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)

2019Challenges1

  1. Dear Rachel Maddow (Adrienne Kisner)
  2. Darkest Hour (Meg Cabot)
  3. Lumberjanes: Volume 10 – Parents’ Day (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
  4. The Big F (Maggie Ann Martin)
  5. Everything Must Go (Jenny Fran Davis)
  6. Haunted (Meg Cabot)
  7. Giant Days: Volume One (John Allison)
  8. Trainwreck (Sady Doyle)
  9. Giant Days: Volume Two (John Allison)
  10. Unmentionable (Therese Oneill)
  11. Cat’s Cradle (Julia Golding)
  12. Giant Days: Volume Three (John Allison)
  13. This Will Only Hurt a Little (Busy Philipps)
  14. Giant Days: Volume Four (John Allison)
  15. Starry Eyes (Jenn Bennett)
  16. Love à la Mode (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
  17. The Dead Queens Club (Hannah Capin)
  18. Twilight (Meg Cabot)
  19. Giant Days: Volume Five (John Allison)
  20. Giant Days: Volume Six (John Allison)
  21. The Lying Woods (Ashley Elston)
  22. The Silkworm (J.K. Rowling)
  23. Unladylike (Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin)
  24. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
  25. The Unbelievable Gwenpool: Volume 5 – Lost in the Plot (Chris Hastings)
  26. The ABC Murders (Agatha Christie)
  27. Two Can Keep a Secret (Karen M. McManus)
  28. A Very Large Expanse of Sea (Tahereh Mafi)
  29. Proposal (Meg Cabot)
  30. The Hating Game (Sally Thorne)
  31. Magnolia (Kristi Cook)
  32. The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me (Olivia Hinebaugh)
  33. You Don’t Know Me But I Know You (Rebecca Barrow)
  34. Giant Days: Volume Seven (John Allison)
  35. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills)
  36. Crazy (Amy Reed)
  37. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
  38. The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella)
  39. This Shattered World (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)
  40. Career of Evil (J.K. Rowling)
  41. Little White Lies (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  42. Smart Girls Get What They Want (Sarah Strohmeyer)
  43. The Boyfriend List (E. Lockhart)
  44. Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella)
  45. Final Girls (Riley Sager)
  46. Lethal White (J.K. Rowling)
  47. The Becoming (Lynne Ewing)
  48. You’d Be Mine (Erin Hahn)
  49. The Gilded Wolves (Roshani Chokshi)
  50. Girls of Paper and Fire (Natasha Ngan)
  51. The Boy Book (E. Lockhart)
  52. The Devouring Gray (Christine Lynn Herman)
  53. That’s Not What I Heard (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
  54. Reign of the Fallen (Sarah Glenn Marsh)
  55. Giant Days: Volume Eight (John Allison)
  56. Giant Days: Volume Nine (John Allison)
  57. Easy Prey (Catherine Lo)
  58. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
  59. What We Buried (Kate A. Boorman)
  60. Girls With Sharp Sticks (Suzanne Young)
  61. My Life Next Door (Huntley Fitzpatrick)
  62. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
  63. The Best of Foxtrot (Bill Amend)
  64. A Question of Holmes (Brittany Cavallaro)
  65. To Be Honest (Maggie Ann Martin)
  66. Paperback Crush (Gabrielle Moss)
  67. The Princess Diaries (Meg Cabot)
  68. Clue (Paul Allor)
  69. The Truth About Keeping Secrets (Savannah Brown)
  70. Remembrance (Meg Cabot)
  71. First & Then (Emma Mills)
  72. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
  73. 99 Percent Mine (Sally Thorne)
  74. Serious Moonlight (Jenn Bennett)
  75. The Vanishing Stair (Maureen Johnson)
  76. Summer Bird Blue (Akemi Dawn Bowman)
  77. The Dying of the Light (Derek Landy)
  78. Princess in the Spotlight (Meg Cabot)
  79. The Treasure Map of Boys (E. Lockhart)
  80. Shadow Me (Tahereh Mafi)

