challenge [Date Completed]
  2. Reading Challenge Addict [Date Completed]
  3. Mount TBR [Date Completed]
  4. Color Coded [Date Completed]
  5. A-Z [Date Completed]
  6. Strictly Print [Date Completed]
  7. eBook [Date Completed]
  8. New Release [Date Completed]
  9. New Author [Date Completed]
  10. Monthly Keyword [Date Completed]
  11. What’s In A Name? [Date Completed]
  12. Cloak and Dagger [Date Completed]
  13. Literary Escape [Date Completed]
  14. Blog All About It [Date Completed]
  15. Book Blog Discussion [Date Completed]

 


03. MOUNT TBR ~ Hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block

My Goal: Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2018. Quarterly Check-ins

  1. BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
  2. THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

 

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04. COLOR CODED ~ Hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block
*Read nine books in the following categories. (can either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover )

**“Blue” THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (cover)
2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
**“Yellow” SELECTED by J. Allen Wolfrum (cover)
**“Green” HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts (cover)
**”Brown” THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle (cover)
**“Black” BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick (cover)
**“White” WHITE WITCH by Larry D. Thompson
**“Gray”A book with any other color on the cover LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

 

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05. ALPHABET CHALLENGE ~ Hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet. You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles. For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.
FB link

A – A Mother’s Lie by Jo Crow
B – BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
C – THE CONSULTANT by Tj O’Connor
D –
E –
F – THE FIX by Robert Downs
G – THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
H – HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts
I – IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal
J –
K – KEEP THE MIDNIGHT OUT by Alex Gray
L – LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
M – MURDER IS A PROMISE by Giacomo Giammatteo
N –
O –
P – THE PROMISE BETWEEN US by Barbara Claypole White
Q –
R –
S – THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS by C.S. Farrelly
T – THE SILENT GAMES by Alex Gray
U –
V –
W – THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
X –
Y – YESTERDAY’S NEWS by R.G. Belsky
Z –

 

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06. STRICTLY PRINT hosted by Book Drangon’s Lair

My Goal: Level Picture Books: 26

  1. THE SILENT GAMES by Alex Gray
  2. THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
  3. LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
  4. KEEP THE MIDNIGHT OUT by Alex Gray
  5. THE CONSULTANT by Tj O’Connor
  6. IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal
  7. SELECTED by J. Allen Wolfrum
  8. THREE DAYS MISSING by Kimberly Belle

 


07. EBOOK (the host has not posted yet but I will be keeping track)

  1. BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
  2. THE FIX by Robert Downs
  3. THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  4. THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS by C.S. Farrelly
  5. WHITE WITCH by Larry D. Thompson
  6. THREE SHOEBOXES by Steven Manchester
  7. WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel
  8. BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris
  9. THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
  10. HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts
  11. YESTERDAY’S NEWS by R.G. Belsky
  12. THE PROMISE BETWEEN US by Barbara Claypole White
  13. THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager
  14. MURDER IS A PROMISE by Giacomo Giammatteo
  15. BAD TIME TO BE IN IT by David Burnsworth
  16. THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle
  17. THE SUPER LADIES by Susan Petrone
  18. A Mother’s Lie by Jo Crow
  19. THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER by Peter Murphy
  20. THE CHAIRMAN’S TOYS by Graham Reed

 

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08. 2018 NEW RELEASE ~ Hosted by Lexie at (UN) Conventional Book Reviews

Level: New Release Newbie 30 books

Books have to be released and reviewed in 2018. Minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages.

  1. (03/18/18) THE SILENT GAMES by Alex Gray
  2. (01/09/18) THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  3. (03/06/18) THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
  4. (03/05/18) WHITE WITCH by Larry D. Thompson
  5. (06/12/18) THREE SHOEBOXES by Steven Manchester
  6. (05/15/18) WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel
  7. (06/19/18) BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris
  8. (02/01/18) HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts
  9. (05/08/18) KEEP THE MIDNIGHT OUT by Alex Gray
  10. (05/01/18) YESTERDAY’S NEWS by R.G. Belsky
  11. (01/16/18) THE PROMISE BETWEEN US by Barbara Claypole White
  12. (07/03/18) THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager
  13. () MURDER IS A PROMISE by Giacomo Giammatteo
  14. (07/10/18) BAD TIME TO BE IN IT by David Burnsworth
  15. (05/15/18) THE CONSULTANT by Tj O’Connor
  16. (05/15/18) IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal
  17. (08/14/18) THE SUPER LADIES by Susan Petrone
  18. (08/28/18) THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER by Peter Murphy
  19. (07/01/18) THREE DAYS MISSING by Kimberly Belle
  20. (07/03/18) THE CHAIRMAN’S TOYS by Graham Reed

 


2018 NEW AUTHOR ~ Hosted by Literary Escapism #NewAuthors18

Add reviews here

  1. BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
  2. THE FIX by Robert Downs
  3. THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  4. THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS by C.S. Farrelly
  5. LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
  6. THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
  7. HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts
  8. YESTERDAY’S NEWS by R.G. Belsky
  9. THE PROMISE BETWEEN US by Barbara Claypole White
  10. THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager
  11. THE CONSULTANT by Tj O’Connor
  12. IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal
  13. SELECTED by J. Allen Wolfrum
  14. THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle
  15. THE SUPER LADIES by Susan Petrone
  16. A MOTHER’S LIE by Jo Crow
  17. THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER by Peter Murphy
  18. THE CHAIRMAN’S TOYS by Graham Reed

 

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10. MONTHLY KEY WORD hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block

Guidelines:
The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word ‘icicle’ or ‘icing’ even though the key word is ‘ice.’
Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read a book with “Bowler” or “Bonnet” for the key word ‘Hat’ and that would be just fine. If the key word is ‘Family’ then your title could include the word ‘Sister’ or ‘Father.’If the key word is ‘Food’ then your title could include the word ‘Cake.’

