Reading Challenge Update – June

Pile of booksI might be 4 months behind with my reviews but I’m at least half way through my reading year. Here’s the list below on how I was doing for the challenges at that point.




  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
  2. True Crime
  3. The next book in a series you’ve started – Shadowblack
  4. A book involving a heist
  5. Nordic Noir
  6. A book based on a real person – My Name is Victoria
  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 – George’s Marvellous Medicine
  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 – Freshers
  19. About or involving a sport – Wing Jones
  20. Local author – The Ancient Track
  21. Favourite colour in the title
  22. Alliteration in the title – The Exact Opposite of Okay
  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 – I was born for this.
  29. Set on or about Halloween
  30. Characters who are twins – Out of the Blue
  31. Mentioned in another book
  32. Celebrity book club – Turtles all the way down
  33. Childhood Classic you’ve never read – Wrinkle in time
  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 – Skylarks
  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 – Children of Blood and Bone
  47. Author with the same first name or last name as you – 928 Miles from Home
  48. Microhistory
  49. Problem facing society today – Final 7
  50. Recommended by someone else doing the challenge



  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 – Skylarks
  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


At point of writing I’ve got 15 challenges left to do and books planned for all of them. I’m hoping by the end of November and NaNoWrimo I’ll have reached the dizzying heights of only being 2-3 months behind.


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