2018 Reading Challenges

This is my page to keep track of all the Reading Challenges in which I am participating in 2018. I will update this page regularly to track my progress.

Officially, I am participating in the following challenges in 2018:


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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2018

Goodreads reading Challenge 2018

Goal: 50 Books | Progress: 01 / 50

2% Complete
1 of 50 books


This is a yearly reading challenge hosted by Goodreads, to keep track of your reading progress. You can change anytime in your Goodreads account. For more info on this reading challenge, visit Goodreads.


Books Read:
  1. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond


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2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge

2018 Popsugar reading challenge

Goal: 50 Books | Progress: 01 / 50

2% Complete
1 of 50 books


Popsugar hosts a reading challenge each year with different categories. The categories are quite interesting covering diverse reading choices. For more details about this challenge, check out the original Popsugar post. They also have a Goodreads group which you can join to track your progress. I have checked the prompts that I have completed. You can check in all over social media with the hashtag #popsugarreadingchallenge


Challenge Prompts and Books Read:
  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
  2. True Crime
  3. The next book in a series you started
  4. A book involving a heist
  5. Nordic noir
  6. A novel based on a real person
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
  8. A book with a time of day in the title
  9. A book about a villain or antihero
  10. A book about death or grief
  11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
  12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
  13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
  14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
  15. A book about feminism
  16. A book about mental health
  17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
  18. A book by two authors
  19. A book about or involving a sport
  20. A book by a local author
  21. A book with your favorite color in the title
  22. A book with alliteration in the title
  23. A book about time travel
  24. A book with a weather element in the title
  25. A book set at sea
  26. A book with an animal in the title
  27. A book set on a different planet
  28. A book with song lyrics in the title
  29. A book about or set on Halloween
  30. A book with characters who are twins
  31. A book mentioned in another book
  32. A book from a celebrity book club
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
  34. A book that’s published in 2018
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
  36. A book set in the decade you were born
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
  38. A book with an ugly cover
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
  40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges


Advanced Prompts:
  1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school (2006)
  2. A cyberpunk book
  3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
  4. A book tied to your ancestry
  5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
  6. An allegory
  7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  8. A microhistory
  9. A book about a problem facing society today
  10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


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Indian Books Challenge 2018

Indian books challenge

Goal: 12 Books | Progress: 00/ 12

0% Complete
of 12 books


This challenge is created by me where-in my aim is to read at least 12 books by Indian authors. I often feel that generally, foreign authors take the priority over the book choices, so this challenge fits well.


Books Read:


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2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Goal: 26 Books | Progress: 01 / 26

4% Complete
1 of 26 books


In 2017, I participated in A-Z Book challenge. Alphabet Soup Challenge is a similar challenge and for 2018 I decided to join with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book for this challenge. The official page for the 2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge is here. There is also an active Facebook group for this challenge. It runs from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

All you need to do for this challenge is to match the beginning letter of a book title to a letter of the alphabet. You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles. Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.


Books Read:













M: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond















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2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge

Beat the Backlist 2018


Goal: 20 Books | Progress: 01 / 20

5% Complete
1 of 20 books


Team Story sorcerersThis is a new challenge that I am participating in 2018. This is a reading challenge where your goal is to read backlist books (published prior to the current year) i.e. 2018. This is a year long (runs from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018) reading challenge and you can decide your own goal, can set your own TBR and can read at your own pace. I have set my target to read 20 backlist books.

#BeatTheBacklist challenge was started by NovelKnight in 2017. Check the official signup page here. I am on team STORY SORCERERS!



Books Read:
  1. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond



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