2018 Reading Challenge

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While most are creating their New Years resolutions, we book lovers are creating are yearly reading challenge. Reading should never be treated as a competitive sport, but as pleasurable activity that enhances our daily lives.

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t challenge ourselves, to diversify our bookshelves. But don’t fret! I have created a reading challenge for 2018, to give us a chance to explore new reads: 52 Books for 52 weeks. With these great suggestions, I challenge YOU to read bolder, bigger and more this new year.

Below you will find a PDF printout of the challenge so you can check off which categories you successfully completed this year. If you want more accountability or a better way to track your reading progress, add a social element to your reading by using social media accounts like Pinterest, Instagram, of course, Goodreads.

Here are the categories:

  • A classic book you’ve meant to read
  • A book by your favorite author
  • A book recommended by a librarian or a bookseller
  • a memoir
  • a biography on someone who is still living
  • a biography on someone who has passed away
  • a book by an author who is of different race, ethnicity, religion than your own
  • a book than can be finished in a day
  • a book that has 500 or more pages
  • a graphic novel that is not published by Marvel or DC Comics
  • a book that was banned
  • a book full of poetry, plays, or essays
  • a book that recently been nominated or won an award
  • Read a book from a genre you never read from before
  • a book with an ugly cover
  • a book that was translated
  • Colonial/Post-colonial literature
  • True crime book
  • a book published in the year you were born
  • a book from an independent publisher
  • a book told through letters
  • a book inspired by a true story
  • a book on feminism
  • a book set in a country you’d like to visit
  • a book from an author you have never read before
  • a book you wanted to read last year
  • a history book
  • a book published in 2018
  • a book you were always too scared to read
  • a narrative nonfiction
  • a book published in the last 3 years and you’ve never read that author before
  • a ghost story
  • a mystery from an author you’ve never read before
  • a book that made the bestseller lists recently (e.g. The New York Times)
  • a book that was recently put on your TBR list (let’s say the first 20)
  • a book that was recommended to you by a friend
  • a trilogy or series
  • a book that is part of “book hype”
  • a young adult novel
  • a literary fiction
  • a short story
  • an alternate history/dystopia novel
  • First person narrative
  • a book recently or is going to be turned into a movie
  • a self-published book
  • a book set in your hometown/region
  • a book by a male author
  • a book by a female author
  • a nonfiction book about a topic you are passionate about
  • a book with a name in the title
  • a book you read when you were a kid
  • read an e-book
  • Any book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards


Click Here for a Downloadable PDF of the 2018 Reading Challenge

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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