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Reading Challenge 2018

by | 2:00 pm | Book love | 4 comments

I have had so much fun looking at all of the new reading challenges out there for 2018 but I really wanted to create my own reading challenge.

2017 has been there year that I have rekindled my love affair with reading. In the past I became stuck in the literary fiction genre which is made up of books that are deep and slow to read. It made my progress through ‘all the books’ really slow.

This year, I forced myself to try different books from different genres and I really started enjoying reading again.

So for 2018, I created this reading challenge to push myself even further. I hope you join me too. Follow along with my progress on my bookstagram here.

a love lives here reading challenge for 2018

1. Re-read a book you loved
2. Read a book that you’ve watched the movie of and loved
3. Read a book by a South African author
4. Read a book by an author from a place you have always wanted to visit
5. Read a graphic novel
6. Read any book of poetry
7. Read one of the classics
8. Read a book that’s due to be released as a movie this year
9. Read a book released in 2018
10. Read a book that was published the year you were born
11. Read a book you can read in a day
12. Read a book that’s over 1000 pages long
13. Read a book recommended by a librarian
14. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile for the longest time
15. Read a book that’s mentioned in another book
16. Read a book from Rory Gilmore’s reading list
17. Read a Man Booker Prize winner
18. Read a book written be a Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate
19. Read a book that you’ve started and never finished
20. Read a book with a holiday theme (Christmas etc)
21. Read a  book based on a historical event
22. Read a book by Jane Austen
23. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t gotten around to
24. Read a book with a female heroine
25. Read a book that has been translated from another language
26. Read a book by an author of colour
27. Read a book with a queer protagonist
28. Read a popular YA novel
29. Read the first book of a new series
30. Read a book in a series you’ve already started

I will be posting on my choices in each selection as well as book reviews and more, so subscribe to receive my blog posts if you don’t want to miss out!


  1. Roxanne

    That’s a LOT of reading (unless you combine some of the criteria 😊) I’m only setting myself one reading challenge- read the books on my ‘unread’ shelf. And no buying new books in 2018-Only second hand!
    Looks like you’re going to have a lovely book year, enjoy!

    • Christine Powell | a love lives here

      Yeah for sure, there are no rules so I would probably allow a book to tick a few boxes 🙂 But, I have ready 28 books so far this year, so for 2018 my goals is actually 50! Eek. I think I can do it though 😀 I made the resolution no new books this year, only second had and that worked out really well. There are a few new releases I want to get this year but otherwise I am going to mostly stick to that resolution again 🙂 Thanks for commenting Rox xXx

  2. Kristina A.

    What a great reading challenge! It definitely makes things more exciting. Can’t wait to try it next year.

    • ChristinePowell

      Awesome to have you joining in! I’ll friend you on GoodReads to follow along 🙂 xx


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