Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge!


Hey y'all! As I mentioned in last week's post, I've been scarce this year and I'm definitely aware of that. The good news is that it gave me some time to recharge. 7 years of running this blog had taken a toll, and I really needed some time to step away and love reading again. That break was good for me, and the fact that I missed doing this, and missed interacting with all of you, made me feel great! I'm ready to come back.

So let's kick off a new year of blogging, with week-long wrap up of last year and a look into what to expect from HDB going forward!

First off, the wrap up for the challenges that I started in 2017.


17/40 prompts complete! (42%)

Books Read:

  1. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  2. An audiobook - Revival by Stephen King
  3. A book by a person of color  The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
  4. A book with one of the four seasons in the title Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
  5. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  6. A book by or about a person who has a disability - Love And  First Sight by Josh Sundquist
  7. A book involving travel I See London, I See France by Sarah Mylkowski
  8. A book that's published in 2017 The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  9. A book involving a mythical creature The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers
  10. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
  11. A book about food The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  12. A book seet in the wilderness The River at Night by Erica Ferenick
  13. A book with a title that's a character's name A Man Called Ove by Frederick Bachman
  14. A novel set during wartime The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepard
  15. A book with pictures Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
  16. A book with a month or day of the week in the title A Million Junes by Emily Henry
  17. The first book in a series you haven't read before Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

My goal for this one was to read 1/3 of the prompts, and I actually exceeded that! Considering that I kept forgetting to refer to the full list before choosing my next read, I'm going to consider that a pretty amazing total!


12/12 Books Reads (100%)

Books Read:

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  2. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
  3. The Redemption of Brian O'Connor by N.H. Roncolato
  4. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
  5. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  6. Hunted by Megan Spooner
  7. Ruined by Amy Tintera
  8. A Merchant In Oria by David Wiley
  9. Roar by Cora Carmack
  10. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  11. Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
  12. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

On the flip side, I killed the Flights of Fantasy challenge by reading all 12 books (I actually read about 38) within the year! Fantasy has really been my escape this year, and I've just flown through book after book. I'm so happy!


In 2018, I'm only focusing on the new Popsugar Reading Challenge, and my goal is read the entire list! The new prompt image is below, but I'll be transcribing it into another post very soon, and get that up in place of my old reading challenge tab so that you can watch me keep track!

What are YOU planning for reading challenges in 2018?



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