2019Challenges2

  1. Dear Rachel Maddow (Adrienne Kisner)
  2. Lumberjanes: Volume 10 – Parents’ Day (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
  3. The Big F (Maggie Ann Martin)
  4. Everything Must Go (Jenny Fran Davis)
  5. Trainwreck (Sady Doyle)
  6. Unmentionable (Therese Oneill)
  7. Cat’s Cradle (Julia Golding)
  8. Starry Eyes (Jenn Bennett)
  9. Love à la Mode (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
  10. The Dead Queens Club (Hannah Capin)
  11. The Lying Woods (Ashley Elston)
  12. Unladylike (Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin)
  13. The Unbelievable Gwenpool: Volume 5 – Lost in the Plot (Chris Hastings)
  14. The ABC Murders (Agatha Christie)
  15. Two Can Keep a Secret (Karen M. McManus)
  16. A Very Large Expanse of Sea (Tahereh Mafi)
  17. The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me (Olivia Hinebaugh)
  18. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills)
  19. Crazy (Amy Reed)
  20. Little White Lies (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  21. Final Girls (Riley Sager)
  22. Lethal White (J.K. Rowling)
  23. The Gilded Wolves (Roshani Chokshi)
  24. Girls of Paper and Fire (Natasha Ngan)
  25. The Devouring Gray (Christine Lynn Herman)
  26. That’s Not What I Heard (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
  27. Giant Days: Volume Eight (John Allison)
  28. Giant Days: Volume Nine (John Allison)
  29. Easy Prey (Catherine Lo)
  30. The Best of Foxtrot (Bill Amend)
  31. A Question of Holmes (Brittany Cavallaro)
  32. To Be Honest (Maggie Ann Martin)
  33. Paperback Crush (Gabrielle Moss)
  34. Clue (Paul Allor)
  35. The Truth About Keeping Secrets (Savannah Brown)
  36. The Vanishing Stair (Maureen Johnson)
  37. Summer Bird Blue (Akemi Dawn Bowman)
  38. The Dying of the Light (Derek Landy)
  39. Shadow Me (Tahereh Mafi)

2019Challenges3

  1. Dear Rachel Maddow (Adrienne Kisner)
  2. Darkest Hour (Meg Cabot)
  3. Lumberjanes: Volume 10 – Parents’ Day (Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh)
  4. The Big F (Maggie Ann Martin)
  5. Everything Must Go (Jenny Fran Davis)
  6. Haunted (Meg Cabot)
  7. Giant Days: Volume One (John Allison)
  8. Trainwreck (Sady Doyle)
  9. Giant Days: Volume Two (John Allison)
  10. Giant Days: Volume Three (John Allison)
  11. This Will Only Hurt a Little (Busy Philipps) – DNF
  12. Giant Days: Volume Four (John Allison)
  13. Starry Eyes (Jenn Bennett)
  14. Love à la Mode (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
  15. Twilight (Meg Cabot)
  16. Giant Days: Volume Five (John Allison)
  17. Giant Days: Volume Six (John Allison)
  18. The Silkworm (J.K. Rowling)
  19. Unladylike (Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin)
  20. Two Can Keep a Secret (Karen M. McManus)
  21. A Very Large Expanse of Sea (Tahereh Mafi)
  22. Proposal (Meg Cabot)
  23. The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me (Olivia Hinebaugh)
  24. You Don’t Know Me But I Know You (Rebecca Barrow)
  25. Giant Days: Volume Seven (John Allison)
  26. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills)
  27. Crazy (Amy Reed)
  28. This Shattered World (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner) – DNF
  29. Career of Evil (J.K. Rowling)
  30. The Boyfriend List (E. Lockhart)
  31. Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella)
  32. Lethal White (J.K. Rowling)
  33. The Gilded Wolves (Roshani Chokshi)
  34. Girls of Paper and Fire (Natasha Ngan)
  35. The Boy Book (E. Lockhart)
  36. The Devouring Gray (Christine Lynn Herman)
  37. That’s Not What I Heard (Stephanie Kate Strohm)
  38. Reign of the Fallen (Sarah Glenn Marsh) – DNF
  39. Giant Days: Volume Eight (John Allison)
  40. Giant Days: Volume Nine (John Allison)
  41. Easy Prey (Catherine Lo)
  42. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
  43. What We Buried (Kate A. Boorman)
  44. A Question of Holmes (Brittany Cavallaro)
  45. To Be Honest (Maggie Ann Martin)
  46. Paperback Crush (Gabrielle Moss)
  47. Clue (Paul Allor)
  48. The Truth About Keeping Secrets (Savannah Brown)
  49. Remembrance (Meg Cabot)
  50. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
  51. The Vanishing Stair (Maureen Johnson)
  52. Summer Bird Blue (Akemi Dawn Bowman)
  53. The Treasure Map of Boys (E. Lockhart)
  54. Shadow Me (Tahereh Mafi)

