For the last couple of years I’ve skipped out on the Reading Challenges, because I’ve been too busy. But I’ve decided to participate in the 2018 Reading Challenges because this is the one of the most fun parts of blogging… hanging out with you and the BUTTONS!

Reading Challenge Addict

Reading Challenge Addict
Hi, my name is Bev, and I’m a Reading Challenge Addict. I’ve signed up for several challenges just because of the snazzy buttons… 😉

So, here we go…

The challenges I’ve signed up for are:
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Goodreads Challenge
Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge
Mount TBR 2018
Alphabet Soup: A-Z Reading Challenge
In Death Reading Challenge
Where Are You Reading? 2018

2018 Goodreads Challenge

Coming soon!!
I’m planing to read 145 books this year.

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Gina has
read 1 book toward
her goal of
145 books.

As of 7/10/18 I’ve read 74 of the 145 books I intended to read this year.

Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge

Follow the Clues Mystery ChallengeFollow a set of clues furnished by the mystery books you read to create a body of evidence to support a book court case. Each book clue should lead you to your next read. The connection can be anything at all from author names to motive for murder to type of mystery (police, procedural, espionage, romantic thriller, etc.) to an item on the cover, but you must be able to make your case to the jury on your detective logic.

Level: Infraction — six books read in a single chain of evidence

~For this year’s challenge, you start your chain after signing up. The idea is to let your books lead to one another, not to read several books and then look back for connections.

~You are welcome to level up if you find that your evidence trail leads you to suspect a more serious crime. But no reduced sentences will be accepted (no leveling down).

~A wrap-up post/comment/email will be requested that should include explanations of the clue links.

** I’m confused… 🙂

Mount TBR 2018

Mount TBR 2018

Level: Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s (these will be books that are previously purchased, most are already on my calendar for the year…)


Festive in Death
Secrets: The Time Machine Girls
Let It Snow
Until Forever
Study Hacker
Obsession in Death
A Knight to Remember
Then Came You
Mirror Mirror
Deadly Webs
Devoted in Death
The Honeymoon Prize
Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things
Short-Order Sheriff
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
Tammy and the Declaration of Independence
Room 42
Fried Chicken and Gravy
Wonderment in Death
Tough Guys and Drama Queens
Brotherhood in Death
Apprentice in Death
All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes
The Unquiet
Teenager You Can Make It
Echoes in Death
Gutsy Girls: Strong Christian Women Who Impacted the World
All Through the Night
Daisy in Exile
Unshaken: Standing Strong in Uncertain Times
The Best Year of Your Marriage
Greyson Gray: Camp Legend
Through These Fires
Don’t Forget Dexter!
A Perfect Fit
The Mystery of the Indian Carvings

Alphabet Soup: A-Z Reading Challenge

Alphabet Soup: A-Z Reading Challenge

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2018 your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet. Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful. The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting. Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

A = All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes
B = The Best Year of Your Marriage
C = The Checkered War
D = Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things
E = Every Good Marriage Begins with a Funeral
F = Fried Chicken and Gravy
G = The Genesis Flame
H = The Honeymoon Prize
I = In the Grip of It
J = Jesus Calling
K = A Knight to Remember
L = Let It Snow
M = The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray
N = No Earls Allowed
O = Obsession in Death
P = A Perfect Fit
Q = Tough Guys and Drama Queens
R = Room 42
S = Secrets: The Time Machine Girls
T = Tammy and the Declaration of Independence
U = Until Forever
V =Never Vie for a Viscount
W = Wonderment in Death
X =Daisy in Exile
Y =
Z =

Where Are You Reading? 2018

Follow the Clues Mystery ChallengeI stopped by Under the Boardwalk today and saw that Nise was doing a challenge I’d been looking for. Though she’s not formally doing it, I decided to join in.

I’m not going to purposefully read from each state, but use this challenge to track how well rounded I am in choosing my reading material, geographically. 🙂 I’m also ONLY going to record the first book I read from each state instead of recording every book I read for the state in 2018.

California – Sisters Like Us
Colorado – Package Deal
Georgia – In a Jam
Idaho – Short-Order Sheriff
Iowa – Heartbreaker
Maryland – Let It Snow
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York – Echoes in Death
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma – Until Forever
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas – Small Town Rumors
Washington – Jinxed
West Virginia

In Death

In Death Reading Challenge – Perpetual

Since I STILL haven’t finished yet… but at least I’m catching up 😉
My goal is to be caught up with the released books by the end of 2018.



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4 Replies to “2018 Reading Challenges”

  1. The Challenge bug bit you again!!!!! lol I know, I probably won’t finish a lot of mine, but it’s fun to keep track like you said with the 50 states one.

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