Challenges

Shelf Love Challenge 2017

Goal: 31-40 books
1. ONE FELL SWEEP by Ilona Andrews
2. NOT YOUR SIDEKICK by C.B. Lee
3. WISHFUL DRINKING by Carrie Fisher



1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)
3. A book you meant to read in 2016
4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E”
5. A historical fiction
6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
8. A book written by a person of color NOT YOUR SIDEKICK by C. B. Lee
9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list
10. A dual-timeline novel
11. A category from another challenge
12. A book based on a myth
13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
14. A book with a strong female character
15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
16. A mystery
17. A book with illustrations
18. A really long book (600+ pages)
19. A New York Times best-seller
20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading
21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read
22. A book by an author you haven’t read before
23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read”
24. A book written by two or more authors ONE FELL SWEEP by Ilona Andrews
25. A book about a famous historical figure
26. An adventure book
27. A book by one of your favorite authors
28. A non-fiction
29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) – check all the editions WISHFUL DRINKING by Carrie Fisher
30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books
31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre
32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
33. A magical realism novel
34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee
37. A book you choose randomly
38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
39. An epistolary fiction
40. A book published in 2017
41. A book with an unreliable narrator
42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next”
45. A book with a one-word title
46. A time travel novel
47. A past suggestion that didn’t win
48. A banned book
49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf
50. A Penguin Modern Classic – any edition
51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)
52. A book set in a fictional location


My Soul Called Life

JAN- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand
FEB- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing
MAR- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga
APR- From, Trigger, Tale, His, Crown, Mist
MAY- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade
JUN- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have
JUL- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream
AUG- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most
SEP- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash
OCT- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea
NOV- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet
DEC- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will



Goal: 60 books
1. ONE FELL SWEEP by Ilona Andrews
2. NOT YOUR SIDEKICK by C.B. Lee
3. WISHFUL DRINKING by Carrie Fisher


Mini Challenges

Mini Challenges

1. January 1 is New Year’s Day and January 28 is Chinese New Years: Read the first book in a series you have not read before.
2. January 5 is National Bird Day: Read a book with a bird on the cover or in the title
3. January 8 is Male Watcher’s Day and January 12 is Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day: Read a book with a man on the cover (from waist up will do. Sorry — Snowmen, Gingerbread men and voodoo dolls DO NOT count.).
4. January 27 is Punch the Clock Day: Find a book with a clock, watch or a calendar on the cover.
5. January 31 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: There are some great covers out there, as well as some that aren’t so great. Whether beautiful or zany, Interesting or romantic, choose a book based on the cover.

1. February 2 is Ground Hog Day: Find a book with a shadow on it. Could be the shadow of a person, could be shadows cast by trees or a house — you get the picture.
2. February 5 is National Weatherman’s Day and February 10 is Umbrella Day: Find a book that has a weather-related word in the title.
3. February 13 is Get a Different Name Day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym
4. February is American Heart Month and February 14 is Valentine’s Day: Read a book with a mostly red or pink cover, or that at least has a red or pink spine.
5. February 20 is Love Your Pet Day, and February 22 Walking the Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover.