2018 Reading Challenges Final Update

Posted January 4, 2019 by Lillian in Challenges / 2 Comments

Well, 2018 is over and I’m kinda ashamed to give this final update. I didn’t do so hot. In fact, I bombed a couple of these challenges. My Goodreads challenge included 🤦🏼‍♀️ I read 87 books this year, the lowest number since I started blogging. It was a rough year. Here’s hoping 2019 is better. Now to the challenges. At the start of 2018, I dialed back the number of challenges I signed up for from 8 in 2017 to 5 this past year. I completed 2. See below for a breakdown of each challenge (also please note several books listed, I still need to review so you’ll see those popping up this year) and check back tomorrow for my 2019 challenges.

2018 Audiobook Challenge

The Audiobook Challenge 2018 was hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Hot Listens. For this challenge, you simply listen to audiobooks. My goal was Binge Listener (20-30 audiobooks). In 2018, I managed to listen to 17 audiobooks. Here are the books I listened to during 2018:

  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
  10. The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March
  11. Warcross by Marie Lu
  12. The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
  13. Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky
  14. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
  15. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  16. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
  17. The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere

The Blogger Shame Review Challenge was 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. My goal was to read 25 books this year if not more. In 2018, I read 10 books. Here are the books I read during the 2018:

  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
  6. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
  7. Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey
  8. Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
  9. The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
  10. Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky

The 2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge was 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. My goal was A-List Series Finisher (9+ series completed). During 2018, I read 18 books and finished (caught up on) 12 series. Here are the series I read during 2018:

  1. Poison’s Kiss by Breanna Shields
  2. The Storymakers by Betsy Schow
  3. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
  4. Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
  5. The Perfect Series by Robin Daniels
  6. Legends of the Tri-Gard by Michelle Bryan and M. Lynn
  7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  8. The Great Library by Rachel Caine
  9. The Broken Ones by Jen Wylie
  10. Bixby by Michelle Bryan
  11. Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason
  12. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The 2018 New Release Challenge was hosted by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews. This challenge is all abut the new books of the year and of course reading them 😀 My goal was New Release Pro (31-60 books) and I challenged myself to 50 new books. During 2018, I read 51 new releases. Here are the books I read last year:

  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. A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer
  10. By a Charm & a Curse by Jaime Questell
  11. By the Book by Julia Sonneborn
  12. Driftwood Cove by Debbie Mason
  13. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  14. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
  15. Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
  16. Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
  17. The Secret Heir by Siobhan Davis
  18. Ilyan by Rebecca Ethington
  19. The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March
  20. From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking
  21. Legacy of Light by M. Lynn, Michelle Bryan
  22. Seducing Kaden by Siobhan Davis
  23. Perfectly Misunderstood by Robin Daniels
  24. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  25. Magic Unmasked by Megan Crewe
  26. Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe
  27. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  28. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  29. Incognito by Siobhan Davis
  30. Sandpiper Shore by Debbie Mason
  31. The Serpent by Sarah Fine
  32. Broken Kei by Jen Wylie
  33. Rise of the Witch by Rebecca Ethington
  34. One Small Thing by Erin Watt
  35. Strain of Vengeance by Michelle Bryan
  36. At the Stroke of Midnight by Tara Sivec
  37. In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec
  38. Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec
  39. A Spark of Vengeance by Rebecca Ethington
  40. The Warrior Princess by Siobhan Davis
  41. Falling for You by Becky Wade
  42. Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
  43. Mastery of Earth by Michelle Bryan, M. Lynn
  44. Fall of the Dragon by Rebecca Ethington
  45. The Guardian by Sarah Fine
  46. The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout
  47. Sunscorched by Jen Crane
  48. The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere
  49. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  50. The Corner of Holly and Ivy by Debbie Mason
  51. Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains

The 2018 Reading Assignment Challenge was 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 😉 I decided to stick with Reading Level 1 (1 book per month). There was a new component that allowed you to choose your books for Spring Semester (Jan-June) and Fall Semester (July-Dec) with Fall due in June. Yeah I forgot to sign up for Fall 🤦🏼‍♀️ I managed to read 5 of the 6 books I’d chosen for Spring Semester. Here are the books I read:

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  4. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  5. Warcross by Marie Lu

Your Turn! How did you fare on your challenges in 2018? Share below ♥️

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