2018 Reading Challenge


2018 marks the first year that I start a reading challenge! This year has started off as a great reading year for me. Some of you lovelies have decided to participate in this one with me and I look forward to seeing the progress we make 💪

My plan (you dont need to follow the same thing. Move at your own pace and read as many books in a category as you want.) is to read at least 3 books in each category. I will probably read more but I’ll only list 3 chosen books in each field.

Some books will be part of the Our Shared Shelf book club on Goodreads too!


  • Book before movie (Book Before Movie Books Read this Year: (Recs)
  1. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  2. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Young adult books
  • Books recommended by a friend(s)
  • Comics, Graphic novels or Manga (Comics & Graphic Novels Read this Year: , Manga Read this Year: )
  1. Tokyo Ghoul: re
  2. Black Butler
  3. Rise of the Black Panther #1
  • Books by female authors
  • Books by male authors
  • Diverse books
  • Classics
  • Poetry (Poetry Books Read this Year: 10)
  1. All the things I never said by Mae Krell
  2. The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
  3. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
  • Books published in 2018
  • Thrillers
  • Contemporary / Romance books
  • Book club books
  • Murder & Mystery books
  • Banned books
  • Rereads
  • Books by favorite authors
  • Crazy plot twists
  • Historical fiction / Time travel books
  • Mental health representation
  • A dose of happiness
  • Summer reads
  • Laugh out loud books
  • Fairy tales
  • Horror (Horror Books Read this Year:)
  1. Ring by Kōji Suzuki
  2. The Boogeyman by Stephen King
  • Books to get you through your quarter / mid life crisis
  • Winter reads
  • Short reads
  • Feminist reads (Feminist Books Read this Year: 5 )
  1. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
  2. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
  3. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • New genre
  • Standalones
  • Series
  • Villains & anti-heroes
  • 500 pages or more
  • Published the year you were born
  • Suspense / Psychological thrillers
  • Non fiction books
  • Plays
  • Classics for kids
  • Originally in a foreign language
  • Self help books
  • Quick reads
  • Hogwarts house reads:
  1. Gryffindor:
  2. Ravenclaw:
  3. Hufflepuff:
  4. Slytherin:
  • Around the world
  • Audiobooks
  • Books that have been on your shelf for ages
  • New to you authors
  • Memoirs
  • Childhood favorites