Reading Challenges; Because Merely Reading Books Isn’t Enough

To make these challenges that much more challenging, I’ve also put limitations on myself with how I complete these challenges. Overall, I have way too many unread books on my shelf and part of my resolutions this year are to read those instead of buying new. I’m okay with getting books for free, it’s the purchasing that has to come to an end this year. *hold index finger up* With two exceptions. 1. Book of the Month. I was gifted a subscription and therefore am allowing myself to only purchase physical books from them this year. (I’m curious to see if I can actually go a whole year without buying books through any other way.) 2. CHEAP ebooks. Like $2.99-or-less cheap. *raises eyebrows*

My personal rules for 2018’s challenges

  • Books have to come from my own collection first before acquiring a book by any other method. If I own it and it fulfills the challenge item, I have to read it.
  • If I don’t own a book that will fulfill a line item on these challenges, I must first see if I can borrow it from a friend or the library. Or if it’s available on Prime free reading.
  • If I cannot borrow a book, and have to purchase one to complete a challenge, then I must spend less than $5 on it.
  • Although additions to my TBR list will never cease…pretty much ever, I have decided that books read to complete these challenges have to come from the obnoxiously large quantity of books that were on my TBR prior to 2018. I think I have one for every letter in the alphabet, surprisingly.


These are the reading challenges I have set for myself this year.

A to Z in 2018

General Reading Challenge for 2018


Although I plan to work on the following challenge, I am not expecting to complete it this year. I only plan to work on selecting titles from it.

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge