Challenges

Each year I challenged myself to complete various reading challenges. You can see my progress and past successful challenges here.

2018 Challenges

(Key for First Challenge: Books Never Read Before; Books Read Before; Did Not Finish)

2018Challenges1

1. Before the Devil Breaks You (Libba Bray)
2. Lumberjanes: Volume 7 – A Bird’s Eye View (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
3. Giant Days: Volume 5 (John Allison)
4. And Then There Were Four (Nancy Werlin)
5. Giant Days: Volume 6 (John Allison)
6. Goldie Vance: Volume 2 (Hope Larson & Brittney Williams)
7. The Knockoff (Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza)
8. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares (Krystal Sutherland)
9. Genuine Fraud (E. Lockhart)
10. Love, Life, and the List (Kasie West)
11. The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Cynthia Hand)
12. The Chaos of Standing Still (Jessica Brody)
13. The Complete Peanuts Family Album (Andrew Farago)
14. Hawkeye: Volume 2 – Masks (Kelly Thompson)
15. Jane (Aline Brosh McKenna & Ramón
Pérez)

16. The Loose Ends List (Carrie Firestone)
17. Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked (Derek Landy)
18. Prince in Disguise (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
19. Batgirl & the Birds of Prey: Volume 2 – Source Code (Julie & Shawna Benson)
20. Young Avengers: Volume 2 – Alternative Culture (Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie)
21. Not Now, Not Ever (Lily Anderson)
22. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
23. The Last of August (Brittany Cavallaro)
24. A Taxonomy of Love (Rachael Allen)
25. The Brightsiders (Jen Wilde)
26. The Purity Myth (Jessica Valenti)
27. A Hand to Hold, An Opinion to Reject (Cathy Guisewite)
28. Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oelke)
29. The Collected Cathy (Cathy Guisewite)
30. Men Should Come With Instruction Booklets (Cathy Guisewite)
31. Thin Thighs in Thirty Years (Cathy Guisewite)
32. Royal Crush (Meg Cabot)
33. $14 in the Bank, and a $200 Face in My Purse (Cathy Guisewite)
34. Reflections (Cathy Guisewite)
35. How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You (Tara Eglington)
36. Framed (Rick Kirman & Jerry Scott)
37. Lumberjanes: Volume 8 – Stone Cold (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
38. Brazen (Pénélope Bagieu)
39. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
40. Kissing Games (Tara Elgington)
41. Rich People Problems (Kevin Kwan)
42. The Day Phonics Kicked In (Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
43. The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert)
44. Moxie (Jennifer Mathieu)
45. The Hidden Oracle (Rick Riordan)
46. The Diamond of Drury Lane (Julia Golding)
47. Tough Mothers (Jason Porath)
48. The Nowhere Girls (Amy Reed)
49. Trouble is a Friend of Mine (Stephanie Tromly)
50. Cat Among the Pigeons (Julia Golding)
51. Den of Thieves (Julia Golding)
52. The Accidental Bad Girl (Maxine Kaplan)
53. My So-Called Bollywood Life (Nisha Sharma)
54. Love, Hate, and Other Filters (Samira Ahmed)
55. Obsidio (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
56. Now a Major Motion Picture (Cori McCarthy)
57. The Nest (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney)
58. Bad Girls Throughout History (Ann Shen)
59. A Girl Like That (Tanaz Bhathena)
60. The Little Book of Feminist Saints (Julia Pierpont & Manjit Thapp)
61. Hawkeye: Volume 3 – Family Reunion (Kelly Thompson)
62. The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It (Lisa Shanahan)
63. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces (Lynn Weingarten)
64. Trouble Makes a Comeback (Stephanie Tromly)
65. Such a Good Girl (Amanda K. Morgan)
66. Royals (Rachel Hawkins)
67. Cat O’Nine Tails (Julia Golding)
68. Raging Star (Moira Young)
69. From Twinkle, With Love (Sandhya Menon)
70. Winner Take All (Laurie Devore)
71. Saga: Volume Eight (Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples)
72. Haunted (Kelley Armstrong)
73. Trouble Never Sleeps (Stephanie Tromly)
74. Princesses Behaving Badly (Linda Rodriguez McRobbie)
75. Batgirl: Volume 3 – Summer of Lies (Hope Larson)
76. My Plain Jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows)
77. The Truth About Happily Ever After (Karole Cozzo)
78. Let’s Talk About Love (Claire Kann)
79. Rejected Princesses (Jason Porath)
80. Undead Girl Gang (Lily Anderson)
81. People Like Us (Dana Mele)
82. Unbelievable (Katy Tur)
83. The Case for Jamie (Brittany Cavallaro)
84. Lumberjanes: Volume 9 – On a Roll (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
85. The Way You Make Me Feel (Maurene Goo)

