Jan 01

2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge sign-up

2017-keywords2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Whatever I Think Of! and is a challenge I’ve done in the past but took off a couple years to do other challenges. I’m looking again at what I want to do for challenges in my life and I want them to be fun so here I am again.

Six keywords are associated with each month in 2017 and we read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month. The book title chosen can be a variation on one of the keywords. Meaning, we can tweak the keywords.
This challenge will run from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2017 sign-up

coziesCruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2017

This is the seventh annual Cruisin’ thru the Cozies hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews and 2017 is my 5th year to participate. I read a lot of these and have made the top level long before the year ends. Usually the levels are to read a certain number of books but this year Yvonne is changing it up by making us move out of our comfort zone and read several genres. This is perfect for me as I have a bunch of new-to-me series on my shelves that I have wanted to start and see if I like, but I keep reading my favs instead. So once again, I am shooting for Level 4 – Sleuth Extraordinaire. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

What’s In a Name 2017 sign-up

What’s In a Name 2017

The tenth annual What’s In A Name challenge is once again hosted by The Worm Hole. I began the fun in 2009 so I’m playing again. I usually manage to finish up this challenge in the first half of the year and this year I am trying to identify books on my shelves now that will fulfill my challenges so that I stick to my TBR stacks.

The rules are simple-Read one book from each category during the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017 sign-up

Wild Goose Chase 2017

This challenge is hosted by The Bookshelf Gargoyle and I’m going to give it a try because I want to do more category challenges this year. The Challenge will run from January 1st to December 31, 2017. Challengees must read at least one book from each category (listed below).  Challengees must read a DIFFERENT book for each category – even if your book title might fit a number of categories, it will only count towards a single category.  Challengees are free to choose which category best suits. The categories listed are a loose guide and creative interpretation of the categories is not only encouraged, but applauded. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

2017 Color Coded Reading Challenge sign-up

clipboard012017 Color Coded Reading Challenge

This will be my fifth year for this challenge and I continue to enjoy it as hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. I try to read my own books for this as much as possible but sometimes I am forced to get library books because I just can’t find anything in my stacks.

Rules: Read nine books in the following categories during 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Full House Reading Challenge 2017 sign-up

Reading Challenge Graphic 2017Full House Reading Challenge 2017

I had so much fun with this last year that I decided to go again in 2017. Thanks to Book Date for hosting. Complete the card and you are allowed one free exchange for something you really don’t like. Read in any order during the year. Let’s go!


Jan 01

2017 Newbery Reading Challenge sign-up

Picture2017 Newbery Reading Challenge

This is the fourth year of the Newbery Reading Challenge and I’ve participated every year at the L’Engle level. It’s helping me accomplish my perpetual challenge to read all the winners. So I’m in for another year. Thanks to Julie of Smiling Shelves for hosting. Click on the challenge logo if you want to join us.

Here are the rules:
Each book you read is worth points. You get:
3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
1 point for a Caldecott Book

In addition to that, you pick a level to aim for:
L’Engle: 15 – 29 points
Spinelli: 30 – 44 points
Avi: 45 – 59 points
Lowry: 60 – 74 points
Konigsburg: 75+ points

Jan 01

2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

The Alphabet Soup Challenge is hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book and means that by December 31, 2017 your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.
Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful

Details: This challenge will run from January 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017.
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. The First Main Word Needs To Be The Letter You Are Counting, Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles where the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

I’m not going to pick my list ahead of time but work on it as I go throughout the year.


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