2019Challenges4

  1. The Dead Queens Club (Hannah Capin)
  2. The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me (Olivia Hinebaugh)
  3. You’d Be Mine (Erin Hahn) – DNF
  4. The Devouring Gray (Christine Lynn Herman)
  5. The Truth About Keeping Secrets (Savannah Brown)

2019Challenges5

  1. The ABC Murders (Agatha Christie)
  2. Two Can Keep a Secret (Karen M. McManus)
  3. Crazy (Amy Reed)
  4. To Be Honest (Maggie Ann Martin)
  5. 99 Percent Mine (Sally Thorne) – DNF
  6. Serious Moonlight (Jenn Bennett) – DNF

2019Challenges6

  1. Darkest Hour (Meg Cabot)
  2. Haunted (Meg Cabot)
  3. Giant Days: Volume One (John Allison)
  4. Trainwreck (Sady Doyle)
  5. Giant Days: Volume Two (John Allison)
  6. Unmentionable (Therese Oneill)
  7. Cat’s Cradle (Julia Golding)
  8. Giant Days: Volume Three (John Allison)
  9. Giant Days: Volume Four (John Allison)
  10. Twilight (Meg Cabot)
  11. The Silkworm (J.K. Rowling)
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
  13. The ABC Murders (Agatha Christie)
  14. Proposal (Meg Cabot)
  15. The Hating Game (Sally Thorne)
  16. Magnolia (Kristi Cook)
  17. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills)
  18. Crazy (Amy Reed)
  19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
  20. The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella) – DNF
  21. This Shattered World (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner) – DNF
  22. Career of Evil (J.K. Rowling)
  23. Smart Girls Get What They Want (Sarah Strohmeyer)
  24. The Boyfriend List (E. Lockhart)
  25. Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella) – CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  26. The Becoming (Lynne Ewing)
  27. The Boy Book (E. Lockhart)
  28. My Life Next Door (Huntley Fitzpatrick)
  29. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
  30. The Best of Foxtrot (Bill Amend)
  31. The Princess Diaries (Meg Cabot)
  32. Remembrance (Meg Cabot)
  33. First & Then (Emma Mills) – DNF
  34. The Dying of the Light (Derek Landy)
  35. Princess in the Spotlight (Meg Cabot)
  36. The Treasure Map of Boys (E. Lockhart)

2019Challenges7

  1. Darkest Hour (Meg Cabot)
  2. Haunted (Meg Cabot)
  3. Giant Days: Volume One (John Allison)
  4. Giant Days: Volume Two (John Allison)
  5. Giant Days: Volume Three (John Allison)
  6. Giant Days: Volume Four (John Allison)
  7. Twilight (Meg Cabot)
  8. Giant Days: Volume Five (John Allison)
  9. Giant Days: Volume Six (John Allison)
  10. The Silkworm (J.K. Rowling)
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
  12. Proposal (Meg Cabot)
  13. The Hating Game (Sally Thorne)
  14. Magnolia (Kristi Cook)
  15. Giant Days: Volume Seven (John Allison)
  16. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
  17. Career of Evil (J.K. Rowling)
  18. Smart Girls Get What They Want (Sarah Strohmeyer)
  19. The Boyfriend List (E. Lockhart)
  20. Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella)
  21. The Becoming (Lynne Ewing)
  22. The Boy Book (E. Lockhart)
  23. Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi)
  24. My Life Next Door (Huntley Fitzpatrick)
  25. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling) – CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  26. The Princess Diaries (Meg Cabot)
  27. Remembrance (Meg Cabot)
  28. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
  29. Princess in the Spotlight (Meg Cabot)
  30. The Treasure Map of Boys (E. Lockhart)