2018Challenges2

1. Before the Devil Breaks You (Libba Bray)
2. Lumberjanes: Volume 7 – A Bird’s Eye View (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)

3. Giant Days: Volume 5 (John Allison)
4. And Then There Were Four (Nancy Werlin)
5. Giant Days: Volume 6 (John Allison)
6. Goldie Vance: Volume 2 (Hope Larson & Brittney Williams)
7. The Knockoff (Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza)
8. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares (Krystal Sutherland)
9. Genuine Fraud (E. Lockhart)
10. Love, Life, and the List (Kasie West)
11. The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Cynthia Hand)
12. The Chaos of Standing Still (Jessica Brody)
13. The Complete Peanuts Family Album (Andrew Farago)
14. Hawkeye: Volume 2 – Masks (Kelly Thompson)
15. Jane (Aline Brosh McKenna & Ramón Pérez)
16. Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked (Derek Landy)
17. Prince in Disguise (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
18. Batgirl & the Birds of Prey: Volume 2 – Source Code (Julie & Shawna Benson)
19. Young Avengers: Volume 2 – Alternative Culture (Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie)
20. Not Now, Not Ever (Lily Anderson)
21. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
22. The Last of August (Brittany Cavallaro)
23. A Taxonomy of Love (Rachael Allen)
24. The Brightsiders (Jen Wilde)
25. The Purity Myth (Jessica Valenti)
26. A Hand to Hold, an Opinion to Reject (Cathy Guisewite)
27. Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oelke)
28. Men Should Come with Instruction Booklets (Cathy Guisewite)
29. Thin Thighs in Thirty Years (Cathy Guisewite)
30. Royal Crush (Meg Cabot)
31. $14 in the Bank, and a $200 Face in My Purse (Cathy Guisewite)
32. Reflections (Cathy Guisewite)
33. Framed (Rick Kirman)
34. Lumberjanes: Volume 8 – Stone Cold (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
35. Brazen (Pénélope Bagieu)
36. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
37. Kissing Games (Tara Eglington)
38. Rich People Problems (Kevin Kwan)
39. The Day Phonics Kicked In (Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
40. Moxie (Jennifer Mathieu)
41. The Hidden Oracle (Rick Riordan)
42. Tough Mothers (Jason Porath)
43. The Nowhere Girls (Amy Reed)
44. The Accidental Bad Girl (Maxine Kaplan)
45. Love, Hate, and Other Filters (Samira Ahmed)
46. Obsidio (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
47. Now a Major Motion Picture (Cor McCarthy)
48. Bad Girls Throughout History (Ann Shen)
49. A Girl Like That (Tanaz Bhathena)
50. The Little Book of Feminist Saints (Julia Pierpont & Manjit Thapp) – CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
51. Hawkeye: Volume 3 – Family Reunion (Kelly Thompson)
52. The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It (Lisa Shanahan)
53. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces (Lynn Weingarten)
54. Such a Good Girl (Amanda K. Morgan)
55. Royals (Rachel Hawkins)
56. Raging Star (Moira Young)
57. From Twinkle, With Love (Sandhya Menon)
58. Winner Take All (Laurie Devore)
59. Saga: Volume Eight (Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples)
60. Trouble Never Sleeps (Stephanie Tromly)
61. Princesses Behaving Badly (Linda Rodriguez McRobbie)
62. Batgirl: Volume 3 – Summer of Lies (Hope Larson)
63. My Plain Jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Cynthia Hand)
64. The Truth About Happily Ever After (Karole Cozzo)
65. Let’s Talk About Love (Claire Kann)
66. Rejected Princesses (Jason Porath)
67. Undead Girl Gang (Lily Anderson)
68. People Like Us (Dana Mele)
69. The Case for Jamie (Brittany Cavallaro)
70. Lumberjanes: Volume 9 – On a Roll (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
71. The Way You Make Me Feel (Maurene Goo)

2018Challenges3

1. Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oelke)
2. The Accidental Bad Girl (Maxine Kaplan)
3. My So-Called Bollywood Life (Nisha Sharma) – DNF
4. Love, Hate, and Other Filters (Samira Ahmed)
5. A Girl Like That (Tanaz Bhathena)
6. Let’s Talk About Love (Claire Kann)
7. People Like Us (Dana Mele)