Jan. (Baby) BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
Feb.
Mar. (Great) THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Apr. (Out) KEEP THE MIDNIGHT OUT by Alex Gray
May (Clasp) IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal
June (Bride) THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

 


11. WHAT’S IN A NAME? ~ Hosted by The Worm Hole

Guidelines: 7 posts, one for each category and one for your wrap-up post.

#whatsinaname2018

**The word ‘the’ used twice THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER by Peter Murphy
–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)

 


12. CLOAK AND DAGGER hosted by Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My!

My Goal: Inspector 26-35 books ~ Link up monthly ~ 100+ pages

  1. THE SILENT GAMES by Alex Gray
  2. BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
  3. THE FIX by Robert Downs
  4. THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  5. THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
  6. THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS by C.S. Farrelly
  7. WHITE WITCH by Larry D. Thompson
  8. WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel
  9. BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris
  10. LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
  11. THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
  12. HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts
  13. KEEP THE MIDNIGHT OUT by Alex Gray
  14. YESTERDAY’S NEWS by R.G. Belsky
  15. THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager
  16. MURDER IS A PROMISE by Giacomo Giammatteo
  17. BAD TIME TO BE IN IT by David Burnsworth
  18. THE CONSULTANT by Tj O’Connor
  19. IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal
  20. SELECTED by J. Allen Wolfrum
  21. THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle
  22. A Mother’s Lie by Jo Crow
  23. THREE DAYS MISSING by Kimberly Belle
  24. THE CHAIRMAN’S TOYS by Graham Reed

 

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13. LITERARY ESCAPE hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia FB link

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California – THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Disrict Of Columbia – THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS by C.S. Farrelly
Florida
Georgia – THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle
Hawaii – THE GOOD WIDOW by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts – THREE SHOEBOXES by Steven Manchester
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico – THE FIX by Robert Downs
New York – THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
North CarolinaTHE PROMISE BETWEEN US by Barbara Claypole White
North Dakota
OhioTHE SUPER LADIES by Susan Petrone
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South CarolinaBAD TIME TO BE IN IT by David Burnsworth
South Dakota
Tennessee – LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
Texas – WHAT LIES BELOW by Barbara Taylor Sissel
Utah
Vermont
VirginiaTHE CONSULTANT by Tj O’Connor
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Abroad:

Scotland: THE SILENT GAMES by Alex Gray
London: BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
Jamaica: WHITE WITCH by Larry D. Thompson
Canada: IN THE GRIP OF IT by Sheena Kamal

 


14. BLOG ALL ABOUT IT hosted by The Herd Presents

Goal: Will post 2nd Saturday of each month. Link up monthly

The Prompts:

January– Winter
February– Red
March– Favorite Scent
April– Art
May– Organize
June– Growl
Spirit
August– Beginning
September– Escape
October– Trees
November– Truth
December– Shine/Sparkle

 


15. BOOK BLOG DISCUSSION hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

Level: Discussion Dabbler (1-10) My Goal: Will post last Saturday of each month to recap the month and what is planned for the coming month. Link up monthly ##LetsDiscuss2018y

January
February
March
April
May
June
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:

 

2018 READ-A-THONS


24 IN 48 READATHON hosted by Rachel @ 24 in 48 Readathon

The #24in48 will be taking place on July 21-22, 2018!

Details: Participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however you’d like.

Progress and times will be updated here:

Saturday:

Total Hours:
 


April 28, 2018 Blog

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon has been hosted by Heather of My Capricious Life and Andi of Estella’s Revenge
Progress Report:

08:00 am – It’s go time. Will be finishing THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager
11:00 am – Finished THE LAST TIME I LIED
11:00-12:30 – Took a break for RL
12:30 pm – Started MURDER IS A PROMISE by Giacomo Giammatteo a beta read
05:30 pm – Had to stop reading due to seasonal allergies headache. Need less to say, not happy with my reading times. 🙁

 


24 IN 48 READATHON hosted by Rachel @ 24 in 48 Readathon

The #24in48 will be taking place on Jan. 27-28, 2018!

Details: Participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however you’d like.

Progress and times will be updated here:

Saturday:
12:30 am to 03:30 am (3 hours) Reading THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
11:00 am to 03:30 pm (4½ hours)
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm (1 hour)
Not as much reading as I had hoped, it never fails, when I sign up I have good intentions and then RL interferes.
Sunday:
09:00 am to 12:30 pm (3½ hours)
01:30 pm to 03:30 pm (2 hours)
05:00 pm to 08:30 pm (3½ hours)
Total: 18½ hours. Almost. Maybe next time!

 


WINTER’S RESPITE READATHON ~ Hosted by Michelle at Seasons Of Reading

#WintersRespite FB
Books read during January’s month-long Readathon:

Read 01/01 to 01/07 THE SILENT GAMES by Alex Gray
Read 01/07 to 01/13 BAD LITTLE GIRL by Frances Vick
Read 01/13 to 01/16 THE FIX by Robert Downs
Read 01/17 to 01/23 THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Read 01/25 to 01/29 THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
I finished 5 books, would have been able to read a couple more but RL has a habit of interferring in my reading time.
Wrap up: complete form on site

 

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