Reading Challenges – February Update

Pile of booksHere is my monthly update of where I stand on my challenges.
As I wanted to get the Feb books up by mid April I’m proud that I managed to finish them on the penultimate day of March.
My March reads currently stand at 11 but some of them have been short, also it’s should improve as I’m taking part in a Readathon over the Easter weekend. (search #EasterReadathon on twitter or see more)

If you have a recommendation for any category where there is a gap please let me know. Some of these I have NO clue for and while I’m currently going strong reading whatever I want and just putting them where they fit, that won’t last forever. I’ve already had a couple of books that don’t count towards the challenge as I’d previously done the categories that they fit.

Any comments are massively appreciated, I can see that there are people looking at my little blog but it would be great to get some comments and know more about what you think.


  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
  2. True Crime
  3. The next book in a series you’ve started
  4. A book involving a hiest
  5. Nordic Noir
  6. A book based on a real person
  7. Set in a country that fascinates you
  8. Time of day in the title
  9. About a villian/antihero – Phasma
  10. About death/grief – One of us is lying
  11. Female author using a male pseudonym
  12. LGBTQ+ protagonist – Emerald to Emeralds, Dust to Dust
  13. Book that is also a play/musical
  14. Author with a different ethnicity to you – Born a Crime
  15. About feminism – Things a Bright Girl Can Do
  16. About mental health – State of Grace
  17. A book you borrowed/given as a gift – Etta, Otto, Russel and James
  18. A book by two authors
  19. About or involving a sport
  20. Local author
  21. Favourite colour in the title
  22. Alliteration in the title
  23. About time travel – Found
  24. Weather in the title
  25. Set at sea
  26. Animal in the title – Paper Butterflies
  27. Set on a different planet – Loneliest Girl in the Universe
  28. Song lyrics in the title
  29. Set on or about Halloween
  30. Characters who are twins
  31. Mentioned in another book
  32. Celebrity book club
  33. Childhood Classic you’ve never read
  34. Published in 2018 – Goodbye Perfect
  35. Goodreads choice awards winner
  36. Set in the decade you were born – Attachments
  37. Meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get round to – The Good People
  38. Book with an ugly cover – Ready Player One
  39. Book that involves a bookshop or a library
  40. Favourite prompt from previous challenges – Dream of Lights
  41. Bestseller from the year you finished high school
  42. Cyberpunk
  43. Book that was read by a stranger in a public place
  44. Tied to your ancestry
  45. Fruit or veg in the title
  46. An allegory
  47. Author with the same first name or last name as you
  48. Microhistory
  49. Problem facing society today – Final 7
  50. Recommended by someone else doing the challenge


Read Harder

  1. Published posthumously
  2. True Crime
  3. Classic Genre fiction – Princess Bride
  4. Comic written and illustrated by the same person
  5. Set in a BRICS country (Brazil, Russia, India, China, S.A) – The truth and lies of Ella Black
  6. About nature
  7. A western
  8. Comic written or illustrated by a person of colour
  9. Children’s classic pre 1980
  10. Colonial or postcolonial literature
  11. Romance by or about a person of colour
  12. Celebrity memoir – Born a Crime
  13. Oprah book club
  14. Social Science
  15. One-sitting: Goodbye, Perfect
  16. First book in a YA series – Found
  17. Sci-fi femal protagonist & female author – Loneliest Girl in the Universe
  18. Comic that isn’t DC, Marvel or Image – Eternity 
  19. Translated genre fiction
  20. Cover you hate – Ready Player One
  21. Mystery by a person of colour or a LGBTQ+ authour
  22. Essay anthology
  23. Female protagonist over 60 – Etta, Otto, Russel and James
  24. Assigned book you hated




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