Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Reading Challenges!

Well, another year (almost) done, and two more completed reading challenges! Three, if you count Goodreads, which is just a number - so I left that one off.

This year I decided to participate in two yearly reading challenges - the 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge (minus the "Advanced" section), and the Unapologetic Romance Readers 2017 Romance Reading Challenge.

I appreciate the Popsugar challenge since it pushes me to read outside of my usual genres. I'm a romance, graphic novel, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader for the most part, and this challenge ensures that I seek out more of the literary world. I've competed the past three years (including this one), and I already have my 2018 document ready to go for next year!

And I'll admit - yes, you will see some duplicate items. But nothing is duplicated on the same list, just that one item might appear on both lists.

2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

  1. A book recommended by a librarian
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long
    1. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  3. A book of letters
    1. The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot
  4. An audiobook
    1. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  5. A book by a person of color
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
    1. The Fall and Rise of Cain by Greg T. Nelson
  7. A book that is a story within a story
    1. Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino
  8. A book with multiple authors
    1. The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway
  9. An espionage thriller
    1. Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
    1. Just Friends by Monica Murphy (Karen Erickson)
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
    1. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  13. A book by or about a person that has a disability
    1. Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
  14. A book involving travel
    1. Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen
  15. A book with a subtitle
  16. A book that’s published in 2017
    1. Under Pressure by Lori Foster
  17. A book involving a mythical creature
    1. Camp Half-Blood Confidential by Rick Riordan/Percy Jackson
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
    1. Lead by Kylie Scott
  19. A book about food
    1. Pride’s Spell by Matt Wallace
  20. A book with career advice
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
    1. Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter (vampire/werewolf)
  22. A steampunk novel
    1. Jacaranda by Cherie Priest
  23. A book with a red spine
  24. A book set in the wilderness
  25. A book you loved as a child
    1. Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
    1. Play by Kylie Scott (Australia)
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name
    1. Raid by Kristen Ashley
  28. A novel set during wartime
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator
    1. The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
  30. A book with pictures
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
  32. A book about an interesting woman
  33. A book set in two different time periods
    1. Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
    1. March: Book One by John Robert Lewis
  35. A book set in a hotel
    1. Deep by Kylie Scott (on tour)
  36. A book written by someone you admire
    1. The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
    1. Stuffed by Jessica Gadziala (Thanksgiving)
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before
    1. Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
  40. A book you bought on a trip
    1. Thane's Redemption by Nina Crespo

As stated above, I also participated in the Unapologetic Romance Readers 2017 Reading Challenge. This one was great, because while I'm a huge lover of romance, that doesn't mean I read something from all subgenres - and this ensured I had to check out some that, well to be honest, I was avoiding. I also might have played a little fast and loose with the categories - counting some books for things others might not 100% agree with, but.. It was fun all the same!

2017 Romance Reading Challenge

  1. African American Romance
    1. Beautiful Surrender by Sherelle Green
  2. Amish Romance
    1. The English Son by Wanda Brunstetter
  3. Antebellum/Civil War/Reconstruction Romance
    1. Belle by Beverly Jenkins
  4. BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) Romance
    1. Bombshell by Jody Gehrman
  5. BDSM Romance
    1. Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye
  6. Bodice Ripper
    1. Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens
  7. Chick Lit
    1. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  8. Classic (Literature) Romance
    1. Summer by Edith Wharton
  9. College Romance
    1. Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken
  10. Contemporary Romance
    1. Too Hard To Forget by Tessa Bailey
  11. Cowboy/Western Romance
    1. Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson
  12. Dark Romance
    1. Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley
  13. Enemies to Lovers
    1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  14. Erotic Romance
    1. Wicked Wolf by Nazarea Andrews
  15. Fantasy Romance
    1. The Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch
  16. Friends to Lovers
    1. The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan
  17. Gothic Romance
    1. Deja Who by MaryJanice Davidson
  18. Historical Romance (Any)
  19. Holiday/Christmas Romance
    1. Stuffed by Jessica Gadziala
  20. Horror Romance
    1. Flesh by Kylie Scott
  21. Inspirational Romance
    1. Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter
  22. Interspecies/Alien Romance
    1. The Stone Prince by Gena Showalter
  23. Literary Romance
    1. The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  24. LGBT+ Romance
    1. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
  25. Medieval Romance
    1. Gwyneth and the Thief by Margaret Moore
  26. Menage-a-Trois
    1. The Pleasure Principle by Kimberly Adkins
  27. Military Romance
    1. The Hero by Donna Grant
  28. Millionaire/Billionaire Romance
    1. The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde
  29. Motorcycle/MC Romance
    1. Sweet Dreams by Kristin Ashley (Kinda?)
  30. Multi-cultural/Interracial Romance
    1. Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley
  31. Native American Romance
    1. Miranda and the Warrior by Elaine Barbieri
  32. New Adult Romance
    1. Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino
  33. Paranormal Romance
    1. Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh
  34. Pirate Romance
    1. Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  35. Regency Romance
    1. Duke with Benefits by Manda Collins
  36. Rock Star Romance
    1. Lead by Kylie Scott
  37. Romantic Suspense
    1. Into the Firestorm by Kat Martin
  38. Science Fiction Romance
    1. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
  39. Scottish/Highlander Romance
    1. Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
  40. Secret Baby Romance
    1. The Cad and the Co-ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
  41. Shape-shifter/Werewolf Romance
    1. The Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter
  42. Sheikh/Harem Romance
  43. Sports Romance
    1. Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen
  44. Time Travel Romance
    1. Thane’s Redemption by Nina Crespo
  45. Vampire Romance
    1. Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
  46. Victorian Romance
    1. Shared and Examined by Bella Jackson
  47. Viking Romance
    1. Santa Viking by Sandra Hill
  48. Virgin Hero Romance
    1. Sacked by Jen Frederick
  49. Young Adult Romance
    1. By Your Side by Kasie West
  50. Wildcard - Whatever Romance You Want!
    1. Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger

Next year, I might try adding my reading challenges to a pinned post, or at least do periodic updates throughout the year.

What about you guys? Have you participated in any fun reading challenges this year?

Looking for something fun for next year? Try Popsugar's 2018 challenge - find it HERE.

Happy Reading!

~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~