2018Challenges4

1. And Then There Were Four (Nancy Werlin)
2. Hawkeye: Volume 2 – Masks (Kelly Thompson)
3. Batgirl & the Birds of Prey: Volume 2 – Source Code (Julie & Shawna Benson)
4. Not Now, Not Ever (Lily Anderson)
5. The Last of August (Brittany Cavallaro)
6. The Brightsiders (Jen Wilde)
7. The Purity Myth (Jessica Valenti)
8. Brazen (Pénélope Bagieu)
9. Kissing Games (Tara Eglington)
10. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces (Lynn Weingarten)
11. Such a Good Girl (Amanda K. Morgan)
12. From Twinkle, With Love (Sandhya Menon)
13. Winner Take All (Laurie Devore)
14. My Plain Jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows)
15. Rejected Princesses (Jason Porath)

2018Challenges5

1. Before the Devil Breaks You (Libba Bray)
2. Lumberjanes: Volume 7 – A Bird’s Eye View (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
3. Giant Days: Volume 5 (John Allison)
4. And Then There Were Four (Nancy Werlin)
5. Giant Days: Volume 6 (John Allison)
6. Goldie Vance: Volume 2 (Hope Larson & Brittney Williams)
7. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares (Krystal Sutherland)
8. The Chaos of Standing Still (Jessica Brody)
9. Hawkeye: Volume 2 – Masks (Kelly Thompson)
10. Jane (Aline Brosh McKenna & Ramón Pérez)
11. Batgirl & the Birds of Prey: Volume 2 – Source Code (Julie & Shawna Benson)
12. Young Avengers: Volume 2 – Alternative Culture (Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie)
13. Not Now, Not Ever (Lily Anderson)
14. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
15. The Last of August (Brittany Cavallaro)
16. A Taxonomy of Love (Rachael Allen)
17. The Brightsiders (Jen Wilde)
18. The Purity Myth (Jessica Valenti)
19. Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oelke)
20. Royal Crush (Meg Cabot)
21. Lumberjanes: Volume 8 – Stone Cold (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
22. Brazen (Pénélope Bagieu)
23. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
24. Rich People Problems (Kevin Kwan)
25. Moxie (Jennifer Mathieu)
26. The Hidden Oracle (Rick Riordan)
27. The Diamond of Drury Lane (Julia Golding)
28. Tough Mothers (Jason Porath)
29. The Nowhere Girls (Amy Reed)
30. Cat Among the Pigeons (Julia Golding)
31. Den of Thieves (Julia Golding)
32. The Accidental Bad Girl (Maxine Kaplan)
33. My So-Called Bollywood Life (Nisha Sharma) – DNF
34. Love, Hate, and Other Filters (Samira Ahmed)
35. Obsidio (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
36. Now a Major Motion Picture (Cori McCarthy)
37. Bad Girls Throughout History (Ann Shen)
38. A Girl Like That (Tanaz Bhathena)
39. The Little Book of Feminist Saints (Julia Pierpont & Manjit Thapp)
40. Royals (Rachel Hawkins)
41. Cat O’Nine Tails (Julia Golding)
42. Raging Star (Moira Young)
43. From Twinkle, With Love (Sandhya Menon)
44. Winner Take All (Laurie Devore)
45. Saga: Volume Eight (Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples)
46. Trouble Never Sleeps (Stephanie Tromly)
47. Princesses Behaving Badly (Linda Rodriguez McRobbie)
48. Batgirl: Volume 3 – Summer of Lies (Hope Larson)
49. The Truth About Happily Ever After (Karole Cozzo)
50. Let’s Talk About Love (Claire Kann)
51. Rejected Princesses (Jason Porath)
52. Undead Girl Gang (Lily Anderson)
53. People Like Us (Dana Mele)
54. The Case for Jamie (Brittany Cavallaro)
55. Lumberjanes: Volume 9 – On a Roll (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
56. The Way You Make Me Feel (Maurene Goo)

2018Challenges6

1. The Knockoff (Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza)
2. Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked (Derek Landy)
3. Young Avengers: Volume 2 – Alternative Culture (Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie)
4. The Purity Myth (Jessica Valenti)
5. A Hand to Hold, An Opinion to Reject (Cathy Guisewite)
6. The Collected Cathy (Cathy Guisewite)
7. Men Should Come With Instruction Booklets (Cathy Guisewite)
8. Thin Thighs in Thirty Years (Cathy Guisewite)
9. $14 in the Bank, and a $200 Face in My Purse (Cathy Guisewite)
10. Reflections (Cathy Guisewite)
11. How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You (Tara Eglington)
12. Framed (Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
13. Kissing Games (Tara Eglington)
14. The Day Phonics Kicked In (Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
15. The Diamond of Drury Lane (Julia Golding)
16. Trouble is a Friend of Mine (Stephanie Tromly)
17. Cat Among the Pigeons (Julia Golding)
18. Den of Thieves (Julia Golding)
19. The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It (Lisa Shanahan)
20. Cat O’Nine Tails (Julia Golding)
21. Raging Star (Moira Young)
22. Haunted (Kelley Armstrong) – DNF
23. Princesses Behaving Badly (Linda Rodriguez McRobbie)

