This is the eighth annual Cruisin’ thru the Cozies hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews and 2018 is my 6th year to participate. I always reach Level 4 – Sleuth Extraordinaire, but in keeping with my word for this year, I am lightening my load and rather than jettison this fun challenge, I am going to lower my level to Level two (Investigator). Then I can still have fun and not stress myself, which I feel is a good compromise and really, the purpose of doing a reading challenge. [Read more…] about 2018 Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies sign-up
I had so much fun with this challenge the last two years that it has made the cut for my reduced challenge load this year. Thanks to Book Date for hosting. Complete the card and read in any order during the year. Let’s go!
Although I am paring down my reading challenges this year to stay true to my 2018 One Little Word of LIGHTEN, I am going to repeat two of favorite challenges hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. She is taking over the Monthly Keyword Challenge I’ve done before, but I’m not taking the bait, mostly because having a monthly assignment adds stress to my reading with two book clubs to manage. So here are my favs:
I’ve done this challenge every year of its existence so this will be year #7. (She miscounted and I went with her number last year). I sign up every year for Mt. Ararat and manage to wheeze to the top by December, but last year I was one book short of Kilimanjaro. I’m going to sign up for Mt. Ararat again in 2018 and see where I end up!
Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s
Rules: Read nine books in the following categories during 2018.
The Colors and my TBR hopefuls:
2. A book with “Red” or any shade of Red in the title/on the cover. (A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas)
3. A book with “Yellow” or any shade of Yellow in the title/on the cover. (A Touch of Gold by Joyce & Jim LaVene)
4. A book with “Green” or any shade of Green in the title/on the cover. (The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger with Daniel Paisner)
5. A book with “Brown” or any shade of Brown in the title/on the cover. (???????)
6. A book with “Black” or any shade of Black in the title/on the cover. (Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth)
7. A book with “White” or any shade of White in the title/on the cover. (cover-Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah)
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover. (The Darling Dahlia and the Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Wittig Albert or The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros)
9. A book with a word that implies color. (Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare)
The Alphabet Soup Challenge is hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book and means that by December 31, 2018 my bowl must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet. I did this challenge last year for the first time and really had fun with it, so I’m ready to give it another go. I am carefully evaluating my reading challenges for this year and only keeping a few, so this one made the list.
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.
What’s In a Name 2018
The eleventh 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, although in keeping with my One Little Word for this year, LIGHTEN, I am carefully evaluating my reading challenges and paring down. This year I am repeating my attempt to identify books on my shelves that will fulfill my challenges so that I stick to my TBR stacks. This was pretty successful last year.
The rules are simple-Read one book from each category during the year. [Read more…] about What’s In a Name 2018 sign-up