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2018 Reading Challenges

2018 Reading Challenges

Hello fellow bookworms 📚  I’ve already talked about what my Reading Goals for 2018 look like, but I want to talk a bit more about the official Reading Challenges I’m joining and the one I created for myself! This would not have fit into my Goals Post, making it even longer as it is, so I’ve dedicated an entire post to the challenges and what my TBR for them will look like! Let’s hope that I complete as much as possible, because I’m a person who needs to reach every goal I set for myself 😅

I’m linking up with Top Five Wednesday, which is a weekly meme which was created by Lainey and is now hosted by Sam! This week’s topic is 2018 Resolutions, so I decided to take my spin on the topic, as I already talked about my Goals, but have wanted to talk a bit more about what Reading Challenges I will be doing.

My Own Diversity Bingo 📚


When it comes to my goal of reading diversely, I figured out that creating my own little diversity bingo worked out best for me. I didn’t participate in last year’s Diversity Bingo, it was a truly great project, but I didn’t have a book for all prompts and since I’m a person that wants to complete everything entirely this stressed me out a bit. I don’t think that there is a 2018 Diversity Bingo made by the same people anyway, so I decided to make a bingo with prompts that I have books for. By choosing my own prompts I can make sure I read what excites me and not stress out about having to fulfill a prompt that I don’t have a book for. Mainly I went with broader themes for my prompts and didn’t focus on identity as prompts like the last Diversity Bingo did. I’m still trying to read about as many different identitys as I can, but my focus is on certain themes that I would love to read about. There are 16 prompts in my Diversity Bingo, but of course I want to read more than 16 diverse books, this Bingo is just to visualize concrete titles I want to get to. Lastly, if you want to use my Diversity Bingo – it’s not really spectacular – you can definitely do that and let me know, that would be amazing 😄

Diversity Bingo TBR

(of course this is subject to possible changes)


2018 Debut 📚 2018 Release 📚 2017 Release you didn’t get to 📚 Recommendation 


Hidden Gem 📚 PoC in Fantasy 📚 Retelling 📚 Mythology


Middle Grade 📚 Free Choice 📚 f/f romance 📚 New Adult


Set in the Past 📚 Reread 📚 Mental Health 📚 Free Choice

2018 NA Reading Challenge 📚


Another main 2018 Reading Goal for me is to get more into Adult books and by that I mean both New Adult and Adult, basically everything that isn’t YA and Middle Grade. Gladly I found the 2018 NA Reading Challenge, which was created by Cátia @ thegirl whoreadtoomuch and has an amazing bingo board this year. I’m going to use this Challenge a bit more loosely, as I will be reading General Adult books (e.g. the Lightbringer Series) as well and probably not complete all prompts of the board. I’ll probably use two (but no more than two) prompts for one books, because there’s no way I can read 25 books that fit these prompts. I don’t have a set TBR, but a few books that I fit the challenges and that I would love to possibly read in 2018! This list is likely going to change a lot, depending on how the year goes, but at least it’s something.

Apart from the Bingo Board, there is also the Challenge to read as many NA books as you possible can with a few categories and badges that you can achieve if you read a number of books. I’ll hopefully get to NA Initiate, which would be a good end goal for me, as I’m just getting into NA. I’m very impressed by everyone who can get above that 😄

  • NA Newbie – 6 books
  • NA Initiate – 12 books
  • NA Intermediate – 24 books
  • NA Advanced – 36 books
  • NA Expert – 50 books
  • NA Queen/King (special category) – 100 books
  • NA Supreme – 150 books

Possible Books to read

  1. Uprooted 📚  Fantasy Novel
  2. The Broken Eye 📚  Book with multiple POV’s/out of your comfort zone
  3. Sanctuary 📚  Book with a PoC Main Character
  4. A Darker Shade of Magic 📚  LGBTQ/new to me author
  5. Good Omens 📚 Written by a male author/only male POV
  6. The Night Circus 📚 Book with Music or Art
  7. Soulless 📚 Set in another country/book you knew nothing about
  8. Salt to the sea 📚  Blue cover/bottom of your TBR

Supernatural Reading Challenge 📚


When I saw that there was going to be a Supernatural Reading Challenge, I couldn’t help it, I had to participate! If you don’t know, Supernatural is my favorite TV Show of al time and I’ve been an avid fan for several years! The Challenge is hosted by the German blogger Sas @ sasverse, meaning that all the explanation and prompts are in German. I did translate the prompts for you below, so that you’ve got an idea what they look like. There are also going to be monthly prompts as well! If you love Supernatural as well, let me know in the comments I would love to chat and find out what your favorite character is 💕

The challenge operates on points that you can gain, but I’m not going to be very ambitious when it comes to that, because this year I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself and just have fun 😄 However, I will of course put this challenge on my 2018 Challenge Page to track my progress!

The Prompts

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos The Road so far
Read a book in which the protagonists go on a roadtrip
+ 5 points if they are brothers

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Special Children
Read a book in which the character has an ability that’s unique for their world

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Family doesn’t end with blood
Read a book about a family like friendship (Family of Choice)

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts their cakehole
Read a book in which music play a central role

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Bring me some Pie!
Read a book whose cover shows food
+ 5 points if they are burgers or pie on the cover

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Play your roles!
Read a book in which the protagonist is supposed to fulfill a prophecy/has a destiny that predestined

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Not your typical Monster
Read a book with a creature which is rare in Urban Fantasy (no witches, vampires, werewolves etc.)
+ 5 points if the creature hasn’t appeared in Supernatural

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Brotherly Love
Read a book about a special sibling bond

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos The Samulet
Read a book whose cover shows an important symbol of the story

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Agents Stark and Banner
Read a book whose protagonist works for the government

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Demon Knife
Read a book in which a special weapon plays a central role

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Sealed with a kiss
Read a book in which someone has to make a hard decision/deal

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Salt and Burn
Read a book where ghosts appear

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Harvelle’s Roadhouse
Read a book whose female protagonist is a badass
+ 5 points if there is a mother-daughter team 

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Carry on Wayward Son
Read the last book of a Series

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Oh, Death… Won’t you spare me over ‘til another year?
Read a book which deals with death
+ 5 points if death (or a manifestation) appear in person 

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos John’s Journal
Read a book which is written in journal form

Aufzählungspunkt in Form des Supernatural Tattoos Heaven and Hell
Read a book with demons and angels

What Reading Challenges are you participating in? 📚

4 thoughts on “2018 Reading Challenges

  1. Reading bingos are cool 🙂 happy reading for your diversity bingo! Although you’ve already chosen your reads, may I suggest “An Unkindness of Ghosts” for your Hidden Gem? It’s an unbelievable book. Features gender diversity, PoC, sexual orientation diversity… In fact, it’s hard to come up with a diversity it doesn’t somehow feature 🙂 it was amazing. If you haven’t read my review of it yet, please do! I can give you a link if you want. It’s so worth it! I guess you could choose it for the NA bingo, perhaps 🙂

    And I’m wishing you luck on your goals!! I hope you can achieve everything, cause that’s a lot!! Very impressive 🙂

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    1. I looove Reading Bingos 😍 Thanks! Of course, I always love getting recommendations of books that I haven’t heard of before 🙂 I’ve checked the book and your Review out on Goodreads and really does sound very interesting 💕 You’re right it could perfectly fit for my NA bingo as well 😀

      Thank you! I hope that you achieve all your goals as well 💕


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