2018Challenges7

1. The Collected Cathy (Cathy Guisewite)
2. How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You (Tara Eglington)
3. The Diamond of Drury Lane (Julia Golding)
4. Trouble is a Friend of Mine (Stephanie Tromly)
5. Cat Among the Pigeons (Julia Golding)
6. Den of Thieves (Julia Golding)
7. Trouble Makes a Comeback (Stephanie Tromly)
8. Cat O’Nine Tails (Julia Golding)

2018Challenges8

1. The Knockoff (Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza)
2. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares (Krystal Sutherland)
3. The Complete Peanuts Family Album (Andrew Farago)
4. Jane (Aline Brosh McKenna & Ramón Pérez)
5. Moxie (Jennifer Mathieu)
6. Tough Mothers (Jason Porath)
7. The Nowhere Girls (Amy Reed)
8. Now a Major Motion Picture (Cori McCarthy)
9. Bad Girls Throughout History (Ann Shen)
10. The Little Book of Feminist Saints (Julia Pierpont & Manjit Thapp)
11. The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It (Lisa Shanahan)
12. Princesses Behaving Badly (Linda Rodriguez McRobbie)
13. The Truth About Happily Ever After (Karole Cozzo)
14. Unbelievable (Katy Tur) – DNF

2018Challenges9

1. Before the Devil Breaks You (Libba Bray)
2. Love, Life, and the List (Kasie West)
3. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
4. A Hand to Hold, an Opinion to Reject (Cathy Guisewite)
5. The Collected Cathy (Cathy Guisewite)
6. Men Should Come With Instruction Booklets (Cathy Guisewite)
7. Thin Thighs in Thirty Years (Cathy Guisewite)
8. $14 in the Bank, and a $200 Face in My Purse (Cathy Guisewite)
9. Reflections (Cathy Guisewite)
10. How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You (Tara Eglington)
11. Framed (Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
12. The Day Phonics Kicked In (Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
13. The Diamond of Drury Lane (Julia Golding)
14. Trouble is a Friend of Mine (Stephanie Tromly)
15. Cat Among the Pigeons (Julia Golding)
16. Den of Thieves (Julia Golding)
17. Love, Hate, and Other Filters (Samira Ahmed)
18. Trouble Makes a Comeback (Stephanie Tromly)
19. Cat O’Nine Tails (Julia Golding)
20. The Way You Make Me Feel (Maurene Goo)

2018Challenges11

1. Rich People Problems (Kevin Kwan)
2. Obsidio (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
3. Hawkeye: Volume 3 – Family Reunion (Kelly Thompson)
4. Raging Star (Moira Young)
5. Trouble Never Sleeps (Stephanie Tromly)

Past Completed Challenges

2017

– 100 Books in 2017 (163/100)
– 50 New Books (134/50)
– 12 Debut Books (17/12)
– 15 Seconding Helpings (23/15)
– 75 Diverse Books (100/75)
– 25 Backlist Books (29/25)
– 20 Books Set Outside the USA (31/20)

2016

– 100 Books in 2016 (130/100)
– 50 New Books (103/50)
– 12 Debut Author Books (14/12)
– 10 Sophomore Author Books (7/10)
– 50 Diverse Books (87/50)
– 25 Backlist Books (23/25)
– 10 Retellings (12/10)
– 10 Mental Health Books (23/10)

2015

– 100 Books in 2015 (146/100)
– 50 New Books (94/50)
– 12 Debut Author Books (24/12)
– 10 Sophomore Author Books (10/10)
– 10 Adult Fiction Books (29/10)
– 15 Reread Books (30/15)
– 6 Fairytale Retelling Books (8/6)
– Dive Into Diversity (46)

2014

– 100 Books in 2014 (167/100)
– 50 New Books (113/50)
– 12 Debut Author Books (16/12)
– 10 Sophomore Author Books (12/10)
– 10 Adult Fiction Books (10/10)

2013

– 100 Books in 2013 (162/100)
– 50 New Books (126/50)
– 12 Debut Author Books (19/12)
– 10 Sophomore Author Books (13/10)
– 11 Summer of Sarah Dessen Challenge (11/11)

2012

– 100 Books in 2012 (123/100)
– 50 New Books in 2012 (100/50)
– 12 Debut Author Books (15/12)

2011

– 50 New Books in 2011 (64/50)
– 12 Debut Author Books (16/12)

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