Curly Carla’s 2018 Reading Challenges

Welp, I told my self that I wasn’t going to do any reading challenges for 2018 and it turns out, I’m a liar. 🙂 So after a little talk with my blog wife Lenore, I’ve decided to let go of my previous years unfinished challenges and start fresh.

So without further ado… are the Reading Challenges I’m participating in for 2018.  For more information on any of the challenges, go to the sign up pages.

The 2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by Celebrity Readers, ie us!  #FinishingTheSeries2018

There are 3 levels to the challenge:
1-4 Series C-List Series Finisher
5-8 Series B-List Series Finisher
9+ Series A-List Series Finisher


My goal is C-List Series Finisher.

This challenge is to help me get my Kindle Queue under control without putting too much structure (and therefore pressure) into it. It’s called the 2018 Good Rule Reading Challenge and it’s hosted by Becky’s Book Reviews. Now, there are a lot of guidelines to help you get an idea of how you want to do this challenge because it can be interpreted in a lot of ways.  Here are few that I found helpful, you can go to the host site for more info:

1. Set your goal of books. You might want this challenge to cover all the books you read this year. OR. You might want this challenge to cover a specific area of your reading.
2. Decide what balance you want, ie 50% new and 50% old.
3. Set your qualifications. How will you be defining “new”? How will you be defining “old”? Do you view “new” and “old” solely in terms of publishing dates? Or do you prefer to see it as “first time reads” and “rereads.” Either interpretation works for you.
4. Combine with other reading challenges if you like.
5. DO ask questions, especially before the challenge begins and in the first few months.


MY GOAL is to count EVERY book I read. I plan to read 1 ‘old’ book for every 3 ‘new’ books I read. The ‘old’ books will only apply to ones that I already own but have not read yet. The ‘new’ books will apply to any books that I purchased that are new to me.

Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo 2018 hosted by Curiosity Killed the Bookworm was suggested to me by my blogging partner Lenore!  This challenge is right up my alley as Sci-fi/ Fantasy are my favorite genres to read.  I can’t wait to start this one.

You can choose to do a line, try to do as much as possible in your preferred genre, attack it randomly or go for the full house, it’s really up to you. Some of the squares are geared more to one genre but all are open to interpretation. I’m not participating to win, although there are prizes. You can refer back to the host site for the full rules and regulations.

Goodreads Reading Challenge!

This is probably the easiest and most enjoyable challenge I do.  Pick a number of books you want to finish and aim for that goal. Any genre, any series, any book! My goal is to read 100 books cause my reading has slowed down this last year and I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself.

  1. Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings, #1) by Helena Hunting
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  3. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas
  4. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Flight (The Crescent Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

CC's Goodreads Reading Challenge: 5/100


That’s all I’m doing this year, I did want to try a banned books/challenged reading challenge but I can’t a blog that’s hosting so oh well, there’s always banned books week.