  1. Dear Rachel Maddow (Adrienne Kisner)
  2. The Big F (Maggie Ann Martin)
  3. Everything Must Go (Jenny Fran Davis)
  4. Trainwreck (Sady Doyle)
  5. Unmentionable (Therese Oneill)
  6. Starry Eyes (Jenn Bennett)
  7. Unladylike (Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin)
  8. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills)
  9. Final Girls (Riley Sager)
  10. Girls of Paper and Fire (Natasha Ngan)
  11. Reign of the Fallen (Sarah Glenn Marsh) – DNF
  12. Easy Prey (Catherine Lo) – CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  13. What We Buried (Kate A. Boorman) – DNF
  14. Girls With Sharp Sticks (Suzanne Young) – DNF
  15. The Best of Foxtrot (Bill Amend)
  16. Paperback Crush (Gabrielle Moss)
  17. Clue (Paul Allor)
  18. Summer Bird Blue (Akemi Dawn Bowman)

2019Challenges9

  1. The Big F (Maggie Ann Martin)
  2. Giant Days: Volume One (John Allison)
  3. Giant Days: Volume Two (John Allison)
  4. Cat’s Cradle (Julia Golding)
  5. Giant Days: Volume Three (John Allison)
  6. Giant Days: Volume Four (John Allison)
  7. Giant Days: Volume Five (John Allison)
  8. Giant Days: Volume Six (John Allison)
  9. The Silkworm (J.K. Rowling)
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
  11. A Very Large Expanse of Sea (Tahereh Mafi)
  12. Proposal (Meg Cabot)
  13. The Hating Game (Sally Thorne)
  14. Magnolia (Kristi Cook)
  15. This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills)
  16. Career of Evil (J.K. Rowling)
  17. Little White Lies (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  18. Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella)
  19. The Gilded Wolves (Roshani Chokshi)
  20. The Princess Diaries (Meg Cabot)
  21. Clue (Paul Allor)
  22. The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)
  23. The Vanishing Stair (Maureen Johnson)
  24. Summer Bird Blue (Akemi Dawn Bowman)
  25. The Dying of the Light (Derek Landy) – CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
  26. Princess in the Spotlight (Meg Cabot)

2019Challenges10

  1. Crazy (Amy Reed)
  2. The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella) – DNF
  3. This Shattered World (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner) – DNF
  4. Lethal White (J.K. Rowling)

PURGED:

  1. The Boy in the Black Suit (Jason Reynolds)
  2. A Blind Spot for Boys (Justina Chen)
  3. Thousand Words (Jennifer Brown)
  4. Poison (Bridget Zinn)
  5. Something Strange and Deadly (Susan Dennard)
  6. The Peach Keeper (Sarah Addison Allen)
  7. The Sugar Queen (Sarah Addison Allen)
  8. Someday, Someday, Maybe (Lauren Graham)
  9. Blood Passage (Heather Demetrios)
  10. Freedom’s Slave (Heather Demetrios)
  11. Going Too Far (Jennifer Echols)

Past Completed Challenges

2018

– 100 Books in 2018 (177/100)
– 50 New Books (130/50)
– 12 Debut Books (14/12)
– 20 Seconding Helpings (24/15)
– 75 Diverse Books (114/75)
– 25 Backlist Books (39/25)
– 25 New to Me Authors (41/25)
– 25 Shelf Love (34/25)

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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