2018 Reading Challenges: 1st Quarter Update

Posted March 30, 2018 by Lillian in Challenges / 1 Comment

I cannot believe that the first quarter of 2018 is already coming to a close!! It just doesn’t seem possible. I can’t say, however, that I’m sad to see it go. The 1st quarter has been rough for us! Flu, strep throat, medical emergencies….to put it in perspective my husband has met his deductible for the year AND his out of pocket max is also almost met. Despite all the sickness, this 1st quarter was a good reading quarter. I’ve read 34 books (maybe 35 by Sunday, we will see) so far this year and am on track to meet all of my goals. I call that a win 😀 To see how I’m faring in each challenge, continue to read below OR you can follow my progress on the challenges pages in the menu above.

2018 Audiobook Challenge

The Audiobook Challenge 2018 is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens. For this challenge, you simply listen to audiobooks. You can sign up anytime between now and December 31, 2018. My goal this year is Binge Listener (20-30 audiobooks). During this quarter, I managed to listen to 9 audiobooks. Here are the books I listened to during the 1st quarter:

  1. The Scourge by A.G. Henley
  2. Wanted by Betsy Schow
  3. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  4. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  5. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  6. One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr
  7. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  8. The Defiance by A.G. Henley
  9. Level Me Up by Lauren Helms

2018 Audiobook Challenge: 15/25


The Blogger Shame Review Challenge is hosted by Anna @ herding cats & burning soup. This is for those review books that are past due, maybe been sitting on your shelf for 4+ months. You can sign up for this challenge here. My goal is to read 25 books this year if not more. During this quarter, I read 7 books. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. Wanted by Betsy Schow
  2. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  4. One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr
  5. Nemesis by Anna Banks (review to come)
  6. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (review to come)
  7. Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey (review to come)

2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 5/25


The 2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by the girls at Celebrity Readers. The point of this challenge is to finish those series you’ve already started or if the series isn’t completely published yet to catch up to the most current book. You can join me on this challenge by signing up hereanytime between now and December 1, 2018. My goal for this challenge is A-List Series Finisher (9+ series completed). During this quarter, I read 3 books and finished 3 series. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. Wanted by Betsy Schow
  2. One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr
  3. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Here are the series I have completed so far this year:

  1. The Storymakers by Betsy Schow
  2. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
  3. Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo

2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge: 14/25


The 2018 New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews. This challenge is all about the new books of the year and of course reading them 😀 My goal is New Release Pro (31-60 books) and I’m challenging myself to 50 new books this year. During this quarter, I read 15 new releases. Here are the books I read during the 1st quarter:

  1. Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking
  2. Inseparable by Siobhan Davis
  3. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  4. Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields
  5. Banished by Betsy Schow
  6. The Lost Savior by Siobhan Davis
  7. #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson
  8. Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin
  9. By a Charm & a Curse by Jaime Questell
  10. By the Book by Julia Sonneborn
  11. Driftwood Cove by Debbie Mason
  12. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  13. Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
  14. Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
  15. The Secret Heir by Siobhan Davis

2018 New Release Challenge: 43/50


The 2018 Reading Assignment Challenge is hosted by Berls and Michelle @ Because Reading. The point of this challenge is to simply make a list of books you plan to read (1-4 books per month) and choose books to read from that list. It’s harder than you think 😉 You can still sign up for this challenge here until October 1st. I decided to stick with Reading Level 1 (1 book per month) this year. Here are the books I’m planning to read during the Spring Semester:

  • The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

During this quarter, I made an A on my report card, reading 3 off my list. Here are the books I read this quarter:

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (review to come tomorrow or you can see it early on Goodreads)

2018HW: 5/12


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One response to “2018 Reading Challenges: 1st Quarter Update

  1. Dude, you are doing so awesome on your Challenges this year!! Woop woop! I’m doing awesome on some, and only mediocre on a few others. BUT, I can’t say I’m failing any of them yet, so that’s a bonus! 😉 I should do an update, but I’ll probably just Facebook live it instead b/c I’m too lazy. 😛
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